Tag Archives: food and beverage

Calling All Engineers: Beyond Form, Fit and Function for Formulated Products

Like most engineers, I learned about rules of interchangeability back in school. These rules help companies decide whether a product change should require a new item number or simply a revision of the same item number. The standard “form, fit and function” (F/F/F) definition has served the needs of discrete manufacturers well for a long time. But what about formulated products?

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100 Things to Watch in 2013

Adult Playgrounds, Chia Seeds and Instant-Erase Apps—just a few items from the annual list of 100 Things to Watch for the year ahead. It’s a wide-ranging compilation that reflects developments that are bubbling up across sectors, including travel, technology, food, retail and sustainability.

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