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Insights for Manufacturers: Why Empowering Employees is Integral to Industry Success

Oct 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In our last blog, Insights for Manufacturers: The Movement toward Employee Empowerment, we discussed the concept behind the term "employee empowerment", which is the progression toward giving employees authority to solve problems using shared information to make impactful decisions within their own sphere of influence. Now, let's discuss WHY empowering employees is so important to manufactures.

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Digital Transformation and the Manufacturing Renaissance Ahead

Sep 26, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Every industry faces a significant transformation of business models and enablement through disruptive technologies.  However, western manufacturers have endured the brunt of an onslaught of not only globalization and short term mentality of public markets, but also over regulation and under investment.  Add aging workforce to the list and the overall manufacturing base in western economies have shrunk. For example the UK manufacturing base has shrunk by two-thirds since 1980.  The result in almost every western manufacturing economy—unemployment, trade deficits, social unrest, and strategic vulnerability. 

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Manufacturing Technology is Outpacing Process

Jul 14, 2017 4:30:18 AM

Remember when manufacturing and operations were linear? The customer had a role in sales and product positioning at the end of the manufacturing process, but by that time the product already left the factory so you couldn't connect with the customers any longer. All that has changed with the Industrial Internet of Things or IIoT. Customers expect more from the products and services they are buying and unfortunately brand loyalty is rare. They want the latest and greatest of the products that meet their needs at the best price.

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What Does IoT Mean for Manufacturing?

Jul 7, 2017 4:00:53 AM

With new technologies like advanced analytics, and social listening, you have the ability to do more than some could have ever imagined. As a manufacturer, you can take advantage of millions of connected “things” thanks to IIoT – the Industrial Internet of Things. For example, you can gather and analyze data in real time, and then use those insights to improve manufacturing productivity. There are now incredibly scalable cloud platforms available that offer you insights on:

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Top 4 Reasons Digital Transformation is Key in Manufacturing

May 11, 2017 4:00:33 AM

How do you help your sales team have a more streamlined sales process? Or better manage the buying process? How do your sales managers coach their teams more effectively? In manufacturing, digital transformation is where you want to start in answering these questions. Read on for 4 reasons why digital transformation is important in manufacturing.

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3 Positive Impacts of Digital Transformation in Professional Services

May 2, 2017 4:00:32 AM

As a professional services organization, you have people that are working on projects, in teams. They have certain skillsets and areas of expertise. To create a successful, well-run business you need to match those skills and areas of expertise to the work you’re actually selling. By bringing these two together you work towards driving a perfect utilization scenario. Read on to see three major benefits of digital transformation in services.

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3 Steps to Starting Your Digital Transformation

Apr 19, 2017 4:00:53 AM

Digital Transformation, is already disrupting most industries and companies. Those who are out in front leveraging new strategies and tactics to improve customer acquisition, retention and loyalty will be the big winners.

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