COVID-19 spread around the globe in a matter of months, wreaking particular havoc on our most vulnerable communities. The pandemic's indiscriminate existence has resulted in a common sense of pain,..
Digital first is not a new concept, but in our current climate of rapid change, it is time to promote it from "nice to have" status to "must have." It is critical to appreciate its enormous potential..
Adaptive leadership is not a new concept, but as a strategy for business growth and success, it has become more valuable than ever. The pandemic has stretched the limits of business and accelerated..
The “three horizons” framework arose from a years-long McKinsey & Company project, and continues to offer a relevant growth strategy for evaluating and managing both current and future business..
Manually building and scaling an online certification program is inefficient and messy. The content needed to develop certification materials often exist in multiple file formats such as Excel, PPTX,..
In software engineering, developers practice a process called ‘continuous integration’ (CI), which means team members working on a project integrate code into a shared repository on a frequent basis,..
Higher Education institutions are natural content producers. Colleges and Universities need to address the digital learning needs of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students across..
The first challenge that manufacturers face as they begin to reopen their facilities is determining the applicable guidelines. Regulations vary from country to country. States and provinces have..
How do you start your day? Do you take the time to center yourself over a cup of coffee? Or, is your mind spinning like an E5 tornado? Since Covid-19 officially became a pandemic, life has not..
A recent survey found the top three concerns of manufacturers in a post-COVID-19 world are: Financial Impact (71%) Global Recession (64%) Workforce and Productivity (41%) For most manufacturers, the..
Worldwide, the construction industry employs about 7% of the world’s working-age population. It is one of the world’s largest economic sectors; yet, it is at or near the bottom on productivity..
As new technologies emerge, machinery manufacturers benefit from exciting new opportunities that allow them to reimagine their processes and operations. However, it can be difficult to decide which..
As the tongue-in-cheek adage warns, build something foolproof, and nature will cheerfully build a bigger fool. As companies scramble to keep their liability as minimized as possible, broader markets..
For too long, manufacturer's have been bemoaning the lack of an available skilled workforce. Many have been waiting for some form of a White Knight in improved vocational training or government..
Social awareness has increased around the topic of food waste. This has become more of a concern for a variety of reasons, from landfill capacity and methane emissions, to basic hunger...
In 2017, 841 outbreaks of food-borne disease were reported to the CDC. These resulted in 14 food recalls and 20 deaths. This is why no one in the food and beverage (F&B) industry wants to cut corners..
You may be surprised to learn that predictive maintenance was first used during World War II. About half of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) aircraft were grounded for maintenance at any time during the..
According to Forbes, the 2019 growth strategy for manufacturers was focused on improving shop floor productivity through investing in machine learning (ML) platforms. That focus may not have resulted..
Do you remember when your company connected the first sensor or device to the Internet of Things (IoT)? It wasn’t plug and play. It was more wish and wait. You were excited about the potential, but..
When was the last time you heard the phrase smart manufacturing? Yesterday? Two hours ago? In one of our recent posts? What about the word sustainability? Although these terms are likely heard..
Manufacturers are familiar with the term supply chain. They understand that it encompasses the acquiring of materials through production to delivery to the customer. Supply chains focus on the cost..
While it's true that the term "digital transformation" brings with it far-reaching implications for any organization, the concept at the heart of it all couldn't be more straightforward. It simply..
As the nature of businesses these days is to go global, we have to do more than give workers a paycheck. Individuals now have access to remote work options, online entrepreneurial ventures, and even..