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Technology & Beyond: Uncover Business Insights in “Dark Data” Using Data Integration

Ken Koenemann | September 21, 2017 | 

If you were paying attention during the recent total solar eclipse, then you probably experienced an interesting, albeit brief, shift in perspective. Maybe you noticed a soft, eerie twilight or unusual shadows during the peak. Or even a noticeable temperature drop. Even though the experience passed by quickly, you’ll remember those high-quality minutes for your…

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Which Technologies Should Come First, Second, Third?

Ken Koenemann | September 11, 2017 | 

Analytics solutions. The industrial Internet of Things. Robotics. Automation. Manufacturers looking for tech solutions that will help them control costs and gain a competitive edge have many great options. In fact, deciding what type of technology to invest in and why can seem overwhelming. Could you get a better ROI through automation and improved productivity,…

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Smart Automation Prompts Need for Skilled Workforce

Ken Koenemann | August 18, 2017 | 

Can advanced manufacturing deliver a clear ROI? This may be an especially thorny question when it comes to retrofitting a plant with aging assets. According to TBM Consulting, a from that helps manufacturers balance their technology and workforce, the biggest mistake manufacturing industry managers make is relying solely on smart automation tools as the solution…

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Why the Cloud is the Fastest Path to Flexible Operations

Ken Koenemann | June 9, 2017 | 

It’s no secret that timely insights about what’s happening across the business can help to dramatically improve operational flexibility and efficiency in manufacturing organizations. Hence the constant buzz about the Internet of things (IoT) and cutting-edge solutions designed to continually share data and optimize operations. No doubt these new solutions sound great for organizations with…

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5 Mistakes Supply Chain Companies Make that Affect Success

Ken Koenemann | June 9, 2017 | 

The world is changing. Nationalism is growing in popularity both domestically and internationally; here in the U.S., corporate tax reforms are gaining momentum, while trade agreements are increasingly at risk. Each of these developments threaten to impact supply chains—and the people who manage them—significantly in the months ahead. As these and other global events unfold,…

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Ensuring Daily Management AND the Health Of Your Business

David Pate | May 11, 2017 | 

If you’re like most people, you’re well aware of the benefits of exercise. You also probably have a myriad of health and fitness goals. Maybe you want to lose a few pounds, lower your cholesterol, or even train to run your first marathon. You know that reaching these goals won’t happen overnight. You’ve got to…

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