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5 Trends Shaping the Future of Manufacturing

Emerging enterprises and CEOs thinking of starting new manufacturing or product design businesses have a number of tools including social media and digital marketing that allow them to take an idea and bring it to market faster, cheaper and with an intimate customer connection. Here are five trends that can provide a tailwind to help.

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5 Rules for Automating Your Warehouse

Warehouse management is one of the last frontiers of productivity improvement for most manufacturers and distributors. Writing in both Manufacturing Business Technology and Food Manufacturing, Dan Labell, president and owner of Westfalia Technologies., a provider of logistics solutions for plants, warehouses and distribution centers, offers five simple principles for evaluating and automating one’s warehouse management system.

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New Product in the News: Boeing’s Self-Destructing Smartphone

Remember the standard opening scene in the Mission Impossible films and TV shows? Upon entering a phone booth a CIA agent listens to a tape recorded message that concludes “this device will self-destruct in 10 seconds.” Queue the soundtrack theme as the device goes up in smoke once it completes the message.

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