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The Great Productivity Slowdown: Fact or Fiction?

The Great Productivity Slowdown: Fact or Fiction?

How is it possible that American productivity growth continues to slide even as new technology revolutionizes the way we do business? That is the question at the heart of a March Brookings Institution report, which serves as the latest chapter in a long-running debate.

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The Great Productivity Slowdown: Fact or Fiction?

Filling the Manufacturing Skill Gap

Filling the Manufacturing Skill Gap

Filling the Manufacturing Skill Gap

The skills gap is a huge problem in many industries across the U.S., but is especially prominent in the manufacturing industry. Solving the skills gap may seem like a herculean endeavor, but Gardner Carrick of the Manufacturing Institute is optimistic.
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Business opportunities for an aging population

Business opportunities for an aging population (from Horton Future Forum)

Today more than ever before, CEOs and other top-level executives need to understand what is going on in the world. Key trends in politics, economics and even culture have an impact on every business, and to manage effectively executives must know what these trends are, how they will affect our economy, and what opportunities these trends may generate for their own companies.

Herb Meyer is an award-winning intelligence expert and thought leader. He served as special assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council during the Reagan Administration.  Hear him comment on business opportunities for manufacturers who are poised to take advantage of demographic trends.

The Price of Innovation

The Price of Innovation

Private-sector R&D spending has picked up, spark­ing hopes that this activity will help invigorate the econ­o­my.

A closer look reveals, however, that today's private-sector R&D spending isn't of the variety that truly boosts innovation ("basic research"). Instead, private companies are spending most of their R&D doll­ars on development—spurred, in part, by vocal acti­vist investors who are focused on short-term returns. This has left funding for basic research largely in the hands of the federal government. Until the private and public sectors join forces to fund the kind of visionary R&D spending that has fallen by the wayside, it's unlikely that heightened spending alone will provide an economic boost.

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The Industrial Internet of Things: Machine Learning

The Industrial Internet of Things: Machine Learning
 

The Industrial Internet of Things: Machine Learning

The best manufacturers used to be the firms that made the best widgets. No longer. As the “internet of things” spreads to the factory floor, products are being packed with ever more sensors and connected to the internet. That is transforming manufacturing—and the mindset that firms need to succeed.

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2014 Top OSHA Violations for Manufacturing

2015 Priciest OSHA Violations
 

2015 Priciest OSHA Violations for Manufacturing

The most recent statistics from OSHA reveal the top standards cited in the fiscal year 2015 for the manufacturing industry. This top 10 list comprises establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical or chemical transformation of materials, substances or components into new products.

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