Well, we made it through the first month of 2021. The waves are still coming, but, we’re hoping the undertow is a bit less substantial this time around. Regardless, we’ll all keep plugging away and continue to navigate the waters as best we can.
We’re fresh off reading about key trends moving through the new year and they include supply chain visibility, machine intelligence, and system usability. All working pieces of Industry 4.0 – which isn’t new, but, it’s interesting to note a more strategic and conscious push towards smarter technologies that make the working components of many facilities more controllable by devices, which, in some respects, helps in the progression of keeping things tighter, cleaner, and more efficient across the board to help maintain the health of the company, its employees, and its customers from a physical and fiscal standpoint. We’ll more than likely dive in deeper on these topics as the year rolls on… We’ve touched on them in the past, but, things are always changing and technology is always improving.
So how are you all doing? What do you want to see featured in The Gateway that might be of some value to the community? We’re happy to hear any and all ideas. Friendly February reminder: You can (always) download a digital (PDF) copy of the magazine on demand at our website, and connect with us on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram) where we share all of our monthly features which enable sharing across the web, making that spotlight shine a little brighter and work a little harder. Check it out at www.thegatewaymag.com and check back often as it’s updated every month when the new edition hits your mailbox!
In parting, as you flip through the pages, you’ll come across the news that The Gateway lost its founder, Bill Bryson in January. We’re deeply saddened to report this news. His wife (and co-founder) Sharon put some thoughts down for us, which we’ve printed here for you all to read.