The Rise of Robotics reshaping Economic & Business Model, But Bigger Challenge for Human Workforce

When we talk & think “Robots”, always come in mind, it’s an automatic machine that do all those work which are more hazardous, unpleasant, or difficult for human beings—no matter how high the pay.

But now Robots uses are stared at bigger level, and they are showing up for work. Increasingly flexible, responsive, sensing—even humanlike—robots are beginning to augment and replace labor in a wide range of industries, now it’s reshaping the world economic and business model.

Robots may sharply improve productivity and offset differences in labor costs and availability; they’ll likely have a major impact on the competitiveness of companies and countries alike.

But its bigger challenge for Human employment, Robots are covering & capturing the scopes, reaching every corner of world. Robots are doing same work, doing by Human but more responsive & timely. It’s a bigger drawback & Challenge for human to survive their life.  For instance companies are moving the countries with greater & intelligent robotic programmers and robotic infrastructure, those countries could become more attractive than countries with cheap labor. Currently countries are more attractive for business, which have cheap labor like India, China & Philippines, But now trend may changed   adversely. It’s genuine process in prospective of company strategy and business plan but it’s very dangerous & very harmful in term of Human workforce survival. Early certain works managed by robots which are genuine & human could not fit their naturally. But now almost all work could be managed by robots, which are managing by Human but more responsive, errorless & more cost effective.

Changes such as these will fundamentally alter the competitive of the global economy. Despite the potentially far reaching approach of this trend, few companies have thought about how the next generation Robotics will affect their human workforce, How it could made more suitable for operations, business models, and competitive position.

Tracking the Megatrend:

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As robots become cheaper, smaller, and more energy efficient, they gain flexibility and finesse, increasing the scope and usability.

Initially, robots were used mainly for dirty, dull, repetitive, or dangerous tasks that did not require high precision. Now Robots have captured the manufacturing industries at bigger level and now it’s moving beyond to manufacturing realm.  For example, they’re enabling food processors to make products untouched by human hands. At Sweden-based Charkman Group, robots slice and pack high volumes of cooked meats & otter stuff. Initially packaging process completely managed by workforce but now given a complete control in Robots hand, Human workforce fired.  The fact that robotics & automation are crossing price, performance & quality of materials.

Where the demands coming from, highly developed countries USA, Japan, Germany and South Korea will be highly affected, but gradually will capture whole world may be India will next one. No wonder growing countries are looking towards the future & profit and turning to automation and Robots control for industrial and agricultural production to human caretaking.

In fact, as robotic technologies advance and their potential to affect more and more industries increases, the main factors holding back future adoption rates may be the concerns of politicians, the public, labor unions, and regulatory agencies, as well as human comfort levels at having robots drive our cars, care for our parents, and displace current workers. It’s a major concern to across world. It’s already creating a bigger issue & displacing current workers from the works. It’s not only concern of politicians, the public, labor unions, and regulatory agencies but for every single human.

From the Factory Floor to the Personal Realm:

Historically, robots were used in manufacturing largely for repetitive tasks that require speed, strength & moderate precision. But now robots are making small-batch production economically more feasible, Given that product life cycles are getting shorter and just-in-time manufacturing helps minimize the need for inventory, robotic flexibility and responsiveness are important benefits. And since many of the new robots have multiple arms, they can multitask with ease—and without losing focus.

Robots can also do without lighting, heat, air conditioning, supervision, food, and bathroom breaks. It could do work 24 hours without shifting. It’s obviously more useful for company to make more & more profit but very risky for human workforce & for human. Industries with complex supply chains may also benefit from robotics, for instance ,Amazon  paid $775 million in cash in 2012 to buy Kiva Systems, which makes warehouse robots. The move has helped Amazon maintain its low-cost advantage and stay a step ahead of the competition by providing a key advantage: the ability to offer one- and two-day guaranteed delivery for a wide range of goods. Investment on it is far profitable for Amazon which could cut fulfillment costs for an average order by 20 to 40 percent. But reduce the huge number of workforce ,working the supply chain & delivery vertical. Bigger survival challenge for those where robots are displacing human workforce.

Till Now, robots have mostly engaged in manufacturing industries but after watching drastically changes in business process and every area , new players are also ready to test it with new approach to boost business responsiveness, reduce cost & make more money.

Industry could use robots in many area to reduce the cost & improve business performance but should not allow to capture all segments. Area where could be allowed to use robots: Areas of Operations with High Labor Costs. Tasks That People Can’t, Won’t, or Shouldn’t Do. Mission-Critical Applications. But not everywhere at least for their, Cheap workforce are deployed and they are more responsive but obviously lower compare to robots.

A national regularities body may control it to manage a balance between robots & human workforce to make sure to run world smoother without a bigger challenge. It’s not only threats human workforce survival but obviously bigger concern for countries security.

 

By

Abhishek Singh

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