Manufacturing

Pratt Industries CEO Keeps Pounding Made-in-America Drum with Newspaper Ads

What is Australian-born executive chairman of giant cardboard-box maker Pratt Industries trying to tell everyone? “Export food, not jobs!”

Siemens’ Entrepreneurial Spirit Finds a Home

Siemens Tim Holt explains how a 170-year-old company keeps up with fast-moving digitization in a legacy industry. Why location matters, how Siemens’ presence in Orlando gives it a unique competitive advantage, and how the growth of Orlando’s culture has made him miss his native Germany just a little bit less.

Manufacturers Leaving Money On Table After Corporate Tax Reform

Many U.S. manufacturers are leaving money on the table – some of it significant – by not optimizing the provisions of the tax-reform act of 2017.

U.S. Manufacturers Enjoy Momentum But Face Obstacles In Keeping It Going

The strong U.S. economy is encouraging American manufacturers to continue to invest in their operations and in growth, but trade winds, the labor crunch and other pressure offset some of CEOs’ optimism about their ability to keep the momentum going.

Masters of Manufacturing: Cambridge Engineering Leaders Help Their People Matter

As chairman and CEO of Cambridge Engineering, John Kramer transformed the company by hiring Koch Engineering executive Marc Braun as his president and overhauling the company’s culture to reposition it for future growth.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Chairman John Elkann.

With FCA-Renault-Nissan Drama, Who Needs Game of Thrones?

While analysts debate this week’s news over the impending merger of Fiat/Chrysler and Renault in strategic market, financial, and technological terms, those rational deliberations miss the real story.

Hackett’s Vision for Ford Comes Into Clearer Focus, But It Includes Big Job Cuts

Two years into his tenure, Ford CEO Jim Hackett’s road map is becoming clearer. And now the same folks inside his company who wondered where his road map was in the first place aren’t liking what is coming into focus.

Why CEOs Are Still In The Dark About The Supply Chain

Few companies have a formal strategy in place for managing global supply chain risk in the years ahead. This is especially dangerous given the volatility and uncertainty in trade relations between the US and China.

States Feel Toyota’s Growing U.S. Success Via New Plant Investments

Jim Lentz, CEO of Dallas-based Toyota North America, shares details about how the company is one of the major engines of the continental economy.

Waste Management CEO On Finding A New Headquarters

Waste Management President and CEO Jim Fish just took his company on a nationwide quest for possible new sites for the headquarters of the $15-billion North America industry leader.
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