Posted on 12/18/2019

What inspired you in 2019? Check out our top blog posts of the year.

As 2019 comes to a close, let's revisit some of our most popular blog posts of the year in terms of page views and social media engagement. Over the past 12 months, our guest contributors have shared their technical expertise, their successes and failures and their insights as we all navigate through the digital transformation together. They've made you think about how to work smarter, inspired you to innovate, and, most importantly, encouraged you to take action as Industry 4.0 transforms the way we we do business.

Thanks for reading our blog. Watch this space in 2020 for even more Industry 4.0 knowledge sharing!

7 Inspirational Quotes on Industry 4.0

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, is radically changing the way we work and live. And while keeping up with the pace of technological change can feel overwhelming, costly and potentially insecure at times, it’s critical that manufacturers increase connectivity and adopt digital technologies to make better informed, data-driven decisions. If you are in need of some inspiration, we’ve compiled 7 inspirational quotes from Industry 4.0 influencers.

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Why Should I Care About Industry 4.0?

We remember learning about “the” Industrial Revolution in school—the evolution from manual-labor to machine-based manufacturing. The larger theme was the transition from an economy that was primarily agrarian to industrialization. Today, the discussion is focused on Industry 4.0, or the fourth Industrial Revolution. Ron Stuver, a business consultant at SICK, Inc., discusses the importance of Industry 4.0 and why you should care.

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5 Ways to Engage with the Pontiac Tech Scene

Technology businesses have taken hold in Pontiac, Mich. After years of economic struggles, the once automotive boom town has become a haven for startups looking for modern work space and convenient location. Kayla Savale from DASI Solutions gives the rundown on what you need to know about how you can get involved with Pontiac’s growing tech scene.

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An Over-Fixation on Lean Manufacturing is Detrimental to Business Success

Ask most manufacturers if they want to be efficient or effective and they will likely answer: Yes. It’s not an obtuse or vague answer. They want to be both. And the well-worn path to success as they know it comes by being efficient. Gordon Stannis of Twisthink joins us on the blog to talk about how a balanced approach to being innovative and efficient can make your company successful.

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It’s 2019. Do You Know Where Your Future Workforce Is?

Jack Van Tiem of Kelly Services offers insight into how companies can succeed in the future of work by leveraging their greatest asset – their current workforce.

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What would you like to learn more about in 2020? Let us know in the comments!


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