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Operations & Manufacturing Archive

May 28, 2015

So Happy Together: The Right Kind of Collaboration

The success of projects involving several stakeholders can depend on achieving the right balance of internal and external contributions.
May 4, 2015

The Decline of the COO

Is it time to add chief operating officers to the list of endangered species?
April 9, 2015

Demand Growing for Supply Chain Execs

Large companies are recruiting an increasing number of top executives with experience in supply chain management. But the financial payoff remains elusive.
January 12, 2015

A Sprinter’s Guide to Project Management

Jeff Sutherland, codeveloper of scrum, explains how to raise the success rate of your company’s initiatives using the software development method.
November 10, 2014

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.
September 16, 2014

A Historical Lesson for Supply Firms

To keep growing amid volatility, companies should remain adaptable in their approach to supply chain management.
August 8, 2014

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.”