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Your Inspiration For March 23

Are We Approaching a ‘Breaking Point?’

It’s been said that we should “never let a good crisis go to waste.” Well, we’ve had a “good crisis” during the past 12 months and counting, so certainly we’ve taken advantage of the pandemic’s disruption to make dramatic improvements, right?

Find Out the Plane Truth

How Time-Tested Techniques Can Tank
with Consumers

Noting that the “digital consumer age is here,” a new report warns manufacturers to step up their game if they want to reach customers who are migrating away from brick-and-mortar stores.

How Not to Lose Her Business

By the Numbers

5-20%

Manufacturing wages and labor costs increased substantially — from 5% to 20% — for a majority of CPG companies last year as a result of COVID-19 pay and overtime. These costs are expected to stay high in 2021, McKinsey & Co. forecasts. 

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"B2B manufacturers have a clear opportunity to integrate direct-to-consumer strategies that capitalize on changing online behaviors."

— From “Achieving Success in the Age of the Digital Consumer,” a new report from Siteimprove, a software as a service company.

Innovator in Action

Glenn Valley Foods’ Quick Release Steak Stands Tall Against the Competition

Plato is said to have observed “necessity is the mother of invention.” For Gary Rohwer, the "necessity" was meat not cooking fast enough for his restaurant customers’ Philly cheesesteaks.

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How Will 5G Improve Industry 4.0?

5G, the next generation of telecommunications network technology, has features designed to make key Industry 4.0 technologies, like sensors and other internet-connected industrial devices, more practical.

And How Will it Drive Growth?

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‘Recovery May Take a Bit Longer to Reach Pre-Pandemic Levels’

A look at manufacturing in 2021.

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