Cutting Costs and Taking Names: An Article Written by One Of Our Own

Cutting Costs and Taking Names: An Article Written by One Of Our Own

The SCLogic team has done it again with a well-written article recently published in Mailing Systems Technology magazine called, “Cutting Mail Center Costs: The Goldilocks Approach.” Why Goldilocks? Because there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to making your mailroom more efficient. The article poses questions to help you think through what might work best for your situation, inviting you to think from expansive, moderate, and creative/resourceful positions. For example: Is your mail center experiencing the year-over-year 25% growth in package deliveries? Did…

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The Robots Are Coming…No Wait, They’re Already Here. So, What Should We DO with Them?

The Robots Are Coming…No Wait, They’re Already Here. So, What Should We DO with Them?

Ryan W. Buell, an Associate Professor of Service Management in the Tech and Ops Management unit at the Harvard Business School, just published an article that discusses the increasing use of advanced robotic automation technology in our everyday lives. However, he doesn’t just illustrate the expanding number of use cases, he examines how people want automation to enrich their lives and to what degrees. It brings the adage, “just because we can, doesn’t mean we should” to a whole new…

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Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break: Low Energy Mornings Get a Boost

Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break: Low Energy Mornings Get a Boost

Some of us are lucky to be naturally awake and motivated morning people, some of us have to peel our eyes open long enough to make and imbibe the sweet essence that is caffeinated coffee products. For those in the latter category, I found this article that shares how some of the world’s most successful people make the most of their mornings: https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/4668-these-powerful-morning-routines-will-make-you-insanely-productive Some you’ve probably heard before, like avoiding email as much as possible in the morning, but there…

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Changes are a comin’: Facility Managers to be Recognized by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with a Standard Occupational Classification

Changes are a comin’: Facility Managers to be Recognized by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with a Standard Occupational Classification

It’s getting official folks! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is recognizing “Facilities Managers” with a Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code 11-3013. What’s the big deal? As you are probably quite keenly aware, many in the FM world have come to the occupation via indirect paths, transitioning almost by chance from maintenance and service trades. Learning the job was usually done on the spot, advice passed down from an old-timer or scrounged on your own by trial and error. Why? Because…

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Meet the new Software Engineer, Jake Finamore

Meet the new Software Engineer, Jake Finamore

SCLogic is happy to introduce our new Software Engineer, Jake Finamore. Jake started at SCLogic in October of 2017 and previously worked for Catalyte.io for three years. He graduated from the College of Southern Maryland in the 2013, earning his Associates in Computer Science. Jake brings his valuable experience of software development to the SCLogic development team. Born in Virginia Beach, VA, Jake spent his childhood in Palestine. In his spare time, he enjoys playing board games, binge watching tv…

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Sustainability…not just another hokey green theme

Sustainability…not just another hokey green theme

It shouldn’t be any secret that sustainable practices in the workplace are beneficial for the environment and community, but you may or may not know that wearing the green halo can also benefit your company. This is a great time for facility managers to show leadership by bringing ideas that can reduce operational costs and demonstrate a desire to put the company in the best light possible. Last week I attended a lunch and learn hosted by IFMA’s Capital Chapter…

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Behind the Music: Blockchain

Behind the Music: Blockchain

You may have heard the term ‘blockchain’ or ‘bitcoin’ floating around as one of the next big “emerging” technologies, so I thought it’d be a great topic for today. (I put emerging in quotes because after a bit of research, I discovered that blockchain has actually been around since 2009!) Blockchain is in fact the structure on which bitcoin, a form of cryptocurrency, is built upon and enables the creation, authentication, sequencing, time-stamping, replication, and completion of a bitcoin transaction….

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Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break…Rise of the Digital Assistant Era

Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break…Rise of the Digital Assistant Era

From autonomous cars to synthetic DNA, it seems like there’s always new technology brewing that will alter how we interact with our world. For today’s coffee break, let’s take a quick look at Digital Assistants. Also known as Virtual Assistants, these are the little speakers sitting on people’s kitchen counters that can understand natural language and complete electronic tasks for the end user. Apple’s Siri, Google Now, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana are some of the big hitters in the space…

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New Year’s Resolutions: Revitalizing or Stressful?

New Year’s Resolutions: Revitalizing or Stressful?

A few thoughts on how to set realistic goals  Whether you’re ready or feeling like time is passing a little too quickly, 2018 is here! And of course, along with the New Year comes the requisite resolution to be a better “you”. We for one think you’re great just the way you are, but it’s understandable that you might need to assess your business objectives and make projections for the upcoming year. Unsure as to how to set realistic goals?…

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