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October 7, 2020
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Continuous Improvement Through Lean Manufacturing

In the lean manufacturer mindset, companies save money, workplaces run efficiently and safely, product manufacturing is simplified, and jobs are made easier. While there are many ways to drive lean manufacturing, companies that invest in their employees typically achieve the most success. Read More

NGA Extends GlassBuild Connect Through 2020
GlassBuild Connect will continue through December 2020, providing registered attendees on-demand access to more than 70 education presentations, and products and services from 300-plus exhibiting companies at The announcement comes at the conclusion of the month-long glass and fenestration online event that drew thousands of attendees from across the world. GlassBuild Connect is free to access, though registration and site log in is required. Read More
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The Talk
How to Identify and Phase Out Legacy Systems
By Brett Perez

With the pace of change in the technology industry today, systems that were once the latest, greatest thing for boosting productivity and performance can very quickly become a legacy system of the past. In an increasingly digital world, it’s often your software and systems that can make or break your ability to adapt, grow and remain competitive.

Performing to new expectations rests in part or in whole on the capabilities of your underlying business systems. Over time, even an excellent piece of software or a computer system can slowly but surely become less capable and more of a hindrance. 

In our industry, we should aim for collaboration and shared data between departments, for improved efficiencies and more accuracy. 

Read on for how to recognize legacy systems and modernize your applications.






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