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3D Printing Development Prints Clay Automotive Design Models

3D printer manufacturer WASP has issued an update on its partnership with the European R&D arm of HONDA which was originally announced in April 2021. The two companies have been developing WASP’s Liquid Deposition Modeling (LDM) 3D printing technology to be adapted to clay motorcycle modeling using a WASP’s DELTA WASP 40100 Clay 3D printer.… Continue reading 3D Printing Development Prints Clay Automotive Design Models

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Design Group: Strong Through the Pandemic

Companies that implemented supply chain management software prior to the Corona crisis, benefited immensely from the optimized, digital processes during these turbulent times. One of these companies was IG Design Group. In 2018, the gifting and packaging manufacturer implemented Setlog’s SCM software OSCA to bring more visibility and control to their supply chain. Like many… Continue reading Design Group: Strong Through the Pandemic

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Continuous Design Outsmarts Disruption: A Blueprint for Supply Chain Resiliency

In this ebook we discuss how continuous design can reduce risk, improve resilience, and turn supply chain challenges into a competitive advantage.

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Design in Quality First!

Subscribe Here! Email Address Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer A Tale of Two Companies: Different Quality Management Starting Points! The Division I had just joined was enjoying great success in Sales and Development.  They had created a modular building block design for their products.  Simply there were over two dozen different building block designs… Continue reading Design in Quality First!

When Two Disciplines Collide: Design Meets Manufacturing For Product Magic

One of the more positive development in recent times has been the increased focus on providing great user experiences across products. As complex products –like enterprise software, communication and computing devices have found broader audiences, they have become easier to use, because companies have invested enormous amounts of money in this effort. Companies such as Apple… Continue reading When Two Disciplines Collide: Design Meets Manufacturing For Product Magic

Innovative Design Thinking for a Fast-Changing World

Innovation Innovative Design Thinking for a Fast-Changing World ‘Innovation not only needs to happen in the product group, but also in HR, sales, marketing—everywhere in the organization’ Published: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 – 12:02 This story was originally published by MIT News. Blade Kotelly is a senior lecturer at MIT on design thinking, user interfaces, and… Continue reading Innovative Design Thinking for a Fast-Changing World

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New ideas to improve safety and ergonomics

Most every story about safety and ergonomics in the warehouse features equipment such as lift tables and rack netting. This isn’t that story. Instead we went in another direction. This one focuses on wearables and software. Not that lift tables and netting (see story p. 52) aren’t still essential. They very much are. However, with… Continue reading New ideas to improve safety and ergonomics

The Design for X Approach: 12 Common Examples

The Design For X (or “Design for Excellence”) methodology lays out a number of design guidelines for reaching the product’s objectives. The idea is to review and improve the product & process design before the new product is manufactured. Many product designers design for functionality and for aesthetics. Of course, those are important, but there… Continue reading The Design for X Approach: 12 Common Examples

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