Product Development


General Motors
Cadlillac Lyriq Battery Pack
Emerging Technologies

The Whys Behind the 'Astonishing Drop' in Lithium Ion Battery Costs

Nov. 23, 2021
Investments in R&D on materials and chemistry were key, while economies of scale contributed somewhat less.
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Continuous Improvement

Does Lean Hinder Innovation?

Nov. 9, 2021
The more agile our administrative and operating processes are, the more rapidly and effectively we can put new product and production ideas to the test.
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Continuous Improvement

Complexity, Speed and Cost Pressures: As Medicine Changes, So Does AstraZeneca's Approach

Nov. 8, 2021
Global trends in healthcare require shifts in innovation to reduce lead time and increase agility.
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Good Bad Idea
Strategic Planning & Execution

To Succeed, Innovative Ideas Must Overcome These ‘4 Frictions’

Sept. 24, 2021
Not enough time is spent considering the sticking points to potential customers adopting something new.
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Growth Strategies

Smaller Companies Have Much to Teach about Innovation

Aug. 16, 2021
Some smaller consumer-goods firms spend much less on R&D than the industry giants, but reap higher rewards.
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Technology and IIoT

iRobot Developing 'Rosie' that Washes Dishes, Sets Table

Jan. 9, 2020
The Bedford, Massachusetts-based maker of the Roomba won’t start selling such a product for at least five years.
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Faces of Manufacturing: For the Love of Invention

Oct. 3, 2019
One thing I've learned is that invention is only a small fraction of what's needed to bring a product to life.
Business Wire
Optimized for artificial intelligence compute, the WSE is shown here for comparison alongside the largest graphics processing unit.
Technology and IIoT

Semiconductor Startup Shows Off the World’s Biggest Processor

Aug. 19, 2019
Cerebras Systems printed the 8 inch square chip, which was developed for use with artificial intelligence.
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The Economy

Tyson Proving It Doesn’t Need Vegan Burgers to Make Big Bucks

Aug. 5, 2019
Revenues are at a record for Tyson at almost $11 billion last quarter.