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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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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Why Industrial Plants and Factories Need Small Form Factor PCs

The industrial sector can be an extreme place for electronics like a computer. Something as simple as the computer placement can be extremely challenging. Available space for a regular-sized PC and monitor is limited, or support structures to hold the setup are too fragile.  Then there are the…


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3 Challenges to Consider When Picking a Forklift Computer

First introduced in the early 20th century, the forklift greatly affected productivity across many industries. Workers could now move large numbers of bulky items quickly, easily, and safely. With the arrival of the computer, many industries added asset and inventory management to 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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How Customer Feedback Can Enhance Any Business

Everyone knows the old adage, “the customer is always right.” It’s a good motto – after all, if you want your business to succeed, you have to cater to your customer’s wants and needs. Whether you repair cell phones at a mall kiosk or are a global medical and industrial grade computer…


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The Technology Behind Your Favorite Chocolate Treats

It is estimated that people across the globe consume nearly 7.2 million metric tons of chocolate each year. That’s over two pounds (almost a kilogram) of chocolate for every single person on Earth. It’s easy to understand why. With its unique combination of rich flavor compounds, fats, and…


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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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The Difference Between an Industrial PC and a PLC

The manufacturing process is always being reevaluated to discover ways to increase productivity and reduce costs. It was eventually the introduction of industrial automation that changed the way such efficiency is achieved. This came about through the use of control systems that could handle…


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