Manufacturing

GM’s Barra Gets Personally Involved In Covid-19 Reassurance

The automaker chief pens playbook and sends package to all employees— including enough medical-grade masks for the family.
Elon Musk

Musk’s Histrionics Boost Stakes Beyond Covid-19

Elon Musk’s Howard Beale moment this week—over re-opening of the Tesla factory in Fremont, California—has added yet another chapter to one of the most...

Ready or Not, CEOs, Here Comes Industry 4.0

Manufacturers are being jarred into action by COVID-19 and “jerk,” but consultant Rebecca Morgan says that’s not all bad.

How to Manage your Supply Chain Shock Waves

As the economy reboots in fits and starts, CEOs should expect plenty of supply chain volatility. Here's how you can prepare to better manage the chaos.

Master of Manufacturing: Wine-Fridge Maker Chills While Navigating COVID-19

Newly ensconced in Nevada, CEO India Hynes is searching for new opportunities for Vinotemp.

Whether Competitors Or Colleagues, CEOs Collaborate During COVID-19

Emerson Electric CEO Farr exemplifies how chiefs of companies big and small have been pulling together during the crisis.
Elon Musk

Musk Stands Alone Among CEOs In Criticizing Lockdowns

For some reason, few peers have joined Tesla chief’s outspoken criticism of government actions as anti-democratic.

This Company Survived The Spanish Flu—They Plan To Survive COVID, Too.

Graeter's Ice Cream, a 150-year-old family business, is using technology, authenticity and good old-fashioned ingenuity to stay afloat during tough times.

How To Position Your Company To Address Supply Chain Disruptions

The pandemic has been a logistics nightmare for companies large and small. Here are some legal doctrines and steps that can help.

CEO Shift: How CEOs Are Using Crisis To Pivot To A Better Future

Regardless of the shape of the recovery curve, one thing is sure: CEOs must make these five big shifts if they are to have a brighter—or any— future.
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