Whether you decide to work with an outside CAD provider or hire a designer to work in-house, you must be aware of the growing pains you will need to navigate before you can fully reap the rewards of custom design.
The impact of Amazon is more significant than ever before. However, if we examine how other businesses are addressing the changing landscape of retail sales, we find companies are focusing on basic ideas that have served true and strong as long as commerce has been part of human communities.
Whether it is the differences in diamond grading reports or how to incorporate computer-assisted design (CAD) into a business, self-learning and empowering oneself with knowledge can only increase success.
Some would argue the growth and adoption of CAD/CAM technology is the dictionary definition of the Rogers Bell Curve. First described by Everett Rogers in the mid-1950s, the concept describes the rate of adoption of new technologies and products. And when it comes to the use of CAD today, you’d be surprised which industry some would consider is part of the early majority.
The best way to gauge the growth, direction, and trends of any industry is by listening to what is being spoken about at the retail level. Even though companies and industry leaders aim to drive the market by introducing new products and trends, ultimately, retail sales associates and consumers play a significant part in determining the success or failure of any business decision.
The topic of a gemmology column appearing in the December 2011 issue of Jewellery Business centred on the likely probability of undisclosed synthetic diamonds making their way into the diamond pipeline.