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    Issues of Automation Impacting our Society

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    What are the positive and negative issues of automation impacting our society today? Support your response with practical examples and situations.

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    There are both positive and negative issues of automation impacting our society today.
    While productivity has improved due to automation, the measures of productivity have changed from the traditional measure of man hours as they relate to output. In today's world productivity now increases as the human contribution is reduced. Because of the benefit of cost saving and lower prices being passed on to the consumer, automation is being employed by major employers.

    Wal-Mart is perhaps the finest example of supply chain design and strategy. This is primarily because in order to provide the company mandate to offer the lowest possible price to its customers, Wal-Mart has sought to reduce costs through the maximization of efficiency in its supply chain. The automation of Wal-Mart's supply chain had proven to be an integrated system which is ...

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    There are both positive and negative issues of automation impacting our society today.
    While productivity has improved due to automation, the measures of productivity have changed from the traditional measure of man hours as they relate to output. In today's world productivity now increases as the human contribution is reduced. Because of the benefit of cost saving and lower prices being passed on to the consumer, automation is being employed by major employers.

    Wal-Mart is perhaps the finest example of supply chain design and strategy. This is primarily because in order to provide the company mandate to offer the lowest possible price to its customers, Wal-Mart has sought to reduce costs through the maximization of efficiency in its supply...

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