A Customer is Your Most Important Visitor

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Not long ago, I was waiting in line to check out at a store. I overheard a cashier grumbling about the long line of customers and that she was leaving shortly, no matter what I couldn’t help thinking how thankful we are for our customers for without them we would not have a Company, we truly… Read More

IIoT: You Need More “I’s” on the Plant Floor

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  The Internet of Things (IoT) sparked excitement as the next great thing in technology. Learn more about IoT here. Using sensors embedded in everything from home appliances to clothing, consumers are jazzed about what smart technology can do: changing the temperature in your home when you’re away checking your heart rate and letting you… Read More

Get Lean with 2D Data Matrix Barcodes, Part 3

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Thanks for stopping back in to read the 3rd part of this series on “Getting LEAN” with Data Matrix Barcodes in the manufacturing industry. If you missed the first two parts, you can read them here: Part 1  Part 2  Application Versatility Whether it be the assembly lines, final assembly lines, test and measurement locations,… Read More

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7 Steps to Finding Work-Life Balance

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How many times have you wished there were more hours in the day? Like most working people, are you trying to do too much in both your personal and professional life? More accurately, you probably do have too much  on your plate Todays world struggles in finding work-life balance. The obligations of your job can cross over… Read More

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Get Lean with 2D Data Matrix Barcodes, Part 2

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Welcome back to my series on how to Get LEAN by implementing 2D Matrix Barcodes in your manufacturing facility. In my last blog, I shared how the physical features of a 2D Data Matrix barcode that has been applied via Direct Part Mark (DPM) have been beneficial to manufacturers of Print Circuit Boards (PCBs) and… Read More

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Get Lean with 2D Data Matrix Barcodes, Part 1

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As manufacturing continues to evolve, so do the requirements of their end users. Quality, price and lead time have never meant more to the manufacturing industry, so looking for ways to improve these criteria without sacrificing one for the other has become a necessity. In the manufacturing world, this concept is known as getting “lean”…. Read More

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7 Tips for Successful Brainstorming Sessions

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Two heads are better than one, right? So, it just makes sense that when you need to create fresh ideas and solutions, you gather your team and for a brainstorming session. In theory, group brainstorming should open up the flood gates on ideas. But sometimes it can be a barrier. Prevent a pressure cooker. Picture… Read More

AR & VR Offer Businesses a New Perspective

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Mobile technology revolutionized our culture. The unbridled freedom of access to everything we need, from anywhere we are. Now, we have virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. Once just a futuristic vision, “someday” has arrived. And businesses have the exciting opportunity to get a different perspective on their possibilities and choices. With VR,… Read More

How to Fix 5 Common Human Errors that Lead to Security Threats

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Human error is involved in 95% of security breaches. A seemingly simple mistake can lead to a major disaster. The 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study reported that human error was responsible for 25% of the data breaches that occurred in the US, resulting in an average mitigation cost of $198 per capita, and an… Read More

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Presidential election prediction: Was big data really at fault?

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Big data can be a powerful predictor. Businesses use it to identify opportunities for growth in new markets. Analysts have used big data to predict everything from Oscar winners to the outcome of the recent presidential election. Data analysts were equally confident that Leonardo DiCaprio would win the Academy Award for Best Actor last year, as… Read More