Industry Trends

  • What can your company do to mitigate tariff impacts on manufacturing raw materials? Manufacturing raw materials have been at the center of the trade wars between the U.S. and China. The impact of both the U.S. imposed and retaliatory tariffs has noticeably affected U.S. manufacturers. In a survey of 381 Ohio manufacturers, 66% claimed tariffs…

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  • How are vehicle ownership trends impacted by 2018 car recalls? Automakers issued numerous car recalls in 2018. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recalled almost 6 million vehicles over safety concerns. Toyota recalled over 1 million because of faulty airbags, and began 2019 with a recall over similar issues. Ford, Honda Acura, General Motors and other companies…

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  • How is the Lyft IPO filing impacted by driving costs? Last Friday, Lyft filed its IPO registration, revealing information about the financial health of the organization. This includes the company’s net loss of $911.3 million last year, against revenues of $2.2 billion. As is typical of such filings, the Lyft IPO registration lays out a…

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  • Winter Driver Safety and How to Protect Your Business The time to be mindful about Winter driver safety has come. If you’ve been keeping up with news, then you’ll understand how brutally cold 2019 has been so far. Chicago, for example, reached -23 degrees Fahrenheit: its coldest temperature since 1994. Flights and college classes have…

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  • How will delivery companies and delivery-dependent businesses be impacted by changes in home delivery demands? Delivery is an evolving landscape. Pizza and Chinese food are no longer the go-to delivery options as a wide array of apps and services provide options from all walks of cuisine—and beyond. What does this mean for companies that depend…

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  • How will oil prices following the surplus affect gasoline prices? We’re almost a month into the year and the question stands: what are gas prices going to look like in the coming year? Given the recent oil surplus and economic uncertainty, predictions are all over the board. We have a yearly average of $2.47 predicted…

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  • The right home care mileage reimbursement can help home healthcare companies Healthcare as an industry has come a long way. And not just since the invention of penicillin or washing hands. Improvements in technology and the introduction of artificial intelligence to automate administrative tasks has advanced health care a great deal in the last few…

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  • How Security Consulting Services Can Capitalize in 2019 You don’t need us to tell you that cybersecurity is in a good place. Following the data breaches of large consumer retailers and Equifax, cybersecurity is no longer a “nice to have.” Like safety belts and airbags in a vehicle, cybersecurity is a company essential. So, what…

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  • What’s the future of electric vehicles? Electric vehicles made recent news when Trump administration official Larry Kudlow announced their intent to remove subsidies for their purchase. This news might cause businesses providing company cars to their employees to pump the breaks on exploring the environmental future of their fleet. But there’s much more to the…

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  • Edge Computing and How it Impacts Autonomous Vehicles What is edge computing? Well, it will likely be the key to a global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) infrastructure (especially autonomous vehicles). Unlike cloud computing, edge computing pushes storage and processing closer to the source of data and not to a large centralized system. In other…

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