Archive for June, 2009

Survive or Thrive?

June 28, 2009

A new CFO survey reveals an interesting performance difference between current approaches to negotiating the current economic conditions. Companies working to holistically improve integration and eliminate silos are outperforming companies purely focused on short term cost cutting and cash flow management strategies. Long range thinking yields short range results…

CFOs: Survival Trumps Profits, Supply Chain Growing in Popularity

Sean Murphy, Associate Editor — Supply Chain Management Review, 6/26/2009 12:46:00 PM

The current economy has prompted many corporations to worry more about staying alive than making money, and supply chain management may be poised to become an even more important business practice than it is now, according to the results of a new CFO survey. 

http://www.scmr.com/article/CA6667712.html

Manufacturing Our Future

June 27, 2009

In this recent article at Reuters, GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt says what a lot of us have known all along, the US has to have a strong manufacturing base in order to maintain it’s status as a world leader. As we suffer the consequences of our country’s recent excesses and misplaced sense of entitlement, it is time to remember that a country that doesn’t make anything the rest of the world wants, is not a strong country. It is time to stop asking the rest of the world to prop us up and start manufacturing our own future again…..

GE’s Immelt says U.S. economy needs industrial renewal

By David Bailey and Soyoung Kim

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeff Immelt said on Friday the United States needs to refocus its economy on manufacturing and exporting if it wishes to recover from a brutal recession.

http://www.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUSTRE55P4ZT20090626?rpc=59