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21June2017

Humans Replacing Robots in Auto-Manufacturing Roles

Over the past few decades, the automation trend in auto manufacturing has steadily replaced growing numbers of human workers with sophisticated robots, with the goal of reducing errors and decreasing cycle times. But in what may seem like a surprising twist to outside observers, a recent trend embodies exactly the opposite phenomenon: now humans are replacing robots.

After focusing on automation for so long, manufacturers are now beginning to choose man over machine. What’s changed?

Our President and Founder, Paul Ryznar, discusses this topic at length in a recent article in Wards Auto. Click here to learn how new and emerging technology, such as augmented reality, is helping to bring human workers back to the manufacturing industry.

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Brian Close

Brian Close

Brian Close is the Executive Director of Sales for OPS Solutions. Brian has over 10 years of experience managing sales, manufacturing and engineering operations including managing implementation of new manufacturing equipment and processes with processes and managing $20M+ portfolio of contract engineering projects. Brian holds a BS, Materials Science & Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a MBA from the University of Michigan.
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