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The Paradigm Shift: Lean + Automation = Growth

Ken Koenemann | September 21, 2021 | 

Keep a lean manufacturing focus during automation roll out to accelerate throughput, drive growth, and resolve business challenges faster. For many long-time lean manufacturing thinkers, automation is traditionally not a go-to-solution. They follow the mantra of creativity before capital and look for improvements they can make without investing in additional equipment or technology. But times…

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Manufacturers Must Become More Modern and Flexible – Here’s Why

Shannon Gabriel | September 16, 2021 | 

The end of extra unemployment benefits won’t solve the labor shortage—here’s what will Manufacturers must adapt to offer a more modern and flexible work environment. With the supplemental federal pandemic unemployment benefits now ended across the country, employers and lawmakers who favored the cut off are hoping their predictions come true: that ending the extra…

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How to Solve Shop Floor Challenges with Video Cameras

Wes Turner | July 28, 2021 | 

Implementing a simple off-the-shelf GoPro camera could pay big dividends in efficiency, time and cost savings. There’s a tremendous amount of technology available to optimize manufacturing and distribution. From automation that accelerates tasks for lowering costs to analytics that can dive into IIoT data to find opportunities for process improvement, there’s a lot to choose…

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How Video Integration Augments Analytics and IIoT

Wes Turner | July 20, 2021 | 

With staffing shortages brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have ratcheted up automation programs to help offset declines in production and productivity—and insulate against future crises. While there’s tremendous potential for these technologies to revolutionize efficiency, the problem is that they only give us a retrospective view. We know from analyzing the data…

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Q&A: How to Fill the Talent Shortage with Digital Manufacturing Technology

Wes Turner | June 28, 2021 | 

Q&A with Wes Turner, Senior Management Consultant | Dploy Solutions and TBM Consulting As featured in Manufacturing Tomorrow   Q:  Tell me about Dploy Solutions. Dploy Solutions offers a suite of scalable cloud-based digital manufacturing software and IIoT platform solutions designed and priced for small to mid-sized manufacturers and distributors looking to grow their businesses. Our…

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5 Ways to Regain Control of Your Supply Chain

Ken Koenemann | May 24, 2021 | 

With global commerce so deeply intertwined, even the smallest wrinkle in the matrix can cause catastrophic affects. While supply chain disruptions are nothing new, it seems like they are becoming more of a norm than exception. Even as companies are still struggling with the impact of the 2020 COVID-19-related interruptions, curtailments and shutdowns, the hits…

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Three Areas Where Technology Accelerates Growth – And Seven Questions to Ask to Get it Right

Ken Koenemann | May 18, 2021 | 

Digitally mature manufacturers have an edge. Ask yourself these seven questions to determine if you’re leveraging the right technologies to advance growth faster in the areas of Sales and Marketing, Engineering and Operations. In this article you will learn that: Using technology is key to quickly identifying and accelerating sales opportunities. Technologies that improve design-for-manufacturability…

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