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How Organizations Manage Product Costs

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Anyone involved in designing and producing products knows that there are multiple priorities when releasing something new. You not only have to make sure your development project launches on time and on budget, but you also have to make sure that the manufacturing of the product is as cost…

Why Organizations Should Focus on Nex’perts

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Much has been written about the need to get younger generations interested in STEM fields. I’ve recently run across a blog post on how the maker movement can get kids interested in engineering and product development and an article suggesting the manufacturing industry make kids as excited about…

Infographic: Rapid Product Development

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According to a recent APQC survey, 51 percent of organizations consider reducing the time to market for their products and services to be a top priority. Many organizations are looking to address this and other priorities through the use of rapid product development initiatives. To find out how…

Game-Changing Innovation at Caterpillar

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On Wednesday, December 4, APQC and the Edison Awards will be hosting a Webinar presentation by Caterpillar Inc. on the development of an innovative product. Randy Peterson, advanced technology development manager for Caterpillar, will be discussing how the organization developed the game-changing…

Supply Chain Management and Social Networking

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Should social networking be implemented for the supply chain? That is a topic of interest to Adrian Gonzalez of Adelante SCM. He argues in a blog post on Logistics Viewpoints that social networking can be applied to the supply chain because it is “about facilitating people-to-people…