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Calling All Engineers: Beyond Form, Fit and Function for Formulated Products

Calling All Engineers: Beyond Form, Fit and Function for Formulated ProductsLike most engineers, I learned about rules of interchangeability back in school. These rules help companies decide whether a product change should require a new item number or simply a revision of the same item number. The standard “form, fit and function” (F/F/F) definition has served the needs of discrete manufacturers well for a long time. But what about formulated products? Continue reading

What if your Innovation Program Really is Rocket Science?

Rocket Science InnovationLou Killiefer, Innovation Excellence Editor at large had this recent “Innovation Conversation” with Ken Savin, Ph.D., Advisor, Innovation and Development, Eli Lilly and Company, and Cynthia Bouthot, Director of Commercial Innovation, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space. Continue reading