4 Routes to Help Automakers’ Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability and other “green practices” are part of many industries’ strategic goals around the globe. Car manufacturing, especially, has it high on their objective list since transportation is the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions. Being an environmentally-conscious company…


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Uses of Artificial Intelligence in the Life Sciences Industry

The phrase, “information overload,” usually refers to the sheer amount of content found on the Internet. But it can easily apply to the life science industry, especially raw data. Pharmaceutical companies have to deal with the barrage of figures like how chemical molecules affect the human body,…


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4 Trends in Supply Chains 2022 (And How to Prepare for Them)

Back in 2021, we wrote, A Practical Approach to Supply Chain Risk Management. In the post, we covered the risks to manufacturers’ supply chains at the time, how to create a management plan, and what to include in it. This time, we’re covering four of those risks currently trending for 2022, and how…


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5 Reasons Why Rugged Industrial Computers are Best for Oil Refineries

An oil refinery is a manufacturing plant that takes crude oil and converts it into useful petroleum products: gasoline, lubricating and motor oils, petroleum gas, tar, etc. Because of the time-consuming and intense nature of the process, refineries present unique challenges to electronics like…


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4 More Surprising Uses For Industrial RFID Technology

Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, is the scanning of special tags with radio waves. These tags can be affixed on items from boxes to wrist bands, and can contain information like the item’s name, SKU number, to even a picture. That information is then scanned and stored by using RFID…


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What is Right to Repair and How Does it Affect Medical Devices?

Right to Repair (RtR, R2R) is a movement by consumers and repair shops to have Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) make available normally proprietary information of their products, as well as provide any necessary tools and spare parts. That way, product owners or such shops can make repairs or…


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How Technology is Revolutionizing Customs Enforcement

Every year on January 26th, Customs Officials worldwide celebrate International Customs Day. Their job is often a thankless one, but with two years of trade disruptions caused by the pandemic, it’s one that’s received renewed attention. Though the recent supply chain crunch has faded from the…


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Best Practices for Manufacturers When Going Green

You already know that going green involves redesigning a single product or process at your facility to make it more environmentally-friendly. And that being sustainable is looking at a product’s entire life-cycle as a whole, like sourcing goods composed of recyclable materials, processed locally in…


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How RFID and Barcode Scanners are Reducing Production Errors

Wouldn’t it be great if no one made errors? Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. Errors in production from not enough raw material to miscounting shipping containers can impact a business’s bottom line. It’s estimated, for example, a wrongly shipped order can cost companies…


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Technology Solutions for Tough Jobs

July 5th is unofficially known as National Workaholics Day. It’s intended as a reminder that work addiction can be detrimental to a person’s health and even affect their relationships with family and coworkers. Yes, sometimes it’s difficult to tear yourself away from the work that needs to get…


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