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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The Struggle of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Why AI Projects Fail

Artificial intelligence in manufacturing is an incredibly promising prospect many industry leaders have been chomping at the bit to implement- and the reasons why are plain to see! With just some IoT connected devices and industrial grade computers designed to gather that data, an AI in…


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How Should Manufacturing Plan on Reskilling the Workforce

Change and evolution are inherent to several industries and manufacturing is no exception. Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, had long been hinted at since well before the pandemic and now, in conjunction with said pandemic, the need for change has not only remained constant, it’s…


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A Disengaged Workforce: Why Manufacturing Communication Systems are the Solution

Manufacturing and the industrial process is incredibly infatuated with robotics, automation, and machinery like industrial grade computers. And while this can be immensely helpful in improving productivity and efficiency, it can often produce the unwanted repercussions of leaving employees as an…


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What is the Digital Twin in Manufacturing?

Despite how automated and fool-proof the highly technological manufacturing process may seem, the truth of the matter is, there’s quite a large amount of trial and error that goes into creating products, running supply chains, and maintaining productivity. Factory teams are constantly testing new…


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How is the Automotive Industry Planning to Safely and Efficiently Resume Production?

It’s taken time, but some industries are beginning to see a return to some semblance of normalcy as they begin to resume production. Of course, we say “semblance” with good reason. Despite efforts being made across many industries to improve resiliency against infection, thorough disinfection of…


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4 Ways Industrial Computers are Addressing the Coronavirus’ Effects on Manufacturing

We’ve covered before just how impactful the effects of COVID-19 have been across multiple industries, most notably the manufacturing sector. Several entire supply chains are shutting down across the globe and those that aren’t closing in their entirety are still suffering shutdowns in key areas of…


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How Can Manufacturers Respond to a Manufacturing Recession?

Despite technology-based advances such as the incorporation of industrial computers, manufacturing recessions aren’t a particularly strange occurrence. The industry has experienced quite a few of them, even seeing less than stellar performance the past few years due to a skilled labor shortage.…


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Industrial Computers: IP Ratings Versus “Waterproof” and “Dustproof”

There’s a reason manufacturers and users make a distinction between commercial-grade computers like your average Dell and industrial grade computers with IP ratings and certifications. And that’s because both of these devices are created and optimized for their intended industry/user-base. Many…


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