RESEARCH REPORT: The State of Manufacturing Automation 2022: How Pre-Trained Robotics Can Solve Workforce Challenges and Increase Competitiveness
This in-depth survey of American manufacturing leaders confirms that the labor issues and the challenges of traditional robotic automation are affecting businesses across industries. Luckily, there is a solution: the right robotic automation partner can alleviate these challenges, and position manufacturers for growth.
December 19th, 2022 • 1 min read
For years, experts, economists and manufacturers themselves have been warning that the challenges inherent in hiring and retaining machine operators are a potentially existential threat to the North American industry. Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute research predict that 2.4 million factory jobs could remain unfilled through 2028 because of a tight labor market.
Automation will be a critical part of solving the ongoing labor crisis. It’s well understood that robots can and should take over work that’s too dangerous, dull and repetitive for employees. But if that’s the case, why does American automation adoption lag behind much of the rest of the world? Why do the majority of manufacturers still have no robots on their floors?
This in-depth survey of 300 manufacturing leaders reveals the obstacles manufacturers face in adopting robotics, and why pre-trained robotics are critical to overcoming them.