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internet of things warehouse

Ah yes, the Internet of Things (IoT), welcomed to the manufacturing family like a returning military hero – well, mostly. Indeed, the IoT has been commended for making the 10% of manufacturing plants and factories who use it more efficient and productive, through web connectivity right at this very moment.If you form part of the 10%, welcome to industry 4.0.

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worker productivity

Negativity in the workplace hurts worker productivity and costs money. Workers who are present but performing less than 100 percent due to illness or stress actually cost companies more on worker productivity than absent workers do, losing an average 12.4 days of productivity a year versus an average 3.5 days lost due to absence, according to a study by Willis Towers Watson.

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kpis ebook

Business practices have become synonymous with the application and collection of data for continuous improvement. However, most of today’s data goes unused and represents a lost opportunity to the company. Unfortunately, data lacks value if not properly cleansed, transformed, and applied.

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americas infrastructure construction

America’s infrastructure, which ranges from bridges to potholes, has an average rating of a “D+.” Since 2013, politicians and Former Speaker John Boehner touched on the need to “preventing infrastructure failures,” reports Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”The problems with America’s infrastructure are not specific to any one state.

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american manufacturing innovations

In today’s post, we take some time to reflect on the history of American manufacturing innovations and the trends that will define the future of our industry.  Before we get into the history portion, let’s take a quick look at the current state and what trends we see on the horizon.3D PrintingThe hype of 3D Printing hit the proverbial fan around 2013.

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stem education

The studies of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have shaped the logistics industry into what it is today. Logistics, the discipline that manages the shipping and distribution of goods to consumers, has made momentous strides in recent years with help from new technology. For students, logistics is an interesting and challenging field to pursue.