Monthly Archives - May 2017

The Changing Face of Supply Chains

About twenty years ago American manufacturers began changing the face of the supply chain when they began “offshoring” — moving production to cheaper sources in foreign nations, expanding [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: May 30, 2017

Are Robots Really So Bad After All?

In our prior post, we pointed out that China is on the verge of becoming the world leader in the production, sale and implementation of robots, with a stated [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: May 25, 2017

Manufacturing Trends: “We’ll Make Robots Until There’s No More People in Factories”

Industrial automation continues to progress, and nowhere is that happening at a faster clip now than in China. Robots are making rapid headway in many plants around the world.  [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: May 23, 2017

Moore’s Law, Disruptive Technologies, and the Skills Required of the Next Generation Workforce

As most of us have noticed by now, the pace of technology – long proceeding at a snail’s pace as generation after generation lived more or less as [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: May 18, 2017

Counterpoint: Cyber Security is a Myth

In our prior post (“The Evolving Promise of Unbreakable Computer Security”) we suggested that the evolution of quantum computing would make it possible to create virtually unbreakable computer [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: May 16, 2017

The Evolving Promise of Unbreakable Computer Security

The idea of “quantum computing” has been around for a while, but lately, some very blue-chip sorts of companies have begun investing in it seriously.  Names like HP, [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: May 11, 2017

Would You Bet Your Retirement on Butter Production in Bangladesh?

A bit off topic today, but we think those who work for a living and hope one day not to have to, may find this of interest in [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: May 9, 2017

Does Your Company Have These Issues Too? At Least You’re Not Alone

We see clients wrestle every day with a number of common complaints, obstacles and productivity-wasters when they talk to us about upgrading their business management systems.  These issues [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: May 4, 2017

Four Essential Factors for Continuous Improvement

APICS (The American Production and Inventory Control Society, “the premier professional association for supply chain management”) provides a wealth of information both practical and theoretical about how companies [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: May 2, 2017