Global Economy, Competitiveness, Economic Environment, Labor, Money & Finance
The manufacturing sector has barely scratched the surface of unfolding digital upheavals (often dubbed ‘industry 4.0’), but others are already far along in their journeys to grow into the future. This future was very much the focus of a brief conference held by Aspen Institute Italy in early November devoted to “digital disruption and the post-4.0 economy”.
As the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) connects manufacturers with the ideas they need to make smarter decisions, the organization is pleased to announce the hiring of David Beckoff as director of research and content strategy.
Global Economy, Competitiveness, Foreign Trade, Imports & Exports
Last week, MAPI hosted a virtual roundtable for manufacturing executives to discuss escalating trade tensions with China. The discussion leader shared an overview of the impact that the recent tariffs have had on the U.S. economy and manufacturers specifically, what measures companies can take to mitigate risk, and an over/under on an all-out trade war. Some key insights are below.
Corporate Affairs, Growth & Innovation, Leadership, Human Resources, Leadership Development, Recruiting & Hiring, Staff Training & Development, Operations, Manufacturing
The skills gap is real, and it is well known that manufacturers are having a difficult time filling open positions. Studies show that 84% of executives agree there is a talent shortage in U.S. manufacturing, and six out of ten manufacturers have open skilled production positions that are unfilled due to talent shortages. Are veterans the answer to these problems?
On November 14-15, MAPI will hold our first-ever crisis communications event, Defend Your Corporate Reputation. Jeannette Keton will be speaking about technologies that are taking disinformation to new levels, the ramifications for business, and what can be done to combat it. In preparation for our upcoming event, she answered some questions about fake news.
Corporate Affairs, Public Relations, Investor Relations, Leadership
On October 4-5, 2018, the MAPI Investor Relations Council hosted its fall meeting at the New York Stock Exchange. Members in attendance participated in The Closing Bell® on October 4. Everyone was thrilled to participate in this time-honored tradition.
Corporate Affairs, Growth & Innovation, Leadership, Functional Management, People Management, Human Resources, Leadership Development, Recruiting & Hiring, Staff Training & Development
Generation Z has arrived, and they’re bigger, more diverse, and more tech savvy than their millennial predecessors. This blog post is the final part of a three-part series detailing Gen Z’s uniqueness and how companies can prepare for the newest generation to hit the workforce.