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Inc: New Survey - Coronavirus May Cause a Slowdown in Tech and Auto Manufacturing

A new survey conducted by Thomas, a marketing and data platform for the manufacturing industry, of 755 North American manufacturing companies found that the COVID-19 outbreak in Asia has started to impact manufacturing supply chains in the Western hemisphere. The report found 60 percent of North American companies it surveyed are affected in some way by China's disrupted supply chains and limited production output.   Read more >

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Cloud Wars Podcast: Coronavirus Response: 40,000-Sq.-Foot Hospital in 10 Days - Episode 11

In this month's episode, Tony Uphoff and Bob Evans discuss the market transition of industry 4.0 and the digital transformation. Throughout their conversation, Tony illustrates just how transformative things are getting through three lenses. First, how roles from the CEO on down are changing in terms of what’s expected from the people who hold them. Second, the redefinition of manufacturing, where the traditional sense of the term is fusing with cutting-edge technology. And finally, the new emphasis on Customer Success and what it means for a company to truly prioritize it.

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Pittsburgh Business Times: Student video event touts manufacturing revolution

Thomas' Tony Uphoff, president & CEO gave the keynote address at Catalyst Connection’s Fifth Annual Manufacturing and Student Video Reception. His message defined the manufacturing industry today with great promise for the younger generation.  “It’s a phenomenal career opportunity,” Uphoff said. “I’d like to encourage them. I don’t think they have the biases that other generations do…but I also want to speak to some of the parents in the room…It’s a different business. It’s not white collar or blue collar. It’s new collar.”  Read more >

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Cloud Wars Podcast: Industry 4.0: Apple, Amazon, and Google are Manufacturers - Episode 10

In this month's episode, Tony discusses why 2020 will be the year when industry 4.0 takes off. The increase of products and services such as robotics, advanced manufacturing systems, additive manufacturing (a/k/a 3D printing), electronic components and sensors, have all finally converged.

As part of Industry 4.0, 5G will play a major role, opening up information in volumes we never dreamed of before. 5G, connected to additive manufacturing, will put small manufacturing facilities closer to a company’s customers.

Tony also proposes that Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are all manufacturers. In a different era, we might have said, “no, they’re software companies.” But enabling technologies are allowing us to rethink what qualifies as a manufacturing company.

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