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Immigrant Impact on US Business

04

Sep
2018
Categories :Business, Latest News

Immigration is in the news, and I expect it’s not going away. During the 2016 presidential campaign we heard a lot about a wall, and about the dangers and problems associated with immigration. However, the flip side is this: the US economy depends on...

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Inflation Impacts Workers

27

Aug
2018
Categories :Latest News

Have you heard the news media reporting on a conundrum when talking about the economy? Here are some headlines: Workers see their paychecks get smaller as inflation continues to rise (CNBC) Why Real Wages Still Aren’t Rising (New York Times Opinion Section) Wages aren’t...

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The Power of Analytics

02

Aug
2018
Categories :Latest News

Yes, data overload is a thing. And yes, we need to overcome it, make friends with data, and parse out the most useful information data reveals, because it’s key to the competitive edge. An article published by McKinsey and Company, a global management firm,...

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Data Overload: Distilling Data For The Win

31

Jul
2018
Categories :Latest News

After all the advances in computing power in the last few decades, we’re in the era of big data, and we’re not going back. We’ve talked about big data before. Here’s how Wikipedia defines it: Big data is data sets that are so big...

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Additive Manufacturing

30

Jul
2018
Categories :Latest News

Let’s talk about Additive Manufacturing. Here’s an introductory definition, according to additivemanufacturing.com: Additive Manufacturing (AM) is an appropriate name to describe the technologies that build 3D objects by adding layer-upon-layer of material, whether the material is plastic, metal, concrete or one day…..human tissue. Common...

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Disruptions In The Communications Arena Impact Manufacturing

17

Jul
2018

Have you been hearing about “Industry 4.0?” That expression refers to the idea that we’re undergoing a fourth industrial revolution. Factories were 1.0; automobiles and assembly lines were 2.0; computer technology was 3.0. Today we’re undergoing another sea change, thanks to the incredible advances...

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Attracting And Retaining Top Talent In Manufacturing

21

Jun
2018
Categories :Business, Latest News

Attracting and maintaining top talent is an ongoing concern in the manufacturing industry. The role of the factory worker is changing, and the challenges faced by employers are changing along with it. Many factors come into play, including the increasing use of automation, the...

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Impact of New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on US Manufacturing

20

Jun
2018

If you’re in manufacturing, you’re paying attention to the new developments on steel and aluminum tariffs, right? I certainly am. International trade is a complex web of checks and balances, cause and effect. Very little is 100% certain and predictable, and experts’ opinions always...

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Make Your Business A Lean Business

08

Jun
2018
Categories :Business, Latest News

Lean Manufacturing is a prominent business philosophy that you’ve doubtless encountered in your manufacturing life. It’s best exemplified by Toyota, which “not only is the world’s largest vehicle manufacturing company but also produces more profit than all American carmakers combined,” according to a brand...

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Vendor Consolidation in Manufacturing

21

May
2018

If you think your business is spending too much time pushing paper and dealing with administrative tasks, it’s time to ask how you can streamline things. One strategy to pursue is vendor consolidation. Sometimes as your business grows, your stable of vendors grows too....

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