Understanding Supply Chain Resilience: 3 Questions to Ask

Supply chains have experienced a shocking amount of change in the past few months. With several of them incorporating new infrastructures and hardware like industrial grade computers to address concerns ranging from manufacturing employee safety to supply chain preparedness and everything…


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Blockchain for Food Safety: 4 Use Cases of Food Traceability and Control

When was the last time you sat down and really thought about where your food came from- What factories it traveled through, what processes the raw ingredients went through, how it was transported from farm to factory to store to table? Fortunately, the average consumer doesn’t need to obsessively…


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

UPDATE 11/05/2021: It has been eighteen months since we covered the automakers’ resumption of production in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as we previously wrote about on June 2nd, 2020. The emergence and availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020 is the most notable change.  The…


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Robotic Process Automation in Manufacturing

Optimization is a rather hot buzzword that’s thrown around with abandon in several industries, and in none more so than the manufacturing sector. Truthfully, optimization means something very similar in several industries: improving efficiency by streamlining tasks that can stand to be done in a…


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3 Ways to Improve Remote Cybersecurity While Everyone Works From Home

2020 has proven to be a year of compromise. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused several industries to adapt their workflows to remote work in efforts to avoid shutdowns and compromising employee safety. This is the right course of action, naturally, but there’s something that can’t be compromised on…


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Redefining Manufacturing Employee Safety During a Pandemic

While the world practices social distancing and quarantining, manufacturing is stuck in a pretty precarious situation since their work has been deemed essential. And “essential” is definitely the right way to describe it when you consider that the food, sanitation equipment, and technology they…


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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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What is Machine Vision and How is it Evolving Manufacturing?

Being as impressive and versatile as they are, machines will continue involving themselves in the industrial space in higher and higher volume. Already we see vast saturation in this regard when you look at the use of industrial computer hubs for smart manufacturing, heavy machinery used to lift…


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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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