Advantages of Predictive Analytics in Manufacturing

Data analytics is the practice of examining raw data to find insight and even answers to a company’s select questions. For businesses like manufacturing, it’s used to figure out key information such as why plants are breaking down or identifying trends like customer purchases during hurricane…


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Power Over Ethernet: What It Is and Where is It Going

Technology is wonderful. Electronics allow people to do many things more quickly, thoroughly, and with less effort. Unfortunately, all those devices require power which may not always be easily accessible. A former mall undergoing renovation into a medical clinic may not have enough power outlets…


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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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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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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 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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4 Ways to Maximize Your ROI Investment with Industrial Computers

The words ERP implementation might conjure nightmares for some operations managers out there. The fact is, ERP implementations are expensive and time-consuming, and in a lot of cases, they fail to produce a positive ROI. There are a lot of reasons why an ERP implementation might fail ranging from…


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Industrial Computers Are Revolutionizing Smart Factories

A revolution is underway in the industrial sector. Smart factories – automated facilities aimed at eliminating human error – are replacing their more traditional counterparts and expanding rapidly in the process. A recent article in Forbes estimates that they will add $500 billion or more to the…


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4 Ways to Improve Inventory Management with an Industrial Tablet

Inventory management – checking the amount of product on hand, its location and its status in the shipping process – ranks as one of the most important aspects of any business. It allows you to minimize expensive bookkeeping errors and maintain a firm hand on potential assets. Checking inventory…


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