Topic: Cool Products

The economic downturn disrupted the supply of electronic components, leaving a supply chain with fewer players, each of whom has diminished capacity. This is putting serious strain on the manufacturers trying to build and launch new products quickly. My post this summer about the limited availability of tantalum...

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Our friend Shaun Snapp over at SCMFocus has a great blog post explaining some of the differences between dedicated bill of materials (BOM) management solutions and product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality that’s built into and distributed across ERP and other planning systems. He has an interesting take...

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A robot learning to flip pancakes from Sylvain Calinon on Vimeo. Even if you put science fiction aside, it’s not hard to imagine a seemingly endless number of real-world applications for robotic technology. But have you ever wondered how a...

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The Herman Miller Mirra office chair has a lot of good things going for it: It is made of 42% recycled materials It is made with no PVC (read about PVC problems here) It is 96% recyclable It is Greenguard-certified and may qualify for LEED credits

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