Why the Lights Out Factory is Not an Immediate Reality

| March 2, 2021 | Uncategorized

Could COVID-19 be the catalyst for a “lights-out” factory? While 67 percent of manufacturing decision makers say their adoption of digital technologies has accelerated as a result of the pandemic, one expert in particular believes this doesn’t mean fully automated factories are in our near future.

Manufacturing.net recently spoke with Ken Koenemann, Vice President of Technology at TBM Consulting Group and Dploy Solutions, who says a lights-out factory is not an immediate reality. Why? Until machines can fix themselves, there will still be a continued need for human talent.

Download (in pdf format) Q&A from the interview with Ken titled, “Is COVID Eliminating the Need for Factory workers?”

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