Moving towards an automated world: Volkswagen-insight on labour cost is "Automation beats Offshoring"

In a recent interview, Volkswagen's head of personnel shared some inside into efficiency and automation strategies at their global manufacturing plants.

In short, it turns out that automating the German factories achieves even higher cost-savings than moving the manufacturing to China.

 

The following chart indicates the cost-advantages of automation over offshoring in automotive manufacturing.

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