Manufacturing

Portacool CEO Ben Wulf On Manufacturing In The U.S.A.

Ben Wulf, CEO of portable evaporative cooler manufacturer Portacool, has managed his company through a period of impressive growth since taking over as chief executive in 2014.
Manufacturing IoT

How To Use IoT Capabilities For Manufacturing

A CEO whose $13 billion company is at the center of IoT developments in automotive, aerospace, medical devices and other manufacturing industries shares his advice on how to leverage the technology.
trump manufacturing boom

National Association of Manufacturers’ David Farr: Industry Is In A Trump-Boom Renaissance

David Farr, CEO of Emerson Electric and chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers, says the Trump boom and tax cuts are working out for American manufacturers.
manufacturing customization

Consumers Want More Product Customization, But Manufacturers May Not Be Able To Deliver

American consumers increasingly expect customization in the products they buy, from smartphones to automobiles. But they don’t necessarily expect manufacturers to be able to deliver the true levels of individuality that shoppers desire.
machine learning

How Your Machine Learning Projects Will Achieve Business Impact

Machine learning can have a positive impact on your top line, your bottom line, and if you do it right, your people. Here’s how to get started.

Thor CEO Bob Martin Shares Lessons From The RV Industry’s Comeback

A decade ago, the recreational-vehicle industry was sipping fumes. Today, RV makers are enjoying a robust multi-year recovery in their industry. Thor Industries, one of the industry's biggest players, explains how they turned it around.

Sergio Marchionne Built Fiat Chrysler In His Own Unconventional Way

Sergio Marchionne had to leave the top spot at Fiat Chrysler without ensuring the long-term viability of the company’s brands, products and workforce. Even still, his failings won’t tarnish the remarkable legacy of Marchionne’s nine years at the helm of America’s No. 3 automaker

Going From Good To Great In Manufacturing Through Data

For some companies, advances in manufacturing automation, analytics and cloud technology have converged, helping them attain new levels of efficiency, supply chain flexibility and quality.
infrastructure

Autocar CEO Implores Trump To Move On Infrastructure

Autocar has found a way to thrive even without a trillion-dollar package to rebuild America’s infrastructure. Make no mistake about it though, investments from the Trump administration are needed, says its CEO.
RPA Robotic Process Automation

EnableSoft CEO On The Power Of Robotic Process Automation

Richard Milam, CEO of EnableSoft, was ahead of the curve on robotic process automation. He talks about the tech’s power to improve efficiencies and whether or not, it actually replaces a person’s job.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Ticks Up In August

Trump trade tactics play well with manufacturing CEOs
Strength in the overall economy, consumer confidence and the Trump administration’s pro-business agenda buoyed CEO confidence in August, even as worry persists about rising economic headwinds in the near future.
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Best and Worst States For Business

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CEO OF THE YEAR

CEO of the Year

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EDITOR'S PICKS

Five Tips For When You’re Ready To Sell Your Company

Founder-CEOs might have a hard time letting go of their baby, but when it’s time to sell, it’s time. Here are five tips on selling your company.

Sonnenfeld: PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi Did It Her Way

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi plans to step aside in October, leaving an impressive legacy at the beverage giant—not only in terms of performance, but in terms of corporate culture.

When Politics And Business Clash

When it comes to dealing with customers divided along ideological lines, there aren’t any simple choices.

Elon Musk Goes To Charm School

Wall Street thought Elon Musk was apologizing. He was letting them know he’s been studying for the next chapter of his incredible journey.