Manufacturing

Food-Industry Convulsion Prompts Papa John’s To Tap Another New CEO

Rob Lynch’s move from Arby’s to become CEO of Papa John’s underscored the musical-chairs nature of life at the top of America’s food chain these days.

Meet America’s Makers: 25 Manufacturing CEOs Thriving In The U.S.

For the second consecutive year, Chief Executive has selected a handful of people who are really successful, whose companies represent robust trends in the U.S. manufacturing economy, or who are reshaping their industries or manufacturing as a whole.

CEO Cheryl Miller Moves Into Hot Driver’s Seat at AutoNation

The CEO on the biggest hot seat in the auto industry right now may not be head of one of the carmakers. It could be Cheryl Miller, who has taken over as chief of AutoNation, America’s largest new-vehicle retailer.

Toyota Production System Gives Company Influence Far Beyond Its Plants

Toyota’s influence on U.S. manufacturing extends way beyond its own operations—because of the Toyota Production System. Over the decades, American companies ranging from arch-rival General Motors to Herman Miller have learned about the Toyota way of making things.

To Achieve Impact with Machine Learning, Talent Matters As Much As Technology

If you want to maximize the benefit of machine learning to your business, you are going to have to use a hybrid approach of technology that gets you 80% of the way there and people who will take it the rest of the way and maintain it

Detroit Auto’s Three CEOs Each Hold Different Cards in UAW Negotiations

The landscape in the U.S. automotive business has changed significantly since the last time the Detroit Three automakers and the United Auto Workers agreed on new national contracts in 2015.

Andra Rush Builds New Factory in Detroit And Keeps On Trucking

Andra Rush is the latest major manufacturer to invest in a new factory in the City of Detroit, the most recent in a string of developments that amount to an industrial renaissance in the original home of the American automotive arsenal.

Sparkling Ice CEO Chris Hall Helps CPG Pioneer Scintillate Again

In just over a year as its new CEO, Chris Hall has helped Sparkling Ice regain its mojo after the pioneering sparkling-water brand spent a few years grappling with deep-pocketed competition, a brand-extension stumble and, finally, the ouster of Hall’s predecessor.

Masters of Manufacturing: Tom Bickes Helps Close Skills Gap for U.S. Factories

The latest in our “Masters of Manufacturing” series, Atlanta-based EmployBridge CEO Tom Bickes talks about helping manufacturers determine how they become that preferred employer and how they retain talent.

Americans’ Regard for Manufacturing Reflects Its Trump-Era Priority

Regardless of their personal politics or their assessments of his social-media antics, manufacturing CEOs have to be grateful to President Trump for at least one thing: raising the profile of their industry to an ever-present public priority.
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