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Full Circle Robotic Return on Investment

Harnessing the power and capability of robust robotic automation for greater productivity gains is the ultimate goal of any robot installation. Unfortunately, constant market...
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Want to be Data-Driven? It’s Not About the Tech

Executives say that cultural challenges — not technological ones — represent the biggest impediment around data initiatives.In a 2021 survey from NewVantage Partners, 92.2...
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How Bad Inventory Management Can Impact Your Firm’s Organizational Performance

Bad inventory management can cost your company tremendous amounts of time, money and, ultimately, its chances of success. It can heavily impact any business’...
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Numbers: Do You Have a Quantification Addiction?

We love numbers. We're quite obsessed with them. Everything we do in business has to be measured and tracked in a nice, neat metric,...
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Diversification – Becoming A Master of All Trades

“You must be diversified enough to survive bad times, so that skill and good process can have the chance to pay off in the...
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Why Positioning Is More Important Than Ever

There was a great book published back in 2001 called "Positioning" by Al Ries and Jack Trout. It emphasized the importance and impact of...
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Manufacturers Need Section 179 More Than Ever in 2020

We’re in the home stretch of 2020, and for most manufacturing companies, this year was a real challenge. But in a year of unpredictability,...
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Overly Lean Organizations Are Less Resilient

Lean is all about simplification, streamlining, and eliminating waste. What could be bad about that? It has been found to not only improve consistency...
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Survey: U.S. Manufacturers Look to Equipment-as-a-Service Business Models as Advantage in Current Crisis

Study describes the attitudes toward current developments in the industry and any short- and long-term impact the health crisis will have on their...
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Coronavirus and Tariff Uncertainty – Factors Influencing Reshoring

The ramifications of the coronavirus against the backdrop of tariff uncertainty have companies rethinking their supply chains and considering what to reshore. Even before...

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