Operations

The New Abnormal

As companies get back to business, CEOs are asking: how will the way we’ve worked change the way we work?

Rebalancing Your Supply Chain In A Post-Pandemic World

The question should not be how to return to pre-pandemic conditions, but whether those conditions were really serving the company well in the first place.

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.

Let Data Inform Your Pandemic-Rebound Decisions

Using these indexed variables to plan for recovery may lead you toward safer bets for extending supply chains or other operations—and even when and how to reopen/restart.

The International Innovation Imperative

Modern opportunities and challenges in R&D footprint optimization.

So Far, So Smooth: GM’s Re-Opening Is Going Well

New Covid-19 protocols are protecting—and being embraced by—employees, safety head tells Chief Executive summit.

An Anti-Fragile Approach Can Lead Your Business Through The Crisis

Companies that choose a "boring" operational focus over "growth at all costs" will always fare better during hard times.

Master of Manufacturing: Jim Glynn, GM’s Point Man for Covid-19 Reopening

Automaker’s manufacturing veteran stresses ‘emotional safety’ for workers in leading restart of operations after pandemic.

Back To The Basics Of Business Performance

A time of crisis is the right time to double-down on the fundamentals of your business.
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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.