Manufacturing

Masters of Manufacturing: CEOs Planning ‘Resilience’ For Next Crisis

Hit by everything from dependence on Chinese factories to redeployment of workforces at home, leaders are strategizing how to bounce back.

With A Long View, Musk Selects Texas For Next Tesla Plant

CEO will plop truck-making factory near Austin as he adds another feather for Chief Executive’s No. 1 State for Business.

Upskilling Requires Partnership, Creativity​ and ​Courage

Of the 40 million jobs that have been lost, the hard truth is that many of them may not be coming back. Here's what companies need to do to stay competitive.

Container CEO Sees Opportunity To Help—And Keep Company Going

Proving itself nimble and quick, SG Blocks was able to start providing an end-to-end solution for Covid-19 testing.

Best Ideas 2020: Driving Digital Transformation

The mission? Change before change takes you under. Some tips from the experts to make it happen in time.

Rebalancing Your Supply Chain In A Post-Pandemic World

The question should not be how to return to pre-pandemic conditions, but whether those conditions were really serving the company well in the first place.

The Dark Side Of Operational Efficiency In Times Of Crisis

Efficiency-enabling practices can help generate greater profitability, but too much of a good thing can lower operational flexibility.

NAM CEO Jay Timmons Hits Airwaves To Push For Masks

The National Association of Manufacturers takes to TV in politically volatile midwestern states with a message: Want to save the nation’s economy from disaster? Put a mask on. Now.

Volkswagen’s U.S. Strategist Is Optimistic About Automaking

Reinhard Fischer foresees strong snapback in sales as Americans perceive more reasons to buy a car.

China Already Has Lost The American Consumer

Interest in “Made in America” as a search term has skyrocketed in recent weeks, indicating that U.S. customers are fed up.
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