Telecommuting is more productive

Telecommuting is more productive

With so much of the world still in retreat-mode from the pandemic, millions of people are working from home. What began as a temporary, bridge solution until the world returned to “normal” conditions, has steadily become woven into long-term strategy discussions for businesses everywhere. Why? Well, it seems the recent work-from-home movement has translated into…

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New Products for the New Year

New Products for the New Year

A new year is upon us, and with it come new innovations and products. Here’s a look at some of the more intriguing new offerings for 2016: • Smart gadgets for a connected home are popping up all over the place, and within this exploding market is the Delta Leak Detector. Basically, it’s a smart…

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What is Just-in-Time Manufacturing?

What is Just-in-Time Manufacturing?

In the 1960s and 1970s, companies in Japan, most notably Toyota, began toying with a new manufacturing technique—and a new philosophy on managing things—called just-in-time manufacturing, or JIT. The idea behind JIT, sometimes referred to as lean manufacturing, is that you produce and have only what you need, instead of stocking up on bulk inventory….

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Verizon to Take First Real Crack at 5G

Verizon to Take First Real Crack at 5G

Verizon, America’s biggest wireless provider, is gearing up for a boost in its wireless network. Field trials on 5G, or 5th-generation technology, are set for the upcoming year. The result could be insanely fast wireless—sooner rather than later—for millions of customers. The industry consensus is that 5G technology will be available to consumers by 2020….

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Looking Ahead in the World of Manufacturing Technology

Looking Ahead in the World of Manufacturing Technology

A report published earlier this year by Plex Systems provides some interesting insights into the world of manufacturing technology and where the industry is headed. Among the findings: • Of the manufacturers interviewed in the study, 4 out of 10 see a direct link between cloud technologies and how they will be able to innovate…

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