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Ten Important Considerations You Don’t Want to Miss In Your Manufacturing Facility Layout

It is common for manufacturers to reconsider their use of space for a number of reasons, including an expiring lease, outgrowing the existing space due to new products or increased sales, the addition of new technology / equipment, or the need to consolidate to a smaller footprint. Good news: there…

Adopting New Technology: A story of Starting Small and Iterating on What has Already Been Done

What’s going on here? We have an image of a middle-class guy in the early 1950’s pushing his flying car into a mid-century ranch bungalow. At the time this was published Popular Mechanics was the go-to magazine for futurists thinking about how technology would change society. Why would…

Combat the Risks of Cyber Attacks In Your Business

The best approach to cybersecurity is for businesses to approach the topic with good information, and an understanding of the risks to not taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity. Consider for a moment that 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses. (source: Symantec) So, Why do nearly half of all…

2018 Trends in Advanced Manufacturing

In the past couple of years, discussion on the future of manufacturing has birthed the concepts of Industry 4.0 and SMART Manufacturing.  What do these concepts mean and how do they affect any changes to your business? Industry 4.0 and SMART Manufacturing are concepts, meant to capture the idea that…