Topic: Operations

IndustryWeek recently hosted a webinar that examined the challenges and best practices for mitigating risk to achieve supply chain excellence. While we have the entire session recorded, for those interested in the ‘Readers Digest’...

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R2-D2 was an R2-series Astromech droid designed by high tech manufacturer Industrial Automaton. The brave droid — along with his persnickety protocol droid counterpart C-3PO — played a pivotal role in saving the galaxy.Legendary...

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You’ve probably heard before how establishing a solid plan for new product introduction (NPI) can help you meet cost, quality and scheduling goals, but the benefits don’t stop there. A good new product introduction plan is the foundation of any successful product launch and often helps boost sales and encourage...

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As I mentioned on Tuesday, we’re doing a lot of thinking about the innovation BOM—a tool for conceptual design that provides organization to the innovation process. The innovation BOM was developed out of a need to organize and empower design innovation. While most engineers keep their earliest lists...

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