Samsung has reported to start designs of opening a new highly precision robotics assembly line in South Korea. This robotic assembly line will be in charge of assembling Samsung products like their mobile phone and other electronic devices.
This article mentioned many great befits that can come from the new robotic assembly line. One area that this would befit immensely would be in cut the labor cost for Samsung significantly. Because of the automatic assembly of the products Samsung would need less employees in the factory. This is especially relevant with the research I found, that their has be a slight rise in the chines labor forces. Another major advantage would be that these robotics would be a more efficient way of assembly the products. Products would be assembled in a quicker and efficient way causing Samsung to be able to increase their daily production output. Last this robotic assembly line would be extremely precise. This is extremely important, especially dealing with electronics. “Making products such as mobile phones and other consumer electronics that require the level of precision often only possible with human hands.” (Wired.com). This is a huge breakthrough in the assemble process, where before it could only have been done by hand. This ensures that Samsung is producing quality style products for their customers.
There were some areas though that I found that this article might have overlooked. For example it would cost a great deal of electricity in order to run these robotics. This could add up and be very costly for Samsung. Another area would be that if the factory were to lose power all manufacturing would cease. This would cause total production to stop and cause a major lag in products for Samsung. Finally over time the automatic robotic machinery might break down or become obsolete. This would not be easily replaceable and cost a lot to fix, as opposed to simply replacing another worker in the assembly line.
I would suggest to Samsung that they find equilibrium between robotic assembly and manual labor. Having both work forces would cut some cost with out taking to many of the risk of having a fully robotic assembly line. Thought overtime I see problems like I mention to become more and more obsolete.