Use a pallet scale & embrace innovation

We are probably not aware how much simpler and easier our lives can be. Since when we are young we are taught the value of working hard and we do not often think twice about working hard unless a much simpler way is taken up by everyone around us and the benefit stares us in the face. But of our own accord we rarely go looking for means to make tasks simpler if we are able to do them the harder way without too much sweat. But this means that we do not take the benefit of innovation each time we have the opportunity.

However innovation is great and time and again society has benefited from innovation which is why modern life is so different from that of even just fifty years ago. Of course the innovation is often made possible by the emergence of a new technology. As has happened once the electronic weight measurement technology arrived. It led to many new innovative weighing scales such as the pallet scale. Objects are often stored on pallet so that they do not suffer damage during extended periods of storage. Earlier it would have been necessary to take objects off the pallet and place them on a platform to weigh them. Now with the help of a pallet scale the pallet itself can be weighed and there is no need to move the objects. The entire process takes minutes and saves a lot of time and effort.

And when such an innovative product gets into your work processes it inspires the people who use such a product to come up with ideas. And since the tasks will now get done much sooner they have plenty of time to think and are more likely to come up with great ideas of their own. You do not have to leave your home to know more about pallet scales. You can know about them in detail from the convenience of your home by going online. You will find a wide range of pallet scales on offer and one of them will suit your needs. You can also easily compare prices and arrive at a confident decision. You can know more at www.paylessscales.com

About Author :

Lawrence has been in the weighing machines industry for the last 14 years. He has been interested in the penetration of digital scales across various market segments. His special area of interest has been maximizing the value proposition of a digital scale. You can know about a pallet scale & other digital scales at www.paylessscales.com.

Samsung Series 7 Shows Great Innovation

For many years, Samsung has served the world with different
businesses worldwide. The Flagship Company, Samsung electronics, is one
of the leading brands in the high-tech electronics and digital media
market. They are very innovative in their products. Apart from the
brand, the product that sets itself apart from the competitors. With a
responsible approach towards global market, they are binding the
customers and partners with advanced and reliable products.

Samsung has successful partnerships and
collaborations in the field of technology and marketing. With their
perspective to expand further, user friendly products are being launched
at a fast rate. They aim at complete customer satisfaction and are not
afraid of experimenting. They are very well equipped with talented and
dedicated professionals. They reach out to a very wide customer base.
Each of Samsung’s business is very determined to discover new
technologies, products and services which would widen people’s horizon.

One
such example of innovation is the Samsung series 7. This thin and light
portable machine is similar to a personal computer. Though it may look
like a MacBook Pro, it is way too different. This electronic device runs
on a Redmond’s OS. With discrete graphics and a stylish aluminum
finishing, this laptop is receiving good response. The device is very
appealing to the eye. The pewter color adds a different charm to the
laptop with absolutely no weight gain. While the top side of the series 7
is polished metal the underside is made up of low-rent plastic. This
solid innovation has numerous features, one of it being the impressive
audio quality.

With
the USB and DVD slots positioned on the right and left side, there are
other headphones and power connector ports fitted conveniently. Cooling
vents and a removable panel provide very easy accessibility to the
machine’s memory. One of the interesting attribute is the wide screen
that is very useful for multitasking. Samsung has used a matte-finish
LCD, therefore screen glaring is not a hindrance. The laptop has very
quick booting. internet explorer support

The Samsung series 7 is
a treat not only to the eyes but also to the fingers. The smooth keypad
enhances the joy of working. This good laptop has a long battery life.
It doesn’t heat up too quickly. Even if it does, the fan cools it down.
It is not as noisy compared to other laptops. With a lot of effort being
put by the company to deliver world class products to its customers,
Samsung series 7 is a good investment.

Planet Inspired Smart Cities Equal Investments in Research And Innovation

Smart is easy to say: for cities to become really smart, it takes investments in research and innovation

At the BAIA conference (Business Association Italy
America), attended by Thales Italia and SELEX Elsag, speakers agreed
that all the tools are there to rebuild our cities in smart ways, by
respecting their specific qualities.

The growing use of ICT
technologies in sectors such as transport, energy management, health and
environmental monitoring will lead to the development of a new model of
sustainable city, in which citizens will have access to improved
services, thanks to sensors distributed around the urban environment and
the availability of a significant amount of information about the
function and use of urban infrastructure. An important conference held
at the Chamber of Deputies provided an occasion to probe the timeliest
issues for developing Smart Cities in Italy.

Speakers at the
event organised by BAIA (Business Association Italy America) agreed that
all the tools and “rules of the game” are there, to rebuild cities in
smart ways, while bearing in mind many of them are small and built up
around historic centres, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Businesses
such as Telecom Italia, Cisco, Enel, Carrick-Bend, Thales Italia and
SELEX Elsag presented their solutions for Smart Cities, while Professor
Carlo Maria Medaglia (CATTID coordinator – La Sapienza University of
Rome explained the philosophy of these cities of the future.

“Two
good examples of cutting-edge cities from the standpoint of technology
and services (though on completely different scales) are Amsterdam,
which aims to reduce CO2 emissions, and Paredes, a small city in
Portugal that by 2015 may be the first city in the world to be
completely connected by a network of 100 million sensors, to manage
traffic, lighting, public parks, and innumerable other services”,
Medaglia stated. “To continue in this direction will require national
investments in research and innovation, but that won’t be enough.
Innovation and technology must not be the end but the means for
developing awareness and competitiveness, aiming toward energy savings,
production of energy from renewable sources, sustainable mobility,
activating new services by optimising resources, and involvement and
active participation of citizens”, Professor Medaglia concluded.

Fonte: Planet Inspired

Innovative Products vs. Functional Products How Innovation in Small Business Can Make a Difference

To generate creative business ideas, breakthrough innovators must be fiercely tested and wisely deployed.- – Jeffrey Cohn, Jon Katzenbach and Gus Vlak (2009)

Companies who -play it safe- in a product/production focused market can lose opportunities for innovative product development. For example, many small businesses involved in creating technology products have to choose between supporting functional or developing innovative products. Functional products can be best described as products that satisfy basic needs. Innovative products are typically cutting edge, highly improved or revolutionizing in nature. To ensure future success and revenue, managers or key decision-makers within an organization choose to remain loyal and focused on functional products. Although this may seem like a safe idea, disruptive change in the technology industry can swiftly eliminate the need for some of these types of products. Instead, small companies who seek to claim a stake in the highly competitive technology market must devote the time and energy to produce innovative products. In fact, the innovative products are often the disruptive catalysts that change an industry and create solid products for a company’s future. In a research article by Cotterman, Fusfeld, Henderson, Leder, Loweth and Metoyer (2009), companies with high internal approval for innovation in product development have higher rates of information retention, clearer performance indicators and a speedy development process. (pp. 16 )

Furthermore, innovators within company ranks must be recognized, fostered and groomed as integral pieces of a company’s success. Otherwise, companies will rest on their previous laurels and depend on success from aging products and technology. Cohn, Katzenbach and Vlak (2009) go further to recommend four steps companies should heed when seeking innovation in their products and companies. First, innovators should be given flexibility in the workplace, access to resources and managerial support. Second, mentorship programs should be made available to further develop innovative spirit among employees. Third, peer networks need to be established to help innovators cope with the pressure to perform and to bounce ideas off fellow employees. Fourth and lastly, place the innovators in the place where they can make to most difference in the company, the middle. In the middle, innovators are directly between front line operations and executive decision-making. (pp. 5-7) Innovative products are consistently being sought by ambitious businesses. A proven method to develop products is to foster, develop and implement innovation in employees. Companies will build their customer bases on functional products and continue to keep and grow customers throughout the future with innovative ones.

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Cotterman, R., Fusfeld, A., Henderson, P., Leder, J., Loweth, C., & Metoyer, A. (2009). ALIGNING MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVE INNOVATION. Research Technology Management, 52(5), 14-20. Retrieved from EBSCOhost

Cohn, J., Katzenbach, J., & Vlak, G. (2008). finding and Grooming Breakthrough Innovators. Harvard Business Review, 86(12), 62-69. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

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The Reasons of Initiating Reform And Innovation

In 2008 year the financial storm changed the situation of
international sports trademark in the Chinese mainland bazaar. It was
said by the Bao Cheng Group Annual Report 2009 that pattern that Nike,
Adidas was prevailing in mainly market, which was shaped in Chinese
sports requisite field for many years, was altering and the continent’s
trademark was increasing. In this context, Nike, Adidas must seek more
fine and deep sales in domestic market channels. At this time, Bao Cheng
group took advantage of an opportunity to create a new brand in
domestic sales market-Bao Yuan shoemaker. In 2009, Cai Qi ,who is the
managing director of Bao Cheng International Group and the president of
Yu Yuan Industrial Group, announced the Bao Cheng group would take the
long-term strategy of diversified management to change a single foundry
pattern and they would start a company with the concept of Bao Yuan
shoemaker to sell their own products.

Cai Qiongwen told reporters that the products of
BaoYuan shoemaker included both famous sports brand such as Nike,
Reebok, Lining that manufactured by Bao Cheng Group and its own brand
name, such as movement life footwear brand FOOT SPORTS, fashion female
shoes brand RYEE, etc.

It is the true origin for Bao Cheng Group
to create its private trademark of native sale. The added value of the
products under its own brand name is much higher than OEM, and its gross
margin is higher than OEM many times.

However, the action that
Bao Cheng Group intends to create their own brand is just a big fear of
sporting goods field. The risk will be very high to develop their own
brands. If Bao Cheng evolves its private trademark, the primary problem
is that how to keep the fellowship with brand firms. The world famous
brand all put the whole confidential design to share with Bao Cheng
without reservation. If Bao Cheng creates its own brand name, the brand
will probably be the enemy of brand firms, and may be the number one
enemy, and thus brand relations of cooperation can not keep going.

Then how Bao Yuan shoemaker step over the business dangerous line between a trademark customers and foundry business?

Based
on the industry professors, the Bao Yuan shoemaker and Sheng Dao
biggest distinctiveness is that Sheng Dao is a single-product stores,
and the Po shoemaker is the number of international brands and brand
integration multi-brand stores. So the agency and international brands
under its own brand name not only don’t conflict but also can be
complementary to each other.

Transnational trademark and private
trademark have different characters. There is no competition, instead
they meet a family of consumer one-stop needs through various product
lines combination and achieve win-win way. After a joint cooperation
with transnational trademarks such as Nike, Adidas, and doing a market
survey deeply, the first flagship store of the Bao Yuan shoemaker
started in Shanxing Town in Zhongshan City on the summer in 2010.