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Operations & Manufacturing Archive

  • September 19, 2016

    The Auto Industry’s Real Challenge

    by Evan Hirsh, John Jullens, and Ganesh Kalpundi
    While automakers pour millions into winning the autonomous vehicle race, they run the risk of ignoring the more imminent threats that could sink them before the technology becomes pervasive.
  • May 9, 2016

    A Strategist’s Guide to Industry 4.0

    by Reinhard Geissbauer, Jesper Vedsø, and Stefan Schrauf
    Global businesses are about to integrate their operations into a seamless digital whole, and thereby change the world.
  • February 9, 2016

    Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser on the Next Industrial Revolution

    by Daniel Gross
    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.
  • February 8, 2016

    Danaher’s Instruments of Change

    by George Roth and Art Kleiner
    An s+b Roundtable: Highly focused and diversified, this industrial company grows through acquisition, customer-facing innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • January 21, 2016

    Weak Links in the Chain

    by Matt Palmquist
    Flexible, adaptive supply chain management is an overlooked but vital component of a company’s overall innovation strategy.