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This Week In Utilities: 2 Reports You Need To Read

1.  The 10 Biggest Challenges Facing The Water Industry in 2016 The state of the Water Industry and the challenges it faces is the subject of many articles, but what are the impressions of water professionals in the field? This is what the American Water Words Association (AWWA) asks them through a survey each year. These insights cover various topics including the challenges facing the water [...]
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This Week in Utilities: Water Policies, Desalination Plants, and Multitasking

August 15, 2016
By Simon De Brito
1. California Water Policy - For The Better? Let’s start this week’s series of articles with this very interesting interview of Kirsten James, the Senior Manager for California Policy and Partnerships at Ceres. She paints an informative portrait of the drought situation in California and draws a parallel with similar challenges faced around the globe. As the leader of strategy and policy [...]
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This Week in Metal and Manufacturing: Rio 2016, Metal Roofs and Small-scale Manufacturing

August 12, 2016
By Simon De Brito
1. Olympic gold: we tour the architecture of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games  
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Why is Innovation so important for the Metal Industry?

When we talk about innovation today, we tend to think about the Silicon Valley, Google or Elon Musk.  But while all eyes are on the biggest technological hub of the planter, other industries keep pushing themselves towards perfection.  One of them, in particular, has shown a relentless effort to improve their products and processes over the years: The Metal Industry.
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This week in Water Industry: Challenge and Research

August 05, 2016
By Simon De Brito
Here are a few things that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?
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This week in Manufacturing: Productivity and 8 millions square feet

July 29, 2016
By Simon De Brito
We are launching a new series at ABIS: a list of the best articles of the week in the Manufacturing Industry. Here is our first ever selection, including four things that happened this past week and how they might affect your business. Did you miss them?
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3 Absolutely Stunning Reasons an ERP Is What You Need

Almost everyone looking for an ERP system has asked himself these questions.
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How to choose a Manufacturing ERP Software?

Before the trees are cleared, the foundation is poured, and any siding or beams are put into place, a surveyor goes out and surveys the land before any home or neighborhoods are constructed. What is he looking for? He’s checking the drainage system, the floodplains, the quality and density of the soil, how to position the road systems, how to angle the homes, which lots can they fit, how many can [...]
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If you've always done it this way, you've always done it wrong.

I am in the business of trying to help companies get better.  As a consultant, I have the opportunity to engage with organizations to evaluate their functioning, analyze their data, and then execute targeted improvements. My role in these engagements is to identify strengths and weaknesses in organizational efficiency pertaining to human resources, product quality, fiscal management, and workflow [...]
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6 Tips to Maximize your Profits

April 06, 2016
By Simon De Brito
In a hyper-competitive environment, such as the manufacturing industry, marginal gains are often decisive to set a company apart from the competition. While managers spend most (or all) of their time working on aspects that directly affect productivity, they neglect to pay attention to hidden obstacles that can, however,  ruin all their previous efforts.
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