TITLE

YOU'VE GOT TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT

AUTHOR(S)
Gregg, Ian
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
LabTalk;May/Jun2009, Vol. 37 Issue 9F, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers tips for optical businesses that are considering automating their manufacturing processes. The first step is selecting a vendor partner that has the resources and experience in automation. The implementation stage should address the questions of purpose of automation, the expected benefits and the necessary facility changes, among others. Also elaborated are the three basic levels of automation.
ACCESSION #
40514025

 

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