Impact Dakota Blog is a blog dedicated to supporting North Dakota’s manufacturing community improve People, Purpose, Processes and Performance. Entries provide information on opportunities, new ideas, quick tips, celebrations of success, and well, frankly, anything to help you become a better manufacturer.

October 18, 2018

5 Questions to Ask Your Cybersecurity ProfessionalAlmost weekly we hear about another company or organization that has fallen victim to a cyber-attack. We know cybercriminals are more persistent and we need to be more diligent about protecting information.

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October 17, 2018

The Case for Behavioral StrategyLeft unchecked, subconscious biases will undermine strategic decision making. Here’s how to counter them and improve corporate performance.

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October 16, 2018

Applying Artificial Intelligence in B2B and B2C - What's the Difference?It may be more difficult for B2B companies to adopt AI than B2C companies for a variety of reasons.

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October 9, 2018

Cybersecurity Starts with Your EmployeesOctober is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. It is a great time for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) to educate employees about the vital role they play in protecting the business against cyber attacks while providing a positive cybersecurity message.

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October 4, 2018

Toyota Groupies vs. Lean Thinking“We in the West noticed Toyota's success and copied them; used their tools and attacked our wastes, but our problems are different. We might not make cars."

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October 1, 2018

The Fourth Industrial RevolutionIt's more important than ever to be a manufacturer! Check out this video!

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September 21, 2018

It's Cool to Be a Manufacturing Engineering Major AgainThe number of individuals earning degrees in engineering has increased steadily over the past decade, and those numbers will only continue to grow. In particular, one subdiscipline of engineering is looking ever more appealing to students: manufacturing engineering.

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September 14, 2018

Is AI Delivering For Your Business?Are you wondering how best to apply artificial intelligence (AI) and data-driven analytics to your business?

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September 5, 2018

Manufacturers Increase Efforts to Woo Workers to Rural AreasThey call it the “Not So Heavy Metal” tour. It’s a lighthearted effort by Minnesota-based Alexandria Industries to introduce middle and high school students — as well the general public — to manufacturing.

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August 30, 2018

How to Get Students to Your Manufacturing Day EventEach year, Manufacturing Day gives nearly 300,000 youth and their parents a powerful opportunity to see firsthand how they can create a bright future for themselves and their community through a career in modern manufacturing. Thanks to impactful events held by thousands of manufacturers across the country, those efforts are working.

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