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Live Data Is Improving Efficiency and Productivity on the Shop Floor, but There Are Challenges

Factory equipment is becoming increasingly Internet-enabled (part of the much referenced “Internet of Things” or “IoT”), and digital technology is helping engineers improve turnaround and uptime, while giving companies more tools to improve delivery time forecasting and saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in production waste, loss productivity and energy.

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The War for Great Talent Rages On Despite Slight Employment Gains

Gains are still coming grudgingly in the U.S. employment market, but for many business chiefs, it seems like boom times again in at least one important respect: The “war for talent” has returned, posing challenges for an increasing number of companies and industries that depend on recruiting and retaining the right people for competitive advantage.

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How to Groom Your Team to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders

For an organization to grow, identifying and grooming the future leaders of your company is of utmost importance. You would think with all of the books being written on leadership that the labor force would be more skilled in leadership abilities. In fact, there remains a significant gap in leadership skills within the corporate hallways of America.

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Factoryless Goods Producers Will Maintain Non-Manufacturer Status for Now

The only true way to track the re-growth of U.S. manufacturing is to use reliable statistics about the output of America’s factories and the people they employ. That reality was behind the Obama administration’s recent decision to shelve a controversial proposal to reclassify ‘factoryless’ goods producers as U.S. manufacturers despite the positive sheen it would have placed on the nation’s manufacturing efforts.

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