Smart Manufacturing Trends

Don’t Believe The Hype: Robots Will Save Factory Jobs

We no longer live in a one-size-fits all economy and organizations must embrace the new production models and mass customization of Smart Manufacturing. The factory of the future will be data driven, built on predictive machine analytics using Cobots and IoT sensors with blockchain resource supply chain management…oh and driverless trucks. So where are the people? Will robots completely remove the human component in manufacturing?

Retailers Are Dying Because They Trusted Advertising not Data

Shopping became a social activity back in the late 1800s Britain with the opening of Selfridges, the first department store. Back then, it was unseemly for women to go places unaccompanied, but Selfridges provided them with a safe space to spend their days. The sexist jokes about women and shopping are too numerous to count, but Selfridges literally started the “women be shopping” movement. Department stores sprang up everywhere which then led to the beloved American shopping mall. Malls became …

How to Survive the Retail Apocalypse

We are on the edge of a massive extinction event. It’s not one you may think; it is the death of the American Shopping Mall. Retail giants like Sears, Macy’s and Kmart have all announced store closures with other big-box retailers and smaller specialty stores disappearing altogether.