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How this Zebra Changed Its Stripes – Bold Move

Zebra Technologies is a company most people don’t recognize. Yet, I bet every product you buy has the product on which they specialize. Since 1982 Zebra has been the leader in bar code printers and readers. Zebra was a pioneer in the application of bar codes for tracking pallets through warehouses, items used in a manufacturing line, shipment tracking and other uses for manufacturing and supply chain management.

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Announcing New Online Series: Disrupting Disruptive Innovation Theory – Lessons from the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

What do Fedex, the Pope and the Fosbury Flop have in Common? The answer is not just that they’re all iconic disruptors in their own right.  The answer may well go deeper and address our collective yearnings for positive disruption, what it takes to productively embrace, and make disruptive innovation happen , without decimating or getting decimated by it. Innovation Excellence is pleased to announced our newest exclusive online content series: DISRUPTING Disruptive Innovation:  Lessons from the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards starting Thursday January 29 at 1 p.m. eastern.

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Amazon Delivers Innovation

I came across a Wall Street Journal article recently that caught my eye, an article about Amazon Lockers. The concept is pretty simple. Amazon offers customers in select locations the option of having their package delivered to an Amazon Locker instead of to their street address. When the package arrives they receive an email letting them know where to pick it up along with the code to unlock it, and because most of the lockers are being placed in locations like convenience stores, often the customer can pick up their package 24 hours a day.

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Innovate Your Purpose Not Just Your Product

It’s with some sadness that I note the latest news from the United States Postal Service. Their plans currently call for the reduction of hundreds of thousands of jobs, and the elimination of thousands of post offices across the country. The Washington Post reports that the Post Office must make billions in payments for employee and retiree pensions, while mail ...

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Innovation Opportunities in Shipping Industry

In fairness, this issue isn’t limited to UPS, that just happens to be the source of my most recent bad experience with this. What’s the shipping dinosaur? SIGNATURE REQUIRED. When you ship something to your workplace, it’s no big pain. The delivery person seems completely disinterested in who signs as long as they get a scribble on the wireless device ...

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