Manufacturing

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.

American CEOs have Fallen Behind their European Peers in Adopting the Internet of Things

Bain's research shows U.S. executives also appear to have a greater focus on applying the technology to cost control, rather than making their products better.

Here’s What Deloitte’s CEO Told her Teenage Son About Robots

Cathy Engelbert is confident humans will remain useful during the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

Lessons From a CEO Who Built an Office Tower

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske opened a 32-story, $450M high-rise in downtown Milwaukee. The tower is now the largest building in Wisconsin.

My First Job: Northwestern Mutual’s Schlifske Began by Scraping Paint off Trucks

Schlifske said his first jobs at Acme taught him at least three valuable lessons that he has used to succeed in business: discipline, humility and security.

My First Job: Belfor’s Yellen Learned Billion-Dollar Lessons as 11-Year-Old Dishwasher

Today Yellen has no regrets about being a child laborer, not only because he helped his family survive financially but also because he learned lessons that have proven invaluable.

When Founders Flounder—Either Lead, Learn or Leave

Clearly the very fiery temperament of a flamboyant founder that drives bold entrepreneurial ambitions during a company’s inception can backfire later. Yet there are profound strategic and cultural risks to replacing founders.

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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