Category: Manufacturing

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Manufacturing Day 2023

One of the clearest lessons learned during the pandemic was the importance of domestic manufacturing. As global supply chains snarled and essential products became hard to find, many domestic manufacturers pivoted to

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Manufacturing and the Titanium Economy

We all know the storyline that insists advanced economies have moved on from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age and have become service-focused rather than a manufacturing-focused. As Nick Santhanam, Chief

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Manufacturing Day 2022

“US manufacturing may be poised for an overhaul and a rebound,” according to analysts from McKinsey & Company, “with a potentially significant impact on the nation’s overall economy.”[1] They go on to

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Will Reshoring Solve Supply Chain Woes?

Current supply chain snarls, often associated with overseas factories and logjammed ports, have made manufacturing reshoring a hot topic. The staff at asserts, “As manufacturers face complex supply chain challenges due

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Is It Too Late to Join Industry 4.0?

Back in January, the editorial team at Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine (MEM) published an article with the headline, “If You Haven’t Automated and Added Robotics — It Might be Too Late.”[1] The

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