On September 30, 2020 Gartner Research announced their Gartner Cool Vendors, selecting READY Robotics as a Cool Vendor in Supply Chain Execution Technologies. According to Gartner, “Supply chain technology leaders should use Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Execution Technologies research to identify emerging supply chain execution technology vendors that can drive enhanced business value”.
Industrial robots and automation can increase the productivity of human workers through operational efficiencies. By simplifying robot programming, and providing a common programming platform across robotic brands, READY solves two barriers that limit the spread of robotic automation: a high fragmented industrial robot market, and complex, proprietary robot programming languages. By democratizing the programming of industrial robots, READY is helping to make automation more accessible, and increasing productivity across the industry.
According to Gartner Research, “71% of CEOs said that hiring and people development would slow in an economic downturn. This places extreme pressure on organizations to increase productivity directly by making workers more efficient or indirectly by supplementing human capital with automation.”
As we have seen, the global pandemic has illuminated weaknesses in global manufacturing supply chains that can be addressed through automation. Some of these soft spots include: production that is heavily concentrated geographically, limited local suppliers and production capability, and sensitivity to shifts in worker availability. Through increased automation, manufacturers can address these factors and develop strong, diversified supply chains. Of equal importance, automation will enable manufacturing to simultaneously overcome the supply chain shortcomings that have been magnified by the current pandemic, and solve the ongoing skilled labor shortage that has constrained manufacturing. Automation has never been more important, and READY Robotics is proud to play a role in helping enterprise manufacturers as well as machine shops increase efficiency, and boost production with their existing workforce.
By making robots easy to program, with a common programming interface that works across many of the top robot OEMs, READY Robotics is making automation more accessible at a time when automation is increasingly important. READY Robotics has built Forge/OS to address a common challenge in industrial automation, technology that is far too difficult to use by all but the most specialized workers. READY Robotics is honored to be named a Gartner Cool Vendor, and we’re excited to continue empowering manufacturers of all shapes and sizes to boost productivity by deploying automation that their existing team will own.
Supply chain leaders can look to the report to understand the increasing importance of digital solutions in supply chain management, and read Gartner’s recommendations for executives as they evaluate new technologies.
Gartner, “Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Execution Technologies”, Dwight Klappich, Bart De Muynck, Carly West, Simon Tunstall, 30 September 2020.
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