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Thursday
Apr172014

WHAT INNOVATION MEANS TO THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY 

 

There is an old saying in business - possibly attributed to marketing and management guru Phillip Kotler from about 30 years ago - that there are three types of companies: those that make things happen; those that watch what's happening, and those that wonder what happened.

Still true today, and innovative companies and those with aspirations for innovation know which type they should belong to.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Tim Brown discusses the Design Revolution

The Design fraternity needs to play a bigger role than creating products...
Now we need a new evolution of 'design thinking' that embraces all aspects of life and business.
Tim Brown discusses in the video here:
Monday
Apr142014

WHAT INNOVATION MEANS FOR PRINTING

If you'd asked most people 5 years ago to predict what innovation means for the printing industry in 2007 and beyond, I doubt many would have been able to pick the environment. But that's where we are now, climate change is upon us and the environment will continue to demand that we reshape businesses globally.

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Monday
Apr142014

WHAT INNOVATION MEANS TO DISTRIBUTORS 

 

 

To remain competitive, we need to constantly review our technology and processes of distribution to service our customer's needs. Synnex distributes over 4,000 high value IT products and consumables which have a short shelf life from over 30 suppliers. This means we need to have complete knowledge of stock levels in 'real time'. And with speed of delivery a major issue, our adoption of technology and innovative processes continues to simplify systems for our staff to ensure 100 per cent accuracy in stock movements.

For instance, we use our ERP system to identify and store fast-selling items in warehouse bins located nearest to the packing assembly line. As stock is picked from shelves it is scanned, with all orders packed with camera surveillance above each packing desk to record all deliveries.

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Saturday
Apr122014

Solving Problems with Design Thinking

Jeanne Liedtka has a quick few short points to follow via the video here: