Flexibility In Changing Circumstances

Flexibility In Changing Circumstances

Heraclitus lived even before Socrates in Ancient Greece. He perceived that everything changes. "You cannot set foot in the same river twice." Indeed, we see in our lives constant change. The kids grow. Jobs change. We must learn to adapt and, in this sense, go with...

Too Many Decisions

Too Many Decisions

For decades, the most popular magazine in America was devoted to helping people decide what to watch on TV from among three choices (TV Guide). How do you decide today? There are too many shows, yet not enough quality. And the quality is spread among too many...

Effects of Industry Consolidation

Effects of Industry Consolidation

I just received my Spectrum invoice for the month. It was up 15% over last month. Last month it was up 10% over the month before. I called. The guy told me, yes, and it will increase another 15% next year. However, if I were a new customer, I’d receive a 30% discount....

Packaging Machinery Meets Industry 40 Era

Packaging Machinery Meets Industry 40 Era

I know machinery along with controls and automation. Packaging as a specialty wasn’t my thing until I spent some time alongside a packaging magazine. Tetra Pak was a name often heard. It has made news this month with ideas from Industry 4.0. They first announcement...

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