Jacopo Colombo

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Responding to Change in Consumer Behavior: 3 Ways PLM Can Help

Posted by Jacopo Colombo on May 19, 2020

Breadmaker sales quadruple. Ketchup flies off the shelves as more and more children eat their lunches at home. Hand sanitizer disappears.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Product Portfolio Management, Product Formulation & Recipe Management, Blog

Innovating during crises: how companies leap forward during times of adversity

Posted by Jacopo Colombo on May 12, 2020

The transformer, the steam turbine, and incandescent light were all created during the Long Depression in the late 19th  century. The photocopier, electric razor, and supermarkets were products of the Great Depression. Google (arguably) rose to prominence from the ashes of the dot com bubble—right around the time Steve Jobs was busy resurrecting Apple with innovations that have since changed the world.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Food & Beverage, Product Portfolio Management, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Blog

Digitize Supplier Management to Turn Disruption into Innovation

Posted by Jacopo Colombo on May 4, 2020

A perfume manufacturer starts making hand sanitizer. A pillow company manufactures face masks. A restaurant chain pivots to delivering groceries. A supermarket chain reroutes surplus food to food banks.

Nothing is immune to disruption when a global pandemic knocks the world off course, but some companies are better prepared to pivot when they need to.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Blog

Accelerating Digital Transformation to Build Resilience and Agility

Posted by Jacopo Colombo on Apr 28, 2020

Managing supply chains when everything is business as usual can be a challenge. Managing supply chains when everything is emphatically not business as usual is another thing entirely.

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Topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Food & Beverage, Supplier Relationship Management, Blog