Whitepaper: How To Find Your Robot Potential

24 September 2020
Robotic arms next to conveyor belt

How to find your robot potential

7 steps to choosing an automation project with low risk and high reward

If you are looking into automating processes at your company, this whitepaper is for you. It helps you form an overview of the overall automation potential and points you to the most meaningful starting point.

The whitepaper introduces you to an easy to understand step-by-step guide that helps you determine automation potential in your production. The method helps you identify robot projects with low risk and high reward. The whitepaper covers topics such as:

  • Typical incentives for automating
  • Things to look for when mapping automation potential
  • Evaluating automation potential
  • Choosing the right automation project
  • Avoiding common pitfalls (saving time and money)

After reading this whitepaper, you will be equipped for spotting the most obvious automation potential and to taking the first step toward automation.

The method underlying this whitepaper has been tried-and-tested on hundreds of organisations in the recent years. By following this structured process, many companies have seen their automation projects yield greater profits.

About the author

Niels Korsager, Senior Production & Automation Advisor, Gain & Co

  • Production Engineer with more than 25 years of experience with production development through layout improvement, production optimization, and automation.
  • Has led the development and implementation of production setup and robot-controlled production cells for several large companies.
  • MBA in Management of Technology and former lecturer at Southern Danish University specializing in process improvement and automation and production technique.

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • About the author
  • Why should I automate?
  • How do I get started?
  • How do I carry out an automation screening?
    • Step 1 - Describe your reasons for automating
    • Step 2 - Identify your high-runner products
    • Step 3 - Map out your flow of production
    • Step 4 - Optimize your flow of production
    • Step 5 - Assess the load rate for every process step
      • Productivity
      • Quality
      • Working environment
      • Ressources
    • Step 6 - Assess the automation complexity
    • Step 7 - Prioritize your automation projects
  • Automation is not reserved for individual processes alone
  • Conclusion
  • Disclaimer
  • Appendix: Templates for finding your robot potential
     

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