Productivity

Jim Barnes, CEO of Envista

Envista CEO Opines On Traditional Retailers vs. Amazon

Jim Barnes, CEO of Envista, built the supply chain consulting and e-commerce services company from the ground up with his partner. He’s using his years of experience to help traditional retailers compete against Amazon.

Understanding the Challenges of a VUCA Environment

VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Six corporate leaders says they’re seeing all aspects of it.

How Robotic Process Automation can Benefit the Mid-Market

Mid-market companies seeking solutions to enable growth may find great benefits in robotic process automation (RPA).

Manufacturing Efficiency a Rising Priority for CEOs as Trump Promises to Bring Jobs Back...

For American manufacturers, the election of Donald Trump has put the issue of lagging factory productivity firmly back on the agenda, challenging CEOs to open their minds to new ways of making things.

How to Resist the Christmas Productivity Slide

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas: toys in stores, holly on doors and unproductive workers, possibly drunk on floors.

How Manufacturers can Learn from Mother Nature

As manufacturers continually look for ways to improve products and solve design challenges, they're looking more to Mother Nature as a source of inspiration.

Companies Eyeing 10% Productivity Gain Thanks to Automation

The mass commercialization of self-driving cars and virtual offices may still seem like futuristic concepts to many business leaders. But automation technology is advancing fast, offering CEOs across various industries scope to enjoy sizable near-term boosts in productivity, according to a new survey.

U.S. Manufacturing’s Productivity Depends on the Sector and Point of View

In the highly politicized environment leading up to the 2016 presidential election, there are varying and drastically differing viewpoints about the state of manufacturing in the United States. Some argue that American manufacturing is doomed, while others say it's rapidly growing and entering a new era of productivity.

How to Optimize Costs and Growth with Demand-Based Approaches

For many companies, cost-cutting efforts quickly translate into a competitive “race to the bottom” in which retailers, manufacturers and consumers alike all lose out on greater growth and access to exciting innovations. It’s a dangerous cycle, but it doesn’t have to happen.

New Potential Way to Manufacture Glass Could Improve Efficiencies

Recent findings by university researchers may reveal a more efficient way to manufacture glass. This could be a significant discovery for an energy-intensive industry where heating constitutes a large portion of production costs.
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