15 Facts About Manufacturing In The U.S.

The landscape of American manufacturing has experienced its fair share of ups and downs over the past several hundred years, from the development of the first interchangeable parts in 1801 to the first moving assembly line in 1913, and from the discovery of lean manufacturing principles in the 1930s to the offshoring trend that began…

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Black & Veatch calls on AI to automate field service

For companies that rely on field service technicians, an efficient mobile work experience is essential. And these days the software your technicians use in the field better be intelligent as well. Count Black and Veatch among a rising tide of companies transforming their field tech’s work experience, as the construction firm is leaning into artificial…

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American Toy Manufacturers Who Make The Holidays Possible

This time of year, elves tend to get a lot of credit for making holiday wishes come true. But the truth is, the real magic isn’t happening in the North Pole; it’s happening at real manufacturing workshops all throughout the country. Here are some of the many American manufacturers that help produce the toys —…

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Operational Excellence Mixtape: December 20, 2019

Republished from Mark Graban’s Lean Blog By Mark Graban leanblog.org By Ryan McCormack The mixtape contains news, blogs, articles, resources, and links about creating value, continuous improvement, innovation, and leadership in healthcare and industry – compiled and shared by Ryan McCormack Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients It’s been 20 years since To Err is Human, the seminal report from the Institute of…

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Setting Up Data and Analytics Teams to Drive Value

Once a differentiator of top-performing organizations, the ability to leverage a strong data and analytics program is now a necessity. Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland DEC 16, 2019 Advanced analytics is playing a more important role than ever as organizations’ complexity and amounts of data use increase. Once a differentiator of top-performing organizations, the ability to leverage a…

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The Keys For Manufacturers To Connect With Big Buyers

Landing a contract with a big buyer can have an equally big impact on your business. However, large buying organizations tend to do things a bit differently than the clients you’re likely used to serving. If you want a real chance at landing those big fish, you need to understand how they think and how their…

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5 tips for thriving in the digital era

Your CEO has been running your company for 10 years and has spent 30 years in the industry. She is visionary and flexible and has pivoted the business during changing markets. She has evolved the culture appropriately and has consistently outpaced the competition. She knows the business and how to grow it. Until now. With…

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Good tech talent is still hard to find (how to bridge the gap)

In today’s era of digital business, companies are intoxicated by the potential of technology-driven transformation. Manufacturers eye the internet of things (IoT) as a springboard for predictive maintenance and new product-as-a-service revenues.

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