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Breakthrough Innovation at Any Speed

Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by

How novel must an innovation be to achieve “breakthrough” status? Is it merely the invention of the of something new and different – the what – or is it first necessary for the innovation to achieve successful commercialization – the how? When it comes to manufacturing, we are currently poised for another breakthrough moment. Take the jump to find out more.  Continue reading “Breakthrough Innovation at Any Speed” »

Outcome Focused: From “Out of the Box” to “There is No Box”

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by

Issue or outcome? As engineers charged with the responsibility of maintaining and growing our company’s profitability through its product line, dowe focus too much on incremental improvement at the expense of breakthrough innovation? Does the necessity of addressing very real day-to-day issuesContinue reading “Outcome Focused: From “Out of the Box” to “There is No Box”” »

The Tipping Point Between “What” and “How”

Posted on November 6th, 2015 by

Ken Klapproth discusses some of the challenges and considerations that companies must consider when attempting breakthroughs: Continue reading “The Tipping Point Between “What” and “How”” »

You Have to Build It For Them to Come

Posted on October 29th, 2015 by

What good is the most innovative product of the century if you can’t produce it at scale? When considering topics for this blog it was obvious from interactions with customers and industry leaders that innovation is perennially of interest. However, since statistics show that 95% of all new product development initiatives fail, bad ideas alone could not account for this significant failure rate. Continue reading “You Have to Build It For Them to Come” »

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