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Communication as the Bedrock of an Employee-Centric Corporate Culture
HUMAN RESOURCES, HUMAN RESOURCES, VIDEO

Communication as the Bedrock of an Employee-Centric Corporate Culture

Understanding that the most successful organizations cannot run on top-down leadership relying on guesswork to guide its workforce Demonstrating the importance of employee voices in framing the important conversations and decision-making we need to have as an organization Offering examples and best practices to gather ideas and input from throughout the workforce, and especially from under-represented voices Gathering thoughts and suggestions is vital, but what are the next steps? What does follow-through and follow-up look like in an employee-centric company? — Lori Costew Chief Diversity Officer & People Strategy Ford Motor Company Lori Costew is honored to serve as the…

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Idea to Performance: Game-Changing Tools and Processes that are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing
MANUFACTURING

Idea to Performance: Game-Changing Tools and Processes that are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing

Keeping the customer at the heart of what we do as we think of better ways to do it Adapting new tools and technologies that communicate and enhance the capabilities of legacy assets, current operations, and build an infrastructure for the Industry 4.0 factories of the future Tightly integrating R&D, manufacturing, supply chain, and service processes to bring innovative products to market faster Tying business data into integrated and interconnected systems that allows us to increase competitiveness, improve margins, and improve quality while reducing takt time What does all this look like in the real world? Examining examples from Ford’s…

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The Art of Indirect Procurement
SUPPLY CHAIN, VIDEO

The Art of Indirect Procurement

Logistics and procurement should be team players that recognize each discipline’s qualities and contributions. During the 2017 edition of the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, Executive Platforms was proud to partner with SupplyChainBrain to conduct a number of onsite interviews between our speaker faculty and SupplyChainBrain’s Editor-in-Chief Russell Goodman. — Greg Hamel Executive Director, Global Business Strategy and Indirect Purchasing Ford Motor Company Greg presently serves as Ford Motor Company’s Executive Director of Global Business Strategy and Indirect Purchasing. In this role he leads Ford’s $24 billion acquisition of non-production goods and services as well as Ford’s procurement strategies…

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