Manufacturing

4 Steps to Improving Profitability and Innovation through Supplier Relations

CEOs should get more involved in building supplier relationships. The benefit in doing so could go directly to the bottom line.

Trump’s Council of Manufacturing CEOs are Wrestling with the Talent Issue

Manufacturing CEOs and President Donald Trump talked about how to eradicate the skills gap and educate and employ more Americans in the manufacturing industry.

What Manufacturing CEOs Can Learn on the Factory Floor

Executives can learn a lot on the factory floor, not only about production and the inner workings of the products they produce, but also about their workforce.

How Technology can Foster Connected Manufacturing

Most manufacturers are leveraging the power of data and technology, but they'll have to use it in a holistic fashion to reach their full potential.

IoT can Help Manufacturers Create the Supply Chain of the Future

IoT strategies not only can help companies cut costs and improve efficiencies, but also can help them transform supply chains to offer manufacturers greater product differentiation and innovation

Smart Manufacturing will Require Smart Leaders

As manufacturers work to keep up with technology, their leaders must keep up their knowledge as well.

Boeing Scores Convincing Win Over Union, Offering Comfort to Manufacturing CEOs

The victory helps the Deep South remain a fortress of union-free labor, even as more companies set up shop there.

Problem Solved: 6 Steps to Improving Employee Engagement and Alignment

Reducing waste and improving the effectiveness of your staff investment could result in added revenues, lower costs and an improvement in your bottom line.

10 Years Later, U.S. Manufacturing Output Still Less than Pre-recession Levels

4Q17 will mark the 10-year anniversary of The Great Recession, yet year-end projections show that the U.S. manufacturing sector will not reach its pre-recession output levels.

Sourcing Suppliers Close to Home Provides Several Competitive Benefits

From apparel to electronics to the auto industry, more manufacturers are sourcing materials closer to their assembly plants and consumer markets.
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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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