The office-furniture design leader is betting on innovation as it continues to push the envelope of management practice.
- Providing new goods and services to “bottom of the pyramid” customers requires a radical rethinking of product development.
- A review of Beating the Commodity Trap, by Richard A. D’Aveni.April 19, 2010 by David K. Hurst
- Despite improvements in the global economy, chemicals, retail banking, consumer packaged goods, engineered products and services, oil and gas, and technology still need to transform.March 8, 2010 by Karen Henrie
- Corning Inc.’s process for developing inventive products actually works, a claim that few companies can make.March 1, 2010 by William J. Holstein
- Nell Minow, coauthor of Corporate Governance, introduces a lesson in corporate transparency from The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win, by Jeffrey Hollender and Bill Breen.February 26, 2010
- For global companies, ignoring China is not an option. But they must adapt their strategies to the country’s changing markets, increased competition, and shifting government priorities.February 23, 2010 by Edward Tse
- A fine-tuned supply chain is more than the sum of its parts. Ideally, each link improves the next.
- The history of investment and technology suggests that economic recovery is closer than you think, with a new silicon-based global elite at the helm.February 23, 2010 by Mark Stahlman
- 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.February 3, 2010 by Sheridan Prasso
- Which manufacturing operations should return to the United States?January 25, 2010 by William J. Holstein
- Five steps to “differentiated” sustainability for a full embrace of environmentalism.
- With industries contracting and jobless rates among manufacturing workers skyrocketing, community colleges have become the new home of retraining programs.December 15, 2009 by William J. Holstein
- Companies should deliberately disrupt the normal flow of work at multiple levels, because it can lead to breakthroughs for the organization.November 24, 2009 by Matt Palmquist
- Though often missing, a formal operations strategy can guide the crucial decisions that build competitive advantage.November 24, 2009 by Tim Laseter
- Economic recovery in China, India, and elsewhere in the region could be the strongest source of sustained global growth for years to come.
- This bedrock U.S. manufacturing sector is facing consolidation, further cutbacks, and renewal.
- Booz & Company’s annual study of the world’s biggest corporate R&D spenders finds that most companies have stuck with their innovation programs despite the recession — and many are boosting spending to compete more effectively in the upturn.
- To reduce expenses for the long term and lead the way to recovery, start by taking a strategic view of your capabilities.
- A review of Why GM Matters, by William J. Holstein.August 27, 2009 by David K. Hurst
- The Internet, technology, and globalization have changed this age-old game for good.August 27, 2009 by Geoffrey James
- Companies like IBM and P&G have prospered by opening their borders, but there are cautionary lessons from the quality movement of the 1980s.August 27, 2009 by Andrea Gabor
- Once associated with pirated goods, China’s shan zhai companies have become competitive players, even in mature industries.
- By embracing the principles of lean manufacturing, Wipro Technologies learned how best to complete software projects.June 25, 2009
- The CEO of Applied Materials offers a road map for the adoption of solar energy technologies in the United States.June 16, 2009 by William J. Holstein
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