Manufacturing

How Robots are Forcing an Employee-Ownership Rethink

Robots will not only transform the way we work, they also could force a dramatic shift in the way CEOs manage and distribute company profits.

The Generation Zs are Here and They’re Hungry to Succeed

Just when CEOs thought they may have catered to the demands of millennials, generation Z has arrived. And they've come with a set of sometimes unique preferences that leaders will have to understand if they want to harness the talent of the future.

Nike Could Move Some Manufacturing Jobs Closer to Home

Nike is entering into a partnership in a deal that could move manufacturing facilities closer to their markets to meet the rising demand for apparel.

Why Manufacturing Education Needs to Evolve

Executives and analysts in the manufacturing industry have long warned about the growing skilled labor shortage.

How Manufacturers Can Lead the Digital Revolution

As companies in every sector strive to digitize their operations, manufacturers have the most to gain. Yet while manufacturing lends itself to digitization through automation, sensors and data, the industry as a whole has been slow to move into the digital world.

Why Manufacturers Need a ‘Working Capital’ Strategy to Grow

Manufacturers may need to do a better job of thinking about how best to manage their cash and working capital.

Manufacturing Innovation is Needed to Support Clean Power

As new clean energy technologies are developed and refined, experts say problems in production are one of the biggest barriers to widespread adoption. With advances in additive manufacturing and a commitment to innovation, manufacturers may hold the key to the advancement of clean power technologies for everyone.

Toyota’s Innovative Manufacturing Facility in Mexico Offers Many Lessons

Toyota is planning construction of an innovative manufacturing facility south of the border. It will be the company's first manufacturing facility to be constructed from the ground up with a revolutionary new car production line that can accommodate multiple models of vehicles.

The Future of Advanced Manufacturing Hinges on an Increasingly Educated Workforce

As advanced manufacturing jobs become more complex, so too are educational and knowledge-based requirements for the workforce.

Could Women Help Manufacturers Fill the Skills Gap?

Due to the growing skills gap and an aging workforce, U.S. manufacturers will need to fill an estimated 3.5 million jobs in the coming decade. As companies look ahead to address the growing talent shortage, many experts say women could be the key to strengthening the manufacturing workforce.
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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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