Evaluate the emergence of new technologies and their impact on business operations.
You have just been promoted to the position of technical manager of the Lightning Automotive Group who has been tasked with the production of affordable electrical vehicles.
The overall goal is to automate as much of the process as possible, which should improve quality and increase production quantities at the same time. This automation will also limit the amount of personnel required in building vehicles.
You have been working with a group of engineers in designing the first generic assembly line and you would like to install a large fleet of Autonomous Mobile Robots to keep all of the required components stocked at the various dispensing locations throughout the plant. The engineers have already identified the assembly line robots that will be welding, assembling and painting the vehicles.
In your research, you have noted that Autonomous Mobile Robots have been listed on Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies for 2018. This has given you confidence in your decision to use them in the assembly line.
To acquire the necessary funding for the fleet of Autonomous Mobile Robots, you need to develop a feasibility study containing a SWOT with at least three examples of Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats along with Analysis and an impact statement that addresses the following:
The rationale for why LAG needs to adopt and assimilate autonomous mobile robots.
Positive and negative impacts autonomous mobile robots might have on the company’s business operations.
Issues regarding energy, natural resources, pollution, and waste that autonomous mobile robots could create.
Research will need to be conducted to complete this assessment. Be sure to use credible resources, properly integrate resources into your feasibility study, and give proper attribution through citations.
Requirement to Pass
A detailed and thorough discussion of the rationale why LAG needs to adopt and assimilate autonomous mobile robots provided along with examples.
Thorough and detailed positive and negative impacts autonomous mobile robots might have on the company’s business operations fully developed and examples provided.
Thorough and detailed analysis of the issues regarding energy, natural resources, pollution, and waste that autonomous mobile robots could create fully developed and examples provided.
Thorough and detailed SWOT Analysis with more than 3 examples of each category provided.