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strategy+business: Operations And Manufacturing Strategies For Global Supply Chain And Production Management

Operations & Manufacturing

 

What Mom-and-Pop
Stores Can Teach
Grocery Chains

To stave off online competitors, supermarkets should work with their suppliers and get back to personalized service.

Warfare, Software,
and Industrial
Design

The benefits of an organic, more iterative approach to product development. See also “Lessons in Product Design from Modern Warfare—In Pictures.”
 

America’s Real
Manufacturing
Advantage

A new wave of software innovation is about to transform industry—and give the United States the chance for a lasting edge. See also America’s Manufacturing Advantage—In Pictures.

For Companies,
It’s Not Easy
Being Green

Companies that implement socially and environmentally responsible strategies tend to profit—but the benefits take time to show.
 

Zero Injuries, Waste, and Harm

How AkzoNobel NV, a leading manufacturer, is making its health, safety, and environment procedures stronger by making them more consistent.

America’s Manufacturing Advantage

A new wave of software innovation is about to transform industry—and give the United States the chance for a lasting edge.

A Skeptic’s Guide to 3D Printing

Excitement about any new technology should be balanced with the application of time-tested forecasting tools.

s+b Trend Watch: Chinese Companies Reclaim “Made in China”

Chinese companies’ total exports are now roughly equal to that of foreign companies operating in China.

An Uncommonly Cohesive Conglomerate

How United Technologies Corporation—owner of Pratt & Whitney, Otis Elevator, and a wide range of other businesses—became one of the major corporate success stories of the past two decades. See also “The Story of UTCʼs Success—In Pictures.”

Is China the World’s Next Rust Belt?

Rising labor costs will challenge China’s manufacturing base, but five factors point to opportunities for growth.

Optimism Returns to the American Automotive Industry

Automobiles are selling again, and executives are confident. The U.S. auto industry is positioned for a global economic recovery — if car manufacturers can avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.
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