Intelligence

As designers and engineers it is important to continue the exploration of newer and better ways of approaching any challenge. Here are a few insights we'd like to share with you.
Maggie Graham
In the wake of the escalating trade war with China, companies with global supply chains have been scrambling to understand the impact of the tariffs on operations, product strategy, product development, and alternative sourcing. By September 2018, tariffs of 10-25% were in effect on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports (almost half of China’s 2018 US import volume). China countered with tariffs on $110 billion worth of US imports to China. The US President continues to threaten to add...
Trends in Food Service Equipment
Maggie Graham
The foodservice equipment industry is undergoing a revolution. The products being designed and developed are the greatest thing to hit the industry since sliced bread (pun intended). The industry continues to innovate rapidly to keep up with the ever-evolving demands from restaurants and commercial kitchens. The first half of the year brings multiple industry conferences including The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) Show and The National Restaurant Association...
George Konstantakis
Takeaways from prior posts: Part 1…  “Remember not to break any one of the links, or the other two will fall apart” Part 2… “Remember to keep on chunking!” From our experience, “Innovation” means different things to people. When I first meet with clients, I ask those in the meeting to offer words or phrases that capture the meaning from their perspectives. I usually receive varied responses… the word has a different meaning to people within the same organization. With the “I” word...