Operations

Don’t Just Collect The Dots—Connect Them

Collecting ‘dots.’ We all do it.  We read, we listen, we process and we intuitively file away pieces of information which by themselves may seem incidental.  Connecting those dots is the foundation for an effective strategy.

What CEOs Should Be Asking Risk Managers

Chief executives must navigate the muddy waters of both complex compliance and growth, while communicating with a board of directors. It’s no easy task. Here are three priorities for CEOs to discuss with risk managers in order to properly communicate with the board.

Auto-Industry Leadership Goes On Hot Seat As GM Workers Strike Nationally

The national strike that began today by 46,000 unionized auto workers at General Motors plants pits one of the most confident and accomplished car-company chiefs in CEO Mary Barra against an embattled United Auto Workers president in Gary Jones.

Weak Governance Comes Back To Bite Nissan Again with Saikawa’s Departure

Nissan’s continuing crisis of leadership comes at an absolutely terrible time for the automaker for a number of reasons.

Getting To The Next Level of Integration With Sales And Operations...

Sales & Operations Planning plays an essential role not just in tactical aspects of a company’s operation. As a strategic part of the company’s success, S&OP must be firmly ingrained in the company’s leadership and in its culture.

Rockwell Automation CEO Takes On Long-Term Need for Workers—Especially New Ones

Even as chairman and CEO of a company called Rockwell Automation, Blake Moret doesn’t want to hear about how robots are going to phase people out of manufacturing.

How To Find Success When Planning For Succession

The quickening pace of disruption, economic uncertainty, and issues like the #MeToo movement have resulted in several surprising changes at the top recently. Here's a framework for CEO succession.

See It, Film It, Solve It, Show It: Cambridge Engineering Leans...

Cambridge Engineering employees have logged and shown more than 8,000 improvement videos since company leadership launched the program four years ago.

Master of Manufacturing: Travis Hollman Unlocks the Appeal of the Locker...

Travis Hollman has transformed Hollman Inc. into a custom-manufacturing, innovation-powered disruptor that has been redefining the locker business as it taps into trends in everything from corporate campuses to sports and entertainment culture.

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.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

U.S. CEOs Don’t Expect A Recession Anytime Soon

CEOs say they are still concerned with the volatility and uncertainty of global and domestic politics but find confidence in stable macroeconomic fundamentals and remain hopeful for progress on China-U.S. trade talks.
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