How to Streamline the Product Manufacturing Process

Sometimes the overall manufacturing process can slip through the cracks between product development and building a new business. Taking time to streamline the packaging and shipping processes and promoting communication between teams is crucial for your business to run smoothly. Streamlining your product assembly and design saves time, labor, and money. All it takes is [...]

Sometimes the overall manufacturing process can slip through the cracks between product development and building a new business. Taking time to streamline the packaging and shipping processes and promoting communication between teams is crucial for your business to run smoothly. Streamlining your product assembly and design saves time, labor, and money. All it takes is some planning, thinking ahead, and most importantly, communication. Without communication between your teams, no matter how small, the conveyor belt of all production will cease...
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What Automated Stores Mean for Mobile Marketing

While digital retailing continues to encroach on physical retail’s territory, face-to-face shopping is not going down without a fight. Just as traditional business models must account for new technology and trends favoring automation, the processes that support those models such as mobile marketing must adapt to the times. Physical Retailing for Introverts Earlier this past [...]

While digital retailing continues to encroach on physical retail’s territory, face-to-face shopping is not going down without a fight. Just as traditional business models must account for new technology and trends favoring automation, the processes that support those models such as mobile marketing must adapt to the times. Physical Retailing for Introverts Earlier this past January, Amazon opened its first Amazon Go automated store in Seattle, Washington. In case you are unfamiliar with the concept, an automated store is exactly...
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Will Packaging Robots Make Humans Obsolete?

Since the dawn of automation, the media has been there to strike fear into the hearts of employees everywhere with claims that robots could take their job at any time. But how accurate are these claims? What does automation mean for the packaging industry - and for jobs currently filled by human beings? You've seen [...]

Since the dawn of automation, the media has been there to strike fear into the hearts of employees everywhere with claims that robots could take their job at any time. But how accurate are these claims? What does automation mean for the packaging industry – and for jobs currently filled by human beings? You’ve seen the stories from Fortune Magazine, The New York Times, and CNN with headlines like “Robots could take over 38% of U.S. jobs within 15 years.”...
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The Value of the Internet of Things

During an industry shake-up, those who emerge successfully are those who harness the benefits of new trends better than their competition. As technological innovation continues to proliferate every sector, so too do the connections between the hardware we’ve grown reliant on. The "Internet of Things" is an intricately woven spider web of networks. Knowing how [...]

 

During an industry shake-up, those who emerge successfully are those who harness the benefits of new trends better than their competition. As technological innovation continues to proliferate every sector, so too do the connections between the hardware we’ve grown reliant on. The “Internet of Things” is an intricately woven spider web of networks. Knowing how to make use of it will be one of the driving forces in business for years to come. The term Internet of Things (or simply...
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Cost and Efficiency: How Automation is Redefining Fo...

In a world that increasingly prefers to shop online, our changing habits in how we purchase goods and service are having an effect on the way we eat. Restaurants, intent on catering to the modern customer, are employing things like automated ordering and augmented reality into their dining experience. Not to mention even credit cards [...]

In a world that increasingly prefers to shop online, our changing habits in how we purchase goods and service are having an effect on the way we eat. Restaurants, intent on catering to the modern customer, are employing things like automated ordering and augmented reality into their dining experience. Not to mention even credit cards are revamping their model for the 21st century. No matter where you live, society is moving faster by the year. Consumers want instant information and...
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What Do You Know About Vendor-Managed Inventory?

Owning your own business is tough work, especially when you have inventory to take care of. Between predicting customer trends and seasonal supply and demand, trying to maintain the right amount of stock in your warehouses is just the tip of the iceberg, let alone everything else it takes to keep a business going. The [...]

Owning your own business is tough work, especially when you have inventory to take care of. Between predicting customer trends and seasonal supply and demand, trying to maintain the right amount of stock in your warehouses is just the tip of the iceberg, let alone everything else it takes to keep a business going. The nice thing about technology, however, is that it inspires new ways of accomplishing old tasks if not directly through application, then indirectly through process. Vendor-managed...
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