In his latest guide to automation, our CEO Keith McMurtrie explains why and how to create an automation culture in a print business. You may never have heard of a 'Shift Left' culture but in this eBook, Keith will explain all.
Automation is on the rise, but why do we need to automate? Industry experts predicted many years ago that, as run lengths shorten and production technology improves, the proportion of admin time for each job will increase.
People can get a little twitchy when you mention automation to them, because they start to worry that they will lose their jobs to the robots. So you really need to make it clear that this will never be the case."
Industry experts predicted many years ago that, as run lengths shorten and production technology improves, the proportion of admin time for each job will increase. In the whitepaper there is a chart from Heidelberg that suggests that 55% of an average job sits within the people function of the business. However, of that 55%, I would suggest that many businesses are at full capacity within these respected cost centers. And in a market where we need to produce more jobs at a lower proportional value, this is where we need to increase the capacity, but without just adding more resource. In other words, to do more with the same, or the same with less." - Keith McMurtrie, Tharstern CEO