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The Difference Between a Good Engineer and a Great Engineer

A fellow engineer was discussing the idea of engineering hubris, excessive pride or self-confidence, with me this morning. She related a few stories and examples of times when she or her friends were talked down to either because they were women...
Embracing Coopetition

The Value of Partnerships & Coopetition

We have all heard the phrase, "You can't do it all," or "You can't do all of the things, all of the time." That same idea applies to businesses and companies. Even a giant company like GM cannot do it...

It’s Time to Develop Your Industrial IoT Strategy

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is revolutionizing the world of manufacturing at a pace that continues to escalate. As a manufacturer, maybe you haven’t had the bandwidth or resources to do a deep dive into IIoT. Perhaps you feel...
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IoT: More Than Just a Buzzword

There aren’t many buzzwords that have caught my ear quite like the “Internet of Things (IoT).” What a nebulous, all-encompassing phrase. The possibilities are endless! It’s up there with my awe of the Cloud. (Think the Toy Story “The Claaaaaaw”...

5 Ways to Improve Your Next VA/VE Initiative

Recently updated: Feb. 28th, 2021 For those who may be unfamiliar, Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VA/VE) is a problem-solving methodology that uses two effective processes for optimizing the value of a product or service. What differentiates them is the point...

Measure Twice and Cut Once: Engineers Take on An Old Proverb

An experienced engineer was reminded to slow down and verify data before sending it to manufacturing in order to speed up the project and avoid costly rework. By maintaining high expectations of yourself and others, your team will also gain...
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