Operations

Varsity Brands Bets Big on Back to School

CEO Adam Blumenfeld competes digitally, but his strategy assumes "normal" schooling within a year.

To Prepare For Every Possible Outcome, Try Red Teaming

An advanced how-to guide to using the U.S. military’s most powerful strategic tool.

Hint Water Embraces Its All-American Supply Chain

Founder and CEO Kara Goldin sees brand’s growth supercharged because new customers such as Costco can rely on its domestic sourcing

Masters of Manufacturing: CEOs Planning ‘Resilience’ For Next Crisis

Hit by everything from dependence on Chinese factories to redeployment of workforces at home, leaders are strategizing how to bounce back.

Container CEO Sees Opportunity To Help—And Keep Company Going

Proving itself nimble and quick, SG Blocks was able to start providing an end-to-end solution for Covid-19 testing.

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.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Again Climbs In April Amid Soaring Vaccination Rate

Chief Executive’s latest poll of U.S. CEOs finds growing confidence in the future of the economy; most now expect rising profits, revenue, hiring and capital expenditures in the coming months.