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Your future reality will be digital

Your future reality will be digital

AR and VR were conceptualized in the early 1900s. Today, they are among the fastest-growing technologies, and they both will be part of our daily lives. They are beginning to be used in nearly every segment of society, including manufacturing, retail, military, sports, education, advertising, fashion, construction and architecture.
By Mohsen Attaran and Rebeca Morfin-Manibo 

For ergo, it's what's inside that counts

For ergo, it's what's inside that counts

The 2016 move to Zurich’s new headquarters showed how combining industrial engineering skills with ergonomics provides organizations – and their employees – a lot of value. Applied early enough, proper, initial specifications can keep you from buying equipment that has no chance of meeting your employees’ needs. The adjustability helped save money by reducing future ergonomics assessments.
By Tim Pottorff 

TOC in the emergency room

TOC in the emergency room

A Texas hospital’s operational excellence team used a framework known as the theory of constraints as well as lean techniques to find and address the problems in the system, experiencing a high level of success in nearly every area in less than 90 days.
By Vinny Monteiro

Building supply management with blockchain

Building supply management with blockchain

The idea of using blockchain as a tool for supply chain has recently become more prevalent given the publicity of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Integrating blockchain into supply chain management allows organizations to develop, produce and purchase products and services with increased efficiency and a reduction in fraud. This, in turn, means that consumers and investors can have faith in the goods and services they purchase.
By Maxwell Sissman and Kashni Sharma

14 things you should care about

14 things you should care about

In many situations, everything would work better if we all reflected on basic business principles. Perhaps keeping a list will help remind us. So here are 14 things that I am now old enough to know better – but still young enough to care about.
By Nicole Schoch  

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