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Robotics & Automation

Post Pandemic: People or Robots?

According to Statista Research Department, the global market for robots is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 26% to reach close to $210 billion by 2025. For example, according to Automation World, almost 45% of respondents currently use robots in their assembly and manufacturing [...]

2023-09-15T19:27:58-07:00April 26, 2021|Categories: In The News, Manufacturing, Robotics & Automation|Tags: , , , |

Industry 4.0 & Why People Are Even More Important

The more technology we use, the more we need a high level of engagement with people. As John Naisbitt, the preeminent social forecaster of our time and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Megatrends, said, "High tech. High touch." He was absolutely correct. The more [...]
2023-09-16T13:23:57-07:00February 24, 2021|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Manufacturing, Robotics & Automation|Tags: |

Digital is Key to Manufacturing in 2021

As I wrote in this month's Brushware magazine (page 20), manufacturing is trending to digital. We were already on this path the last few years, and it accelerated 5 fold during COVID. According to the Hackett Group, 77% of companies have strengthened their commitments to digital transformation [...]

Manufacturers Trending to Digital

According to the Hackett Group, 77% of companies have strengthened their commitment to digital transformation due to the COVID crisis. In fact, they are not only strengthening their commitment, but the pace of adoption is increasing. A McKinsey survey found that the pandemic has significantly accelerated the pace of [...]

Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge in 2021

I was recently quoted throughout an article in SelectHub "Manufacturing Trends: Leveraging Software and Tech to Maintain a Competitive Edge for 2021", and so it has been top of mind. Software and technology will be cornerstone to success as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. For example, according to [...]

The Digital Transformation

I’ll be talking more and more about the digital transformation as it will impact every client in a substantial way. Recently I met with a significant, regional CPA firm’s manufacturing and technology experts. We saved time to discuss thought leadership ideas which of course crossed over into the digital [...]

Will Technology Gain Critical Mass in 2020?

December 6, 2019 According to an Industry Week article, recent predictions say we are headed into the year where technology gains critical mass!  That is truly exciting for manufacturers as people and robots work in collaboration to achieve profitable growth and success. Of course it isn't all about [...]

Welcome to the Next Decade: Metalworking in Industry 4.0

Published in Fabricating & Metalworking Magazine in Dec. 2019 “Our manufacturing clients have really embraced the power of AI during the last year. From improved forecast accuracy that affects inventory levels, to working more openly with changing customer needs and the overall customer experience, they are already in the [...]

People & Robots Can Co-Exist Successfully

We held an engaging executive panel discussion at our APICS Inland Empire spring symposium on the topic, "The Talent Transformation: People or Robots? There is quite a lot of hoopla in the area of Inland Southern California as this geography is larger than all but 24 states (and soon [...]

The Talent Transformation: People or Robots?

No matter the industry and geography, the topic of "People vs. Robots" is a hot topic! Certainly, manufacturing has been focused on technology and automation for quite some time to navigate the path to thrive in the modern environment of high costs, regulations, and elevated customer demands. The Manufacturing [...]

2023-08-31T11:42:45-07:00March 26, 2019|Categories: Inner Circle, Manufacturing, Robotics & Automation|Tags: , , , |
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