Industrial automation is the use of control systems, such as computers or robots, to perform a variety of production tasks and automate operations that were once performed by humans. Industrial automation helps minimize the need for human intervention and creates a safer and more efficient working environment. Automation also increases production and output, reduces costs, and minimizes errors in manufacturing processes by reducing the time required for processes or tasks. Automated systems can be used for everything from packaging and assembly to assembly and inspection. Industrial automation also allows organizations to track their operations, from production to shipping, which helps enable efficient supply chain management.