Companies are transitioning from a labor-intensive operation to an automation-intensive operation. This demands investments from companies both in automation equipment and solutions to make processes more energy efficient and sustainable. Although OEMs and large suppliers have already made advanced manufacturing a standard, smaller players face the challenge of optimizing their operations without compromising their entire working capital.
This chapter focuses on how Mexico is transforming its manufacturing operations to incorporate the idea of the Factory of the Future. Equipment manufacturers showcase solutions to remain affordable for smaller suppliers. At the same time, leading companies present alternatives to make processes more cost and resource efficient.
Main question to answer
Will automation become a threat to Mexico’s competitiveness in terms of human labor?