Ways to Improve Shipping Technology in Preparation for Peak Season 2020

In the freighting, manufacturing, and retail sectors, August through November/December is commonly referred to as “Peak Season.” It is during this chunk of time that shopping, orders, returns, and shipping increase to an alarming degree as the holiday season, and all of its shopping habits, begin…


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Why is On Demand Manufacturing Suddenly Being Talked About?

Earlier in 2020, when the COVID pandemic was still in its infancy, manufacturing experienced one of its most prolific and high-profile stories ever. In response to lightning quick reduction in supplies such as PPE and ventilators, several manufacturers answered the call by leveraging their plants…


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Defining Lean Manufacturing, Its Core Principles, and Recommended Tools

Manufacturing has always been infatuated with creating as much as it can with as little as possible. The less resources, time, and confusing processes involved in creating a product, the less money wasted and the more optimized the operation. And while this is surely true in many regards,…


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What is OT Security? IT vs OT Security Best Practices

It’s rather unfortunate but cybercriminal activities tend to rise in times of increased stress and anxiety. 2020 has proven to show no shortages of both stress and anxiety and the proportional rise in cybersecurity attacks across all industries tend to prove this trend. Many times, these…


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How Can the Order to Cash Process be Improved with Industrial Computers?

Regardless of whether we’re discussing a B2B-based manufacturer or one that sells directly to consumers, the order to cash process is an essential one and one whose optimization should be prioritized. Thankfully, as complicated as the process is, because it’s so complicated and involves so many…


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Do You Really Need Industrial Internet of Things? Defining Value in Smart Manufacturing

The outcry and advocating for industrial internet of things has been anything but quiet these past few years. Slowly, with the introduction of sensors capable of gathering machine diagnostics and the industrial grade computers designed to house that data and craft actionable insight, Industry 4.0…


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4 Pieces of Food Waste Tech Transforming Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Production and manufacturing has been in the midst of a slow and meticulous metamorphosis the past few years. As innovations continue to push more supply chain visibility, automation, and efficiency, fat continues to be trimmed and factory floors continue to be further and further optimized.…


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Collaborative Robots in Manufacturing and How to Dip Your Toe into Automation

For all the huffing and puffing about how important industrial automation is, it can be rather hard for smaller plants to break into when you consider all of the moving parts needed- IoT devices, tailored industrial PCs, required software, not to mention more advanced, sophisticated solutions like…


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Connected Worker Platforms are Coming: Why Industrial Computers Will Be Essential

Industrial software and its versatility has been spurred on to grow for several reasons- Hype for Industry 4.0, changes in the workforce and the need to draw in younger workers, and even the recent pandemic have all pushed several to facilities to focus their efforts on automation, self-sufficient…


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Quality 4.0 and the New Technology in Quality Control

Though it may be hard to believe, given the manufacturing industry’s propensity for high-tech automation and fancy machinery such as IoT hardware, AR, and admittedly effective Industrial Grade PCs, the sector has a pretty notorious issue with quality control and quality management. In fact, in a…


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