"The changing nature of products is also disrupting value chains, forcing companies to rethink and retool nearly everything they do internally.Entretanto, recentemente, ao ler o Plano Estratégico do Cluster do Calçado 2014-2020, fixei:
These new types of products alter industry structure and the nature of competition, exposing companies to new competitive opportunities and threats. They are reshaping industry boundaries and creating entirely new industries. In many companies, smart, connected products will force the fundamental question, “What business am I in?”"
"uma subida do preço do couro estimulará a exploração de matérias-primas e tecnologias inovadoras.Ontem, li "Meet The Woman Who's Using 3D Printing To Make Your Shoes Cool And Comfortable":
Volatilidade do preço da matéria-prima e eventual aparecimento de alternativas com melhores performances e menor custo."
"Meet Kegan Schouwenburg, the 29-year-old CEO and Co-founder of SOLS, the company that’s bringing 3D printing to footwear and creating dynamic foot beds engineered to change the way the world walks. Kegan says, “We’re doing this because our feet hurt. Because ‘orthotic’ shouldn’t be a dirty word. Because generic insoles just aren’t cutting it. Because people everywhere should be empowered to walk further, run faster, jump higher, dance longer.”"