White Papers


MIT
White Paper | April 1, 2021
The State of Industrial Robotics: Emerging Technologies, Challenges, and Key Research Directions   

The field of industrial robotics encompasses the study, design, and use of robot systems for manufacturing and how to integrate them into production... More>>



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White Paper | March 1, 2021
Strategic Reshoring: A Literature Review   

When offshoring was motivated by cost-savings and access to new markets, and when these initiatives perform poorly, companies are more likely to... More>>



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White Paper | February 1, 2021
The Aging of the Manufacturing Workforce   

Amid an extended economic expansion and record-low U.S. unemployment, the manufacturing industry faces a labor shortage exacerbated by the aging of... More>>



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White Paper | December 30, 2020
Manpower Group's Q1 U.S. Employment Outlook Survey    

Employers in the U.S. report steadily improving hiring plans for Q1 2021, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of more... More>>



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White Paper | September 30, 2020
Increase Efficiency and Visibility to Improve Your Entire Dock Operations   

Today’s supply chain is increasingly reliant on digital technology as the world’s economy continues to move at a faster pace. Ensuring dock... More>>



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White Paper | July 1, 2020
IoT: Putting the 'Smart' into Smart Cities   

The Internet of Things (IoT) ushered in a new era of connectivity, information gathering, intelligent decision-making and automation. Nowhere is its... More>>



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White Paper | May 29, 2020
COVID-19's Impact on Key Technologies   

What will the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 be on technology innovation? In the short term, some sectors—including online retail,... More>>



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White Paper | March 1, 2020
The Value and Future of Site Readiness Programs in Corporate Location Decisions   

Site readiness programs have become a valuable tool for economic development organizations to attract projects, while also helping companies and site... More>>



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White Paper | February 1, 2020
Rise of Multimodal Manufacturing   

Multimodal manufacturing plants undertake several types of complex manufacturing processes within the same four walls. This strategy is increasingly... More>>



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White Paper | January 1, 2020
How Digital Transformation Will Remake Customer Experience in Manufacturing   

In the U.S., manufacturers are moving up the value chain and developing complex products with more favorable margins, while also offering new... More>>