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Ensuring Product Integrity and Trust in Your Supply Chain

Although manufacturers may not have a legal duty to police their distributors for counterfeit products, they have an economic interest in doing so. But for now, the best protection consumers have against falling victim to counterfeit trade is the ensure, to the best of their ability, that all of their purchases are made through manufacturer-authorized channels.

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VIDEO: Ford’s Alan Mulally on Gov’t Regulations for Businesses

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Chief Executive magazine's CEO of the Year, Ford Motor's Alan Mulally, serves on President Obama’s export council, specifically leading the manufacturing section. In this video, Mulally discusses Ford’s involvement in formulating government regulations, the importance of a business – government relationship, corporate tax rates, and how to bring America back to the top in manufacturing (something he knows more than a little about).

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How Dow Corning Beat Commoditization By Embracing It

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In the early 2000s, Dow Corning recognized that silicone was starting to become a commodity and that they needed to rethink their business strategy. The company's new business model was a complete shift from where they had found success in the past, but it was a shift that created a brand new market and customer base for the manufacturer.

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Why U.S. Telecom Companies Need to Get Out of the Pipeline Business

The U.S. telecom landscape is shifting quickly and companies rethinking their traditional business models. No longer are service providers known positively for their infrastructure (AT&T is blamed when there's a dropped call on a beloved iPhone), but rather phone companies are praised for their products. To solve these problems, the U.S. should look to India.

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Scaling Up When You’re Still Small

Scaling Up When You're 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.

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Examining the ROI of R&D

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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?

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