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Global Speed & Complexity Challenges
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Columns Published: 7/30/2014
How Globalization is Gobbling Up Local Resources
“Globalization” is one of those oft-utilized—and oft over-utilized— terms used to describe several  regional shifts within the industry.
Columns Published: 6/30/2014
Thinking About Sustainability
We need more thinking, especially if we are to address waste, not merely the waste that occurs in manufacturing operations, but in the whole product development cycle, from ideation to execution.
Columns Published: 6/30/2014
The 12 Habits of Highly Effective . . .
We are not all executives. But we are, in our own way, leaders.
Columns Published: 2/28/2014
How Suppliers Become Successful
In the end, suppliers need to focus on the core traits that generate above average, long-term shareholder return. Enterprise stability and sustainable growth through various obstacles and opportunities is critical.
Columns Published: 10/3/2013
Supplier Strategies for the Recovering Industry
A focus on product and process innovation, proactive customer involvement, global production and development capability, as well as a regimented portfolio optimization plan are the key constructs for supplier success.
Columns Published: 8/29/2013
Feet of Clay
What can you learn from "Icons and Idiots?" That people at the top are sometimes there more by circumstance than commitment.
Columns Published: 8/1/2013
Making It in Mid-Mexico
The myriad of bilateral trade agreements between Mexico and several high-volume vehicle markets, anxious states willing to draw new investments, as well as a growing outbound shipping infrastructure has led to a massive expansion in mid-Mexico produ...
Columns Published: 5/30/2013
People Matter
Surprisingly, many organizations emulate Toyota’s technical systems rather than their people systems.
Columns Published: 5/30/2013
Suppliers Face a New Challenge (A Good One, This Time)
Life as an automotive supplier is not for the faint of heart. The gyrations and various calamities experienced over the past decade could fill a book—experiences that most choose not to relive.
Columns Published: 4/22/2013

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