If you’re facing a tough design challenge you may want to look to nature to see how millions of years of evolution have addressed a similar problem. Biomimicry (which Marc mentioned in a blog post about tools to help design more environmentally responsible products) is the mimicking...

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According to UNICEF, in Ghana 25% of deaths in children under 5 are caused by diarrhea. In Northern Ghana, where more than half the population gets its water from wells, ponds and streams, this percentage is even higher. These water sources often contain disease-causing microorganisms...

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A recent article in Entrepreneur magazine discusses a number of areas where suppliers can impact a business’s performance. These include many of the attributes on which manufacturers compete, like quality, timeliness, competitiveness and innovation. Given the important role suppliers play, it makes smart business sense to build good...

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A recent post on the Software Advice blog offers a bit of trendwatching from a panel of ERP vendors & consultants. The summary is that when it comes to ERP software, manufacturers are showing an increased preference for software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions, integrated ERP suites and the ability to...

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