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Tracking the Pros and Cons of Increasing the Minimum Wage

The social and cultural drumbeat for higher minimum wages is picking up volume, but CEOs and business owners may want to listen to their own drummers on this issue.

Dale Buss HR/Employee Strategies July 18 2014

Healing Manufacturing’s Pain Points

Smart manufacturing can heal the pain points bruising many midsize manufacturing plants.

Russ Banham Manufacturing July 15 2014

Making Smart Manufacturing Work

Three veterans offer their experiences, observations and insights on implementing smart manufacturing.

Jennifer Pellet Manufacturing July 15 2014

Smart Manufacturing in the Mid-Size Company

How big do you need to be to make intelligent machinery and processes work for your company?

Russ Banham Manufacturing July 14 2014

What Every Company Can Learn from the Best Smart Manufacturers

The Next Generation of manufacturing holds a great promise—and profit.

William J. Holstein Manufacturing July 14 2014

Tomorrow’s CEOs Will Be Increasingly Female, and Will Have Different Skills Than Today’s CEOs

Today, there are just 20 women CEOs in the entire Fortune 500, but a recent study projects that number will change dramatically over the next 20 years.

Dale Buss HR/Employee Strategies July 10 2014

Conflict Minerals Are Creating Compliance Challenges

If you are one of 6,000 U.S. CEOs whose company uses raw minerals in your products, it’s time to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act.

Dale Buss Global Business , Governance , Manufacturing July 7 2014

New Data Helps Manufacturers Determine Where to Expand

The 2014 Manufacturing and Logistic Report gave Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Oregon and South Carolina an “A” for manufacturing health, while five states received Fs and 10 received Ds.

Lynn Russo Whylly Manufacturing July 7 2014

Manufacturing Is on the Rise Across 15 Sectors

The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM’s) New Orders Subindex rose slightly—from 56.9 in May to 58.9 in June. The increase was subtle on a month-over-month basis, but of more significance, it was the highest reading since December.

Lynn Russo Whylly Manufacturing July 7 2014

Should Other CEOs Follow Tesla’s Musk and Open Their Patents?

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, has shaken up the auto industry again, this time by announcing that Tesla Motors will let other companies use its patents. The move has other CEOs wondering if this a strategy they would benefit from.

Dale Buss Manufacturing July 7 2014

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