02 Apr '12, 1pm

Turning compliance into innovation and profit

Few businesspeople like the word “regulation,” but some companies are netting some unexpected benefits from it. In the process of gathering the data they need to comply with all of the state and federal laws, international legislation and the demands of modern-day sustainability reporting, companies are finding new ways to improve their products and even boost their profit. It turns out knowing absolutely everything about how your product gets made can actually be a good thing -- and not just in terms of mitigating risk and avoiding potential legal and PR pitfalls. “You never just redesign for compliance, you always take the need for regulatory compliance as an opportunity to do value engineering throughout your design process,” explains Ashish Sarkar, senior integration architect and project manager for biotech company Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Here's how three ...

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