Pushing innovation and cost effectiveness through Design-to-Cost

Pushing innovation and cost effectiveness through Design-to-Cost

5 April 2012 — In industries such as automotive, IT and telecom the drive for continuous innovation while reducing costs have long been the norm. The same trend has spread to other areas as well, touching both products and services; customers want more, but they want it for less. There is an increased demand for simultaneous innovation and cost reduction

Lessons from entering South Korea – build for the long term, no quick wins

Lessons from entering South Korea – build for the long term, no quick wins

14 February 2012 — South Korea has been one of the strongest nations in the world when it comes to long term GDP growth. Since the Korean war, this country’s rise to a leading technology player has been simply amazing. This article describes our experiences building a business presence in Seoul.

Securing the growth of an SME – understanding value creation

Securing the growth of an SME – understanding value creation

17 April 2011 — A systematic value creation mindset is often absent in small and medium sized enterprises. Value creation builds on alternative returns. Investing in a business should result in better returns than what is available through other investment vehicles. The target of any company should always be, not maximizing revenues or profits alone, but maximizing profits (cash flow) with as little capital invested as possible.