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Is 3D printing the start of a nanoeconomic era?

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is basically a production technique where an object is manufactured – layer by layer. This is in opposite to traditional manufacturing where objects are carved out of a bigger piece, and where there are many production steps and extensive use of machines and other resources. With 3D printing […]

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Value stream mapping for a happy work place

Work life is today hectic for most, and businesses face challenges with globalizing and a highly competitive environment. With new technologies, things are changing fast. This puts a lot of stress on the work environment, and we know that this has an effect on people and their performance (Ijimker et al, 2007). My suggestion is […]

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Lean methodology – introduction

Lean methodology is a hot topic in the Stavanger region nowadays. Many businesses implement Lean in order to be more effective. This blog post is an introduction to Lean and its history. The Lean methodology is Japanese and started with Toyota Production System (TPS). Eiji Toyoda was on a three-month trip to the US with […]

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Nudging

Nudging is a tool used by a decision architects to gently push people to take the “right” decision. The point is not, to do something against peoples will, but encourage them to take better choices. I will briefly present choice architecture and nudging, and illustrate them with a couple of examples, and give inspiration on […]