By John Brandt President Barack Obama recently encouraged American manufacturers to bringSeptember 28, 2012 Read More
By John Brandt Manufacturing excellence doesn’t just happen. Plants near or at world-class statusSeptember 28, 2012 Read More
Top Five Performances to Measure
Manufacturers always find it difficult to manage — or improve — what they don’t measure.September 28, 2012 Read More
Increased Awareness of Sustainability
By George Taninecz Manufacturers are far more likely in 2011 to cite sustainability as important toSeptember 28, 2012 Read More
Who’s the Boss?
By George Taninecz Three out of five manufacturers could have a new chief executive in fiveSeptember 28, 2012 Read More
What’s Your Manufacturing System?
By John R. Brandt With National Football League (NFL) training camps open at last in theSeptember 28, 2012 Read More
Two Top-Performing Industries
By John R. Brandt The two top-performing industries based on speed, quality, and costs are chemicalSeptember 28, 2012 Read More
How Good Are You?
By John R. Brandt Data from the last four years of the MPI Manufacturing Study, 2006-2010, showsSeptember 28, 2012 Read More
Top Three Operations Programs
By John R. Brandt Remaining competitive is all about improvement — in cost control, productivity,September 28, 2012 Read More
Top Three Outsourcing Targets
By John R. Brandt Manufacturers today are unlikely to be excellent at every function required toSeptember 28, 2012 Read More