Hardware start-ups are challenged when moving from designing early product design to supplier engagement. Let’s be honest, most contract manufacturers would prefer to be working… Read More »Finding the Perfect Partner: The Do’s and Don’ts of Engaging Suppliers
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While an in-housing strategy can help protect valuable IP, most hardware startups cannot make the capital investment required to build prototypes in-house. Don’t take the… Read More »Build vs. Buy: Determining What to Outsource and What to Keep In-House
In a technology-driven age, information-sharing occurs at a rapid rate. Start-ups that fail to protect intellectual property early come to regret that prioritization failure. Learn… Read More »Keeping Your Secrets Secret: Managing Intellectual Property and Third Parties
Each part of your supply chain is capable of influencing the system as a whole (for better or for worse). Keep this in mind when… Read More »You’re Only as Strong as Your Weakest Link: Assessing Supply Chain Risk
Demand forecasting is tough when you have a rich set of historic figures. What methods can you use when data to guide your hardware startup… Read More »How to Select the Right Demand Forecasting Method for Your Startup
Hardware entrepreneurs: learn from the tragi-comic failure of Juicero. The failure to embrace human-centered design led to product flaws that seem obvious in hindsight. Don’t… Read More »Why this Hardware Startup Failed After Raising $100 Million in Funding
Resource planning has evolved. The latest technologies allow hardware startups to develop processes that will scale with them as they grow. Learn how to successfully… Read More »What Exactly Is Resource Planning and Why Should I Care?
Despite the amazing capabilities of current ERP systems, they somehow continue to improve. A confluence of cloud-based computing and big data have allowed companies to… Read More »Why 96% of Best-in-Class Companies Use Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Check out our detailed guide toward selecting an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Materials Resource Planning (MRP) system. A Tale of Two Systems If you’re… Read More »How Do I Know if I Should Invest in Enterprise Resource Management?