Although fewer people are working at factories in America, output has been rising.
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Operations & Manufacturing
- The manufacturing chief describes how an industrial powerhouse founded in the 19th century is using software, sensors, and savvy to create a digital manufacturer that can thrive in the 21st century.
- An s+b Roundtable: Highly focused and diversified, this industrial company grows through acquisition, customer-facing innovation, and continuous improvement.
- Flexible, adaptive supply chain management is an overlooked but vital component of a company’s overall innovation strategy.
- Eli Goldratt’s theory of constraints can help leaders better pace and sequence change management programs.
- Honda’s practice of learning from errors had to change when failure became deadly.
- Organizations are moving forward along an evolutionary spectrum, toward self-management, wholeness, and a deeper sense of purpose.
- The success of projects involving several stakeholders can depend on achieving the right balance of internal and external contributions.
- Is it time to add chief operating officers to the list of endangered species?
- Large companies are recruiting an increasing number of top executives with experience in supply chain management. But the financial payoff remains elusive.
- Jeff Sutherland, codeveloper of scrum, explains how to raise the success rate of your company’s initiatives using the software development method.
- To stave off online competitors, supermarkets should work with their suppliers and get back to personalized service.
- This slideshow is part of the article “Warfare, Software, and Industrial Design.”
- To keep growing amid volatility, companies should remain adaptable in their approach to supply chain management.
- The benefits of an organic, more iterative approach to product development. See also “Lessons in Product Design from Modern Warfare — In Pictures.”
- How AkzoNobel NV, a leading manufacturer, is making its health, safety, and environment procedures stronger by making them more consistent.
- New research reveals a better way to engage with board members on this critical business issue.
- Take Booz & Company’s Fit for Growth* Index profiler and find out what you need to be successful in the long term.
- A new wave of software innovation is about to transform industry — and give the United States the chance for a lasting edge.
- How networks of small shippers could have played a big role this holiday season.