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    Rolling the Dice on Cannabis Manufacturing

    Cannabis is complicated, with constantly changing legalities surrounding the industry. Companies wanting to enter this market might find the financial forecasts appealing, but they should also be aware of and prepared for the risks of this unique industry.

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    How Sustainable Manufacturing Can Help the Environment and Your ROI

    Sustainable manufacturing is no longer just a buzzword that looks good in your company’s annual report. Technology has advanced to the point where implementing sustainable manufacturing best practices can reduce waste and energy use while still delivering the quality, cost-effective products your customers want.

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    Modernizing Manufacturing With Digital Trends

    Stagnation is the enemy of most businesses in most industries, making it hard to keep up – especially when it comes to technology. Managers starting to modernize their manufacturing floor should consider how to use that technology to make more products available more quickly with more advancements.

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    A Risk-Based Approach to Auditing and Qualifying Suppliers and Vendors

    For a manufacturer, qualifying vendors and suppliers can be challenging due to varying philosophies and expectations. To avoid ambiguity and uncertainty, manufacturers should have SOPs and policies for interacting with vendors and suppliers. Audits and quality assurance assessments will go smoother with open and clear channels of communication between all parties that will result in improved compliance.

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    Wanted: Chief Robotics Officers in Manufacturing

    The concept of working robots has come a long way since Isaac Asimov’s science fiction stories circa 1940s. Today, robots work in Amazon warehouses, streamline the manufacturing process at Adidas, and serve amenities in Crowne Plaza hotels. How long will it take before we start seeing wanted ads for chief robotics officers (CRO) to manage a combined human and robotic workforce?

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    Santa Embraces Manufacturing Excellence

    When you’ve got a hard deadline, efficiency is everything and no one knows this better than Santa. While he has the entire year to prepare for December 25th, he’s also preparing up until the last second to ensure he’s got everything ready for the big day. To pull this off, he needs a reliable digital production records solution.

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    From Smart to Brilliant and Beyond: 3 Ways AI Is Changing Manufacturing

    Artificial intelligence (AI) offers unprecedented opportunities for productivity and economic growth in manufacturing and other key industries. Manufacturers are already leveraging AI on the factory floor in highly innovative ways and seeing measurable results.

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    How Supervillains Could Benefit From a Manufacturing Operations Solution

    In the epic good vs. evil paradigm in superhero movies, supervillains could actually improve their odds if they used the right technology. This article looks at three noted supervillains and discusses how their nefarious agendas might have been more successful had they used a digital manufacturing operations solution.

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