Process types: automated/semi-automated/manual
- Automation is a fully autonomous process without any human intervention
- A semi-automated process occurs with any human activity in the automated process (e.g., operating software)
- Manual process is the physical part of human activity
Note: This implies that full automation for the production of any product is rarely found (yet) nowadays. In fact, there are mainly automated parts of processes supplemented by semi-automated processes. The cost of implementing full warehouse automation is extremely high.