RFID for SCM – Literature Review

This presentation reviews several essays on the topic of RFID in supply chain management. Although benefits to using RFID in SCM are limited, it’s an important direction when your company considers “scientific management” strategies (cost-cutting, and service improvement). If you have any questions, please ask me: joseph.lee.esl@gmail.com HERE IS A…

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User Interface flexibility study for software dates back to the 80’s. Finally some strong models are emerging as the number of general purpose devices and platforms expand. For example, the handheld smart-phones now hold almost full PC capabilities and applications are commonly cross platform for iOS, Android, and PC/HTML. This…

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Difference Between IPC, UPC, ECLA, & F-index

IPC, UPC, ECLA, F-index/F-term are all systems of patent classification.  Patent classification is important to organize the granted patents into categories so patent portfolio managers and strategic firm managers can search them as prior art, and for strategic purposes.  Concordance tables can help to compare one system to another.  In…

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Protecting Innovation – Apple vs. Samsung

This short presentation was prepared for ‘Introduction to Technology Innovation Management’ at NCHU. This presentation outlines the difference between design and utility patents using the Apple vs. Samsung litigation in recent years to demonstrate the value of design patents. In this presentation the value of design patents is proven to…

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Patent Indicators

This presentation was for my MBA class ‘Strategic Management of IP’ at NCHU. In this paper I outline various patent indicators and their uses, along with example charts from the USPTO. This paper covers indicators of activity, value, economy, and pace of technological innovations, as well as using citations, and…

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Lenovo is Topping the PC Pile

Lenovo is the world’s #2 PC maker and today they announced that they hit better then expected earnings in their 2012 Q2 SEC filing. Lenovo’s profit is up 30% and that’s a good sign although further slowdown in the PC, and consumer tech market is expected. http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/260945/lenovos_profit_up_30_percent_mobile_business_unit_continues_to_grow.html Of course the…

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Self-Driving Cars Getting Closer to Market

Self-driving cars are now a reality, but not a market option. Many of us hope they will become one soon for many reasons, primarily safety and convenience. The following article from Reuters today outlines the state-of-the-art, discusses the history, and provides some clues as to when the market, and laws…

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A Simple Strategy

This advice from Harvard Business Review seems to match up to the idea that keeping a simple strategy allow your managers to keep a uniform and united front on achieving it. A strategy effective relies on your people’s ability to understand the strategy. The more complex and convoluted you make…

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