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Operations & Manufacturing Archive

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.”
March 31, 2014

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.