Your First Factory Is a School, Not a Production Facility

When a new technology is introduced to an industrial scale for the first time, the project is exposed to a wide range of risks. Along with the external unknowns, there are internal unknowns. If the market fit a for product utilizing this new technology is found, can the product be produced on consistent quality, highContinue reading “Your First Factory Is a School, Not a Production Facility”

Do Not Outsource! But If You Do, Remember These 3 Things

Ok, maybe the title is a bit provocative – this applies first and foremost to startup companies. This text is part two of Introduction to Lean Production Scale-Up Model. You can find the first part here. What happens throughout the production scaling of a startup is a lot of learning in two equally essential sectors:Continue reading “Do Not Outsource! But If You Do, Remember These 3 Things”

Introducing Lean Production Scale-Up

Lean Production Scale-Up is a four-step model designed for companies operating in untested markets with untested technology. The purpose of the model is the reduce the high capital risk that is associated especially with companies using new technology and innovations. The model enables the company to make its technology investments as soon as possible time-wise,Continue reading “Introducing Lean Production Scale-Up”

Industry Insights, Interview with Ilkka Taponen

The interview below was done by International Insect Centre and published in their newsletter in May 2017. After completing an internship at Ynsect involving his thesis paper titled Supply Chain Risk Management in Entomology Farms Case: High scale production of human food and animal feed, Ilkka developed a keen interest in the insect industry, settingContinue reading “Industry Insights, Interview with Ilkka Taponen”

Starter Kit for Ento-Entrepreneurs

Lately, quite a few people have reached out for me for tips for starting a new Insect for Food and Feed- companies. I am very happy to see the industry growing and it is my pleasure to help out. To make your starting easier I have here collected some links and tips on how toContinue reading “Starter Kit for Ento-Entrepreneurs”

Flow and Resource Effectiveness – Case of a Football Event

In this blog I offer you something that might seem bit off topic first, but in the end is actually heavily linked with productivity and effectiveness also in insect farming. I was recently  invited to attend a football game to a stadium where I usually do not go. The home team’s head coach Mika LehkosuoContinue reading “Flow and Resource Effectiveness – Case of a Football Event”