Manufacturing

Creating an agile mind-set at PepsiCo

The company’s Central and South America unit transformed itself after implementing a more nimble approach that stoked innovation and increased employees’ free time.
by Johannes Evenblij and Janine Waclawski
GMO

Creating a culture of learning

Steelcase CEO Jim Keane explains how giving people work-space choices can make workplace behavior more human.
by Art Kleiner

Jabil’s manufacturing leap

How one of the biggest companies you’ve never heard of may create the future of manufacturing.
by Richard D’Aveni
GMO

Rolling toward responsible capitalism

Jean-Dominique Senard, the departing CEO of Michelin and incoming chair of Renault and of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi alliance, argues that the prevailing concept of corporate purpose needs an update.
by Jeffrey Rothfeder
GMO

Chinese cars go global

An Conghui, president of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and CEO of Geely Auto Group, explains the future of flying cars and the value of an international brand.
by Jenny Chong and Art Kleiner
GMO

The sum is greater than the auto parts

Linamar is evolving from an automotive supplier into fields such as agricultural equipment and infrastructure. As CEO Linda Hasenfratz tells us, it’s all part of the 100-year plan.
by Daniel Gross
GMO

Keeping cool under pressure

For Greg Lehmkuhl, president and CEO of Lineage Logistics, temperature-controlled supply chains for perishables are one of the world’s next great platforms.
by Art Kleiner and Spencer Herbst
GMO

The Rise of the Last-Mile Exchange

Keeping up with the growing volume of e-commerce will require delivery companies to disrupt their long-standing business model.
by Tim Laseter, Andrew Tipping, and Frederick Duiven
GMO

Digital Champions

The interlinked platforms that make up Industry 4.0 represent a new kind of challenge for manufacturers and other technology-intensive companies. With four key business ecosystems, they can make this new world their own.
by Reinhard Geissbauer, Stefan Schrauf, and Steve Pillsbury

Inside the Digital Factory

Cutting-edge technology gives a glimpse into the future of how things will get made, and what manufacturers must do to stay relevant.
by Reinhard Geissbauer, Stefan Schrauf, and Philipp Berttram

Manufacturing Goes Carbon Negative

A growing number of innovative companies is capturing CO2 and using it to create materials and products for human consumption.
by RP Siegel

The Magic of Predicting Demand from Data

Demand sensing is a key element of a real-time, connected supply chain ecosystem and can kick-start digital transformation.
by Philipp Berttram, Judith Schneider, and Marc Münch