For example, if one is training a new coating engineer (which Kodak is doing BTW) it is not R&D nor is it R and D. It is pure Manufacturing Technology, another subject that has not been discussed except in Simon's post. So, Kodak can stop R, D and R&D, but still be training Manufacturing Technologists and Engineers so that they keep on coating film.
Are they (or were they) encouraged to suggest ideas for improvements in the process or suggest new processes?
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.