Shorter Wait Times at Starbucks

How long will you wait for your favorite latte concoction at Starbucks?

According to recent surveys, about 5 minutes. That is quite a bit…for you and the company! Long waits annoy customers and are bad for business. Starbucks is trying to remedy the problem with the Siren System. It should reduce wasted motion time, but is it enough to accommodate staff shortages and high levels of customization? Only time will tell.


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Exoskeletons Improve Job Design

A John Deere parts distribution center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, offers employees the use of exoskeletons to perform their jobs more safely and comfortably. Employees handle hundreds of packages every day with greater ease with the aid of these robotic devices.

Exoskeletons have the potential to impact many industries and improve ergonomics and job design in a variety of ways.


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Do Manufacturing Workers Benefit from Automation?

Advanced manufacturing technologies promise better jobs. Is it time to rejoice?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us, and it will transform work as we know it. This article delves into the benefits that automation could bring to deskless workers: safer jobs, higher pay, more opportunities for advancement, and so on. It is undeniable that automated technologies and artificial intelligence have the potential to enrich manufacturing jobs. However, their implementation will determine how workers are actually impacted.


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A Pioneer of Online Journalism Falls off the Digital Platform

Another news organization is succumbing to the brutal demands of digital publishing.

BuzzFeed quickly went from an original and somewhat eccentric media outlet to a well-known publication with a respected news division. It pioneered ways of engaging younger readers, included serious articles as well as celebrity news, and exploited the potential for stories to go viral on social media with click-driven headlines.

As it expanded its news division, BuzzFeed failed to generate the revenues necessary to sustain a world class news operation. […]

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