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Links to articles that caught our attention this week. INDUSTRY TRENDS 3 Must-Know 2022 Automotive Industry Trends – 1). Focus on Green; 2). Growing Popularity of Mobility as a Service; 3). Increased use of digital sales experiences 4 Reasons Why Manufacturing is Resurging in the Midwest – 1). Friendly Residents; 2). Affordability; 3). Location; 4). […]

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Unfortunately, Failure Can Be An Option

FAILURE HAPPENS We’ve all heard the saying, “Failure is not an option”. However, in a disturbing percentage of industrial automation implementations, failure definitely happens. Searching the web for authoritative studies on the success of industrial automation/industry 4.0 projects, one can find that in some surveys, as many as 60% of automation projects do not meet […]

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Orka In the News | 12.10.21

ORKA IN THE NEWS Orka was featured in a recent article from MiBiz on Automation Industry activity. In short – there’s a lot of automation demand right now, driving longer lead times due to capacity constraints and supply chain issues.  Automation companies sustain growth despite workforce, supply chain challenges     […]

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Supplier Relationships = Innovation

Supply chain difficulties lead headlines in all major publications – manufacturing and otherwise. In addition to pent-up demand, manufacturers continue to experience challenges getting components needed to ship finished products in a timely manner. In addition to ensuring your company has the components you need, when you need them, there’s a hidden opportunity with your […]

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Automation Headlines | 7.6.2021

Welcome to a new series featuring articles, resources, and events we’re reading or visiting to inspire, inform, and ignite new ideas around using automation to create high performance manufacturing environments. Articles Should Talent Be an Extension of Technology, or Vice Versa? Industry Week West Michigan manufacturers see opportunity in automation, Industry 4.0 as labor shortage […]

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Automating 2021

Happy New Year, and congratulations on surviving 2020. This past year has been difficult for everyone – especially small businesses looking to compete in a global economy, adjust to evolving workplace requirements and restrictions due to COVID-19 while keeping their employees and their business healthy. Thinking of adding automation and digital manufacturing elements to your […]

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Automation Is No Longer Optional — It’s Inevitable

This year has been unusual, to say the least. From lock-downs to masks, toilet paper shortages to daily temperature checks, a lot has been asked of us as individuals, business owners, and workers. Automation has been a growing fixture in manufacturing environments for years, increasing production efficiency and supporting safe environments for workers. Virtually every […]

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