Manufacturing

Automation: A Job Creator, not Just a Job Killer

While the manufacturing jobs of yesteryear may never return, experts say new automation may entice some manufacturers to establish new operations in the United States.

Manufacturers Have Mixed Opinions About Leaving the TPP

As President Trump withdraws the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, manufacturers are responding with both disappointment and cheers.

Trump’s New Manufacturing Council Will Advise Him on Growth Strategies

President Trump released a list early last week of 28 prominent business leaders who will advise him on manufacturing growth.

Can CEOs Deal with the Challenge of Automation’s Impact on Job Creation?

It is not just the auto industry that finds itself in the cross hairs when it comes to job creation and destruction.

How Collaboration Among Manufacturers can Solve Common Problems

While manufacturers are highly competitive and protective of their processes and patents, they're also engaging in more collaboration to solve industry problems and advance new technologies.

How Consumer Goods Manufacturers can use Complexity to Their Advantage

As consumers increasingly demand more customized products at lower costs, manufacturing is only becoming more complex. These changes are presenting big challenges for manufacturers, and those that adapt and embrace data may be able to use that complexity to create a competitive advantage.

Manufacturers Will Need Skilled Humans to Guide Digitization

Manufacturers are increasingly deploying digital technologies to boost efficiencies and optimize their production lines. But while sensors, data and processing can provide actionable information, manufacturers still need humans with the skill and ability to manage it all.

Dept. of Commerce Funds New Organization to Advance the Biopharma Industry

The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded $70 million in funding to the new National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). It is the eleventh institute in the Manufacturing USA network and the first with a focus area proposed by industry and funded by the Department of Commerce.

The U.S. Needs to Cultivate High-Tech Workers to Support Manufacturing Growth

American manufacturing is on the rebound, but experts say manufacturers, policymakers and the educational system will need to work together to cultivate a workforce to support the growth.

How Robotic Process Automation can Benefit the Mid-Market

Mid-market companies seeking solutions to enable growth may find great benefits in robotic process automation (RPA).
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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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