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Viewpoints By Austin Locke

Article: F&B Compliance: Maintenance and the Cost of Non-Conformance

In Understanding the Cost of Compliance: A Framework, we outlined a framework for organizations to understand how much they’re spending on regulatory compliance and whether that investment is sufficient and effectively allocated. In Anticipating Regulation & the Cost to Conform we more deeply explored the Conformance Cost category of the framework. Now, we will discuss the Maintenance and Non-Conformance categories.

Article: F&B Compliance: Anticipating Regulation and the Cost to Conform

In Understanding the Cost of Compliance: A Framework, we outlined a framework for organizations to understand how much they’re spending on regulatory compliance and whether that investment is sufficient and effectively allocated. We will now take a deeper dive into the “Conformance Cost” category.

Article: F&B Compliance: Understanding the Cost of Compliance - A Framework

While navigating the ever-changing landscape of regulations, how can large F&B organizations understand how much they’re spending on regulatory compliance and whether that investment is sufficient and effectively allocated?

Article: Two Ways IoT is Disrupting (and Helping) the Manufacturing Process

The internet of things (IoT) is an emerging technology that has the potential to disrupt the manufacturing industry. Here are some two important ways IoT can benefit manufacturing, and some examples of companies with effective IoT manufacturing strategies.

Article: How to Protect Breakthrough Innovation: Designate a Sponsor

Assigning an influential project sponsor will ensure breakthrough innovations are protected inside the organization.

Article: How to Protect Breakthrough Innovation: Three Reasons to Involve the Business Early

Breakthrough innovations are, by nature, new and foreign to a business, but organizations have been trained to attack and eliminate disturbances that could interrupt the day-to-day operations that keep them alive. Here are three reasons why they need to co-exist. 

Article: Q&A: What Types of Innovation Projects Should Be Included In Your Portfolio?

What types of projects should be included in your innovation portfolio? How should they be categorized? Our portfolio management team addresses these critical questions.

Article: Addressing Three Common Quality-Related Mistakes in High Tech

Time to market is vital, but an exclusive focus on speed often results in quality-related mistakes. With a holistic PLM program that includes strategy, software, processes and culture, organizations can avoid several common quality mistakes.

Article: How to Protect Breakthrough Innovation: Define an Innovation Strategy

If an organization does not have a defined innovation strategy, it will be extremely difficult to know which potential breakthrough innovations to protect.

Article: Phase Gate and Portfolio Management: Two Processes, One Goal

Portfolio management and phase gate are related processes, but they are NOT the same thing. Here are the key differences and how to combine them to achieve a common goal: sustained innovation results.