What makes a great automation project?
Are you looking to automate parts of your production, but not sure what’s available on the market, what the going rate is – or, essentially, what makes a good automation project?
At HowToRobot, we typically see some fundamental factors impacting project outcomes. By ensuring that these are included in the planning, businesses tend to experience a smoother and more structured process, competitive pricing, and a more effective implementation.
Ryan Shook, Commercial Development Manager at HowToRobot, has solid experience in automation and talks to end-users on a daily basis – many of them looking for the recipe for a good automation project. In this video, Ryan walks you through the key factors of a good project and explains why they make a difference.
Summarized, the factors to remember are:
1. Defining your timelines
Set clear and realistic timelines: Decide when you need to meet with integrators, when you want to receive quotes – and, above all, when you need the solution to be operational.
2. Describing your need
Describe why you decided to automate and what you expect to gain: Whether your goal is a reduction in labor, capacity increases, or cost savings from transferring resources, this should be clearly defined beforehand.
3. Understanding your process
Understand your process: Make sure you can describe, step-by-step, what actions are involved and where automation needs to play a role.
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