Can you name which car companies or brands are the most American made ?As the Trump administration reviews changes to NAFTA and other economic policies, the industry has already started to update their investment and manufacturing plans. Companies like Ford, GM and FCA have announced jobs coming back to the US. Ford has backing away from investing $1.6 billion in a new Mexican assembly plant, however continuing their plans to expand transmission and engine factories in Mexico.
Trinseo SA is acquiring API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali SpA to augment their experience in rigid plastics. Acquisition is being termed "first step" towards building performance materials capacity globally.
Most executives will state that "we have too many cost reduction opportunities" but when asked how many will specifically drive profitable growth then they may answer "I am not sure but they should". Such broad based initiatives that are taken up as a result of problem can result in "cost reduction fatigue" where cost reductions are unsustainable or are not aligned with the long term profitable growth.
Strategic leaders spend a lot of time and efforts on developing robust strategic plans, vision, road maps and initiatives, and they should spend just as much time if not more on the "people" to ensure that execution per the vision is realized.Industry experts state that no matter how difficult the strategic planning is, execution can be 10 times harder however typically it is the flawlessness of the execution that separates the winners from the losers.
Today's global and highly competitive economy requires the strategic leaders to be agile yet consistent .... is there a conflict ? Leaders must resolve the tensions between competing values and traits and must carefully monitor their own strengths so those strengths don’t lapse into weaknesses. At the core strategic leadership is about "asking the right question".
Business leaders can significantly improve the ROI on the R&D, and Operations capital by strategically approaching all available federal & state tax credits and rebate program.Research & Development Tax Credits and Commercial & Industrial Energy Conservation Rebates are two such examples. Read on to gain insights into profitability improvement opportunities these credits & rebates offer.
Sales and business development are the same. Right ?No doubt both activities lead to growth, however they achieve this very differently. Read on to understand how strategic business development can accelerate revenue growth, build collaborative partnerships with customers and leads to sustained competitive advantage by leveraging organizations Operation Excellence.