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Manufacturing Organizations Set Augmented Reality Guidelines For The Industry

Augmented reality (AR) is not just a tool for video games like Pokemon Go. From shortening maintenance times on the shop floor to assisting with the operation of heavy machinery, AR has the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. In fact, the global AR market is expected to exceed $95 billion by 2023. That's why 65 major organizations, including industry leaders such as Lockheed Martin, Dow Chemical, Boeing and Caterpillar, met to develop the first set of guidelines for AR technology companies.

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Supply Chain

How To Successfully Make A Career Change Into Supply Chain

Deciding what you want to do with your life can be overwhelming, especially when that decision is made early in your career. In fact, an astounding majority of people don’t find their calling right away, which is why 80% of workers are interested in making a career switch.

Making that switch can be daunting and confusing. There are so many options, and the wrong move can set you back in your career and in your finances.

However, switching to supply chain can be a great option. That's because the field is broad enough to be a fit for people with a variety of technical and soft skills. It's also a growing industry, with millions of new employees being added to the workforce.   

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Technology

Predictive Modeling Can Unlock Logistics Optimization

Optimizing logistics is a priority for many procurement and supply chain professionals. However, due to a lack of visibility, it can also be a challenge.

A recent survey by Deloitte revealed that most supply chain professionals feel they do not have the visibility necessary into their own operations, their shippers, their providers and their customers  to improve pricing and flexibility in their supply chains.

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