Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Companies implementing supply chain planning (SCP) have traditionally been very big companies or companies with complex supply chains. Neither of the customers highlighted in this article fall into that category. Supply chain planning is not just for the big boys. Myers Industries Implements John Galt Solutions Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE) is headquartered in Akron, Ohio in the United States. This manufacturer produces plastic reusable material handling containers and plastic fuel tanks. They also are also one of the largest distributor in the US of tools, equipment and supplies for the tire and wheel service industry. They generated revenues of over $750 million in their last fiscal year. The Company operates eighteen manufacturing facilities, nine distribution centers located throughout North and Central America. They source plastic pellets and then use injection, blow molding, rotational molding, and thermoforming … [Read more...] about Supply Chain Planning Solutions Are Not Just For The Big Boys
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The German philosopher Martin Heidegger, in his work The Question Concerning Technology , describes the ways in which technology shapes and orders the world through the example of a hydroelectric plant on the Rhine River. In the example, the beauty of the river is overshadowed by its modern role as a “water-power supplier,” which “derives from the essence of the power station.” The river thus becomes valuable only for the sake of its role in production—its output—rather than its inherent beauty. The image of the power plant on the Rhine demonstrates the ways in which technology can shift from being a helpful tool to an ordering principle of human life. The tension between these two ways of approaching technology crops up with almost every significant innovation, and the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT is no exception. The unveiling of the software—an uncannily sophisticated large language model—was met with particular … [Read more...] about The College Essay Is Still Very Much Alive
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A lowland tapir named Preciosa (Spanish for “Precious'') wanders through Brazil’s Emas National Park, illuminated by a hazy moon. The image is almost Surreal, as if the generally solitary herbivorous mammal was superimposed onto the dreamy landscape. “They are pleasing, primal animals, and mostly nocturnal. We call them gardeners of the forest … and the area that they're in, which is the Cerrado, is also this kind of forgotten area, but it's the second largest ecological region in the Amazon and it's getting kind of decimated right now by industrial agriculture and cattle ranching,” photographer Katie Orlinsky explained at a recent unveiling event for National Geographic’s 2022 PICTURES OF THE YEAR at High Line Nine, New York’s leading experiential gallery. “It's highlighting the species that needs support and this area that needs more attention.” Orlinsky’s otherworldly image is featured in a curated selection of … [Read more...] about National Geographic’s Stunning 2022 Pictures Of The Year Highlight Remarkable, Painstaking Work Behind Rare Imagery
[Anastasiia’s Flashback] Have you ever wondered what Pair Programming is, or how it works? “If I were to summarize Pair Programming in four words, it would be ‘Two programmers, one pencil.’ One day I was just listening to a tech podcast about software development techniques and heard about Pair Programming. When I joined Forbes, I introduced this practice to my team. I think it's a common misconception that software development is a solitary field. Rather, teamwork or collaboration is a key element in software development projects. I went out on maternity leave. It was a fantastic period as a mother. But, my developer hormones were continuously pushing me to start my job as soon as possible and catch up faster with a team. Here comes the point where the pair programming felt like bliss, so I messaged Pete as he had some knowledge with unit tests at that time, to walk me through the project. [Pete’s Flashback] Seven weeks into my summer internship at Forbes … [Read more...] about PAIR PROGRAMMING
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin There’s been a great deal of hype and excitement in the artificial intelligence (AI) world around a newly developed technology known as GPT-3. Put simply; it's an AI that is better at creating content that has a language structure – human or machine language – than anything that has come before it. GPT-3 has been created by OpenAI , a research business co-founded by Elon Musk and has been described as the most important and useful advance in AI for years. But there’s some confusion over exactly what it does (and indeed doesn’t do), so here I will try and break it down into simple terms for any non-techy readers interested in understanding the fundamental principles behind it. I’ll also cover some of the problems it raises, as well as why some people think its significance has been overinflated somewhat by hype. What is GPT-3? Starting with the very basics, GPT-3 stands for Generative Pre-trained … [Read more...] about What Is GPT-3 And Why Is It Revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Do you use a Virtual Private Network? Many people use a VPN because they want to protect their privacy and the devices on their network. According to a recent US Federal Trade Commission study, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) collect much more user information than many people realize, including quite a few sensitive personal details. Using a VPN, all the data sent over the Internet is encrypted, so third parties can’t read it. Another reason for using a VPN is to sidestep the throttling of Internet speeds by some ISPs when they detect a user on their network is consuming a lot of bandwidth, such as when streaming movies. With a VPN, it’s possible to circumvent the throttling and get much faster download speeds. However, one of the most important reasons for using a VPN is to access content that may be available in some countries and not others. For example, if you’re a Netflix subscriber in one country, you may not be … [Read more...] about ExpressVPN Launches Aircove Router
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Chicago-based Farmer's Fridge , wants to revolutionize how people eat on the go. It is one of many companies focusing on advanced vending technologies, which are becoming increasingly popular in various industries because they allow businesses to provide a seamless and automated purchasing experience. Today’s most advanced vending kiosks can offer personalized content, track customer behavior and preferences, and provide a secure environment for products, so it makes sense that businesses such as Farmer’s Fridge are turning to them to improve customer service, tailor offerings, and increase sales. The global vending machine industry is expected to reach about $146.6 billion in sales by 2027. The U.S. accounted for an estimated $36.5 billion as of 2020. If you have been in an airport recently, you’ve seen vending machines doling out everything from Best Buy electronics to Benefit Cosmetics and Sprinkles cupcakes. … [Read more...] about Farmer’s Fridge: Meet The Vending Machines That Provide Farm-To-Fridge Freshness With Waste-Reducing Technology
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The release candidate of Apple iOS 16.2 had just been released to developers, which means two things are about to happen. First, the public beta won’t be far behind and, second, the general release version is likely imminent. My best guess is it will be early next week, probably Tuesday, December 13, as Apple does like a Tuesday for software updates. MORE FROM FORBES Apple iPhone 14 Pro: How Recent iPhones Have A Cute Secret Feature By David Phelan What’s most interesting about the latest beta is that it includes a feature that has been available in some places but will now be for everybody: an update to AirDrop. AirDrop is one of the unsung heroes of Apple software. It used to be just on the Mac, and then it spread to iPhone and iPad. Lots of people still don’t know about it, but it provides for the instant and seamless delivery of photos, documents and videos, for instance, between Apple devices. … [Read more...] about Apple iOS 16.2: Apple’s Controversial New iPhone Update Is Almost Here
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin As the landslide of layoffs continues in big tech, workers can find opportunity, purpose and incredible skills-alignment in healthcare. Facing rising costs and widespread economic uncertainty, big tech companies continue laying off their skilled workforce in droves. From Meta to Twitter, Amazon to Stripe, and AirBnB to Zillow, network effects-driven platforms across industries are trying to right-size their workforces, facing the consequences of over-hiring in recent years, while navigating 40-year inflation highs. But there is a silver lining in big tech’s cloud of restructuring, and it’s in the healthcare industry. For both big-tech workers debating their next career move, and healthcare companies needing big-tech chops and network effects experience, the landslide of layoffs means there is an abundance of tech talent available, and plenty of companies – and an entire industry – that stand to benefit. The … [Read more...] about Big Techies: Healthcare Is Waiting With Open Arms
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Decentralized finance: lots of promise, and exciting concepts, but still too complicated for people to use. Investors still like the different product lines – from dApps, to interest rate bearing protocols. Those different DeFi segments keep investors curiously watching this roughly three-year-old market. Nevertheless, investors would have been better off starting the year by buying and holding bitcoin. The 2022 crypto winter has been especially frigid in DeFi land. From an investor and user perspective, “DeFi is still largely absent from most people’s habits,” says Tony Tran, founder & CEO of Peer Inc, a Bellevue, WA-based Web3 developer building an exchange for blockchain-based capital raising. “There needs to be significant innovation for DeFi to become the preferred choice, both on user experience and in technology. The absence of a limit order/stop loss feature on decentralized exchanges; the vulnerability to hacks, … [Read more...] about The DeFi Winter: Is It Time For Investors To Move On?