Skip to content


Automation has yet to reach its fullest potential evenso now that more industries are adapting to working together with automation. While automation is widely used in the manufacturing industries, many other industries are also able to benefit from this technological advancement. Let’s take a look and break down the most automatable activities. 

1. Manufacturing

In manufacturing, performing physical activities or operating machinery in a predictable pattern is automatable. The activities range from packaging products to loading materials to welding or maintaining equipment. Because of such predictable physical work, the technical feasibility is high. What welders, cutters, and solderers do has the technical potential for automation. 

2. Accommodations and F&B:

The hospitality and F&B industry have a very high automatable potential as well. Almost half of all labor time involves predictable physical activities and the operation of machinery—including preparing, cleaning, and collecting dirty dishes. According to experts, 70 percent of the activities workers perform in food service and accommodations have the potential for automation, based on technical considerations.

3. Retail 

Retailing is another sector with a high technical potential for automation. We estimate that 53 percent of its activities are automatable, though much depends on the specific occupation within the sector. Part of what can be automated are mostly stock management, logistics as well as packaging and stocking. Physical activities in retailing have a high technical potential for automation.  

As we noted above, however, just because an activity can be automated doesn’t mean that it will be and should be. It all depends on the technicality of the job and profitability. While there are many advantages towards automating the workplace, it is best to consult professionals like TTOT to stretch the limit of automation.

Contact us at:

More News