Reducing Time to Market for New Product Development

Developing a new product means working with a lot of moving parts. But you can gain an advantage over competitors by reducing your time to market.

In this blog post, we will discuss how to do that.  

Time-to-market (TTM), also referred to as “speed-to-market,” is the amount of time it takes for a product to go from the idea stage until it’s ready for sale. And there are a few reasons why companies should care about getting this process right:

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Visit Mars International and Ciqada at the WEFTEC ’16 Conference

WEFTEC_conference.jpgMars International and its Ciqada division are heading to New Orleans this month, where we’ll take part in the Water Environmental Federation’s annual technical exhibition and conference (WEFTEC).

It’s the largest conference of its kind in North America, and the largest water quality exhibition anywhere in the world.

The WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational water quality organization, comprised of 33,000 individuals and 75 affiliated associations. Its mission is to connect water professionals, enrich their experience and increase awareness of the impact and value of water.

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Collaboration and Global Manufacturing Teams

Staying ahead in a global marketplace requires a competitive, responsive, and agile approach to manufacturing.

Your production facilities may be nearshore or offshore, but you still need to have onshore resources providing support.

And this is often easier said than done.

“Creating successful work groups is hard enough when everyone is local and people share the same office space,” writes professor and consultant Tsedal Neeley in the Harvard Business Review. “But when team members come from different countries and functional backgrounds and are working in different locations, communication can rapidly deteriorate, misunderstanding can ensue, and cooperation can degenerate into distrust.”

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Using SWOT To Choose A Contract Manufacturer

In today's global manufacturing supply chain, there are many vendors to choose from. 

By analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of potential vendors, you can select the best manufacturing solution for your project. And the best way to do that is through a SWOT analysis.

SWOT asks us to examine the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in any given situation.

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