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The Network Effect

The Network Effect

By now most of you are LinkedIn with business contacts,” facebooking” with friends, and twittering to anybody who will listen to you (follow me @howellsrichard). I recently…
3D Coming To A Space Station Near You

3D Coming To A Space Station Near You

Over the past few years, space has been brought to us via 3D movies such as Gravity, Star Trek and the Star Wars series. Now, this trend is reversed with 3D technology coming to the International Space Station. Printing the Space…
manufacturing widgets

How Will The 4th Industrial Revolution Affect Your Business?

Manufacturing companies are being driven by a number of impactful market trends affecting their business: Expectations of global markets are causing companies to build production processes with greater agility and adaptability to respond to highly variable market demand Massive amounts of…
Are You Ready For The Internet Of Everything?

Are You Ready For The Internet Of Everything?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term used to describe an environment in which billions of objects, such as mechanical devices, refrigerators, washers, air conditioners and even industrial production…
Wimbledon 2014: How Slazenger Tennis Balls Ace The Tournament

Wimbledon 2014: How Slazenger Tennis Balls Ace The Tournament

Wimbledon, the oldest organized tennis tournament in the world, started this week. And with it comes many time honored traditions such as the rule that every player must wear white, it always rains, the much loved (and often overpriced) strawberries and cream, and,…
Global About-Face: United States As The New China?

Global About-Face: United States As The New China?

We’re all familiar with the reasons why the U.S. outsources large parts of its manufacturing resources overseas. But the surprising results from two recent reports suggest the global supply chain game is about to get turned upside down. Will…
How The Sochi Olympics Skate Around Logistics Hurdles

How The Sochi Olympics Skate Around Logistics Hurdles

As the world turns its attention to Sochi, Russia for the XXII Olympic Winter Games, it’s abundantly clear this Olympic flame has boldly gone where no Olympic flame has gone before…
Chew On This: 3D Food Printing Could Soon Be A Reality

Chew On This: 3D Food Printing Could Soon Be A Reality

The Hershey Co. recently announced a partnership with 3D Systems, who build printers capable of creating objects out of foods, including chocolate. While this news reminds me…
holiday shopping deals in full gear at a mall

Best Holiday Shopping Deals: Will Businesses Be Ready?

As Santa rides into Herald Square to end the 78th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, behind closed doors Santa’s little helpers will be frantically preparing for an onslaught of shoppers.
The Logistics Nightmare Of Providing Relief To The Philippines

The Logistics Nightmare Of Providing Relief To The Philippines

The calamitous typhoon Haiyan, and the trail of destruction it has left across the Philippines, highlights the challenges of providing relief in a region where roads, airports and ports have