Manufacturing

The Case for Onshoring

American businesses have been shifting operations offshore so that now international sales account for 60% to 80% of total sales. It's time to brings things back to the States. William Holstein explains why CEOs need to rethink the impulse to go offshore.

The Next American Economy

U.S. companies can leverage innovation expertise to create new industries - and build employment back up - if the country can get manufacturing right

Syngenta CEO Mike Mack: Seeds of Production

Syngenta's Mike Mack says the need to grow more food on the same amount of land is pressing, and that organic farming is not the answer; technology is.

Supply Management: The ‘Hidden Lever’ to Improve Business Performance

Innovative supply management methods can significantly reduce the earnings-at-risk even for smaller companies.

Alcan Packaging CEO Ilene Gordon: Passion for Packaging

Packaging isn’t terribly sexy—but don’t tell Ilene Gordon that. To hear the president and CEO of Paris, France-based, Alcan Packaging tell it, there’s plenty...

General Motors Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner: Exclusive Interview With GM’s Rick Wagoner

General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner, who has announced plans to cut 30,000 jobs and close several factories, says the Bush Administration is making a mistake by targeting China's currency, not Japan's. Moreover, he sees China as a major emerging market, in which GM is able to participate.

The Rough Road Ahead For G.M. and Ford

THE American automotive industry is facing its darkest hours in decades, says Dietmar A. Ostermann, vice president and auto industry specialist at the consulting...

What Kind of U.S. Manufacturing Survives?


As The Henry Ford System Goes Away, A New Model Emerges.

Heavy Lifting


Overhauling your supply chain can be a Herculean task. Here are some strategies for tackling the challenge.

Mastering the Supply Chain

There's still no silver bullet when it comes to optimizing the connection between partners, customers and suppliers-but it's a must to stay competitive. And it's up to CEOs to make those big investments pay off.
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