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Archive for November 2019

Guest Blog: 7 Tips to Implement Change Management

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During my career in manufacturing, I held various positions, and many of them required making changes to the way things were done.   Change can be difficult—and it can be even more difficult to communicate. People come to work and try to do the best job they can. They are proud of their work and…

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Guest Blog: Sustainability Trends for Manufacturing

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As EPA rules change and sustainability becomes a bigger topic, manufacturing practices are changing. Much of that change is driven by governmental regulations, companies themselves, and end users. Also, a new generation of employees want to work for companies that are socially and environmentally responsible.   Before I go into what manufacturing can do to…

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Guest Blog: Cyber Security for Manufacturers

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  At a high-level, what is cybersecurity, and why should manufacturers care? Are there benefits to utilizing an active versus passive protection system for manufacturers?  Cybersecurity is about protecting your industrial computer systems from unauthorized access, preventing theft, damage, or manipulation of those systems.   Unfortunately, industrial control networks were designed decades ago, before cyber…

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