Top tips for navigating the new normal in manufacturing

How can manufacturers stay open and fully productive – while keeping employees safe at work – in the face of COVID-19? The challenge is unprecedented in modern industrial history as, for the first time, demand, supply, and workforce availability are all impacted simultaneously.1 Even with millions out of work due to the pandemic, that last factor, the […]

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industrial manufacturing hygiene

The hands-down winner for improved manufacturing productivity

Any number of factors can negatively impact your productivity: poor training, equipment maintenance issues, or low employee morale are just a few. Still, little can put as big a drag on a factory worker’s productivity as getting sick with a cold or the flu. Employers in the United States sacrifice $25 billion annually due to […]

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AR VR industrial plant maintenance

Trends in Plant Maintenance and Manufacturing: The Rise of AR & VR

In an industrial world where the reality of plant maintenance is, for many, still defined by 19th century resources like shop rags (versus plentifully available high-tech industrial wipers), it may seem strange to discuss seemingly futuristic innovations such as Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR). But new research from global management consultancy PwC points […]

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