Automation & The Human Element

Lift & Tilt Podcast

Lift & Tilt Podcast – Episode 001 :  Automation & The Human Element
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Date: 1/1/20

Host: Robert Dennard & Kurt Guntner

Overview: Robert and Kurt discuss the ethical concerns regarding automation raised in the Vox article – Robots Aren’t Taking Warehouse Employees’ Jobs, They’re MakingTheir Work Harder.  With input from automation experts from Stocked Robotics, Plaskolite, and Toyota Material Handling our hosts attempt to look at the issues from all perspectives –  offering warehouse operators and manufacturers key take-aways on how to avoid common operation/labor/public relations pitfalls when implementing automation equipment. 

Source Articles:
VOX | Robots Aren’t Taking Warehouse Employees’ Jobs, They’re Making Their Work Harder
https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/10/22/20925894/robots-warehouse-jobs-automation-replace-workers-amazon-report-university-illinois

Fast Company | At Toyota, The Automation is Human Powered
https://www.fastcompany.com/40461624/how-toyota-is-putting-humans-first-in-an-era-of-increasing-automation

The Brew & Tasting Notes:

Saint Arnold – Ye Olde Christmas Ale

A rich, copper colored, hearty ale perfect for the holiday season with a malty sweetness and spicy hop character. The generous use of five different malts is responsible for the full flavor and high alcohol level of this beer.

Saint Arnold Christmas Ale is best consumed at 45° Fahrenheit.

Recommended pairings: Fruit cake, Christmas pudding, & squash bisque.

Original Gravity: 1.067 (17.0° Plato)
Bitterness: 24 IBU
Alcohol Content (ABV): 7.5%

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