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Please Note: Our Refocus on Product News

The next time ThomasNet News hits your inbox, the format will be somewhat different than what you see here. To bring you timely information on new product developments specific to your interests and industry, we'll be delivering customizable Product News Alerts, on your preferred delivery schedule. Simply choose the news that matters to you. You can specify product news from over 50 vertical...

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Little-Known Federal Legislation to Create Manufacturing Hubs Included in Spending Bill

While the federal budget and its more controversial riders are commanding the lion's share of attention, the American public may not have noticed a piece of little-known but highly bipartisan legislation called the "Revitalizing American Manufacturing and Innovation Act" (RAMI) that is present in the budget bill set to pass next week. RAMI, versions of which have passed both the House (HR...

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Editor's Note: Wrapping Up Manufacturing's Future

The season of gift giving and receiving is fast coming upon us, and rather than getting caught up in the "it" toy or game of the moment, we as manufacturing and industrial professionals have an opportunity to make a real impact on the young people in our lives with the presents we choose. How? It starts with the "skills gap" we keep hearing so much about - manufacturers unable to find the skilled...

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Ergonomics Is Solving Automation's Pain Points

Manufacturing processes and technologies are changing faster than ever before, as a result of rapid innovation cycles, the need to bring products to market more quickly, and the economic pressure to produce more and do so faster and at lower cost. Given this heated environment, manufacturers struggle to keep ergonomics programs aligned with the realities on the shop and warehouse floor and at...

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Ergonomics Is Solving Automation's Pain Points

Manufacturing processes and technologies are changing faster than ever before, as a result of rapid innovation cycles, the need to bring products to market more quickly, and the economic pressure to produce more and do so faster and at lower cost. Given this heated environment, manufacturers struggle to keep ergonomics programs aligned with the realities on the shop and warehouse floor and at...

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Business & Industry

Ergonomics Is Solving Automation's Pain Points

Manufacturing processes and technologies are changing faster than ever before, as a result of rapid innovation cycles, the need to bring products to market more quickly, and the economic pressure to produce more and do so faster and at lower cost. Given this heated environment, manufacturers struggle to keep ergonomics programs aligned with the realities on the shop and warehouse floor and at...

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Who Understands the IoT? According to New Research, 43% of Manufacturing Professionals Don't

According to Cisco, there will be 13.5 billion connected devices in manufacturing by 2022. And JP Morgan's Global Equity Research team has already pegged manufacturing with having the greatest Internet of Things (IoT) market potential. Although it's difficult to accurately gauge the impact these technologies will have, it's clear that experts are projecting it to be massive. But what do...

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New York City Takes Steps to Incubate Wearable Fashion and Technology Epicenter

Wearable tech often brings to mind clunky, super-hero gadgetry: Dick Tracy's wrist radio, for example, or Maxwell Smart's shoe phone. The earliest incarnations of commercial wearable technology are, indeed, a bit hard to miss: Samsung's Galaxy Gear watch could possibly be called "clunky." As wearable technology gets smaller, however, it's also likely to become more discreet and even fashionable....

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Editor's Note: Manufacturing Can Shrug Off A Weak Black Friday

Only a dedicated naysayer could focus on the negative side of the Institute for Supply Management's announcement yesterday of its manufacturing index for November. Yes, the index fell to 58.7. But that's from October's three-and-a-half-year high of 59, making it the second highest index in forty months, and a number that still beat industry projections. Some point to weak Black Friday sales as a...

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The Role of Scorecards and Dashboards in Performance Management

Success in performance management requires measures, standards, and outcomes that support the organization's vision, mission, objectives, and competitiveness.  Communicating, aligning, managing, and connecting all of the pieces are a challenge for any organization. All departmental and staff goals need to be following the same compass and moving in the same direction as the decision-makers....

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