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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Examining Solutions for Patient Safety in Hospitals

Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals have had to increase their focus on solutions for patient safety or risk penalties in the form of Medicare cuts. In 2019, 800 hospitals were penalized this way — a significant increase from five years prior when the Hospital Acquired…


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Industry 4.0 & the Next Generation of Manufacturing Workers

Millennials, am I right? These kids with their safe spaces and avocado toast, when will they learn that the world… Just kidding! Had you going there for a second. In actuality, the oldest millennials are turning 40, and the rest are in their thirties or late 20s by now. Many of the youngest…


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How To Make Physical Inventory Counts Less Painful

Anyone who has ever worked in or just been inside of a warehouse should be able to understand why the prospect of physical entry counts strike fear in the heart of almost every warehouse worker. Manually counting and cataloging what seems like countless items is a process prone to errors, which…


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How Industry 4.0 can Maximize the Potential of ERP

It has long been true that effective communication is integral for a business to run smoothly and efficiently. The different departments of a company, from purchasing, to logistics, to accounting, etc., all need to work in concert to maximize productivity. And while ERP software has facilitated…


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Smart Factories and Their Use of Industrial Computers

With the advent of Industry 4.0, traditional factories are becoming obsolete. Though factories are no stranger to automation, advancements in industrial computers, artificial intelligence, IoT (Internet of Things), cloud computing, and other highly advanced digital technologies have completely…


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How Barcode Scanning and Other Tools Can Create an Effective Food Recall Solution

It’s no shocker that food recalls are an expensive, efficiency draining occurrence for food and beverage manufacturers. With needing to trace back bad food batches to its source, the damaged brand reputation caused by poor quality control, and the legal ramifications should consumers face allergic…


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The Benefits of Mixed Reality in Manufacturing Explained

An employee on the factory line approaches a machine they’ve never in their life operated. Staring at the mass of unfamiliar iron and circuitry, they stand dumbfounded for a moment before a set of instructions materializes in front of them dictating where the controls are located. Happy to have…


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10 Ways to Reduce Manufacturing Overhead Costs

Manufacturers have been receiving mixed signals as of late. On the one hand, manufacturing has seen a slow rise in activity but, available talent and labor has been dwindling. On one end of the spectrum, peak season and holidays promise increased production but, on the other end, we’re already…


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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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