RPA in the Automotive Industry
Robotic Process Automation in Automotive allows manufacturers to streamline back-office operations and cut down managerial processes’ complexities, thus creating an agile back office. This is made possible due to the following features of RPA:
- Enhances Regulatory Compliance: No process-related data is stored from the software, thus keeping the information secure throughout the automation. For an extensive North American automotive company, with a global customer and supplier base, complying with regulations in many countries can add 11% to their expenses each year, according to The Manufacturing Institute.
- Provides Real-Time Process Monitoring and Analytics: RPA in automotive enables real-time reporting, allowing manufacturers to determine optimal inventory levels and calibrate current operations based on customer demand patterns. They are a non-invasive data extraction tool that provides broader and deeper analytics, with specific data for each executed process.
- Ability to Bridge Digital Platforms with Paper: Software robots interact with the presentation layer by imitating a human user. Because the software is process and application-agnostic, it can be seamlessly implemented in addition to existing programs, such as web, desktop, CRM, ERP, Helpdesk, and Citrix applications. With other technology, manufacturers can also digitize their paper files and integrate physical data into their existing digital operations.
- Enables the Digitization of Communication: Software robots can provide manufacturers with language detection, named entity recognition, and sentiment analysis capabilities that are invaluable and necessary features in automating communications. They can also be applied to email and chat-based communication to help manufacturers respond to customer and supplier requests.
Overall, the introduction of Robotic Process Automation in Automotive is to eliminate manual errors and redo of work, which has been a dream since the dawn of the first industrial revolution.
As with all technology, in time, the expenses associated with implementing and maintaining RPA have sharply diminished. Coupled with the increased efficacy and enhanced manufacturing capabilities that it brings; Robotic Process Automation in Automotive Industry has presented itself as an option for large and small businesses alike.
“The prospect of artificial intelligence is an attractive one. Eventually, it could eliminate several inefficiencies in the [automotive] industry, from planning and design to sales and maintenance. People say it will revolutionize things, and it certainly can do that.
The question on everyone’s mind is, when?”
The future is here; this is the era of automation with electric mobility, driverless cars, and automated factories.
RPA in Automotive is increasingly used to support repetitive tasks from front-office work to car manufacturers to the hospitality industry.
What we are witnessing today is not much different from what happened when the first industrial robots were introduced in the second half of the last century.