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Gleb Tsipursky
Disney’s CEO Bob Iger demanded on Jan. 9, 2023, that all employees return to the office for at least four days a week because “in a creative business like ours, nothing can replace the ability to...
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Rupa Mahanti
Data are an organization’s most valuable asset. However, too much data are inaccurate, incomplete, irrelevant, obsolete, not well defined, or otherwise not fit for use. Bad quality data can lead to...
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Gorur N. Sridhar
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety condition characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry (collectively termed obsessions), along with...
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Jake Mazulewicz
Do you lead your team to learn primarily from successes, or from failures? Many leaders argue that their teams are just too busy to spend time discussing why a successful project went well. They just...
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Association of Equipment Manufacturers
With 2022 firmly in the rearview mirror and the new year now underway, it’s clear many of the opportunities and challenges affecting equipment manufacturers today will remain as relevant as ever in...
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Donald J. Wheeler
The shape parameters for a probability model are called skewness and kurtosis. While skewness at least sounds like something we might understand, kurtosis simply sounds like jargon. Here we’ll use...
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Zeeshan Hussain
Every engineer dreams of having a virtual personal assistant like Jarvis, the disembodied voice that carries out Iron Man’s orders. Smart assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are a step in...
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Lisa Apolinski
A not-so-surprising fact, according to HubSpot: 65 percent of consumers state that the experience they encounter on a website is a “very important” factor in recommending a brand. If that statistic’s...
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Adam Zewe
When deep-learning models are deployed in the real world—perhaps to detect financial fraud from credit card activity or identify cancer in medical images—they are often able to outperform humans....
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Megan Wallin-Kerth
Quality and IT are usually kept separate in the corporate world—or considered two different beasts. But in his interview with Shelly LaPointe, senior manager of IT, Quality, Regulatory and Clinical...
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Tony Schmitz
The U.S. Navy is beginning to build 12 top-of-the-line nuclear submarines, with the first one scheduled to be completed by 2027. But it is missing a critical ingredient: many of an estimated 50,000...
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Shabnam Azimi
Consumers who have a personality that scores high in terms of openness—such as being open to new adventures and intellectually curious—have better success at spotting fake reviews than other...
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Sarah Burlingame
There is more to lean manufacturing than improving a few processes. Sustainable lean success requires a companywide culture of continuous daily improvement. Companies that develop their people to...
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Michaël Bikard
Collaboration has become an important feature of various industries, particularly when it comes to creative work. This comes amid growing interest in nonhierarchical structures with autonomous teams...
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Gleb Tsipursky
As increasing numbers of companies are requiring employees to return to the office for 3–5 days per week this fall, they’re running into the buzzsaw of what one of my clients calls the “Four Horsemen...
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Peter Bilello
In our ongoing series of CIMdata articles on engineering.com, we’ve focused primarily on the digital (aka “virtual”) and physical aspects of digital transformation. Our discussion of these digital...
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David Isaacson
It’s not news that data have become the lifeblood to successful businesses. Their accumulation within and outside of companies has been growing at unprecedented rates. According to IDC, they...
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Del Williams
For owners and operators in the agricultural and food-processing industries, Jan. 1, 2022, was the deadline for completing a dust hazard analysis (DHA) for existing facilities in accordance with...
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Gleb Tsipursky
The term “quiet quitting” emerged in March 2022, and refers to doing the bare minimal tasks of your job description well enough that you don’t get fired. The concept quickly went viral on TikTok....
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Tess Malone
Imagine messaging an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot about a missing package and getting the response that it would be “delighted” to help. Once the bot creates the new order, it says it’s “...