Monthly Archives: July 2008
Cass PursellI’m new to working in Supply Chain and am finding it extremely interesting, challenging, and critical to the long-term success of the organization. One thing that I’ve noticed in particular is that, more than for any other business function, …
The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is hosting its 32nd Annual International Conference September 15-17 in Orlando.
Why should you attend this event? Keynote speakers from companies including MIT, iRobot and IBM. Guru roundtables: small roundtable sessions with thought-leaders …
Have you ever tried to make a real cappuccino drink with espresso coffee and steamed fresh milk? If you have, you know that heating the milk fully and getting the milk to foam properly is a precise art.
Students were given the task of designing and building a new vending machine that was adaptable. Students were given some training in TRIZ, and to a lesser extent axiomatic design, but were allowed to innovate and come up with their own solution.
TRIZ builds on a solid foundation of knowledge and is based on the idea technological improvement results from studying excellence. This paper looks at excellence and what occurs when knowledge is integrated into a theory of everything (TOE) whole.
Beverages are this month’s unexpected theme – liquids from vending machines and cappuccinos to be exact, making them more accessible and with less hassle. This month’s bounty also includes looks at how TRIZ fits in and around other tools and techniques.
My colleague Jim Belfiore at the Invention Machine Company has a great blog, with a mix of personal stories, professional observations, and just plain good writing.
This column is a reprint of his recent blog, which is the …