Manufacturing

Ghosn Abuse Gets to Heart of Japan Inc.

No episode in recent memory has highlighted the reality of business in Japan as much as the ongoing abuse of Carlos Ghosn, reminding us that the micro politics of planned economies can be as misguided as the macro policies that built China’s ghost cities.

Manufacturing Groups Getting Antsy With Ambitious Infrastructure Program

Manufacturers are beginning to throw their weight behind efforts to get one of President Trump's campaign promises about industry that he has yet to keep: using it to rebuild America’s infrastructure.

Realignment Of Global Auto Manufacturing Is Picking Up Speed

At a time when tariff wars, strong consumer confidence, rising interest rates, quiescent gasoline prices and other factors also are playing roles in reshaping the U.S. market, here are three ways in which the auto industry has been rapidly evolving, underscored by the latest headlines.

CEOs in CPG Understand How Tough Small Acquisitions Can Be

Look no further than the bombshell earnings disappointment from Kraft Heinz for confirmation of how important it is for CEOs to get “big-to-small” strategies right.
Campbell Soup Headquarters Credit: Campbell Soup Company

Garden Fresh Founder Wants 2nd Crack At Campbell Soup Castoff

Jack Aronson, former CEO of a Ferndale, Michigan-based salsa-making outfit called Garden Fresh now wants to repurchase his old company less than four years after he sold it to Campbell Soup. He tells us why.
Trump trade tactics play well with manufacturing CEOs

CEO Moves Show How Trump’s Economy Is Supposed To Work

Ford Motor CEO Jim Hackett, Steel Dynamics CEO Mark Millett, and Beaumont Health System CEO John Fox recently exemplified how the Trump economy is supposed to work.
Despite anxieties being cause by tariffs, higher interest rates and gyrating stock markets, U.S. manufacturers still can’t find enough workers amid record-high employment levels in most places in America.

Lack of Quality Labor Remains Biggest Woe For U.S. Manufacturers

Despite anxieties being cause by tariffs, higher interest rates and gyrating stock markets, U.S. manufacturers still can’t find enough workers amid record-high employment levels in most places in America.

Kia Celebrates Its Contributions To American Manufacturing

Kia's ad about its plant in West Point, Georgia might have been the most pointed message about American manufacturing ever featured in the Super Bowl.

RV Maker Thor Industries Has LEAPed Into Local Schools

Thor Industries CEO Bob Martin is among the few business leaders so far who have been willing to reach out to elementary schools, teachers and students to enhance appreciation for the RV company.

Trump Gets Foxconn CEO On The Line To Try To Set Him Straight

President Donald Trump personally jawboned Foxconn CEO Terry Gou into affirming the company’s wavering pledge to create thousands of manufacturing jobs in the Badger State.
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