Businesses are constantly evolving; searching for new ways to increase profits and expand. One of the best ways of doing this is usually to try and increase the productivity of your business, in the hope that the extra work being done will bring an increase in profit. It is sad when skilled people lose their jobs because they are replaced by a machine but the fact is that machines are ultimately more productive than us humans.
Even the most oiled of human machinery will inevitably have needs that our metal plated counterparts don’t, and because of this, they are more likely to be the workers of choice for most production based businesses. Machines too are evolving and can now be real assets in the work place.
For productivity to be high, you need to have workers that enjoy what they do, or are least willing to put there all into it if they don’t. Machines will always be evergreen in this department and you will never find them slacking on the job; unless of course, there is a fault. Still, this is likely to be easier to rectify than a bout of winter flu or any other illnesses that affect us humans.
Similarly, machines will never need to take a break or time off for a holiday. I’m not denying that it is a basic human right to have time off in the year and breaks during the day, just that mechanical employees are less likely to concern themselves with these rights.
Technological advancements in machines have enabled businesses to achieve things that they have never been able to in the past. This in turn has increased their profitability as they are now able to take on new contracts that could not have been sufficiently fulfilled using human employees.
This new level of exactitude is epitomised by the CNC turning machines used for cutting large pieces of metal in the engineering industry. These new machines allow units and measurements to be entered much more accurately, meaning the finished product is a lot more precise. This is essential in order to complete the work carried out for the medical industry, in which things need to be produced to exact specifications.
Machines can be very expensive to purchase and I suppose that is there one downside, but this initial expenditure can quickly be earned back with the increased profits they will bring in. Also, a machine doesn’t require a yearly salary to be paid to them in the way that humans do.
There will inevitably be the odd bit of money spent on general maintenance and repairs but this should never reach the amount paid to a skilled labourer in a year. After that, there will just be the overheads to pay but they should easily be covered due to the boost in productivity.
In a world where machines are continually being developed so that they can perform the jobs that humans can’t, such as space exploration or drilling for oil at the bottom of the ocean, it is no surprise that companies are turning to them to increase business development. However, I sincerely hope that the future doesn’t hold a world where the majority of work is done by machines while humans are left on the scrap heap.
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This article is written by Chris Mayhew on behalf of Griffiths Engneering. Chris would recommend visiting their website to see how their precision engineered machinery could help your business today.