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10 Manufacturers Who Make Everything You Consume

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... or so insinuates the ever-evocative headline from the Huffington Post. Nestle, P&G, Mars, Kraft, Kellogg's, Unilever, J&J, Pepsico, Coca-Cola and General Mills are all represented, along with a bewildering blizzard of logos.

What's interesting to me is to see a company like Nestle manufactures everything from Gerber baby food to Ralph Lauren clothing. What's next after food and clothing -- a house-building company, in order to cover Maslow's entire bottom tier?

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This would be valid if only colleagues could interact. I have seen many workplaces in large organizations where only management can interact. All infomation must flow through managers. To make it worse the work layout does not support interactions. ... If you want the benefits of co-location you have to have the right management structure and the right physical structure!!!

on Feb. 26, 2013
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