VA/VE is a process. VA stands for Value Analysis, and VE stands for Value Engineering. Together, they’re great tools for delivering exactly what your customers want at a great price excluding the unnecessary. The VA part is normally more applied to existing products or prototypes (quantify the value that exists), while VE is in the design phase for new or revised products (create the value that doesn’t yet exist).
Powder coating is an excellent option for all sorts of metal parts. You won’t be limited in your desired color or luster for your finish as there is an extensive variety of powders available. While some shapes can be a bit tricky, a good powder coater will be able to handle what is needed. In the end, you’ll have a great looking part with good surface durability and corrosion resistance – far better than paint.
Quantum computers use subatomic behaviors to conduct logical operations in a totally new way. When scaled up just a little, it becomes physically impossible for traditional electronic computers to compare. Google recently announced that its quantum computer just achieved something called “quantum supremacy”. It claims to have processed a calculation in just 200 seconds that would have required the world’s most powerful supercomputers over 10,000 years to crunch.
In Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss takes you along for a ride through his adventures in becoming a hostage negotiator for the FBI. Chris describes his journey from the beginning of his interest in the profession, to intense high-stakes international crises with human lives on the line, to having his own methods used against him by his consulting business associates.
There are plenty of people you’ll encounter throughout your life that will enthusiastically support your ideas. Actually ask them to cough up the cash though and you’ll start to hear the excuses roll in as they slink back into the shadows hoping not to be noticed. So how do you validate a business idea if it’s just an idea? How do you sell something that doesn’t exist?
Compression molding is a unique type of molding process that produces flexible parts in shapes that would be very costly to accomplish using other processes. The process is only made possible by the raw materials though, and developers are continually innovating in this area.
Bluetooth is a standard protocol for sending information wirelessly between nearby electronic devices. It isn’t the electronics themselves, but rather the rules that are followed by the little gadgets. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), is like a subset of rules that allows for very different types of wireless traffic. BLE made it possible for tiny sensors and circuits distributed all over a local area to report in information wirelessly over long periods of time without needing to new batteries or recharging.
David Gage brings his experience as a Psychologist, Professor, and 30 years of experience as a Business Mediator to bear in The Partnership Charter to help business partnerships avoid ever needing his professional services.
Aerogels have become fairly common in industrial applications to insulate everything from oil pipelines in Siberia to space shuttles in well… outer space. They’re even used in ski jackets.
Where does a price come from? Well, there are many answers to that. Some are rooted in logical analysis. Some seem to be plucked from the mist in a shaman’s sweat lodge because they just feel good. Some work. Some don’t. Use these tools and tips to help guide your during your pricing process, or try our free calculator.