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The 50 Smartest Companies in the World
July 13, 2017
MIT Technology Review has released its 2017 list of the 50 Smartest Companies, and over the past 12 months, the honorees have taken risks, demonstrated superior technological leadership and business acumen in their fields.
Innovators Shaking-Up the Status Quo
March 14, 2017
Meet the wannabe innovator against the status quo, MIT's Andrew McAfee discusses on why the next industrial revolution is closer than you think.
Making the Right Risk Decisions to Strengthen Operations Performance
February 13, 2017
The Global Supply Chain and Risk Management Survey is a study of the supply chain operations and risk management approaches of 209 companies with a global footprint. As globally operating organisations, they are exposed to high risk scenarios ranging from controllable risks, such as raw material price fluctuation, currency fluctuation, market changes
or fuel price volatility, to uncontrollable ones such as natural disasters.
Microsoft and MIT Turn Skin Tattoos into Touchpads
August 14, 2016
MIT PhD students and a team from Microsoft Research have developed a new system called DuoSkin – a kind of 'smart' tattoo capable of turning your skin into an interface to control your mobile device.
Race Against The Machine
February 22, 2014
How The Digital Revolution Is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and The Economy.
Can Google’s Robots Build a New Future for US Manufacturing?
February 22, 2014
Google has spent the last several months acquiring various robotics companies, while Foxconn began deploying robots en masse at its factories in 2012. Last year, the Taiwan-based company announced plans to invest $40 million in a robot manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania, with Gou saying that Foxconn wants to be part of the manufacturing "renaissance" in the US.
The Extraordinary Rolls-Royce Technology Behind Your Flight
February 17, 2014
Aircraft in flight anywhere in the world automatically report back via satellite to the Rolls-Royce Service Operations Room where our team looks at, compares and reports on half a billion engine data reports every year. The data is analysed, trends extrapolated, anomalies detected and, often unknown to the pilot, preparations are made at the arrival airport to take remedial action and send the aircraft on its next leg with no delays.
Talent is the Future of Supply Chain Management
January 25, 2014
Supply chain management is the hot new MBA, according to the Wall Street Journal, or why it was the leading topic of discussion at all four of the Material Handling & U.S. Logistics Roadmap round table meetings last summer.
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