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Leveraging Commercial Space Capabilities for U.S. National Security

The National Security Space Association (NSSA) has published a whitepaper for governmental purposes in decision-making on effective use of the United States' commercial space capabilities for national...


Global Employee Experience Pulse Check

The first global survey of over 7,000 employees across seven major economies reveals unsettling levels of dissatisfaction with everything from levels of pay, to the digital workplace, to that sense...


The Deskless Report

Nudge surveyed 865 deskless workers and 300 leaders to answer a question: “What’s the state of the deskless workforce?” In exploring the viewpoints of both workers and leaders, this report...


Realizing Value by Applying Analytics to Warehouse Management Systems Execution and Omni-Channel Fulfillment

Realizing value is essential and can be done by applying analytics to warehouse management systems execution and omni-channel fulfillment.


The Next-Gen IMT Apprenticeship: A Return on Investment Study

This study measures the business impact of the Industrial Manufacturing Technician Registered Apprenticeship program on six apprenticeship sponsors.


Trends 2021: Outsourcing Decisions & Customer Services Investments in Light of Changes from 2020

As a result of the disruption caused by COVID-19 in 2020, four trends came to the fore: work from home, customer behavior, digital transformation and investing in automation. These four shifts show...


The Manufacturing Institute Training Survey

The Manufacturing Institute fielded a first-of-its-kind survey of member manufacturing companies in order to examine how manufacturers are employing innovative programs to train new workers and...


The National Cannabis Economy

The legalization of cannabis has significant implications for state economies, as well as the national economy.


World Trends in Warehousing Logistics

Logistics as well as supply chain management, is a fast changing field of economic activity, because it deals with different types of companies, different goods, different countries and continents,...


An Analysis of Education and Training Programs in Advanced Manufacturing Using Robotics

There is much information and misinformation about the future of work as it relates to robots and jobs in manufacturing. The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM) engaged the RAND...