Digitally Innovative and Digitally Inefficient: The Challenge Educational Publishers Face That Nobody Wants to Talk About
Publishers have successfully moved their portfolios from print to digital. But, ten years in, they’ve not managed to re-engineer their processes and organizations to get digital products to market..
The Digital First Opportunity and Change Management
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..
The Importance of Culture and Leadership During Covid-19
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..
Increasing Operational Efficiency in the New Normal
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..
3 Ways to Reverse Construction's Lagging Productivity
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..
Turning Machine Learning and Deep Analytics into Business Insights
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..
Can Smart Manufacturing Support the 3 Ps of Sustainability?
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..
How Smart is Your Factory?
According to Forbes, technology is the dominant trend in manufacturing for 2020. More and more manufacturers will look to technologies that make their factories smarter by utilizing: Internet of..
How Knowledge Sharing Supports a Well Integrated Value Chain
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..
How Content Chaos is Hurting Manufacturers
In a perfect world, manufacturing documentation is ordered and controlled. Product Development conducts a feasibility study for a new product idea. Product developers or engineers create a design..
Customer Collaboration: Improving the ROI of R&D
Creating new products is expensive. Ask anyone in the business of delivering new products to the end-user. The R&D budget can quickly become a black hole, where the money goes in, but no successful..
Manufacturing: Do You Have a Business Continuity Plan for Cyberattacks?
When businesses hear business continuity or disaster recovery, they think of a catastrophic event such as a natural disaster or political upheaval. Depending on its location, a company may consider a..
Skilled Labor Shortage in Smart Manufacturing
The term Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth generation of the Industrial Revolution. It is also the revolution that we are now in the midst of, more than two centuries away from the First Industrial..
Knowledge Sharing in the World of IIoT
Have you noticed how defining a technology acronym does very little to explain what it is? Take IIoT. What is an industrial internet of things? Is it different than the internet of things (IoT)?..
What Impact Will Robotic Process Automation Have on Manufacturing Documentation?
Once upon a time, documentation specialists consolidated information from subject matter experts (SMEs) into user manuals or “how-to” guides. That meant writers and trainers spent a great deal of..
Improving Operational Efficiency Within Your Organization
To remain competitive, you have to boost operational efficiency in your business wherever possible. It's especially important for your small or mid-sized business to operate efficiently because you..