Innovation 101: Life without Innovation

Have you ever thought what life might be like without #innovation?  Mankind would not exist.  Innovation has been the key that allowed us to survive and thrive.  From our ancestors’ need to hunt and create fire to computers and nanotechnology, innovation has been a part of our lives.  And, it will exist as long as mankind lives on this planet and the next.  The better we are at identifying and delivering innovative solutions the better our future.  Today’s structured approaches to innovation allow us to solve problems more efficiently and effectively.  Innovation is not a fad or a trend; it is one of the most critical elements of business’ survival.  It should be managed and executed like any other business function.  It must be focused on delivering optimum financial results.

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MFG 4.0 – Strategy should never be an accident

Digital manufacturing is a challenge for many companies… it requires a strategy that will differentiate manufacturing operations from competitors.  And, it requires tactics as well as a unique configuration matched to leadership vision and the real-world challenges of each manufacturing operation.  Two quotes stand out as guidelines when thinking about getting to the next level of manufacturing.

  • “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”  Sun Tzu
  • “A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique.”    Michael Porter

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