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INDUSTRIAL CONTROL HANDBOOK - 0.1 AUTOMATE, EMIGRATE, LEGISLATE, OR EVAPORATE

"Automate, emigrate, legislate or evaporate." This was a choice many manufacturers.

Some manufacturers tried to lower prices by reducing manufacturing costs. They either automated or emigrated.

Many countries legislated trade barriers to keep high quality, low cost products out. Manufacturers who did nothing ... disappeared, often despite their own government's protective trade barriers.

Many consumers still choose imports over domestic products, but some North American manufacturers are now trying more thoughtful measures to meet the challenge.

Automation is a technique that can be used to reduce costs and/or to improve quality. Automation can increase manufacturing speed, while reducing cost. Automation can lead to products having consistent quality, perhaps even consistently good quality. Some manufacturers who automated survived. Others didn't. The ones who survived were those who used automation to improve quality. It often happened that improving quality led to reduced costs.

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