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This global technology provider helped a customer comply with conflict-mineral regulations related to 548 electronic components from 60 companies in the supply chain -- securing a £1 million contract renewal, avoiding a roadblock to future orders and preventing the loss of 2 months’ work by a key employee.Learn more about our client’s successes
This electronics industry leader strengthened its position in the DVD market by designing a breakthrough solution that achieved a 38% cost reduction in components, increased reliability by 33%, increased manufacturing productivity by 38%, and expanded its intellectual property portfolio with 13 new patents.Learn more about our client’s successes
This worldwide provider of networking/communications equipment achieved a 90%+ success rate for validating compliance with European environmental regulations while remaining on schedule for all deliveries and establishing infrastructure to ensure compliance in the other international markets it serves.Learn more about our client’s successes
Senior executives for a hi-tech manufacturing company validated their strategy to promote use of a new material in mobile device displays and touch-screens -- highlighting the most promising applications as well as the business/technical requirements for achieving market acceptance in each new space.Learn more about our client’s successes
I took a management course in grad school in 2009, and just about the only thing I remember about it was learning about the Hawthorne effect. This was research done at a Chicago factory from 1924-32, in which workers supposedly showed an uptick in productivity while participating in a study examinin
Technological progress with robotics is wonderful, but not when it means displacing humans. The purpose of using robots is to increase profits for companies and investors at the expense of human workers. I think the use of robots should be confined only to jobs that are impossible to do by humans an
We can see it coming, the day when humans are no longer employable in certain jobs because a robot has become more cost efficient....How long is your job safe? No one can say, but we can make an estimate.... ..."As MIT Technology Review points out, these predictions have a way of coming earlier.