Manufacturing might have the reputation of being old, dirty and generally, antiquated. But that image couldn’t be farther from what is represented at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute located in Chicago. The DMDII, a UI Labs collaboration, hosted a one-day experiential learning workshop to discuss, display and inspire participants about how digital technologies can impact the factory floor.
The future of US manufacturing was the center of discussion at Forcam’s Smart Factory Symposium hosted at the Digital Manufacturing Design Innovation Institute in Chicago. The day-long conference addressed the new rules of Manufacturing 4.0, also known as Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet of Things. In his keynote presentation, David R. Brousell, co-founder of the Manufacturing Leadership Council at Frost & Sullivan, explained we are in the middle of the fourth wave of industrial change.
For the last few years, Food Engineering’s State of Food Manufacturing report has listed staffing issues as one of the main trends food processors are facing. It’s a one-two punch when it comes to the industry’s workforce. With the increase of advanced automation in plants, the industry is largely struggling to find qualified, skilled laborers that can operate the equipment. Additionally, a wave of baby boomers will be imminently retiring from food and beverage plants all over the country.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".