Current market conditions necessitate a shift to automated systems in order for businesses to grow and compete. Small, medium, and large operators will all need to automate in different ways in order to retain current market share and to capture new market share. Integrated automated systems bring huge advantages in product consistency, efficiency, and continuity of flow in your production facility. Automating a portion of your process, or your entire process will increase production, allow for better quality control, and improve workplace safety. In addition to these benefits, collecting information along the automation chain can help managers make data-driven decisions, and ensure that product integrity and output are maximized. Less human touch points means the risk of contamination is reduced, allowing human capital to focus on quality assurance and consistency of the final product, Waiting to integrate automation is no longer an option. It has now become about how to automate intelligently, which part of your process to automate first, and how to connect automation points.