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  • Infographic: What is Industry 4.0, and what are the technologies that power…

    Maggie Kimberl Manufacturing

    A new Industrial Revolution is quietly changing the way products are made. By combining big data, machine learning, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), manufacturing companies can make immediate production changes based on real-time data intelligence. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, will introduce better products to the market at a lower cost and in less time.

  • The leadership style that turned Ford Motor Company around

    Dr. Marilyn Gist Business Management, Services & Risk Management

    It’s no secret that many businesses are hurting in 2020. Transportation, hospitality, and brick-and-mortar retail outlets selling nonessential goods and services have been hit the hardest. The last time we were in a similar situation was during the Great Recession of 2008. Although the causes were different, both situations flattened revenues so much that business as usual led many companies to failure. How are leaders supposed to navigate such tough challenges? One way is with humility.

  • How the election will affect manufacturing

    Bambi Majumdar Manufacturing

    Manufacturing is a crucial issue for the 2020 election. According to a Morning Consult column, this was supposed to be the year of the manufacturing election. Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump have revealed plans to revive the economy and the manufacturing sector. The latter is directly proportional to the well-being of the former. However, when Morning Consult made that prediction, in February, it had a robust and running industry in mind. But then came COVID-19 and lockdowns that brought entire industries to a halt. Yet, manufacturing remains a pivotal factor.

  • How to build an eco-friendly, sustainable brand through green tech

    Nick Shaw Marketing

    As we move further into the digital age, consumer groups are increasingly composed of millennials and Gen-Z buyers. These generations not only bring with them a switch to online mass consumerism but also an environmentally conscious target audience. This audience looks for brands with eco-friendly and sustainable ethics. It’s not enough to be aware of general e-commerce trends — you need to dedicate time to becoming eco-friendly.

  • Can digital manufacturing change the future?

    Bambi Majumdar Manufacturing

    The recent unveiling of Alibaba's new digital factory is making waves in the manufacturing world. Data and insights form the core of its operations. The factory's debut has come at an opportune time, as manufacturers are describing digitizing as an essential element for growth. Over the last 10 years, the sector has adopted a collection of disruptive technologies, though adoption hasn't been uniform or as widespread as needed. These include robotics, the Internet of Things, machine learning, artificial intelligence and 3D printing, among others.

  • It’s time for a reset — we need to change the game of business

    Jack Stack Business Management, Services & Risk Management

    Millions of Americans are out of work as a result of the pandemic. It’s not their fault. A growing number of small business owners have been forced to close their shops through no fault of their own. The combination of the virus, the ongoing social outcries, protectionism, and trade wars have rocked our great entrepreneurial nation’s very foundation. These shockwaves aren’t expected to subside anytime soon. Now is our opportunity for a reset — we need to change the game.

  • Why blended machines meet Six Sigma and Kaizen standards better than batching…

    Michelle Pudlo Manufacturing

    Optimizing a business to be efficient is a never-ending race. There are two concepts that business organizations rely on when working on optimization — the Six Sigma and Kaizen. Six Sigma is focused on 99.99966% of produced product features without any defects. Kaizen is a broad concept of improvement and development of every person in a company. We’re here to discuss how blended machines fit these concepts better than the classic batching machines used in fluid manufacturing, packaging, and storage.

  • How small businesses can manage hazardous waste: A guide

    Amanda Wilson Waste Management & Environmental

    Many small businesses are not even aware that they generate hazardous waste. Hazardous waste is any solid, liquid or gas that is either chemically or biologically treated, burned, incinerated, or recycled. Some companies dispose this waste directly into barren landmasses, rivers, and streams, which can cause serious environmental and health implications.

  • Minimizing waste that occurs in most industry filling equipment

    Michelle Pudlo Manufacturing

    Industry waste is abundant, and it grows every year, as most industry filling equipment produces some waste. Minimizing waste with most industry filling equipment is a fantastic way to cut down on potential waste management costs, streamline efficiency, and improve overall workflow. In this article, we’re going to discuss industry filling equipment waste, how it occurs, why it occurs, and how we can reduce waste efficiently and cost-effectively.

  • 3D printing: Making biocompatible, sterilizable plastic and metal components…

    Micah Chaban Medical & Allied Healthcare

    The medical industry is changing quickly. While there have been major advances, medical device manufacturers still need viable options for manufacturing devices and equipment both to patients and healthcare providers in an efficient, low-cost manner. Many device manufacturers still use traditional production methods, but 3D printing is making it possible to create biocompatible and sterilizable components at a pace that is fast and inexpensive.