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October 26, 2017

What You Should Know About Smart Technology in Manufacturing

Everything we know is being disrupted. The way we buy groceries or read the newspaper (what’s a newspaper?), the way we travel and communicate. Fueled by breakneck advances in technology, disruption has made its way into every industry, including manufacturing.

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August 01, 2017

Integrating Supply Chain Technology You Can Use Right Now

Drones in warehouses! Robots delivering everything from diapers to pizza! Artificial intelligence and augmented reality!

We’ve all read the breathless accounts of the ways technology is going to be integrated into the supply chain — from ordering materials, to manufacturing, to delivery. But many of those predictions of integrating supply chain...

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June 21, 2017

What Manufacturers Need to Know About Industry 4.0

You’ve heard the phrase, right? Industry 4.0

But do you know what it means?

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June 12, 2017

5 Technological Innovation Stories You Might Have Missed

When you write for a living, it also means you read — a lot. It's my job to stay informed about manufacturing, specific capabilities, supply chain, logistics and other topics like robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) that fall under the technological innovation umbrella.

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June 09, 2017

How IoT is Creating Logistics and Supply Chain Efficiency

Consumers are a demanding bunch. They want what they want and they want it now! They also want to know where their product is at all times. Think about it: If you can implant a chip in a dog and know where it is when it runs off, why can't you do the same thing with a load of product on a ship, train or truck? Or even a specific product on a...

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May 12, 2017

How IoT Intersects With HVAC and What It Means to You

I was at a recent conference where we broke into groups to discuss how technology was disrupting our industries, or was likely to do so in the future. There were six people in my group, all from different industries — health care, logistics, education, real estate, web design and manufacturing. It was fascinating to hear real life stories of...

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December 20, 2016

Top Robotics Blogs to Bookmark for 2017

I’m old enough to remember when the word “robot” conjured up images of Rosie, the cartoon housekeeper for the Jetson family, or Robot B9 on Lost in Space. The idea seemed to be that robots would be large, metal human-like creations that would take over the menial or dangerous tasks humans no longer wanted to do.

These days, pop culture presents...

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December 08, 2016

Top Internet of Things Blogs to Bookmark for 2017

The other day a colleague and I sat down with one of the engineers in our office to talk about the Internet of Things (IoT). While we talked, he sketched the picture above. It's one of those things that made sense at the time. It's good for a chuckle, right? 

The IoT is one of those topics that can be tough to pin down. Developments in IoT move...

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June 14, 2016

Top 11 Internet of Things (IoT) Blogs and Resources of 2016

Howdy! We updated this blog post for 2017. You can read it by clicking right HERE!

The Internet of Things seems to be buzzing no matter which way you turn, but where can you go for the most up-to-date information and thoughtful perspective? No worries -- we've scoured the web and done the work for you. Below is a list of the top 11 IoT blogs...

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June 07, 2016

7 Misconceptions About the Future of Robotics in Manufacturing

In September 2015, The Boston Consulting Group predicted that investment in advanced robotics will increase to around 10 percent annually (up from 2-3 percent today) over the next decade – a direct result of corporations beginning to realize the positive economic implications of sophisticated automation. BCG also projected that, across select...

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