CEO Meg Whitman: “Back in the day, I think being an IT supermarket was a good strategy — scale was important. But a lot of things that built a competitive moat five, 10, 15 years ago actually don’t today.”...More
Philips CEO Frans van Houten is “convinced” that, as separately listed companies, Royal Philips and Philips Lighting will “be even better equipped to focus on innovation, entrepreneurship” and growth....More
Tesla Motors has lost five VPs or their equivalents already this year, including the former global production chief, which seems like a problem given the aggressive planned growth rate (from 50,000 cars in 2015 to 1 million by 2019?!)....More
Arnold Kamler worked with his father to bring bicycle manufacturing to the United States in the 1970s, only to watch China undercut the industry. Now he’s leading the charge to build the two-wheelers here again with an aggressive reshoring plan....More
"Neither humans nor technology can optimally solve problems on their own," says Ramesh Ratan, CEO of Bell and Howell. "It’s the interplay between human judgment and technical data that combine to enhance operations."...More
The Plex Manufacturing Cloud is the first and only cloud ERP built for the tough requirements of today’s manufacturers. Over 400 innovative companies use Plex to operate their manufacturing businesses.
When Chuck Hull invented stereolithography in the early 1980s, he had some ideas about what it might spawn, but he could have never imagined the scope of the current 3D-printing world. Now the CTO of 3D Systems, the company he founded in 1983, Hull is the benevolent father figure of a booming industry....More