Tag Archives: product lifecycle management

NPD in a restaurant chain

This short interview with the Head of Food Development at Las Iguanas restaurants on The Hub website gives a good insight into research and development in a restaurant chain.  If you are not familiar with the chain they have their … Continue reading

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Product-Service Systems role in the circular economy

There’s a great deal of interest right now in the “circular economy”, as evidenced by yesterday’s blog from Mark Camilleri.  The ‘old’ economic model of ‘take-make-consume- dispose’ is being replaced with the concept of a circular economy, which is more … Continue reading

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The pinball theory of shopping experience design

This video ties together two recent blogs – one on the decline of shopping malls and the other on servicescape design.  It discusses how the latter is trying to slow down the former….

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Gen Z pushing mature industry sectors into rapid decline

I’m not sure if this is tongue in cheek, but this Bloomberg article proposes that Generation Z – those born after 1995 – are set to push some industry sectors into rapid decline.  They highlight three in particular – shopping … Continue reading

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Robot electric guitars have not halted the guitar makers woes

Attending the IoW Festival in 1969 was a seminal moment in this young man’s life – Dylan The Who, Moody Blues, The Nice, Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, et al.  So yesterday’s headline on The Economist website “Is this the end … Continue reading

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Menu management basics

I mentioned yesterday that I might blog about this subject.  It’s a topic of very great relevance to restaurant operators, and it may have some value to operators in non-food sectors that offer a range of goods. The most frequently … Continue reading

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Hotel asset management – the preoccupation of hotel chain CEOs?

The annual U.S. Lodging Conference is taking place right now in the Arizona Biltmore hotel.  As is usual, there has been a panel of hotel chain CEOs discussing the issues of most importance to them, as reported on here by … Continue reading

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Avid Hotels launched

IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) launched their new hotel brand two days ago, as their webpage explains.  They plan to open the first such property in 2018, and state that they have 150 potential franchisees lined up to adopt the brand. … Continue reading

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Product Life Cycle Management infographic

A free copy of this PLCM infographic is available at the product focus.com website.

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Promoting cyber security in the IoT Age

McKinsey have just published an article that also addresses the issue of cyber security, which we have been blogging about recently.  It highlights why the internet of things (IoT) presents some new challenges and goes on to suggest the six … Continue reading

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