• Top 5 Ways to Measure Product Innovation, Choosing Metrics to Drive Innovation Performance shares the importance of measuring innovation to improve innovation capability and outcomes. Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report to download a PDF overview (free of charge, no registration required). For the full report, please visit our sponsor, Planview (free of charge, registration required). Why Measure Innovation? Companies know they’ll be rewarded for innovation. They’ve seen that product developers who set the agenda in their market and force their competitors to react have a distinct … [ read more ]

    Top 5 Ways to Measure Product Innovation (white paper)
  • This episode of Tech-Clarity TV explains how food and beverage companies can survive in the digital age as new, agile, innovative companies disrupt their markets.  It shares how these food and CPG companies can use analytics as a competitive tool to better sense and respond to customer needs and gain deeper understanding of their products, processes, and production. This video is part of a series of videos showing how digitalization can help food and beverage companies compete with innovative, digital industry competitors that are disrupting the status quo. The video series is sponsored by Siemens, a … [ read more ]

    The Analytics Opportunity for Food and Beverage in the Digital Age (video)
  • Tech-Clarity’s BOM Management Buyer’s Guide - Boost Performance with Digital BOMs provides criteria for manufacturers to evaluate software solutions to support their Bill of Material and product structure data and processes. Tech-Clarity’s Buyer’s Guides go beyond software functionality to provide a framework of requirements that impact implementation success and long-term ROI, including: Software requirements Implementation Integration User adoption Support Vendor characteristics / attributes Industry or unique business needs Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report to … [ read more ]

    BOM Management Buyer’s Guide
  • This episode of Tech-Clarity TV explains how digital food and beverage companies improve agility, innovation, and productivity through better connectivity between R&D and the plant, streamlined production operations, and analytics. This video is part of a series of videos showing how digitalization can help food and beverage companies compete with innovative, digital industry competitors that are disrupting the status quo. The video series is sponsored by Siemens, a leader in digitalization for the food and beverage industry. For more information, see Tech-Clarity's series of guest posts on how … [ read more ]

    Producing Food and Beverages in the Digital Age (video)
  • How do chemical companies apply digital to the chem lab? Digitalization is streamlining the way companies innovate and bring products to market. Tech-Clarity's Jim Brown will share findings from his research on how chemical companies leverage the digital enterprise to improve efficiency and reduce cost while dealing with mounting regulatory and sustainability pressure. Register for the December 13 webcast (free of charge, registration required). Sponsored by Dassault Systemes BIOVIA. … [ read more ]

    Digitalizing the Chemical Lab (webcast)

Tech-Clarity TV – Optimizing Product Cost with PCM

In this episode of Tech-Clarity TV, Jim Brown shares Tech-Clarity’s views on how manufacturers can analyze and optimize costs for manufactured goods during the design phase. It also shares the value of using a knowledge-based cost to negotiate and make process improvements with suppliers. Learn more from the related report, Product Cost Management – A Knowledge-Based Approach to Optimizing

Product Cost Management – A Knowledge Based Approach to Optimizing Product Cost

Product Cost Management – A Knowledge Based Approach to Optimizing Product Cost explains how manufacturers can design products for optimal cost in order to improve profitability. The research shares interviews with three industrial manufacturers on the way they work with their supply chains to reduce cost using an analytical, fact-based methodology to drive out unnecessary

Product Cost Management as a Link Between Enterprise Systems

I have been discussing product cost management with Eric Hiller for some time and we recently caught up to discuss Siemens PLM’s PCM acquisition. Eric has contributed his views on my PLM and Product Cost Management (PCM) post and followed up with a guest ClarityonPLM post titled Product Cost a Priority? Not now, I’m Busy.

Product Cost a Priority? Not now, I’m Busy

I had an opportunity to share ideas and experience about product cost management and product profitability with Eric Hiller. Eric responded to my post on PLM and Product Cost Management (PCM) and we have shared some great dialogue following that. Eric has some great experience in this area and I asked him if he would

Do You Design for Compliance, Sustainability and Cost? Survey says…

A quick peek into some research on … designing products for environmental compliance from our 2009 report. And maybe more importantly, here is the link to participate in the 2011 study on designing for compliance, cost, and sustainability. This year, I am expanding the research to recognize the trade-offs sometimes required between cost and compliance.