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Karen Smock is a freelance marketing and technical writer who specializes in manufacturing, manufacturing technology, and clear writing. She lives in a house where robots outnumber people.

How Collaborative Robots Affect Waste in Your Manufacturing Process

In lean robotics, as in lean manufacturing, minimizing waste helps you move toward perfection. The book Lean Robotics: A Guide to Making Robots Work in Your Factory identifies eight specific types of waste that consume resources without creating value. This article will explore how collaborative robots affect each of these types of waste.

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on May 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM
   
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How Collaborative Robots Affect Waste in Your Manufacturing Process

In lean robotics, as in lean manufacturing, minimizing waste helps you move toward perfection. The book Lean Robotics: A...

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on May 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM
Manual to Robotic Cell Conversion Checklist

Once you have a robotic cell concept, comparing the robotic cell to the manual cell will help you evaluate whether or not...

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Mar 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM
Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Feb 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM
How Do Collaborative Robots Affect the Supply Chain?

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Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Jan 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM
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With a first robotic cell deployment, positive response to the project should be a primary objective along with bottom line...

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Jan 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM
Manual Task Mapping Do’s and Don’ts for Robotic Cell Deployment

In the lean robotics methodology for deploying robotic cells presented in the book Lean Robotics – A Guide to Making Robots...

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Dec 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM
6 Steps to Win Internal Support for Your Robotics Project

People fear change, especially change involving robotics. As soon as you start considering the implementation of a robotic...

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Dec 6, 2017 7:00:00 AM
10 Robot Terms You Need to Know

If you haven’t had to talk about robots yet, it’s likely that you will join the conversation soon. The following terms are...

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By Karen Smock
on Sep 4, 2017 7:00:00 AM
What Is the Manufacturing Skills Gap, and How Do You Close It? Part I

The skills gap in manufacturing has been dominating headlines and conference session topics as the issue moves from...

Karen Smock
By Karen Smock
on Aug 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM
 
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