Leading the way: three manufacturing CEOs and the bold steps they took to make their companies successful competitors

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 23 August 2011

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Minter, S. (2011), "Leading the way: three manufacturing CEOs and the bold steps they took to make their companies successful competitors", Strategic Direction, Vol. 27 No. 9. https://doi.org/10.1108/sd.2011.05627iaa.011

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Leading the way: three manufacturing CEOs and the bold steps they took to make their companies successful competitors

Article Type: Abstracts From: Strategic Direction, Volume 27, Issue 9

Minter S.Industry Week, April 2011, Vol. 260 No. 4, Start page: 22, No. of pages: 3

Presents the first part of a four-part series on the competitiveness challenge facing the USA and its manufacturing community in light of a study, conducted in 2010 by the Council on Competitiveness and which asked 400 manufacturing executives from around the world to rank nations on their manufacturing competitiveness, which placed the USA in fourth place, behind China, India and South Korea, and which forecast that the USA would fall to fifth place by 2015. Comments that the USA has been challenged to create high-value, manufacturing-driven job growth which, in turn, has become a great challenge for both policymakers and business leaders. Look at how manufacturing CEOs are crafting strategies to build their companies, meet customer demands, deploy technology, develop their workforces and ensure long-term competitiveness. Illustrates these points with particular reference to three manufacturing chief executive officers (CEOs): Richard Hipple (Materion Corporation), Jack Knott (Exopack Holdings), and James Stitt (Cutco Corporation).Article type: ViewpointISSN: 0039-0895Reference: 40AK287

Keywords: Competitive strategy, Manufacturing, Organizations, Surveys, USA