Isaac Kravetz

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How to design products without being a product designer

eleMount Founder and CEO Jose Sanchez is turning an obsession into a business.<p>Sometimes the biggest ideas are the simplest. Just ask Jose Sanchez, founder and CEO of ele, who just wanted a car mount for his iPhone that would stick.<p>Jose Sanchez<p>After three years of research, the 25-year-old Chicago …

The End of Outsourcing?

By Neal Asbury • Wednesday, May 01, 2013 | Topic: Manufacturing<p>After years of building what they hoped would boost profits by enhancing overseas …

The logistical realities of exporting

From day one, nearly every small or medium business will face the same quandary of arranging the detail of delivery for what it produces: goods need to be delivered to the right person, in the right place at the right time for the right price.<p>The service a small company provides to its customers …

Amazon Reportedly Eyeing Up London Underground Ticket Offices As Delivery Drop-Off Points

Technology isn’t winning any friends in U.K. transport workers’ unions, right now. Nor is London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, who yesterday announced that almost all ticket offices on the London Underground transport network would close by 2015, with the loss of around 750 jobs. There are 268 ticket …

Singapore’s Ninja Logistics snags $2.5M to expedite Southeast Asia’s ecommerce deliveries

Singapore’s last-mile delivery startup Ninja Logistics today announced it has raised a S$3.5 million (US$2.5 million) series A funding round. The …

West Coast Port Congestion Could Be Retail's $7B Headache

Retailers' anxiety levels are rising as gridlock grinds on with contract negotiations between West Coast dockworkers and port terminal operators.<p>It has been a long nine months for those dealing directly, or indirectly, with the lack of a West Coast port contract, and after a temporary shutdown over …

The Internet of Things Supply Chain - Supply Chain 24/7 Paper

January 12, 2017<p>Imagine a world where physical objects exchange knowledge and cooperate together like teammates to achieve unparalleled business …

Special container for the offshore industry

Developing such a container is very challenging: apart from the offshore handling, moving a container to a drilling platform means facing serious …

Setting up supply chain strategies for innovative products

Image: {shutterstock}<p>Managers readily agree that supply chain strategies ought to be aligned with business strategy. There is even a popular …

Retailers, manufacturers rely on outdated tools and processes for supply chain mgmt

According to the results of a new JDA study, manufacturers and retailers recognize that their global supply chains have become incredibly complex …

On the Flight Path to Tomorrow's Digital Supply Chain

Global supply chain leaders in every industry are embracing digital practices that are setting new standards--and leaving companies with traditional supply chains in the dust. This new digital supply chain is opening a world of opportunities for a range of businesses with increased visibility and …

Manufacturing

Supply Chain Leaders Share How Digital Is Transforming Operations

On-demand manufacturing history just occurred. For the first time, a tool (a ratchet wrench), was made in outer space by additive manufacturing aka 3D printing; the printing of 104 layers of plastic took 4 hours directly after the design was transmitted from earth — proving digital manufacturing …

Amazon Could Be Using This Shipping Giant Much Less

<i>This story has been updated with comment from UPS.</i><p>Amazon has reportedly been seeking alternative ways to deliver its packages and is re-examining its …

Does Your Supply Chain Challenge the Status Quo?

Regulations, cost pressures drive medical device companies to innovate.<p>It is becoming increasingly difficult for medical device companies to maintain …

What is Quality?

Importance of Quality Management

<b>“Quality management” ensures superior quality products and services</b>. Quality of a product can be measured in terms of performance, reliability and …

23 fascinating diagrams reveal how to negotiate with people around the world

British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted communication patterns as well as leadership styles and cultural identities in his book, " When Cultures Collide ," which is now in a third edition. His organization offers classes in cross-cultural communication for clients like Unilever and BMW.<p>Although …

Management

ISO 9001 2015 Translated into Plain English

<b>8.3.3 Determine product and service design and development inputs</b><p><b>• Clarify your product and service design and development inputs.</b><p><b>• Define product</b> …

brand reputation

“It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a minute,” according to Will Rogers.Or as Warren Buffet put it, “A great …

Marketing

Assess the Maturity of an Organization to Realize Process Improvement Success

Many organizations look to Lean Six Sigma (LSS) in order to meet bottom-line expectations or even just to survive in a competitive business climate. …

Using Root Cause Analysis When Your Project Fails

By Venkatesh Krish... - March 23, 2014<p>It’s common to see people point fingers and play the blame game after a project fails. These blame games not …

Lean Innovation Series – Introduction

by Braden Kelley<p>I’ve started working with a local healthcare insurance company in a role focused on driving improvement and innovation in its …

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

<b>Quality Assurance-</b> <br>Its process oriented. In this we basically focused on planning and documenting those processes to assure quality including …

Transforming the Value Chain in Manufacturing

<b>Sponsored :</b> It is often believed in manufacturing industry, no matter how great your business strategy is, if the production operations function …

7 Hurdles to Well-Managed Inventory and How to Top Them

Depending on which corporate silo you belong to, inventory can be a liability, an asset, or something in between. How do supply chain (SC) …

How to Trim the Fat Out of Your Inventory

By working with their procurement department and key suppliers to reduce inventory, manufacturers can make much better use of their entire supply …

Inventory Management in the Age of Big Data

We are on the verge of a major upheaval in the way inventory is managed. This revolution is a result of the availability of the huge amounts of real-time data that are now routinely generated on the internet and through the interconnected world of enterprise software systems and smart products. In …

Optimizing the Management of Your Barcode Systems - Supply Chain 24/7

• 2D scanners are more costly and are not as accurate if there are several barcodes close together on a product, such as the back of a cellphone. …