Innovation Before Automation

Posted by Candice Weingartner on August 3rd, 2017

The State of Ohio’s LeanOhio initiative describes the benefits of process improvement prior to the implementation of new technology in this publication:

http://lean.ohio.gov/Portals/0/docs/info/LeanOhio_Innovate_Before_You_Automate_july2015.pdf

 

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.  The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”

– Bill Gates

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