That almost never happens, but more companies carefully review board performance, demand that directors attend frequent meetings, and ask them to buy stock .
KraftMaid Cabinetry Inc.'s continuous-improvement program includes plucking key people from their usual jobs for months at a time to learn best practices from around the globe.
Guadalajara enjoys contract electronics manufacturing surge, but is wary of fleeting business.
In just over a decade Porsche's Wendelin Wiedeking has engineered a turnaround at the automaker nearly as breathtaking as the acceleration of its legendary sports cars.
Manufacturers will benefit from PDAs if they can manage their use and proliferation.
Environmental sustainability has reached a new strategic level in manufacturing because it is increasingly tied to lowered costs and/or innovative products.