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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
How to Prepare for the Future
The lessons from the last two decades should be a rally cry for global geographic diversification as a primary strategy for any global mass-market OEM.
Columns Published: 3/28/2013
The Real Deal
Bolt holes. That was the main concern, the only concern, really, of one senior executive at General Motors right after the company emerged from bankruptcy.
Columns Published: 2/1/2013
The Total Cost Consideration
As most procurement executives will reveal, one cannot forget that the cost of moving raw materials, work-in progress, and final assembling constitute elements of a larger cost in itself. One which is taken more seriously now.
Columns Published: 2/1/2013

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