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#AVANCEONLIFE: Learning from Others Never Stops

Recently, I stepped into the so-called real world after college. One key lesson I have learned is to learn by example. Sure you can find a list of directions for a majority of the tasks you come across in work and life. However, the day-to-day nuances of sending a professional email and even blending into company culture are learned from the example your colleagues set. You may not realize it as first, but quickly you will come accustomed to how you interact with colleagues and supervisors and it will become second nature.
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OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: OT Vision Planning: Forward planning prevents regret when looking backward

The OT world is moving.  Fast.  So fast that many struggle to clean up yesterday’s messes while trying to manage todays.  Few are able to consider tomorrow, yet alone sit down and create a plan for the next 3 to 5 years.
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DATA ANALYTICS: Benefits of a Modern Dashboard for Manufacturing Plants

In today’s manufacturing world, data and analytics are becoming increasingly important in the decision making processes. Since the goal of any manufacturing plant is to produce the correct amount of product, as safely and efficiently as possible, Manufacturers need to constantly look for ways to continually improve. A modern dashboard is one such way to take raw production line data and present it in a way that it becomes useful information for various system stakeholders such as plant management, operations, and maintenance. This blog will go over some of the many benefits of a well-designed plant dashboard.
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#AVANCEONLIFE: Transitioning from Intern to Engineer: Leveraging Lessons Learned

After starting a full-time position as an entry level engineer, there is no shortage of new concepts, procedures, and technologies to learn and familiarize myself with. In addition to these technical hurdles to leap over, there is also the need to adapt to the culture and environment of your workplace. It can be hard to relate to your new colleagues without making an effort to getting to know them professionally. Managing all of these tasks simultaneously can be overwhelming, especially for a fresh engineer who has minimal or no professional experience in their field. Fortunately, my personal experience as a new entry level engineer was not as daunting as it may seem, since I started this development process earlier as an engineering intern.
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Building a Digital Knowledge Infrastructure

We’ve been hearing for a while about the growing experience gap that manufacturers face, as the longest-tenured operations experts claim their gold pocket watches and head off into the sunset. This is true for engineers, technicians, and operators who represent a trifecta of wisdom that manufacturing companies will be hard pressed to replace.
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