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Supporting Your Workforce in the Face of Disruption

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant and long-lasting impact on workers within the manufacturing industry. This article highlights what problems employees are encountering and how employers can utilize technology solutions to support their staff to achieve better productivity, efficiency and retention. The manufacturing industry was hit hard during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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US Manufacturing Turns to Automation to Fight Labor Shortage

As it continues to grapple with a labor shortage, supply chain disruption and rising costs, the U.S. manufacturing sector is turning to technology, automation and mobile devices for help.   The ongoing labor shortage is pushing U.S. manufacturers to develop new and creative ways to keep their operations running without additional manpower. Whereas, in the […]

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Closing Supply Chain Visibility Gaps

Supply chain software offers many operational benefits. This article discusses how it closes gaps in visibility, particularly for companies adjusting to changes brought about by disruptive events.  Known for supporting higher levels of visibility, supply chain software is taking center stage as companies adjust to a “new normal” operating environment and plan for the future. […]

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Extreme Weather Requires Extreme Technology Measures

The United States experienced more severe weather events during 2021 than any previous year. Such events included hurricanes, flash floods, fast-spreading wildfires, and record-breaking temperatures. Texas experienced -13° C temperatures in February, causing widespread power grid failure. Two months later, Nashville was hit with torrential rains that caused flash flooding in the area. In July, […]

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Why Every Manufacturer Should Care About IoT Asset Management

Internet of Things (IoT) asset management solutions can save significant amounts of time and money for manufacturers. This article highlights the importance of asset tracking in the manufacturing sector, current issues surrounding its processes, and IoT’s potential role, benefits, and applications. Traditionally, manufacturers use technology solutions like SCADA or EAM applications or RFID/Barcode or GPS […]

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How to Choose the Best Mobile Rugged Computer for Your Needs

All industries are beginning to recognize how they can benefit from mobile workforce automation and digital transformation. From streamlining workflows to improving your bottom line, the advantages of integrating mobile technology are endless. But for many industries, the norm is working in harsh, demanding environments where consumer-grade devices won’t suffice. These workers require mobile rugged […]

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What to Look for in an Inventory Management App

As the pandemic and other issues continue to disrupt the global supply chain, good inventory management practices are more important than ever before. Many supply chain stakeholders have turned to software solutions that can provide improved resiliency and visibility.   With the significant disruption in the supply chain this past year, many companies are looking […]

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It’s Time To Apply 21st-Century Technology To Today’s Supply Chain Challenges

The fragility of the global supply chain can be attributed in many ways to outdated methodologies and technologies. Improving visibility, agility, and resiliency in the supply chain will require supply chain stakeholders to upgrade their technology capabilities.  As we enter the final quarter of 2021, hindsight shows us the wide-scale impact organizations have faced as […]

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Limiting Downtime Disasters

Unexpected downtime events can have a catastrophic impact on industrial operations. This article from Manufacturing.net discusses the causes of unplanned downtime and how to mitigate those risks. All manufacturing or logistics facilities experience downtime. From accidents and spills to malfunctions or maintenance, downtime is simply a fact of life. It goes without saying that downtime […]

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Transportation Management System Market Continues To Grow Despite The Pandemic

The freight sector relies heavily on Transportation Management Systems (TMS) to efficiently move cargo shipments. Though the pandemic has stalled growth for some B2B software sectors, TMS demand has expanded as companies strive to improve visibility and efficiency in freight movements and the last mile. This article from Forbes discusses the primary drivers behind continued […]

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