Operations

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.

Back-To-Work Day Tests Auto Industry’s Covid-19 Protocols

OEM and supplier leaders are confident as restart of production involves entire new ‘playbooks’ for health and safety.

Are You Prepared To Repurpose Yourself (And Your Company)?

Business practices are about to be redefined, this time by necessity rather than invention, and those anchored in the past will falter. A readiness checklist.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence In 2021 Economic Recovery Strengthens In September

In a survey of more than 600 CEOs, 4 out of 5 forecast a positive business environment by this time next year—if a vaccine is found and the presidential election goes off smoothly.