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  • This Startup Is Combining Big Data and Materials Science to Revolutionize Manufacturing

    Greg Mulholland didn’t take the typical route to getting his MBA. He had no background in banking or consulting and hadn’t even taken a business course as an undergraduate. After earning an Engineering degree from NC State and then a Masters Degree in Physics from Cambridge, he went t...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Big Data, manufacturing, Materials Science

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  • A New Breed Of Innovation

    By the mid-1980’s, the American semiconductor industry seemed like it was doomed. Although US firms had pioneered and dominated the technology for decades, they were now getting pummeled by cheaper Japanese imports. Much like cars and electronics, microchips seemed destined to become anothe...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Technology, Academic Research, Cancer Research, Ecosystems, Government, Government Innovation, Japan, manufacturing, Science, USA

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  • Manufacturer Credits Six Sigma for 30% Reduction in Waste

    Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), a designer and manufacturer of specialized engineering woven fabrics based in Bally, Pennsylvania, recently announced that after two years of company-wide implementation of Six Sigma, they’ve seen a 30% drop in operational waste. That number, as reported in Inside ...

    Tags: Business Management, News and Current Events, Six Sigma, executive support, manufacturing, Six Sigma culture

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  • Industry 4.0: Beware of the vendor wonderland

    I recently came across a post explaining why it is urgent to start going Industry 4.0 with collecting big data. The rationale is built on the example of social media companies who base their business model on big data and paved the way to industry at large. The pitch Just as the social media comp...

    Tags: Industry 4.0 and factory of the future, analytics, Big Data, Industry 4.0, machine downtime, manufacturing, sensors

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  • Extending the Transformation

    Innovation can be the spark that galvanizes an organization and resets the whole of it for higher and faster growth. After using innovation methods successfully to create meaningful products, services, and perhaps overhaul the business model itself, these methods and mindsets can be used to refin...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Innovation, collaboration, manufacturing, Process, Strategy, Transformation

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  • How Product Quality Transforms Your Ability to Innovate [Case Study]

    Too often, companies are sold on a target price for their product. They want to charge somewhere between what the market is willing to pay and what’s necessary to turn a profit — sometimes at four to five times the manufacturing cost. It’s tempting to take shortcuts in manufactu...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Case Study, Disruption, Industry, Innovation, Processes & Tools, Product Innovation, Profiles of Innovators, 3-D printing, manufacturing, Plastics

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  • Innovation and Intrepreneurship at SMEs: T3LGROUP France

    Nicolas Bry interviews Benjamin Ott, a young innovator working at T3LGroup, a French SME with a long tradition of developing new manufacturing processes, and product applications for office products, and shopfitting equipment. Original: http://innovationexcellence.com/blog/2017/09/26/innovatio...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Management, Processes & Tools, Product Innovation, Profiles of Innovators, Benjamin Ott, intrapreneurship, manufacturing, Open Innovation, SME, Start-up, Startup, T3LGroup

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  • [VIDEO] Boeing Builds Them in Nine Days

    Boeing builds the venerable 737 workhorse at a rate of one every nine days! That is a monumental feat of Lean manufacturing. The Boeing 737 is the workhorse of many airlines across the globe, flying short and medium range flights. It was originally designed in 1964 and took its first flight...

    Tags: Customer Experience, Lean Manufacturing, Videos, Virtual Factory Tour, 737, boeing, continuous improvement, innovation, lean, Lean Culture, lean manufacturing, lean methodologies, lean principles, lean thinking, manufacturing, quality

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  • [VIDEO] Vintage Honda Factory Tour

    Take a step back in time with a vintage Honda factory tour! Since 1959, Honda has been setting records. They are the largest manufacturers of motorcycles and internal combustion engines in the world. In 2001, they became the second largest Japanese auto manufacturer. Honda also manufactures...


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  • YouTube Video: The Principles of Lean Thinking

    Lean Thinking is a business methodology that aims to provide a new way to think about how to organize activities to deliver more benefits to society and value to individuals while eliminating waste. The term lean thinking was coined by James Womack and Daniel Jonesto. It is a new way of...

    Tags: Lean Manager, Lean Manufacturing, The Lean Startup, agile manufacturing, apply lean methodologies, fundamental apects of lean, lean thinking, learning, manufacturing, shmula, value, video

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