Manufacturing

Veterans: Your Next Manufacturing Experts

As companies begin to look for new ways to address the skills gap challenge, companies like Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America have found an unexpected solution in military veterans.

Digital Marketplace Platforms Could Offer New Opportunities for Manufacturers

A new platform has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing by offering the opportunity to buy and sell custom-made parts through an online portal.

Why Manufacturers May Need to Change their Management Style

Millennials share a preference for a management style that is much different than the ones baby boomers use and are accustomed to.

How to Maximize the Use of Smarter Robots

Manufacturers have been using simple robotics for decades, but rapid advancements in the machines, artificial intelligence and data are coming together to continually create more powerful machines.

Manufacturers’ Growing Risks and What They Can Do about Them

While American manufacturers have been riding a wave of resurgence and technological advancements, challenges and risks remain. Here's some sage advice on how to handle them.

4 Ways to Improve Safety on the Manufacturing Floor

Despite big improvements in safety over the past few decades, manufacturing still can be a dangerous occupation. Here are 4 ways to improve safety on the manufacturing floor.

Build American: The Case for Making it Here

How companies—and the communities in which they operate—are overcoming the challenges of reshoring.

Reasons to be Optimistic about the U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance

Overseas companies operating within the U.S., many employing thousands of American workers and contributing to the technological strength of U.S. manufacturing, can play an important role in the manufacturing discussion.

Closing the Skills Gap Involves Matching the Right Person to the Right Job

A great way to help resolve the skills gap challenge at your organization is to map each employee to the best job for them and for the company.

On-Demand Manufacturing Reduces Risk, Strengthens Supply Chain

New, technology-enabled manufacturing processes, often referred to as digital manufacturing, are not only producing prototype parts faster but also quick-turn, low-volume production parts.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

How to Respond When Bosses Misbehave

With all the bad CEO behavior out there lately, is it time to press reset?

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why it Matters

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

How Mark Vergnano Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

July 2017: Are CEOs in a ‘Wait-and-See’ Holding Pattern?

Since March, when CEO confidence was at its highest in the last 12 months (7.41 on a...

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