An SPC Lesson from the NFL?

Near the end of the 2014–2015 National Football League (NFL) playoff series, the New England Patriots were accused of using under-inflated footballs to gain an advantage in the semi-final game. The controversy was quickly labeled “Deflategate” by the news media, and the team and its quarter back, Tom Brady, were punished

Should you use standard mobile devices for mobile logistics?

An increasing number of companies are outfitting their vehicles with consumer-grade devices to keep in touch with drivers while they’re on the road. Although this approach is prolific and inexpensive this strategy has some risks.

How Now Brown Cow – Sensors and Analytics Take a (Farmer’s) Field Trip

There’s an unusual story about a device called Moocall which saves the farmer from having to stay near the cow during the birthing process. The technology is advancing rapidly while becoming more affordable and more available.

Pokémon Go and the Future of Augmented Reality in Manufacturing

The key characteristic that makes Pokemon Go different from all predecessors is its use of augmented reality (AR) which is on the verge of becoming an important advancement for industry – particularly in manufacturing and service.

Augmented Reality Is Now For Real

It may seem that virtual reality (VR) is the stuff of science fiction and video games—and that’s still essentially true at this point in time. Augmented reality (AR), however, is on the verge of becoming an important advancement for industry, particularly in manufacturing and service. A remodeled computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing developer recently demonstrated just how powerful this technology can be.

Is U.S. Manufacturing Still Strong?

U.S. manufacturing’s success is driven through the entire value chain – increased productivity, efficient supply chains, innovation, speed-to-market, and flexibility. To be competitive manufacturers must look for the most efficient and effective ways to produce products and satisfy demand.

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