Automation solutions for manufacturing & logistics

Utilize automation to increase the efficiency of your manufacturing & logistics operations by reducing the need for hands-on administrative tasks.

Now more than ever, manufacturing and logistics operations are under intense pressure to produce and deliver goods to their customers as quickly and efficiently as possible. But with a range of task complexities between manufacturing and delivery, it can be difficult to meet customer demand as effectively as possible.

Interested in finding a way that can help simplify your business’s end-to-end functions by increasing efficiency and decreasing errors? Utilizing RPA for your business may be the answer. Manufacturing process automation can help you achieve these goals by reducing the need for manual input, freeing up your employees to focus more on important tasks – and even reducing your manufacturing labor costs

Manufacturing & logistics process automation

With Robocorp’s RPA technology, your business can automate a range of manufacturing and logistics tasks. With many operations already relying on robotics to boost efficiency, RPA represents the next logical step to incorporate automation for back office tasks as well. There are many different areas within which RPA can be utilized within supply chain management in order to simplify both production and delivery processes.

Order processing & payments

Relying on employees to manually create orders and process payments doesn’t just consume a significant amount of time – it also creates a risk for errors. Automation can instead be utilized to handle these tasks, speeding up order processing and guaranteeing accuracy for both order forms and payment information.

Inventory management

Ensuring accurate inventory levels is a pivotal part of keeping your operation running as smoothly as possible. Bots can help by alerting you when inventory levels are low, predicting low inventory in advance based on historical data, and in some cases even reorder items automatically.

Vendor & customer communications

Within the manufacturing and logistics industries, daily communications to vendors and customers can require several employees to handle. But without the ability to efficiently answer queries or send notifications about current orders, a company’s reputation is likely to suffer. RPA allows you to trigger automatic communications to alert vendors and customers alike about order processing, delays, and shipment, reducing the need for employee input by as much as 65%.

Transportation & logistics management

Logistics is one of the most important tasks within supply chain management. Scheduling and tracking shipments can consume a significant amount of employee effort, as they must coordinate information across multiple applications or websites. Instead, RPA bots can be integrated in order to print and track labels, create invoices, and generate proof of delivery, ensuring accurate, real-time information on exactly where your shipments are within the transportation timeline.

Supply & demand planning

Determining inventory based on supply and demand requires information from multiple sources, including sales targets, sales history, price trends, inventory levels, seasonal variation, and more. But if RPA processes are being utilized within your inventory, warehousing, and shipping functions, it can also be used to help with supply and demand planning. Using intelligent automation can more accurately predict demand and notify your team about expected fluctuations.

Learn more about automation

If you’re new to automation, or you’re looking for more information about how it can help you work smarter, check out our Automation Explained eBook.

Benefits of RPA in manufacruting & logistics

Reduce error rates

With so many moving components involved in manufacturing operations, it is all too easy for an error to throw a wrench in the process. Automation ensures nearly 100% accuracy by removing the human component. This means a more seamless experience for your customers and saves time wasted by additional employees to find and fix errors.

Eliminate unnecessary expenses

From ensuring proper inventory to predicting supply and demand fluctuations, there are many areas within your operation that can increase expenses due to planning errors. By automating processes, you can rely on accurate, data-driven information to maintain proper inventory levels and better predict supply and demand. This saves you from spending money on inventory that isn’t needed, while still ensuring you’re able to fulfil sales during periods of higher demand.

Lower back office labor costs

For nearly all manufacturing and logistics operations, their biggest expense lies in employing enough people to keep their business running smoothly. Automation doesn’t just help by eliminating errors, it also helps to reduce your labor costs. By automating administrative tasks within every step from order creation to delivery, your company will require less employee hours while still ensuring timely and accurate order fulfilment.

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