Manufacturing

More CEOs Try to Get Ahead of Climate Change

For most CEOs, “climate change” has been one of those far-off risk factors that must show up in a company’s shareholder documents for the Securities and Exchange Commission, a vague and pro forma threat like “geopolitical risks” and “acts of God” that read more like fine print than actionable possibilities.

Implementing the Digital Customer Experience in the Manufacturing Industry

While manufacturers' strategies largely concentrate on things like R&D, automation, and production efficiencies, it is becoming increasingly important to engage customers with robust digital experiences.

Why U.S. Manufacturers Need to Put People First

Manufacturing is enjoying a comeback, but mid-market and smaller companies need to raise their game if they want to succeed in today’s global marketplace.

CEOs Beware: a Robot could Take your Job

We all know how much robots are threatening jobs in the manufacturing sector. And reports are increasingly showing that the services industry isn't immune either, as robots flip burgers and even dole out medical advice. Surely the CEO's job is safe though, right?

The Fifth Annual “Manufacturing Day” Is Changing Perceptions about the Industry

The fifth annual Manufacturing Day (October 7, 2016) will bring together thousands of manufacturers, students, schools and business leaders to showcase the advanced technologies and job opportunities in modern manufacturing.

6 Big Issues that Will Disrupt Manufacturing

Manufacturers face many challenges today as they try to prepare their business for the future. To help all manufacturers make that transformation easier, the Manufacturing Leadership Council recently announced its Critical Issues roadmap to Manufacturing 4.0.

Photogrammetry Could Fuel Future of Small-Scale Manufacturing

Digital photography could someday help manufacturers more efficiently produce parts and ensure better quality control.

4 Ways to Attract Millennials to Manufacturing Jobs

With an estimated 2 million manufacturing jobs to go unfilled by the year 2025, manufacturers will need to work harder than ever to recruit talent. As the largest generation, millennials offer the best hope to close the talent gap.

Manufacturers are Finding Success with School Partnerships

As manufacturers work to fill the talent gap, strong partnerships with schools are proving to be an effective way to meet the workforce needs.

Big Pharma Leaders Face Dilemma Over Rising Drug Prices

Industry CEOs need to rethink how they set prices—or face price controls that could wreak havoc with innovation.
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FEATURED EVENTS

3rd Annual CEO Talent Summit
October 25-26, 2017
Orlando, Florida

Leadership Summit featuring Jim Collins
November 2-3, 2017
Denver, Colorado
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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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