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Scaling Up When You're Small

Scaling Up When You’re Still Small

CEOs with established businesses are faced with the difficulty of prioritizing innovation and growth. How do you stay true to the mission of the business while at the same time growing its share in the marketplace? Know your strengths and employ people whose skills will make up for your weaknesses.

William J. Holstein Leadership & Strategy , Operations May 19 2011
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Examining the ROI of R&D

Today’s tough economy demands more intense scrutiny of investments in innovation. Innovation is no longer sufficient in itself, but rather there is a new desire for metrics with which to measure success. But can you really measure ROI based on corporate investment?

Dale Buss Operations , Technology May 18 2011
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Brian Bedford, Republic Air CEO, Takes Wing

Republic Airways CEO Brian Bedford doesn’t just sit in his corner office, he takes to the planes. By working undercover (doing everything from customer service calls to cleaning) this chief executive took his company to new heights.

Jennifer Pellet CEO Interviews , Operations , Strategy , Talent Management April 8 2011
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Lynn Tilton, Patriarch Partners CEO, Saving U.S. Manufacturing

In 2010, the U.S. economy created only 1.1 million newjobs, a rate of increase well short of the number ofentrants into the labor market. Pointing to the quartermillionjobs her firm has rescued in 10 years, theself-made billionaire thinks there’s a way to redress this.

JP Donlon CEO Interviews , Leadership & Strategy , Manufacturing March 11 2011
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Manufacturing Matters, But So Does the Solution

Business leaders like Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris and Patriarch Partners CEO Lynn Tilton see manufacturing as the future of American business. And they’re right. Chief Executive magazine Editor-in-Chief JP Donlon wants to know how to get there.

JP Donlon Global Business , Manufacturing March 10 2011
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The Case for Onshoring

American businesses have been shifting operations offshore so that now international sales account for 60% to 80% of total sales. It’s time to brings things back to the States. William Holstein explains why CEOs need to rethink the impulse to go offshore.

William J. Holstein Manufacturing , Operations September 20 2010

Outsourcing without Compromising Total Involvement and Control

New research suggests that small and medium sized companies can reduce the risks of outsourcing key functions without loss of control.

William Gindlesperger Manufacturing July 7 2010

Increasing Value Across the Supply Chain

The use of optimization technologies can maximize supply chain value by implementing more sophisticated approaches to standard practices such as inventory and asset management.

Alan Kosansky And Jim Piermarini Manufacturing May 4 2010

Lean Manufacturing’s Next Life

Wondering what Toyota’s recent woes mean about the viability of the manufacturing movement it inspired? These three success stories suggest lean still delivers – when it’s done right

David Drickhamer Manufacturing , Strategy March 8 2010
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The Next American Economy

U.S. companies can leverage innovation expertise to create new industries – and build employment back up – if the country can get manufacturing right

William J. Holstein Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Manufacturing March 8 2010

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