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    October 10, 2018

    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...

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    February 27, 2018

    Augmented Reality in Manufacturing is Ready for Its Closeup

    How would you describe you or your company when it comes to technology?

    Photo courtesy of DHL

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    February 20, 2018

    Logistics, Manufacturing Workforce & Tesla in Orbit: A Content Roundup

    Once again, we've pulled together some links to stories that caught our eye in everything from distribution and logistics to the skills gap in manufacturing and the "final frontier." Hope you enjoy! 

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    February 13, 2018

    6 Questions to Assess Your Company's IoT Readiness

    I don’t know if it’s the time of year or what but my emailbox and Twitter feeds are suddenly filled with stories about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT or Industrial Internet) and what that means to manufacturing as we know it.

     

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    February 01, 2018

    How to Create a Supply Chain Innovation Strategy [Infographic]

    Last year we wrote about preparing your company for the supply chain disruptors described in one white paper as a "tsunami of new technology." 

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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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    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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