Manufacturing

The Dark Side Of Operational Efficiency In Times Of Crisis

Efficiency-enabling practices can help generate greater profitability, but too much of a good thing can lower operational flexibility.

NAM CEO Jay Timmons Hits Airwaves To Push For Masks

The National Association of Manufacturers takes to TV in politically volatile midwestern states with a message: Want to save the nation’s economy from disaster? Put a mask on. Now.

Volkswagen’s U.S. Strategist Is Optimistic About Automaking

Reinhard Fischer foresees strong snapback in sales as Americans perceive more reasons to buy a car.

China Already Has Lost The American Consumer

Interest in “Made in America” as a search term has skyrocketed in recent weeks, indicating that U.S. customers are fed up.
Mary Barra, CEO of GM Credit: GM.com

Green Shoots: Barra Foresees GM Back At ‘Full’ Production This Month

Automaker’s approach includes full-tilt output of pickup trucks and no additional cost reductions in key corporate response for emerging from pandemic.

Manufacturing CEOs Find New Ways To Communicate

Pandemic prompts factory chiefs to embrace more, better, faster interactions with employees – in ways that may stick

The Little Company That Could—And Did

From thriving sales to barely making payroll in a matter of weeks, this small bath and beauty company knew had to recalibrate quickly to save itself.

Into The Unknown: A Candid Assessment Of What Comes Next

To get a read on what comes next in the Covid crisis, we reached out to dozens of CEOs and other experts across nearly every industry. While no one has conclusive answers, we did unearth some clues.

Best & Worst States: Tale of Two Surging Cities

Cincinnati and Phoenix forge economic-development success with digital-technology prowess as well as historic advantages.

As the U.S. Economy Reopens, Endless Catch-22s Will Threaten Recovery

For many industries, success post-Covid won't be as simple as going back to work—and it will require vision, innovation and cooperation between business and government.
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CEO Optimism Drops In November Amid Election Results And Covid Spike

A new poll of more than 200 chief executives finds deep concern over the incoming Biden administration—and the dangerous direction of the pandemic.