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INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 4.0
When computers were introduced in Industry 3.0, it was disruptive thanks to the addition of an entirely new technology. Now, and into the future as Industry 4.0 unfolds, computers are connected and communicate with one another to ultimately make decisions without human involvement. A combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and the Internet of Systems make Industry 4.0 possible and the smart factory a reality. As a result of the support of smart machines that keep getting smarter as they get access to more data, our factories will become more efficient and productive and less wasteful. Ultimately, it's the network of these machines that are digitally connected with one another and create and share information that results in the true power of Industry 4.0.
Soft skills are the personal attributes, personality traits, inherent social cues, and communication abilities needed for success on the job. Soft skills characterize how a person interacts in his or her relationships with others.
Unlike hard skills that are learned, soft skills are similar to emotions or insights that allow people to “read” others. These are much harder to learn, at least in a traditional classroom. They are also much harder to measure and evaluate.
Soft skills include attitude, communication, creative thinking, work ethic, teamwork, networking, decision making, positivity, time management, motivation, flexibility, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution.
Information technology (or IT) is defined as “the application of computers and internet to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information.” Network Administration & Security is a specific category of Information Technology, focused on the transmitting data aspect of IT.
IT is a key part of every business, from small businesses run by a single person to huge multi-national corporations. Computer technology is used across the business world in every department and has become vital to business operations in the modern world.
Without Information Technology and system support, a business simply stops! If the internet or phone service goes down in an office, nothing can get done – HR, finance, operations, communications, sales, and all other departments depend on functional computer and information systems to complete their work. Plus, IT and Information Services (or IS) protect the integrity of data and keep it protected from the wide variety of threats in the world of technology.
In short, workplaces cannot function without IT and IS professionals. They’re a valuable part of every office and business environment. No matter your current level of education or experience, South College has a program in IT and IS that will help you reach your goals as an information professional.
HEALTH & SAFETY
In the workplace, health and safety regulations are paramount to the well-being of the employees and the employer. Many hazards are present in today's work environments, and it's the employer's job to keep their employees safe from these hazards. It's a job that is so important that there are occupational safety standards and regulations set by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
OSHA ensures that all of their guidelines for health and safety or followed and anyone in violation can have their business shutdown. However, this is just one reason why workplace health and safety standards are important. Below are a few more that will show you just how important these standards are.
Health and safety procedures in the workplace reduce employee illnesses and injuries greatly. These procedures can help you and your employees understand the potential hazards in your work environment. Training is important and effective, as it will educate your employees on proper workplace procedures, practices, and behavior to prevent possible injuries and illness or contamination from improper hygiene. Truthfully, paying for work-related injuries and illnesses can negatively affect your bottom line, which is a big reason why the implementation of health and safety procedures is necessary.
Potential hazards are rampant in almost every workplace environment. Equipment, chemicals, certain behaviors and activities, and even furniture can potentially cause injury or harm to you or your workers. Health hazards can range from contamination of food due to unsafe handling or preparation practices to an infectious disease outbreak caused by improper hygiene and personal care.
If you work with certain dangerous chemicals or gases, there's always the risk of improper handling, maintenance, or storage, which could lead to dangerous exposure for you and your workers. In these cases, you must follow specific hazardous material handling guidelines set by OSHA, and you must have emergency and evacuation plans in place.
LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Supply Chain Logistics Management course work will expose students to core supply chain management areas of logistics, transportation, supplies planning and administration, demand management, completed goods distribution, customer support, international and inter-modal logistics, transportation brokerage and freight forwarding, logistics analytics, and procurement.
The major builds an understanding of how logistics and transportation are managed by connecting students to business logistics in the discipline by means of interactions with executives within the classroom and in business amenities. Students shall be expert in figuring out the essential service and price components when making enterprise logistics decisions, and students might be geared up with the talents to gauge trade-offs between the components and to in the end make the most value effective and repair effective logistics selections.