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Paperless Manufacturing

01

Jul
2019

The promise of a paperless world accompanied the computer revolution of the late 20th century. Remember? Books, magazines and newspapers were supposed to be obsolete by now. There’s no question that paper has increasingly vanished from our day-to-day lives in certain arenas. Newspaper and...

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Mental Health in the Industrial Workplace

01

Jul
2019
Categories :Latest News

Thomasnet addressed Mental Health Awareness Month (May) with a thought-provoking article about mental health in the industrial workplace. These health issues can be nearly invisible, so they’re seldom adequately unaddressed. They can range from depression, anxiety and substance abuse to more serious disorders. Obviously,...

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IIoT: Industrial Internet of Things

07

Jun
2019
Categories :Latest News, Technology

The IoT is becoming an increasing part of daily life, in the home and on the manufacturing floor. At home, people are embracing Wi-Fi enabled thermostats, speakers, doorbells and security cams. In manufacturing, this technology is making changes on a larger scale than ever....

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Millennials and Manufacturing

05

Jun
2019

Millennials and Manufacturing Tech upgrades abound in the manufacturing industry. The days of the analog plant are over. Digital is taking over in every aspect of manufacturing, and it’s generally a good thing. Embracing new technology generally makes a business more competitive by increasing...

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Continuous Improvement Demands Digital Investment

03

Jun
2019

Is Continuous Improvement part of your business philosophy? ASQ (American Society for Quality) offers this definition: Continuous improvement, sometimes called continual improvement, is the ongoing improvement of products, services or processes through incremental and breakthrough improvements. These efforts can seek “incremental” improvement over time...

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Tech Trends in Manufacturing

01

Jun
2019

The factory of the future!!! OK, it sounds like a headline out of an old World’s Fair newsreel, but I am still constantly fascinated about what the future will bring to the manufacturing shop floor. While teleporting parts and flying forklifts are still a...

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Behavior-Based Safety

22

May
2019
Categories :Latest News

Are Serious Injuries and Fatalities a Result of Failed Behavior-Based Safety? Behavior-based safety is one of the most popular new processes implemented in the workplace in the past three decades. While BBS receives credit for the sharp decrease in minor accidents in the workplace...

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Labor Gap in Manufacturing Industry

15

May
2019

Returning Citizens Fill Labor Gap in Manufacturing Industry On the heels of tremendous growth in the manufacturing industry over the past couple decades, the demand for workers is high. According to a study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, in the next decade manufacturers...

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Manufacturing Industry Challenges

08

May
2019

On March 14, a roundtable discussion about manufacturing and industry took place at the White House. While the president himself did not attend, there were some high-powered representatives of both government and industry. Tony Uphoff, President and CEO of Thomas played a starring role,...

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Fighting Fake News

01

May
2019
Categories :Latest News

Fake news has been in headlines since the 2016 election, which it is widely agreed to have impacted. Fake news certainly exists. As long as you believe there is such a thing as objective truth, you can believe that there are objective falsehoods. When...

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