"Request-a-quote," other features help Ergodyne sell online | Sources: TDDI chip demand rises due to all-screen smartphones | Column: Aim to get every order right
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December 4, 2018
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"Request-a-quote," other features help Ergodyne sell online
Ergodyne rebuilt its e-commerce website in 2016, replacing three websites with one geared toward customer needs. The new website allows customers to request a quote and quickly order based off product files or numbers, while offering better inventory tracking.
B2B E-Commerce World (11/30) 
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Sources: TDDI chip demand rises due to all-screen smartphones
The smartphone market is expected to see more all-screen handsets during 2019, a trend that promises to drive higher demand for touch and display driver integration chips, industry sources say. Android smartphones are expected to lead the push for more bezel-less screens, those sources note.
DigiTimes (12/4) 
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Supply Chain
Column: Aim to get every order right
Perfect order performance is the key to customer loyalty and should always be the goal, argues Marisa Brown of the American Productivity & Quality Center. "Achieving perfect order performance transcends silos inside the company, making everyone equally accountable for success in the eyes of the customer," while also saving money, she writes.
Material Handling & Logistics online (12/3) 
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Industrial IoT
Column: Combine asset management, resource planning in IIoT settings
Enterprise asset management and enterprise resource planning solutions are both needed in industrial internet of things environments, Sheila Kennedy writes. She recommends using an integrated ERP and EAM solution.
Plant Services online (12/3) 
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Safety
Have formal programs for safeguarding faces and eyes
Effective eye and face protection require a formal training program that discusses personal protective equipment, its importance and its limitations, writes Jerry Laws.
Occupational Health & Safety (12/2018) 
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Sustainability
Google embraces the "circular economy" at its data centers
Google has changed how it designs data centers and manages its cooling, and has bought clean-energy offsets, in its effort to be carbon-neutral and embrace "circular economy" principles. Google is also remanufacturing and reselling data servers, as well as reusing components, says Google sustainability executive Kate Brandt.
Wired (tiered subscription model) (12/1) 
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Workforce of Tomorrow
E-learning courses drive sales at JPW Industries
JPW Industries' online learning platform, JPW IQ, has 53 courses for salespeople and distributors that offer the latest information on products. "With our hybrid sales team and online university, we can reach distributors and buying groups with more product know-how than ever before," Matt Dedeluk writes.
Advanced Manufacturing Media (11/29) 
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Apprenticeships prepare workers for jobs in S.C.
Manufacturers and community colleges in and around Charleston, S.C., use apprenticeship programs, with one example being those offered by Trident Technical College. It trains students for skills requested by employers.
IndustryWeek (11/30) 
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