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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 --Published once each month.

 
Only the Strong Adaptable Survive—Companies Thinking Way Outside the Box to Make It Through the Pandemic
By Bill McBeath Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The pandemic has suddenly made ‘agility’ a key survival skill, rather than just an aspiration for businesses. Here’s a look at how some companies have swiftly adjusted, pivoted (sometimes radically), and improvised on the fly. [ Read: Only the Strong Adaptable Survive—Companies Thinking Way Outside the Box to Make It Through the Pandemic ]
The Data Scientists, Software Engineers and Data Managers—Let’s Get These Roles Right!
Ann Grackin Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The job of Data Scientist is supposed to apply to those who program with AI and Machine Learning technology. Instead, they spend most of their day on the data, which begs the question, don’t we already have legions of data people? [ Read: The Data Scientists, Software Engineers and Data Managers—Let’s Get These Roles Right! ]

Agile Inventory Management: Part One—Challenges and Opportunities of Managing Inventory in Volatile Times
By Bill McBeath Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Having the right inventory management systems and processes is essential to survive in times of disruption and thrive in normal times. In this first in a series, we discuss why oversupply and undersupply happens, the importance of company- and product-specific demand forecasting expertise, and why having the right inventory, but in the wrong places, is a big problem. [ Read: Agile Inventory Management: Part One ]

How PTC is Serving Manufacturers’ and Service Providers’ Needs in the New Normal
By Bill McBeath Wednesday, June 17, 2020
At PTC’s LiveWorx conference, we heard about the various ways PTC’s solutions have become even more relevant in the current pandemic and beyond, in the ‘new normal.’
[ Read: How PTC is Serving Manufacturers’ and Service Providers’ Needs in the New Normal ]

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