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How Consumer Goods Manufacturers can use Complexity to Their Advantage

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As consumers increasingly demand more customized products at lower costs, manufacturing is only becoming more complex. These changes are presenting big challenges for manufacturers, and those that adapt and embrace data may be able to use that complexity to create a competitive advantage.

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Manufacturers Will Need Skilled Humans to Guide Digitization

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Manufacturers are increasingly deploying digital technologies to boost efficiencies and optimize their production lines. But while sensors, data and processing can provide actionable information, manufacturers still need humans with the skill and ability to manage it all.

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Dept. of Commerce Funds New Organization to Advance the Biopharma Industry

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The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded $70 million in funding to the new National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). It is the eleventh institute in the Manufacturing USA network and the first with a focus area proposed by industry and funded by the Department of Commerce.

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Why Manufacturers Need a Chief Transformation Officer

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As manufacturers continue to explore digital technologies to drive efficiency and product & process improvement, they're discovering that strategy and implementation can be almost a full-time role.

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Can Trump Really Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back from China?

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Since he started on the campaign trail in 2015, Donald Trump has made one of his primary goals to bring back manufacturing jobs from China. Now the president-elect is eyeing tariffs on Chinese imports and proposing initiatives to boost American manufacturing.

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How Manufacturers can Learn from Mother Nature

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As manufacturers continually look for ways to improve products and solve design challenges, they're looking more to Mother Nature as a source of inspiration.

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