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Operations & Manufacturing Archive

November 23, 2010

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…or Rethink

For consumer durables, environmental sustainability starts with discarding conventional wisdom.
May 25, 2010

Herman Miller’s Design for Growth

The office-furniture design leader is betting on innovation as it continues to push the envelope of management practice.
May 25, 2010

Cleaning the Crystal Ball

How intelligent forecasting can lead to better decision making.
February 23, 2010

Virtuous Connections

A fine-tuned supply chain is more than the sum of its parts. Ideally, each link improves the next.
February 3, 2010

The Supply Chain Is Flat

William Fung, the head of an old and very large Hong Kong trading company, on making and selling products in a vastly altered global landscape.
January 25, 2010

The Case for Backshoring

Which manufacturing operations should return to the United States?