Steven L. Blue calls it "Manufacturing 2.0." That's the title of his new book, in which he imparts guidance on how to create a competitive yet humane manufacturing environment. His experience in the matter is more than academic; Blue is chief executive officer of Miller Ingenuity, a global producer of locomotive and freight-car parts. He takes a dim view of the concept of "Smart Manufacturing," at least to the extent that it overlooks the human element in crafting an optimal work environment. Blue also talks about why many American CEOs have become "fat, dumb and happy," and why companies should strive to build cultures "by design, not default." Maybe there's hope for a resurgence of American manufacturing after all. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.
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Steven L. Blue's Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make It Right.
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