Manufacturing

What Renegotiating NAFTA Could Mean for U.S. Manufacturers

President Trump announced on his first day in office that he would begin to start renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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).

How Manufacturers can Learn from Mother Nature

As manufacturers continually look for ways to improve products and solve design challenges, they're looking more to Mother Nature as a source of inspiration.

4 Ways Social Media can Boost your Manufacturing Operations

As manufacturers transition into digital organizations, they'll likely have to take a stronger interest in their social media.
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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

Last 12 Months: CEO Confidence is on a Steady Uptick

Although it has dipped slightly in the last two months, CEO confidence made significant strides in the...

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