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Moving Front-Line Staff Between Company Locations Might Be Key To Boost Innovation

Usually the most creative ideas come from frontline workers and managers, working at the production and supply chain levels of factories and companies. However, remote work, especially over the past year, has largely restricted the flow of such ideas. Based on the findings of a recent study, the following article explains how temporary moves of […]

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What will mobile supply chain visibility look like in 2021 and beyond?

According to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), with the COVID crisis in full swing in March 2020, 75% of organizations reported disruption in their supply chains, and about 44% had no strategy for dealing with it. The most resilient of them have since found ways to deal with the continued disruption. But other companies […]

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Using robotics and immersive technologies to support work-from-home employees

Companies have turned to automation to fill the gaps in administrative and technical support caused by the shift to remote work. This technology can help workers not only manage routine tasks away from the job site but also integrate with existing mobile devices to unlock increased productivity. Infoworld reveals how robotic process automation, embodied cognition, […]

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Six Manufacturing Tech Trends To Look For In 2021

The manufacturing industry was already poised for major digital transformation. Pandemic-influenced disruption expedited the use of new technology, as companies look for ways to get ahead of supply chain risks, make smarter decisions, and gain better insight into the industrial lifecycle of products. From Industrial Internet of Things to 3D printing, Forbes talks about six […]

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Outfitting Mission Linen Supply for Success on the Road With TOUGHBOOK

With 35 facilities and 500 sales routes in the United States, Mission Linen Supply prides itself on being a one-stop-shop for hospitality, medical and industrial businesses looking for work uniforms, linen rentals, direct sale products and facility supplies and services. Its customer-focused mission to deliver timely goods and services means Mission Linen Supply must rely […]

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Five Predictions For The Manufacturing Industry In 2021

Manufacturing saw major disruptions in 2020, as the pandemic changed the way leaders in the space think about everything from supply chain risks to worker safety. But these challenges also revealed how manufacturing could improve for the better. From localized production to increased investment in technology, Forbes explains what the industry can do to innovate […]

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Can Implementing AI Make a Smart Pig Smarter?

To get higher returns on investment, many oil and gas companies have been adopting technology including rugged mobility devices, IoT, AI and others. Until recently the pipeline industry has largely lagged behind the oil and gas industry. But this situation is likely to change soon as there is now a greater demand for preventing downtime […]

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6 Key Trends Impacting Last-Mile Delivery in 2020

6 Key Trends Impacting Last-Mile Delivery in 2020 and Beyond Here are the last-mile delivery trends that companies should be watching right now and the technology solutions that will help them optimize their supply chains and add visibility into their transportation networks. From autonomous drones to parcel lockers, the mechanisms used to close last-mile delivery […]

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The Virtual Inspector: Remote Auditing For Food Safety Verification

The percentage of remote workers around the country is likely to increase as more and more employees from different sectors are now preferring flexible arrangements like working from home or other secure and safe locations. But what will happen to professionals like food inspectors who need to go to different sites to conduct inspections? The […]

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Manufacturing In The U.S. Is On The Cusp Of Massive Change—Here’s How To Keep Up

Retailers and manufacturers must make use of the latest technologies to ensure they are doing all they can to keep customers happy and streamline operations. In the following article, Forbes explains why, under current circumstances, it is imperative for small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses to digitize their businesses. U.S. small- and medium-sized manufacturing was already […]

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