Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing is about People, not Just Process

To optimize lean processes, manufacturers need to think more about talent.

4 Trends that Defined U.S. Manufacturing in Q1

As American manufacturers wrap up the first quarter of 2017, the sector is continuing its momentum with robust growth.

Using Machine Learning Tools to Drive Manufacturing Innovation

Machine learning is poised to revolutionize manufacturing by increasing production capacity, while lowering material consumption rates.

Finding the Right Talent Proves Challenging Across Industries

Filson CEO Steven Bock compares the process of sourcing talent for upstart watchmaker Shinola and long-standing outfitter Filson.

Advanced Modeling can Help Optimize Manufacturing at all Stages of the Product Lifecycle

Complex digital models are helping manufacturers across all industries make process improvements and thwart potential problems, including cyberattacks.

How Trump Could Cut Regulations for Manufacturers

While President Trump has highlighted his intentions to help boost American manufacturing by rolling back regulations by up to 75%, there have been few details on what regulations might be targeted.

4 Carrot Sticks to Help Attract Millennials to Manufacturing Jobs

Skills gap? What skills gap? Follow these guidelines and you'll have millennials lining up at your door.

Humans Play a Key Role in Automated Robotic Systems

As robotics assume a larger role in manufacturing, author and MIT professor David Mindell focuses on the critical role humans play in automation.

Smart Manufacturing Fuels Composite Materials Innovation

Bryan Dods from The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation focuses on emerging tactics that bolster the supply chain—and what’s holding them back.

MANUFACTURING & JOBS: Add IT, Kill the Overtime Rule

President Trump knows better than anyone how beholden he is to manufacturing workers for his victory, and he has sent a strong message that he felt their pain—and would attempt to ease it.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

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.

MICHAEL ARENA: How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why...

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

MARK VERGNANO: How He 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

March 2017: CEO Confidence in Future Business Conditions Soars 6%

After taking a slight step backward in February, CEO confidence ratings surged in March, to 7.41, up 6.0% from 6.99 in February, and up 4.8% from 7.07 in January.

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