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The journey to automation

Investigating the development of automation and robotics, and offers suggestions of what the future may hold for this technology within the footwear industry.

Automation is a big topic, because in theory it promises the opportunity to save money in labour and increase production speed. However, significant investment is involved, and while it removes operatives from the production line, a highly-skilled workforce is required to maintain the machinery. It can be challenging to weigh up the risks involved.

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