- From a strict loyalty perspective (ignoring the benefits of higher margins), many stores have already overdone private labels. But for value-oriented chains, the loyalty effects are less pronounced; their goal should simply be to convince customers that their private-label goods are of high quality.
- How to build an organization in which executives will flourish.
- Reshaping global manufacturing.
- In today’s high-pressure work environment, it is not unusual for conflicts to arise between our values as individuals and the compromises that we must make for our organizations. Overcoming these challenges may mean taking a broader view of our work and focusing less on traditional notions of “winning.” Such efforts are worthwhile: The corporate world can be the best vantage point from which to pursue and achieve larger goals, such as unlocking human potential or improving society. Here’s how to “deal with the devil” — to confront the moral tensions inherent in corporate life and come out with our ethics intact.October 25, 2007 by Elizabeth Doty
- Transforming the value chain into a value loop can save natural resources and enhance a business’s long-term prospects.October 23, 2007 by Hardin Tibbs
- When it comes time to cut costs again, look past the traditional structural approaches to the company’s DNA.
- High-tech entrepreneurial experience, hidden assets, analytical sophistication, and China’s global ambitions.August 29, 2007 by David K. Hurst
- How a supply chain transformation helped put the beloved toymaker back together again.
- Success in China requires a flexible approach for a diverse market.August 29, 2007 by Edward Tse
- Firsthand observation on the front lines can offer the critical insights that make for inspired — and inspiring — leadership.
- On remanufactured products, inaccurate forecasts, misunderstood meetings, and more.
- The most effective procurement model fosters knowledge sharing, not mistrust.
- May 29, 2007 by Art Kleiner
- Answering three vital questions can help keep the turnaround specialists away.May 29, 2007 by Kenneth W. Freeman
- How some companies send design work overseas without fear of diminished quality or intellectual property theft.
- How to reduce energy consumption and carbon output in procurement, production, and distribution.
- The family-owned conglomerates made South Korea an industrial powerhouse, but can they transform themselves and their nation’s economy again now that the rules have changed?April 3, 2007 by Tariq Hussain
- Under intensifying pressure to relocate manufacturing to areas of cheaper labor, the challenge facing many traditional manufacturing locations in the United States and Western Europe will be to transform or close.
- What the apparel industry has gained in scale and scope over the past few decades it has lost in agility and speed. A new kind of product segmentation keeps painful trade-offs to a minimum.
- February 28, 2007 by Bruce Feirstein
- On product piracy, CEO celebrity, me-too brands, and more.
- The author of Ahead of the Curve explains the mysteries of the business cycle.
- To understand the life cycle of an emerging market, learn to decode its consumer products.
- Pharmaceutical executive Michel Lurquin on where manufacturing stands and where it’s going.February 27, 2007
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