September 21, 2016 Posted by: Indy
Your toys and clothes are made far away. They’re put in big metal boxes that go on ships across the ocean. I work with my team to make sure there’s space for our customers’ boxes on those ships.
President and COO, INTTRA
I talk on the phone a lot to companies with trucks. I help them figure out the best trucks to use and the fastest way to (safely!) drive them so people like your parents can get the things they want on time, like a new TV, kitchen table, or PlayStation game for you.
VP, Global Solutions Consulting Descartes
Imagine using your iPad to talk to other people in the world who are buying your favorite toy. My job is to let you talk about your toy constantly and if you had a problem, ask them how to get it fixed.
Founding Chairman, Procurious
My job is to help people find, pick up, and move boxes.
President and CEO
PathGuide Technologies, Inc.
We move everything but people.
CEO, TPS Logistics
Imagine that all the yummy snack food you like to eat is being made and kept in different places all over the country. I call the people who make the snacks and ask when it is ready and then take it to the grocery store where you can buy it. I get the person who is driving with the snacks ready with all the right information. I then call and make sure someone will be at the grocery store ready to put the snacks on the shelves. I do all of this as fast as I can to make sure the snacks you want are always in the store where you’re shopping.
Logistics Consultant, Zipline Logistics
When the ice cream truck comes to your neighborhood, my job is to make sure that you and everyone else on your street get treats on time without having to wait too long. I map out the most efficient route and make sure that the truck is properly stocked and well refrigerated so that if you want an ice cream sandwich, and your friend wants a popsicle, we have enough of both when you reach the window and they are just as you expected (frozen, never thawed, not smashed).
Director of Lean Enterprise & Operations
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January 15, 2016 Posted by: Indy
This year’s traditional bet between the Chicago Bears fans at Independent and the fans of division rivals Packers for once did not go to plan for their Green Bay based furniture clients.
Whilst in the final analysis the Green Bay Packers finished the season almost winning the division, and the Chicago Bears ended up in last place, the Thanksgiving Day game between the two teams did not go well for Green Bay !
As a result, Green Bay Packers fan Beth Hassler of Axess International fulfilled the terms of the wager by wearing Bears team gear and allowing the picture to be posted here.
Sorry Beth – I hope they let you back in to Lambeau Field after this picture is made public
For once, the Bears fans at Independent are looking forward to doing it all again next season !
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October 15, 2015 Posted by: Indy
Standing means being still, and that’s a bad thing.
You’ve probably heard that keeping your rear planted in your desk chair for hours on end may be as much of a health hazard today as smoking was for previous generations.
Prolonged sitting has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, cancer and even premature death. But at least we have standing desks to combat
the problem, right? Maybe not.
According to a new study, published online in the International Journal of Epidemiology on Oct. 9, standing at your desk may be no better than sitting, and that’s because it’s the being still that has the negative impact on your health. (Maybe it’s time to replace your standing desk with a treadmill desk.)
For the study, the researchers monitored the behavior and health of 3,720 men and 1,412 women over the course of 16 years. Beginning in 1985, the London-based volunteers recorded how many hours a week they spent sitting.
At the end of the 16-year period, the researchers tallied the hours and then checked the National Health Service Central Registry and determined that 450 of the participants had died. But the researchers found no correlation between time spent sitting and mortality.
The findings challenge previous research showing that sitting for long periods can shorten your lifespan even if you exercise often.
“Any stationary posture where energy expenditure is low may be detrimental to health, be it sitting or standing. The results cast doubt on the benefits of sit-stand work stations,” Dr. Melvyn Hillsdon, associate professor of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter in England and a co-author of the study, said in a written statement.
The researchers concluded that sitting itself won’t kill you. Rather, a sedentary lifestyle in general may be what’s harmful to your health.
“Research is not black and white, and if a single study finds X or Y that doesn’t mean that this is the truth we should all go along with,” Dr. Emmanuel Stamatakis, associate professor at the University of Sydney in Australia and a co-author of the study, said in an email. “The recent study findings are in disagreement with the rest of the literature and there must be a reason for this.”
Courtesy : Huffington Post – Full article here
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July 14, 2015 Posted by: Indy
It has been announced today that Dubai’s Museum of the Future is to build the world’s first 3D-printed office in a pioneering new technology and design led project.
Dubai is attempting a new world first, and once again it is the city’s architecture that is making waves, though not in the form that one might expect. This is not an attempt to build bigger and bolder – this is a project to build smarter…
Today plans have been announced for the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building to be created in Dubai. The new ‘office’ building will be printed from a huge 20-foot printer, that will layer sturdy materials such as special reinforced concrete (SRC), glass fibre reinforced gypsum (GRG) and fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) upon layers, to build a full scale and entirely functional stand alone building.
It will be printed and assembled on site, in a matter of days. This advanced feat will certainly establish the UAE’s position as a global centre of technology in architecture construction and design.
“This project reflects the vision of our leadership here in Dubai,” His Excellency Al Gergawi, the chairman of the UAE National Innovation Committee said. “We are keen to use the latest technologies to simplify people’s lives and to serve them better… The idea of 3D printing buildings was once a dream, but today it has become a reality,” he added.
This could be the start of a new future for construction and it has the potential to do a lot of good. It is estimated by experts that 3D printing technology can reduce the production time of buildings by up to 70 percent and can save between 30 and 60 percent of construction waste
The project is a collaboration between Dubai and WinSun Global along with leading global architecture and engineering firms Gensler, Thornton Thomasetti, and Syska Hennessy.
Courtesy of buro247.com
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