• The Finding PLM to Fit Mid-Sized High-Tech Companies ebook explains how smaller companies in the high technology industry find themselves stuck between full-featured Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems that feel out of reach and less capable solutions including cloud-based file sharing or very basic data management applications. They know they can’t afford the errors and inefficiency inherent to informal data and process management, but can’t afford a large time, resource, and financial investment to fix their problems. Unfortunately simple solutions like web file sharing, while very attractive, fall … [ read more ]

    Finding PLM to Fit Mid-Sized High-Tech Companies
  • The How-to Guide to Transitioning from 2D CAD to 3D CAD  shares best practices for moving from 2D to 3D. The guide shares the reasons you should consider going from 2D to 3D, common challenges to avoid, and benefits enjoyed by other companies who gone to 3D. The guide then shares advice to make your switch from 2D to 3D CAD a success. The recommendations were developed by analyzing the responses of Top Performing companies and comparing them to Average Performing companies.This eBook is one in a series of three:Transitioning from 2D CAD to 3D CAD Migrating from 3D CAD to a new 3D CAD Adopting … [ read more ]

    Best Practices for Going from 2D to 3D CAD
  • The Reducing Cost of Quality in CPG report shares perspectives from a survey of over 175 CPG companies to determine how Top Performers manage consumer packaged goods quality. The research finds that these leading companies are able to achieve better quality results with lower internal costs. The report analyzes their processes, organizational structures, and enabling technology to determine how they can get better quality results without placing a financial burden on the business.Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report to download a PDF overview (free of charge, no registration … [ read more ]

    Reducing Cost of Quality for Consumer Packaged Goods (survey report)
  • What type of experiences prepare engineering students the best for "real world" industry work? What should new graduates know when they start their first job?Please share your experience, thoughts, and lessons learned in this new survey on the engineering skills gap. We are exploring questions such as, what types of things do you look for in a new graduate? How can engineering colleges and universities improve their curriculum to better prepare students for today's modern products?  What concerns do you have about the future engineering workforce?Developing the future workforce is critical to the … [ read more ]

    What Skills Do You Wish Engineering Graduates Had? (Survey Invite)
  • This infographic shares the importance of developing a cohesive digital thread when developing formulated products in the consumer packaged goods industry. The digital thread should be driven by customer requirements and incorporate the recipe / formulation, specifications, packaging design, compliance information, claims, cautions, ingredients, labeling, artwork, and more to provide a full view of the product and it's design history. An effective CPG Digital Thread relies on an integrated Product Innovation Platform to connect product data from early in the front end of innovation through development, … [ read more ]

    The CPG Digital Thread (infographic)

Creating the Environment to Innovate

Tech-Clarity Insight – Creating the Environment to Innovate, How Industry Leaders Put People, Processes, and Technology in Place to Drive Innovation shares our insights and the perspective of three leading companies on how to best create an atmosphere that fosters innovation. The report explains that companies must put a realistic improvement plan in place that

Microsoft’s Innovation Management Framework White Paper and IM Consortium

Tech-Clarity would like to announce participation as a charter member and advisor of Microsoft’s Innovation Management Consortium and the release of a new white paper from Microsoft sharing the Microsoft Innovation Management Framework. The paper announces the consortium and shares a wealth of information and experience from Microsoft and other consortium members, including: A repeatable

7 Tips to Speed Time to Market

Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity published an article, 7 Tips to Speed Time to Market, on Innovation Management as a part of the Planview Learning Series. In the article, Jim overview some recent research on time to market and identifies a number of time-proven methods that help get products to market faster. You can also download

Meeting Fixed Product Launch Windows

Issue in Focus: Meeting Fixed Product Launch Windows – Managing Portfolios When Time to Market is Non-Negotiable discusses the importance of stepping up product portfolio management (PPM) and new product development (NPD) performance when companies have to hit product launch windows dictated by external factors such as holidays, important industry trade shows, high fashion seasons,

Maximizing Product Development Value

Maximizing Product Development Value: Realizing Value from New Products and Portfolios highlights key insights on realizing value from new products based on discussions with product development leaders. Analyzes a new approach to portfolio management that focuses on achieving the economic value available from new products. Please enjoy the free Executive Summary below, or click the

More Value for the Front End of Innovation – CogniStreamer

I had the chance to talk with … CogniStreamer about their innovation portal as a part of some front end of innovation (FEI) research I did in preparation for Aberdeen’s Leadership in Product Development Summit. Cognistreamer is one of a number of vendors that I believe can play a role in helping manufacturers leverage social