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Expanding the Enterprise: Breaking the Barriers to Collaborative Product Development
Product development has never been easy, but in today’s global market, the pressures facing industrial manufacturers are even greater. With more stakeholders

cultural barriers  time zones, language barriers, cultural differences, and in-county laws and regulations, among other factors. Despite these inherent challenges, many manufacturers see multiple reasons to engage global resources. Some firms are setting up design centers in low-cost areas so as to lower operating costs and increase profit margin. Some are tapping into overseas labor markets because of a shortage of skilled engineering resources in their own geographies. Some are acquiring companies overseas, then

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