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Operations & Manufacturing Archive

December 12, 2006

The Stealth Software Challenge

Just about every product on the market, from planes to toasters to Legos, relies on microprocessors to work. But manufacturers usually treat software development for their products as an afterthought. Therein lies the problem.
December 5, 2006

Third-Party Logistics: The Industry That Needs to Relax

By tailoring technology solutions to each client’s needs, logistics operators are doing unnecessary damage to their margins.
August 28, 2006

Who Manages Manufacturing?

Long-term strategist, juggler of diverse tasks, or productivity champion — the role of operations chief can deeply affect a company’s direction.
August 28, 2006

The Craft of Connection

Organizational network analysis is helping companies share knowledge worldwide, one natural broker at a time.
February 28, 2006

Manufacturing Myopia

Instead of drifting into decline and irrelevance, producers of goods have a chance to seize the future.
February 28, 2006

Yossi Sheffi: The Thought Leader Interview

Truly resilient companies treat security as an integral part of their strategy, says MIT’s leading supply chain expert.
February 28, 2006

The Hidden Costs of Clicks

Internet retailers are finally learning why books and luggage make money online — while shoes and toys don’t.