Foresight and The Future of R&DChristian Crews and Ted Farrington describe how a comprehensive foresight process for R&D can both improve performance and steer organizations through a turbulent marketplace.
Teaming Up for New ProductsStrategy & Operations practice lead Mike Friedman and partner Helayne Angelus discuss the evolving collaboration among retailers and suppliers around product innovation in the modern digital environment.
When Reality Becomes VirtualTechnical fellow Howard Schimmoller and solution architect Jason Milo discuss the value of virtual reality and the big step it's poised to take into the mainstream as an engineering and design tool.
L.L. Bean Taps Kalypso for Product InnovationL.L. Bean is pleased with the robust tools that have been developed with Kalypso, which will be instrumental in ensuring seamless collaboration with internal and external teams to reduce development costs, keep them closer to market trends and ensure that products pass their high quality and compliance standards.
How to Take a Balanced Approach to IoT in RetailThe Internet of Things (IoT) buzz has accelerated in recent months, specifically in retail. Andy Timm gives his advice for rising above the noise, identifying real business value, understanding the opportunity, and finding your unique starting point.
Beyond Transparency: Can a Culture of 100% Honesty Work?Jenna Dudevoir spoke with Fast Company about whether it's possible to instill and enforce a culture of honesty among employees. We think it is. Read about the steps we're taking to bring our Culture of Candor to life at Kalypso in this new article.
The Executive’s Guide to Mergers and AcquisitionsAfter a merger, there are steep challenges to overcome and important choices to make. The tremendous burden on operations executives is only magnified with conflicting information systems, different cultures, and limited resource. Here's how to get started.
Innovation Process Design and Software Tool EnablementWhen a company wants to improve innovation capabilities - should they start with improving the innovation process or implementing a new software tool? PDMA Visions published this feature article by Noel Sobelman with seven key considerations.
Boost Shelf AppealKalypso's Charisse Jacques and Stephen Birtsas discuss three tips for retailers developing a “sell at the shelf” strategy.
Are Labeling Complexities Destroying Your Drug Pipeline?Kalypso's Hans van Zoonen and Stephen Birtsas outline labeling complexities biopharmaceutical companies come across and the steps that can be taken to overcome them, increase labeling productivity, and maintain a strong drug development and commercialisation pipeline.
Managing Complex Product Registration Processes with PLMDespite the challenges of the international product registration process, Horst Groesser explores how medical device manufacturers have the opportunity to drive growth by launching new products internationally by optimizing their processes with PLM.
Driving Digital Tools to the CloudAs the pace of product development quickens, manufactuers look for innovative ways to speed time-to-market and lower the cost of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. This article, featuring Kalypso's Richard Mizuno, discusses leveraging the new 3D design, simulation, process and planning software in digital manufaturing leads to PLM success.
The Three Packaging Challenges Holding Pharmaceutical Companies BackPharmaceutical companies are challenged to rapidly expand their business in the face of expiring patents, lengthening drug development cycles and an increasingly complex regulatory environment. This article, written by Kalypso's Stephen Birtsas, discusses three critical challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry and what companies can do to overcome these challenges.
Q&A: The Evolution of PLMEnterprise software can be a major point of complexity for manufacturers, particularly in the way it seems to change at an incredible speed. In this Q&A, Kalyso's Richard Mizuno discusses how companies can work through changes in product lifecycle management (PLM) software packages.
Cost-Cutting RedefinedCutbacks in wages, benefits & labor hours might reduce employer costs in the short term, but will a dent in retail service cause shoppers to go elsewhere? This article, featuring Kalypso's Steve Riordan, discusses the risks retailers and manufacturers should consider when launching or renewing cost-containment strategies.
2014 Retail OutlookIn this piece Kalypso's Steve Riordan and Vipin Goyal share their expert insights on what's to come for retail in 2014.
Build a Better TeamIn this piece Kalypso's Steve Riordan discusses how improving hiring and retention efforts can give retailers an edge on the store brand side.
Mastering the Front End: Seven Steps to a More Creative OrganizationNeuroscience has scientifically proven that unusual neural connections help “creative people” connect insights that others find unrelated. So, how do you bring diverse knowledge and insights into an organization to create these unexpected connections? Kalypso's Lucio Pieroni gives seven steps to develop a more creative organization that is more than the sum of its collective individuals.
Looking Past the LadderThe key to motivating employees in an organization that is more horizontal than vertical is to leverage their employees' strengths and enable them to contribute to the organization in a meaningful way. In this piece Kalypso Partners Helayne Angelus and Mike Friedman discuss alternative methods of rewarding employees.
Solving the Store Brand Leader DilemmaAs retailers push to differentiate and grow their brands, they will require the right kind of leader to provide vision, direction and execution. In this piece Kalypso's Steve Riordan and Scott Gamble address the dilemma management often faces: what type of leader to select to drive this initiative - the internal rising star or the proven consumer packaged goods executive from outside the company?
Growing Together: How to Engage Strategic Customers to Drive Mutual GrowthWith convenience store retailers and CPG manufacturers often caught in a short-term focus cycle, both groups are always on the hunt for new and strategic ways to grow their business while working together. In this piece, Kalypso's Colin Speakman explains how a collaborative approach instead of a "me now' appraoch can yield results that benefit both companies through joint strategic decision making and new broader perspectives.
FDAs Final UDI Rule: A Few Tricks But Mostly TreatsThe final rule for unique device identification (UDI) is mostly favorable to industry, but some provisions of the rule could be challenging to implement. In this piece, Kalypso's Cathi Crist and Scott Gibbard discuss the "treats" considered favorable to the industry and the "tricks" that could be viewed as unfavorable.
Guidance For Staying Competitive in the CG MarketIn this piece, Kalypso Partners Mike Friedman and Paul Beck share insight on the current challenges and trends that consumer goods (CG) companies face across today’s business and technology landscapes.
Your Consumer and the Innovation Equation - Why They May Not Be Involved EnoughIn this article Kalypso's Colin Speakman discusses how bringing consumers into the innovation equation earlier and consistently across the innovation process will not only help define the innovation, but dramatically assist in portfolio management choices including the balance between incremental and breakthrough innovation.
Seeing into the Future: Packaging Predictions for 2014In honor of its 50th Anniversary celebration, Packaging Digest invited packaging experts to share their predictions on the future of packaging. Kalypso's Stephen Birtsas was invited to participate and identified four trends that he says are changing the way consumer product companies develop packaging.
Getting Ahead in an Office-Less Environment
Getting ahead at any company requires a certain amount of strategy. But a company that operates virtually—with no offices, no cubicles, and no in-person meetings? That’s a different game entirely. In this piece, Kalypso's Bill Poston discusses what distinguishes the best digital workers from the rest.
E-trails of Trouble
This article, featuring Kalypso's Jenna Dudevoir, discusses the importance of presenting a professional online image, whether you're a student looking for an internship or a recent graduate looking to start your career.
In today's global environment, how can retailers and suppliers efficiently work together, partnering to ensure the consistent production of high-quality products? In this article Kalypso's Vipin Goyal discusses how keeping product specifictions consistent for different suppliers can help retailers who are multi-sourcing the same product gain control over supplier chaos.