Automation has revolutionized production management. It has become a part of multiple processes like assembling, testing, inspection and inventory management. The paper aims to understand industrial automation in the Indian context, analyst its pros and cons and develop a framework for Indian companies to automate their businesses. Additionally, it aims to address the unemployment concerns that come with automation. The study concludes that automation can be successfully implemented in India if software technology and IT infrastructure are employed optimally along with a sound public policy.
Keywords : Automation, Manual Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Business Process Management System (BPMS)