Viewpoints By Will Yester

Article: Research Summary – Digital Product Creation Maturity in RFA

3D and DPC jumped in importance for footwear and apparel brands in 2020, but how close are we to full scale adoption and real results? Our research shows five key insights.

Article: Accelerate Your Transition to DPC with Practical Lessons Learned

At a time when there's never been more clarity around the need to make strategic changes to product development models, there has never been less discretionary money to spend on making them. Get started immediately with these lessons learned in three key areas.

Article: Innovating Through a Crisis: The Urgent Need for Digital Product Creation

The COVID-19 crisis provides the opportunity to accelerate toward a fundamentally different model for retail product development - digital product creation. While it's tempting to postpone such efforts in the current climate, it's more important than ever to give them a higher priority.

Article: Nine Trends Impacting Technology Strategy for Retail Product Development in a Digital World

As the technologies that support retail product development rapidly evolve, it's time to to assess and rethink legacy technology strategies. Here are nine things to consider when developing your future technology strategy.

Article: Eight Common 3D Digital Product Creation Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Once a retail, footwear and apparel company is invested in 3D, how can they successfully drive a program that achieves real business value? Based on our experience helping clients drive DPC transformations, here are eight common pitfalls and how to avoid them. 

Article: How to Get the Investment You Need for Retail Product Transformation:

True product differentiation is the most sustainable, long-term source of competitive advantage for a retailer or apparel/footwear manufacturer, yet most find it difficult to provide a persuasive business case to get new projects approved and funded. Here are 6 ways to make it easier.

Article: Three Strategies to Reduce Food Safety Risks in The Food Service Industry

Food safety is not just an issue for food manufacturers, producers and suppliers. Here’s what restaurants and food service operators need to understand to mitigate risks and protect the brand.

Infographic: Infographic: What Food Safety Costs the U.S.

Food safety costs the U.S. tens of billions of dollars each year. Here are the latest facts and figures that food manufacturers need to know.