Articles by author: Brandon Pfluger

Charging Forward: The Electric Revolution in Logistics and Warehousing

A pivotal shift towards sustainability and efficiency is underway, championed by thought leaders and innovators across the industry. Central to this transformation is the adoption of electric technology, particularly lithium battery-powered equipment, signaling a departure from traditional lead-acid batteries and internal combustion engines. As Cullen Wurzer, Director of Dealer Development at Big Joe Forklifts shares,…

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Honeywell Unveils Generative AI Tool: Maintenance Assist

Honeywell Unveils Game-Changing Generative AI Tool: Maintenance Assist In a recent announcement that has stirred the waves of innovation across the logistics and warehouse automation industries, Honeywell’s CMO Kevin Graebel unveiled a groundbreaking development in AI technology at MODEX 2024. Honeywell, a name synonymous with pioneering technological advancements, is taking a significant leap forward with…

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Roadmap into the Future of Intelligent Manufacturing: How Can Companies Navigate Automation and the Workforce?

As machine learning algorithms and robotics develop at breakneck speed, the manufacturing sector stands at the cusp of a transformative revolution. With robots advancing far beyond stationary machines, businesses can now navigate the future with the help of intelligent manufacturing. The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics is being seen as a necessity…

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Heidenhain’s Leap into Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Gisbert Ledvon, VP of Marketing at Heidenhain, recently joined Brandon Pfluger on Getting Smart to talk about the many applications that motion control technologies are helping to push industries into new heights. Revolutionizing Industries: Heidenhain’s Leap into Advanced Manufacturing Technology In an era where technological advancements redefine industries, Heidenhain stands as a beacon of innovation….

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Verizon is Revolutionizing Manufacturing Connectivity

Verizon is Transforming the Future of Manufacturing The Role of Connectivity in Transforming Manufacturing In the latest episode of “Getting Smart,” host Brandon Pfluger had the pleasure of welcoming Mike Weller, Manufacturing Practice Manager at Verizon, to discuss the transformative role of connectivity in manufacturing. Weller’s insights into Verizon’s approach to empowering manufacturing plants through…

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Navigating the Future of Warehouse Automation and ASRS With HAI Robotics

As e-commerce continues to reshape the landscape of logistics and fulfillment, businesses are turning to Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) to streamline operations and bolster efficiency. With industry experts like Hunter Senn of Hai Robotics leading the conversation, businesses are seeking clarity on the benefits and implementation of these sophisticated systems. ASRS are not…

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Ericsson and the Convergence of 5G and Automation in Manufacturing

The Convergence of 5G and Automation in Manufacturing: A New Industrial Revolution The manufacturing industry stands at an inflection point. Advances in 5G technology and automation are coming together to transform the way products are made, and the role that humans and machines play in this process. Per Treven, Director of Business Development at Ericsson,…

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Water Conservation and Sustainability Are Critical for a Data Center’s Success
May 21, 2024

Digital infrastructure is essential, and as data centers expand, their environmental impact, water conservation and sustainability have come under scrutiny. As the demand for data storage and processing capabilities grows exponentially, so does the concern for the environmental impact of these facilities, particularly in terms of water usage. Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting…

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Reducing the Gap in Skilled Trades Can Be Solved by Boosting Trade Education Initiatives
May 21, 2024

Currently, skilled trades are facing significant shortages making the need for innovative solutions and passionate involvement more urgent than before. Statistics indicate a looming gap in the workforce, expected to reach millions in the next decade, as older generations retire without sufficient newcomers to fill their roles. At the heart of this issue is…

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CtUC 2023 Trailblazers Transform Hospital Operations Through Medical Logistics Innovations
May 21, 2024

CtUC 2023 Trailblazers are at the forefront of transforming hospital operations, particularly in sterile processing and logistics, as highlighted in a recent episode of the ConCensis podcast. The healthcare industry, driven by technological advancements and the need to improve patient outcomes, continuously seeks solutions to optimize processes and ensure compliance with health regulations—a challenge…

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Motor Fuels Tax Minute – Episode 48: Audit Tips
May 21, 2024

In this week’s episode of Motor Fuels Tax Minute, our hosts introduce Supervisor and Motor Fuels team member, Bryan Ruwaldt, who offers audit tips.   For information or assistance, contact us. We are here to help. ©2024 Detailed Description of Weaver’s Motor Fuels Tax Minute, Episode 48 00:00:00 Kelly: Thank you for joining us on this…

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The Future of Construction: Unpacking Modular Building
May 31, 2023

In a recent Getting Smart episode, Jim Dunn, President and Founder of Stack Modular, lent his insights into the evolving landscape of the modular construction industry. Here, we’ll dive deeper into the key takeaways from the conversation, offering a comprehensive look into the world of modular building and how it’s poised to disrupt the traditional…

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FANUC’s Innovative System of the Year Recipient – Don’t Fear the Robot, Thank It!
May 19, 2023

ARC Specialties, under the leadership of President Dan Allford, continues to make waves in the robotics and automation industry. They recently won of FANUC’s Innovative System of the Year Award, further strengthening their reputation as an industry leader. This remarkable project involved the integration of robots in offshore drilling operations, specifically in the assembly and…

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3M Brings Innovation to the Manufacturing Supply Chain Environment
May 15, 2023

Exciting insights from Carl Doeksen, Global Robotics and Automation Director at 3M, on the changing landscape of robotics and automation. “Automation is the key to staying competitive in the B2B landscape. By fostering a culture of innovation, collaborating closely with customers, and leveraging diverse expertise, businesses can position themselves as leaders in their respective industries.”…

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Revolutionizing Automation – A Focus on Intralogistics with Siemens
April 27, 2023

Intralogistics expert Craig Henry, U.S. Industry Manager for Intralogistics at Siemens, joins Getting Smart and walks us through the rapidly evolving industrial landscape. Craig discusses how automation, robotics, and digitalization are critical for shaping the future of various sectors. So, what’s the current state of automation and robotics? Well, there’s a broad spectrum in that…

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Driving More Honest Discussions in IoT
April 11, 2023

The Automation industry is adapting to digital problem-solving through open dialogue, peer-to-peer communication, and being present with customers and colleagues. To promote more authenticity and customer-centricity, it is important to be part of the conversation and show up with good intentions. Community building is essential for success, and the industry can learn from…

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Deloitte Showcases State-of-the-Art Smart Factory in Canada
April 3, 2023

Deloitte has unveiled a new “smart factory” and warehouse in Canada, which aims to demonstrate the potential of Industry 4.0 technologies. The 50,000-square-foot facility, located in Montreal, Ontario, includes a range of advanced technologies, such as autonomous mobile robots, augmented reality tools, and predictive analytics software. The facility’s modular design allows it to adapt to…

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Learning is Leadership
October 7, 2022

Ashley Andersen Zantop, Chief Executive Officer at Cambium Learning Group, wouldn’t be the leader she is today if it weren’t for the many people and experiences that shaped her journey. When she spoke with Knowledge is Power host Brandon Pfluger about her work life, she said the opportunity to live and work in places throughout…

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Why Learning Is Essential to Leadership
June 1, 2021

Being an effective leader is challenging. Many times, leadership isn’t born. It’s made. In most situations, leaders beget leaders, which means leadership is learned from other great leaders.   When it comes to leadership, there are always moments that shape a career. These moments lead to either success or failure, but they lead to moments…

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Introverts Can Still Make Effective Leaders
May 25, 2021

Being an effective leader is challenging. Many times, leadership isn’t born. It’s made. In most situations, leaders beget leaders, which means leadership is learned from other great leaders.   In this episode of Knowledge Is Power, Host Brandon Pfluger talked with Carrie McKenzie-Bush, Director of Marketing and Communications, Peerless-AV, on her career, significant learning moments,…

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