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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What has the Coronavirus Taught us About Supply Chain Preparedness?

Unfortunately, try as we might to prepare for market fluctuations with supply chain preparedness and technology such as industrial computers and automation, there are times when sudden global disasters can catch even the most prepared manufacturer with their pants down.  As of the posting of this…


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Technology that Makes Sanitation in Food Manufacturing Possible

While food may be used to treat us at our sickest and weakest, it can just as quickly harm us if proper sanitation efforts aren’t taken at the stage of production. Sanitation in food manufacturing is beyond essential now and will only continue to grow in importance as time goes on. And food…


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What is Edge Computing? Pros, Cons, and How to Get Started

The fourth industrial revolution is nigh upon us and has already given rise to industrial computers, factory automation, and so much more. And new innovations show no signs of stopping!  A survey conducted by the Manufacturers Alliance or Productivity and Innovation highlights this fact. According…


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Boosting Supply Chain Visibility with Smart Technology

A plant’s supply chain, or the sequence of processes involved in moving a product from supplier to customer, is the framework by which all ROI and productivity is derived. For many reading this right now, that might more or less sound like common sense. But, there’s more to running a tight…


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Why Data Privacy is Essential for All Industries

As if smartphones, medical grade computers, and industrial tablets weren’t enough of an indicator, new technology is constantly integrating into every facet of our lives. But it isn’t just hardware that’s becoming smarter, businesses have begun to notice that important data on clients, ingested…


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3 Ways Manufacturing Can Beat the Skilled Labor Shortage

The manufacturing industry seems to always be abuzz with news of exciting technological advancements. Some already realized like industrial grade computers and automation, and some still on the way such as the rich internet of things infrastructure promised by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Of…


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Software as a Service and its Impact on the Manufacturing Industry Explained

Manufacturers and factories may look like they’re constantly on the cutting edge of automation and technology, but the truth of the matter is, their excitable adoption of new hardware hardly matches the rather luke-warm reception new software receives. And one can hardly blame them. The industry is…


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How Warehouses can Optimize Order Picking for Greater Productivity

With industrial computers and automation opening the floodgates for greater efficiency and optimization, warehouse managers have begun looking to integral parts of their operation to enhance for further productivity.    Order picking is one such essential part of the order fulfillment process. In…


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