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Six Ways to Boost the ROI of Your Strategic Alliance

Since the 1990s, numerous studies have shown that 40% to 60% of strategic alliances do not meet CEO and senior [...]

Pamela S. Harper and D. Scott Harper CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Operations December 21 2012

Quality and Safety Are Cited Among Top Concerns of Manufacturers and Consumers

87% of manufacturers agree that government regulations are increasingly stringent. 90% of manufacturers are convinced that innovation is becoming more important. 75% of manufacturers think that consumers are more concerned about the ethical and fair treatment of workers at all levels of the supply chain. 42% of consumers strongly believe that manufacturers need to improve product quality. These are among the key findings of a recent Underwriters Laboratories annual study of manufacturers and consumers.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Operations December 20 2012

A Renaissance for American Manufacturing?

Greater stability, productivity and innovation—along with a shift in comparative labor-costs—are restoring the made-in-America advantage.

Dale Buss Operations September 14 2012

Avoiding the “Hazards” of Operational Excellence

The tendency of teans to see markets from the perspective of their own products rather than the eyes of their own customers can lead to a myopia that can lead even well performing companies astray. Here’s how to correct that.

Jason Green and Taddy Hall Operations September 10 2012

Myths and Misrepresentations About Income Inequality

One of the main pillars supporting the income inequality debate has been found to be seriously flawed throwing doubt onto the claim that the rich are getting richer. In addition, there is much confusion in the public discourse when politicians talk about the wealthiest Americans. Income is not wealth — and the whole tax controversy is about income taxes.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Compensation , Operations , Talent Management July 26 2012

How to Get the Most from Your Chief Supply Chain Officer

Supply chain management is no longer just about reducing costs.

John Kador Magazine articles , Operations , Supply Chain/Logistics July 13 2012

How Procurement Innovation Can Drive Productivity Gains

A recent McKinsey study identifies technology innovations in supply chain integration as the ideal path to productivity gains necessary for increased competitiveness. Procurement is an easy way to start.

William Gindlesperger Leadership & Strategy , Operations June 23 2012

GE’s Jeff Immelt Says U.S. Companies Have the Capability to Compete Globally

When Jeff Immelt took control of GE as CEO in 2001, 70 percent of the company’s business was domestic. Today 65 percent is derived from outside the U.S. As a result, Immelt is pushing for American companies to become more competitive in world markets— something he believes whole-heartedly can be done. Here’s what the GE CEO had to say about interational operations and the effort to get more U.S. companies in the game.

JP Donlon Global Business , Leadership & Strategy , Outsourcing May 10 2012

Does Your Company Outsource Too Much (like GE)?

“In some areas we have outsourced too much,” General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt acknowledged in a speech as he announced [...]

JP Donlon Operations , Outsourcing May 3 2012
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So, You Want to be a Multinational?

Global expansion comes with global risk. As more and more firms expand their supply chains into high-risk emerging markets – often using networks of vendors and agents to rapidly put boots on the ground in these regions – they are increasingly exposed to the kinds of fraud risks that can sink their global aspirations.

David Riker Global Business , Operations , Supply Chain/Logistics December 2 2011

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