The drive to bring manufacturing capacity back to the U.S. combined with a labor shortage making that more difficult created prime market conditions for a Columbus startup.
Ready Robotics Inc. spent the bulk of the coronavirus pandemic greatly expanding the capabilities of its software to help factories augment their workforce with automation – just as global supply chain weaknesses were laid bare.
“Even before the pandemic, factories struggled to find reliable labor for a variety of reasons,” founder and CEO Benjamin Gibbs said. “In this new reality, what was before a struggle is now a crisis.
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Written by Carrie Ghose.
Originally published December 8, 2021.