Operations

Scaling Up When You’re Still Small

CEOs with established businesses are faced with the difficulty of prioritizing innovation and growth. How do you stay true to the mission of the business while at the same time growing its share in the marketplace? Know your strengths and employ people whose skills will make up for your weaknesses.

John Faraci, International Paper CEO: Climbing the EBITDA Summit

As CEO of International Paper, CEO John Faraci helped the $25 billion company (with an EBITDA of $3.3 billion) have its best fourth quarter in a decade. What's the first thing he monitors each morning? Safety -- it's "a good indicator of product quality, morale, housekeeping and costs."

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.

Increasing Value Across the Supply Chain

The use of optimization technologies can maximize supply chain value by implementing more sophisticated approaches to standard practices such as inventory and asset management.

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

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

Shocks To The Supply Chain

Last summer, when The Boeing Co. announced it would delay the introduction of its 787 Dreamliner, CEO Jim McNerney blamed the problem on the...

New Page on Renewable Energy

Google co-founder Larry Page says in his blog that the time is right for the company to build rapidly on renewable energy

The New Logic of Offshoring

In its earliest phase, offshoring was driven by cost reduction and limited to non-mission-critical work such as call centers, credit card processing and administrative...

Supply Chain Clout

They're longer-but they also have to be faster.

Outsourcing As a Sign of Strength

THE positive aspects of outsourcing technology work to India are often overlooked in the United States, says Shirish Netke, who was known for his...
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