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Can Nanogrids Move Humanity Forward?

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In the next 10 years, two-thirds of global economic growth will be in developing countries. Yet, 800 million people currently have no access to clean water and 400 million people in India alone have no electricity. By 2040, Africa will have more people than China and India combined. How can so much growth occur where so many people do not have access to basic necessities to live? The answer may lie with Nanogrids. Continue Reading →

Smarter Cities Means Bigger Data

 

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We have previously discussed smart cities and how they utilize the growing Internet of Things to make living more connected than ever before. Often times, it is not the communicating devices themselves that directly improves people’s lives, but the management of the data they are constantly generating. Continue Reading →

The Internet of Things: Propelling Smart Cities

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What does Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Songdo, South Korea, have in common? The answer may surprise you. While at different stages in the process, both of these cities are making steps toward evolving their infrastructure as smart cities. Continue Reading →

Deliver Best Practices: Winners Embody Global Continuous Improvement

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This year’s Deliver Best Practices winners: Elaine Zhou (Shanghai, China), Eréndira Landeros (Guadalajara, Mexico), Amy Shen (Taichung Design, China) and Ami Warren (Tiszaujvaros, Hungary), with Jabil executive judges.

Team representatives came from across the globe with one mission: to share with all of Jabil why their team’s solutions to common and uncommon problems alike were worthy of the grand prize in Jabil’s Deliver Best Practices Competition. On Thursday, October 16, those 32 teams presented their projects in English, which for the majority of the competitors is not their native language. Just one day later, the 12 finalists took the podium once more to present their projects before a judging panel of Jabil executives. Continue Reading →

Deliver Best Practices: Finalists Announced

DBP Semi Finalists

Photo: Evan Teh presents his project to the judges.

The finalists in the sixth annual Deliver Best Practices competition have been announced. Three teams from each of the four competition categories will go head-to-head for first, second and third place. Congratulations to the teams that are moving on, and to all teams involved in the competition.

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Deliver Best Practices: What’s Next for the Teams?

DBP Hockey What's Next

Photo: Team representatives have a great time at a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game.

Just a few days ago, 32 competitors were flown to Jabil’s headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida, from the company’s locations around the world. In that short amount of time they have been busy, with fun activities like attending a Tampa Bay Lightning game, and preparing for the preliminary competition presentations, taking place today, October 16, 2014.

But, the real work began long before their planes landed.

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Deliver Best Practices: Effective Teams Have This

DBP Teamwork

Photo: Deliver Best Practices Competitors work in a team at Jabil’s headquarters.

We have all been on good teams and bad teams. When a team is good, you know it and everything moves effortlessly. On a bad team, it seems like you’re struggling to decide when to take a lunch break. Sometimes, it’s hard to guess how effective a group will be until you’re in the trenches. That’s why it can be helpful to have some strategies for building effective teams.

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Deliver Best Practices: Cultural Differences Bring Opportunities at Jabil

Culture Day at DBP

Photo: Ravi Kogje from Jabil Pune discusses unique aspects of Jabil’s company culture with other finalists.

October is a special month for Jabil. Employees representing teams from all over the world have converged on the company’s headquarters for the sixth annual Deliver Best Practices competition. Entries are open to employees at any of Jabil’s 23 countries and a total of 952 projects were received. Through a series of local, sub-region and regional competitions, these projects were narrowed down to just 32 teams from 10 different countries.

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