Acceptance Sampling: Elevating Product Quality Through Statistical Rigor

Maintaining quality is super important for business success. A really useful tool companies can use is acceptance sampling. Acceptance sampling is a stats-based method that lets businesses evaluate a batch or shipment of products by checking a representative sample. Instead of inspecting every single item, which can take a long time and cost a lot,…

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The Quest to Identify and Automate Manufacturing Processes

With the drive to reshore manufacturing operations back to the United States, automation is increasingly viewed as a crucial enabler to make domestic production economically viable versus offshore alternatives. However, according to Forrester’s 2024 Smart Manufacturing Predictions, implementing software and hardware automation to boost competitiveness in reshored facilities has proven more challenging than expected.  One…

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Omron and Neura Robotics Partner on Cognitive Robot Development

Neura Robotics, a supplier of cognitive robotics technology, and Omron Robotics and Safety Technologies, a supplier of industrial robotics and automation, have announced a partnership focused on introducing cognitive robots into factory automation. These cognitive robots will reportedly use advanced AI (artificial intelligence) capabilities to improve manufacturing efficiency, flexibility and safety. The companies say that,…

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What the CIO’s Evolution Means for Manufacturing

Historically, CIOs have been the stewards of corporate IT, focusing on data management, network infrastructure and software applications that support the business’s administrative functions. However, the digital transformation of industry requires CIOs to take a broader view, extending their influence to operations technology (OT) systems—the hardware and software that controls production processes. The technology on…

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Lean Principles in Healthcare: Driving Patient-Centric Excellence

Healthcare systems are always looking for ways to improve patient care quality, save money, and streamline how they work. Lean principles have emerged as a powerful solution. Lean ideas started with Toyota to minimize waste and maximize value for car buyers. Applying these ideas to healthcare helps organizations optimize processes, reduce mistakes, and ultimately provide…

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Nvidia Expands Collaboration with Industrial Automation Tech Suppliers

Until recently, Nvidia was a technology supplier whose products were largely used in the automation sector primarily for advanced simulation graphics. And that makes sense because Nvidia is well-known for its graphics processing unit technology, better known by the acronym GPU. Because of this, Nvidia has long been a major player in the gaming industry.…

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3 Predictions for Industrial Robots

The use of robots in industry in 2024 will be marked by “a growing focus on the critical role of AI (artificial intelligence),” said Marc Segura, president of ABB Robotics Division. “From mobile robots and cobots, to enabling new robotic applications in new sectors and creating new opportunities for people to learn and develop, these…

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Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy’s App Olympics Competition Garners Over 1,100 Applications

You’re reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. The App Olympics competition, an app development initiative launched by the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy that commenced in October 2023, has announced receiving over 1,100 applications from across the world for this one-of-a-kind undertaking. The App Olympics competition has been launched as part…

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Lean in Government, a Comeback?

FEATURE – At a recent Lean Day, our editor was reminded of the immense potential of Lean Thinking applied to government. After a few sleepy years, is lean in the public administration having a comeback? Words: Roberto Priolo, Editor, Planet Lean When I first ventured into the lean world, now over a decade ago, I…

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Selling to the CFO? Here Are 3 Things You Need to Convince Your CFO to Buy In.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. While it’s true that CFOs spend an exceptional amount of time looking at numbers, many have sat in other seats within their organization and know that there are times when big decisions shouldn’t be based solely on numbers and a budget. This is especially true when it…

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