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Five Ways to Prepare your Business to Scale

I wanted to share this cool infographic from the Arena Blog - 5 ways you can prepare your business to scale. This seems to be focusing mostly on how you can prepare as a hardware company (product data, operations/engineering focused) but I think it's a ni…
I wanted to share this cool infographic from the Arena Blog- 5 ways you can prepare your business to scale. This seems to be focusing mostly on how you can prepare as a hardware c… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/five-ways-prepare-your-business-scale/

What could you do with a Google for electronic parts

One of the biggest stressors of putting together a protoype (in my eyes) is finding all the parts you need, getting the datasheets, etc, etc, and building that first draft of the BOM. If it's at least easy to find the parts you're looking for, with inform…
One of the biggest stressors of putting together a protoype (in my eyes) is finding all the parts you need, getting the datasheets, etc, etc, and building that first draft of the … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/what-could-you-do-google-electronic-parts/

Differences in how engineers and manufacturers deal with a BOM

Ok. So this is a post about work - and work conflicts. Particularly between manufacturing and engineering.
Ok. So this is a post about work - and work conflicts. Particularly between manufacturing and engineering. I think that oftentimes, manufacturing and engineering are asked to w… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/differences-how-engineers-and-manufacturers-deal-bom/

Can China Move Up the Value Chain?

Can China become an engine of innovation, successfully competing with Western manufacturers in the race to invent breakthrough new products and create new markets? Should China even try? A couple of academics from Georgia Institute of Technology recently …
Can China become an engine of innovation, successfully competing with Western manufacturers in the race to invent breakthrough new products and create new markets? Should China ev… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/can-china-move-value-chain/

The Future of Humanity: Will We Be the Last to Die?

Now, there's a provocative thought if ever there was one! Underlying it is the notion that technology is advancing so rapidly that we can envision the day when people won't die anymore in the conventional sense, but will simply replace body and brain part…
Now, there's a provocative thought if ever there was one! Underlying it is the notion that technology is advancing so rapidly that we can envision the day when people won't die an… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/future-humanity-will-we-be-last-die/

Chambers Outlines a 'Next Generation' Cisco

John Chambers, the chairman and chief executive officer of Cisco Systems, has been at the helm of the network equipment giant for many years. As such, he has had to pilot the company through bubbles, economic downturns, technological shifts, and a changed…
John Chambers, the chairman and chief executive officer of Cisco Systems, has been at the helm of the network equipment giant for many years. As such, he has had to pilot the comp… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/chambers-outlines-next-generation-cisco/

Apple, Mobility Highlight New York Tech Fest

OK, all of you gadget freaks out there. Listen to this. Last night, I had, like, a really cool "digital experience" at a gathering of some 70 tech companies at a place called the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street in New York City. I, like, attend thes…
OK, all of you gadget freaks out there. Listen to this. Last night, I had, like, a really cool "digital experience" at a gathering of some 70 tech companies at a place called the … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/apple-mobility-highlight-new-york-tech-fest/

Collaborative Tools Drive Enterprise Value Networks

While the key business drivers for success may not have altered significantly for the manufacturing sector over the past year, the intensity of change continues to increase. This growing intensity now demands new value-chain approaches that harness the la…
While the key business drivers for success may not have altered significantly for the manufacturing sector over the past year, the intensity of change continues to increase. This … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/collaborative-tools-drive-enterprise-value-networks/

Collaborative Innovation in Action

For all the talk about the value of collaborative innovation, the examples of manufacturing companies productively devoting themselves to this potentially game-changing paradigm are few. This week, however, I came across a collaborative innovation initia…
For all the talk about the value of collaborative innovation, the examples of manufacturing companies productively devoting themselves to this potentially game-changing parad… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/collaborative-innovation-action/

Manufacturing Innovations You Should Know About

Smart manufacturing executives are always searching for a breakthrough product idea or a novel management theory that can put their company ahead of the pack or harness the energies of their workforce in a more effective manner. Apple’s iPad certainly emb…
Materials, product tools, and processes head annual Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ list of innovations By David R. Brousell Smart manufacturing executives are alw… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-innovations-you-should-know-about/

Opinion: Collaborate to Create

Looking at how UPS and Samsung conduct business is not only inspiring, but also provides valuable insights on tactics that can be applied within your organization. Leading innovators like these actively partner with their vendors, customers, front-line em…
Looking at how UPS and Samsung conduct business is not only inspiring, but also provides valuable insights on tactics that can be applied within your organization. Leading innovat… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/opinion-collaborate-create/

Dialogue: Turning Manufacturing Into a Service

How do you transform a manufacturing enterprise so that it also can be a profitable service company? David Stephenson, director of the Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IMRC) at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, wants to find out. Stephe…
How do you transform a manufacturing enterprise so that it also can be a profitable service company? David Stephenson, director of the Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IM… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-turning-manufacturing-service/

Dialogue: Roche Boosts IT Vitality

Founded in 1896 by Swiss pharmacist Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche, the Roche Group still pursues his original goal of developing innovative drugs of uniform quality and distributing them internationally. Now Europe’s leading healthcare company and the world’s l…
Founded in 1896 by Swiss pharmacist Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche, the Roche Group still pursues his original goal of developing innovative drugs of uniform quality and distributing the… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-roche-boosts-it-vitality/

Specializing to Expand Markets

Many companies find success by creating or exploiting a niche – sometimes inadvertently. A company might, for example, start out as a provider of general-purpose steel bookshelves for offices and storerooms. Then, one day, a potential customer asks if the…
Many companies find success by creating or exploiting a niche – sometimes inadvertently. A company might, for example, start out as a provider of general-purpose steel books… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/specializing-expand-markets/

Innovation: China’s Next Big Push

It should come as no surprise that the Chinese government is getting serious about growing that country’s industrial innovation capabilities. Although China in recent years has succeeded in breathtaking fashion at becoming the global leader in low-cost, h…
It should come as no surprise that the Chinese government is getting serious about growing that country’s industrial innovation capabilities. Although China in recent years … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/innovation-chinas-next-big-push/

Dialogue: Shell Pumps It Up

Ever since the sons of Marcus Samuel, a London-based antiques dealer and exotic shell importer in the mid-1800s, had the bright idea to build bulk, leak-proof tankers to ship oil back to Europe, the company the family founded has strived to stay one s…
Ever  since the sons of Marcus Samuel, a London-based antiques dealer and  exotic shell importer in the mid-1800s, had the bright idea to build  bulk, leak-proof ta… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-shell-pumps-it/

Operational Excellence Achievement Recognized at Honeywell Unit

Thursday, December 16, 2010, is a day that Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies will remember for a long time. The day will remain etched in the company’s memory because that’s when the wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, a contr…
Honeywell’s Federal Manufacturing & Technologies subsidiary wins the Baldrige Award for operational excellence and quality, but the company’s culture and history i… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/operational-excellence-achievement-recognized-honeywell-unit1/

SAP's Balancing Acts

Under the theme of “Delivering on the Vision,” enterprise applications provider SAP last week held its 7th annual Influencer Summit, a gathering of market researchers, analysts, and press who came to Santa Clara, CA, for an update on what the company is …
Under the theme of “Delivering on the Vision,” enterprise applications provider SAP last week held its 7th annual Influencer Summit, a gathering of market researchers,… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/saps-balancing-acts/

Dialogue: Innovating the Future

The Celanese brand first found fame in the fashionable years between the Roaring ’20s and World War II, not so much for its emerging industrial chemical business as for revolutionary innovations in man-made fiber spun into heart-racing, silky lingerie…
The Celanese  brand first found fame in the fashionable years between the Roaring ’20s  and World War II, not so much for its emerging industrial chemical  bu… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-innovating-future/

Holding the Line

With a global recession dominating the headlines, the value of many commodities falling, and consumer price increases in the United States at razor-thin levels, many manufacturers these days are just hoping to hold the line on the prices they can char…
With a global  recession dominating the headlines, the value of many commodities  falling, and consumer price increases in the United States at razor-thin  levels, … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/holding-line/

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Dialogue: Innovating the Future  in The Innovation Enterprise
Posted by PTate on Nov 18, 2010
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