Global Economy, Competitiveness, Government Policy, Economic Environment, Labor, Operations, Continuous Improvement, Productivity
In the case of new technology investment, the cost side of the return-on-investment equation contains a larger and broader set of factors than is the case with a fixed technology frontier, under which all technologies are known as previously employed capital. But the benefits of a new technology investment are potentially as broad as the costs. In essence, the diffusion implications of the cost–benefit balance for new technology investment depend on corporate decision-maker flexibility regarding the payback period of the investment and an adjustment to the propensity to take a wait-and-see posture toward purchase and implementation.
Global Economy, Competitiveness, Foreign Trade, Imports & Exports
This is my final MAPI Foundation report, on U.S. and Chinese trade in manufactures during the first half of 2016, as I am retiring from MAPI at the end of August. The report also provides a breakout of U.S. bilateral trade with China and Mexico, which has become a contentious electoral issue.
In its sixth year, the MAPI Internal Audit Data Analytics Forum focuses on how manufacturers’ internal audit functions are using analytics tools to extract and examine useful data involving a wide variety of business transactions and activities.
Are you prepared to handle a crisis or catastrophic event today? Do you know your first course of action when a tsunami, hurricane, or earthquake hits your facilities? What would your CEO tell the media first?
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