Manufacturing

BOM Costing Review

BOM Costing Review – Confidential Case Study Better Sourcing = Better Business Our (NDA-covered) client produces a finished goods, “tablet-like” product that is sold direct-to-consumer (DTC)…

Raising the Batting Average In Product Development

Results are most of what matters in business, and at bluesalve, positive results are the focus of all our experience and expertise. Unfortunately, the pandemic and…

Supply Chain Strategist: Resiliency In Abnormal Times

While the pandemic’s effects on the supply chain are only about 18 months old, it’s been an eternity for companies caught in the middle, or worse,…

Supply Chain Pains: Vendor Blues

Supply Chain Pains – Shortages, delays, and gouges

Supply Chain Pains: Vendor Blues As shortages, delays and gouges reverberate throughout the supply chain, many companies that sell physical products are stuck in a quandary.…

The Chips Are Down. Now What?

There often comes a moment in business, as in life, where something that’s long been taken for granted suddenly isn’t. The worldwide shortage of microprocessor chips…

Don’t Be Reactionary to Supply Chain Issues

Back in the early days of the Internet, I gained a modest following for putting forth the idea that when it comes to working in the…

How Products Are Made

How Products Are Made, Part Three — Validation and Production

September 21, 2020 – Copper Magazine, Issue 120 article, written by Robert Heiblim In Part One and Part Two of this series (Issue 115 and Issue…

How Products are Made

How Products Are Made, Part 2: The Design Process

August 10, 2020 – Copper Magazine, Issue 117 article, written by Robert Heiblim In our first installment of this series we looked at the first step…

How Products Are Made

How Products Are Made, Part One: Initiation

We audio people often discuss products of all sorts, whether audio components, music media, accessories and so on, but do we really know much about how…