RPA to free up manual capacity by 12% at LPM Production

RPA (Robot Process Automation) has potential to help LPM Production cutting 12% of its manual processing time.

LPM Production is a Danish production company manufacturing metal and plastic components. They have just completed the Digital Factory Mapping – phase 1 of the Digital Factory Acceleration programme. Their whole production has been mapped and analysed identifying significant digital innovation potentials. 

The potential

It has been estimated that LPM Production could cut its manual processing time by 14% through the digitalisation of some of the information processing activities. Different digitalisation solutions have been presented, the most beneficial one being RPA (Robot Process Automation), with a potential of automating 12% of the current processing time.

Robot Process Automation
RPA - Robot Process Automation.

What is RPA?

RPA is a term used to describe software robots that can automatically process information. With Industry 4.0, these types of solutions are gaining popularity as they often have the potential to replace manual information processing. The solution is best suited in places where information must be changed or sent somewhere else at certain specified events.

The solution

The most beneficial activities to be automated in LPM Production through the use of RPA concern (1) the recurrent update of the production status, (2) the change of production status and (3) the registration of the completed production order in the company’s IT systems – today all performed manually. 

This would give production operators more time to spend on actual production activities, increasing the actual production output (and revenue). It will also be improving the quality of their work environment, reducing repetitive tasks, not related to their actual competences, such as introducing data in an IT system.