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What Is Blockchain Technology? Here’s A Simple Answer

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Blockchain technology is becoming an increasingly popular buzzword in the tech industry. Even though the concept was developed in 1991 and it’s been in use since about 2009, many businesses are still at a loss as to what blockchain really is, and more importantly, how to apply it to their business. We answer the questions…

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ISTA Testing Standards: What They Are and Why They Matter

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The International Safe Transit Association, or ISTA, is an organization that creates standards for packaging design to ensure the safe arrival of the package’s contents. ISTA continually tests its standards to ensure packaging designs can withstand harsh shipping conditions based on the package’s size, weight, and potential transportation hazards like temperature, vibrations, drops, horizontal impacts,…

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5 Ways to Make Your Supply Chain Sustainable

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Aiming for a more sustainable supply chain is an important piece to doing business ethically. But many companies find it’s hard to put sustainability into practice, especially in a way that doesn’t sacrifice speed, quality, or cost savings.  However, the pressure from vendors, partners, consumers, and stakeholders continues to mount when it comes to pushing…

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Supply Chain Digitization High on the List for Organization Leaders Today

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Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s never been a greater need to instill confidence in partners, vendors, and end-users through increased visibility via supply chain digitization.  Business leaders are looking to solve these challenges using technology that digitizes practices and processes. In return, this adoption not…

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SKU Proliferation is a Challenge - Specification Management Can Help

SKU Rationalization: What Is It and How Is It Being Used?

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The “build it and they will come” mentality is taking a negative toll on companies, particularly as they struggle to identify underperforming products and simplify their portfolio. In the past, SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) proliferation was a viable path to growth as companies focused on expanding their product offering to customers.  Now, as efficiency, sustainability,…

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Specifications are an Important Part of the Industrial Internet of Things

IIoT Prevents Downtime, Specifications Enable You to Fix Your Machines

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In an ideal world, manufacturing machines would work perfectly around the clock without needing maintenance or repair. In the real world, every manufacturing facility leader knows that downtime for your machines is an inevitability.  One advancement that is poised to change maintenance schedules and patterns for the better is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).…

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Smart Factory

Why Specifications are the Foundation of a Smart Factory

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Smart factories aren’t just the future of manufacturing — they’re also defining our present operations.  In 1913, Henry Ford revolutionized factories of his time with the first moving assembly line. Now, just over a century later, we’re on the brink of another major expansion and improvements in how products are developed, manufactured, and transported.  Manufacturers…

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