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Developing a Strategy for Global R&D and Innovation Centers

Posted on January 6th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

In today’s complex global business structures, we sometimes find ourselves with a proliferation of R&D sites and Application Centers. This may be caused by several reasons: legacy business centric R&D laboratories, Continue reading “Developing a Strategy for Global R&D and Innovation Centers” »

You Can’t Force Innovation

Posted on October 27th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence


Innovation is often held up as a yardstick by which companies are measured. There’s a need to always be creating something new, to be regularly launching an exciting product or development and to be seen by the world as innovative. Continue reading “You Can’t Force Innovation” »

Requirements That Are Actually Helpful

Posted on September 15th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Having spent a good number of years working as a systems engineer in the defence industry, I know what a bad rep requirements specs have. Continue reading “Requirements That Are Actually Helpful” »

Innovation Happens Inside The Box

Posted on August 9th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

We looked last time about how powerful it can be to work within constraints. Choosing helpful constraints actually helps us to be innovative and get things done, rather than slowing us down and getting in the way (which is the common perception). Continue reading “Innovation Happens Inside The Box” »

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