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Magazine Issue July 2021

Digital Transformation: What it Means

Publisher’s Letter

In this, our inaugural 2021 issue, we feature a number of articles that help define what exactly digital transformation means for manufacturers. One example is three use cases of digital transformation solutions presented in “Workflow Apps Increase Safety for Frontline Workers.”…

Enhancing Factories

Enhancing Factories Through Digital-first Manufacturing

By: Steve Pillsbury, Digital Operations Leader at PwC, and David Petrucci, Senior Director, Manufacturing Strategy Lead at Microsoft The pandemic has acted as yet another wake up call for manufacturing, making evident that this industry cannot continue to operate on…

Digital Operations

Continuous Improvement: The Lever of Digital Operations

For many decades, world-class and high-performing organizations have used Lean methods, underpinned with a philosophy of continuous improvement (CI), to drive efficiencies and sustained ROI.  Digital is changing everything But traditional corporate production systems do not fully capitalize on the…

Workflow Apps

Workflow Apps Increase Safety for Frontline Workers

By David Brebner, Founder and CEO, Umajin New, breakthrough workflow applications incorporating hands-free control, location technology, and visualization of key data are extending digital transformation to the frontline worker. By creating AI-enabled digital agents, activities that were previously high-touch experiences…

Business Process Automation

Business Process Automation: Make it Mission Critical

By Seth Siegel, North American AI & Automation Leader More than 25 years ago, manufacturers first introduced automation to their processes. Productivity and efficiency soared, and many cost areas dramatically decreased. But, for many manufacturers, digitization stopped there.  The COVID-19…

"America's Supply Chains" Executive Order

The Biden Administration’s Supply Chain Executive Order

To ensure that the United States possesses resilient supply chains that safeguard national security, make certain critical needs can be met during emergencies, and enhance U.S. competitiveness, the Biden Administration has issued an executive order on “America’s Supply Chains.” The…

"Georgia Made"

“Georgia Made:” A PPE Strength

By Scott McMurray, Deputy Commissioner of Global Commerce – Georgia Department of Economic Development, and John Morehouse, Director of Manufacturing, Georgia Center of Innovation at the Georgia Department of Economic Development In Georgia, we work together to ensure that our…

Workplace Safety Protocols

Workplace Reopening: What Employers Need to Know

By Lisa Gingeleskie, Esq., Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. As employers look to reopen their doors following the COVID-19 pandemic, many are faced with a variety of legal questions concerning the issuance of mandatory vaccinations and other workplace safety protocols.  To…

Supply Chain Strategies

How COVID-19 Modernized Supply Chain Operations

By Lior Elazary, co-founder and CEO, inVia Robotics Then 2020 came along and changed everything. It’s called a supply “chain” because every point in the process of supplying goods – from raw materials into packaged goods that end up in…

Preventing PPE Shortages

Preventing a PPE Shortage Before it Happens Again

By James Wyner, CEO, Shawmut Corporation Crises often reveal the vulnerabilities of our nation’s free-market system. Take the financial crisis of 2008. During this economic tumult, the open market financial system broke under unforeseen stress when an excessive dependence on…

Supply Chains Post Pandemic

COVID Lessons Learned: Supply Chains Post-Pandemic

By: Heather Marx and Kristi Zentner, Cozen O’Connor The onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, at the height of a modern day trade war between the United States and China, created a perfect storm to cause significant disruption to the…

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