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Packard Motor Car Co.

Scientific Management

A pioneer of efficiency consulting, Frederick Winslow Taylor studied factory processes to increase productivity.
Michael Scherer

Mr. Fix-It

Michael Scherer grew up in St. Clair Shores, moved to L.A. to launch a successful management-consulting firm, and returned to play a key role in Detroit’s bankruptcy.
road construction

A New Direction

Michigan has reached the crossroads: Without more funds to repair and replace roads and bridges, long-range improvement plans will hit a giant pothole.
Running the Corporate Offense book cover

Required Reading

What does playing college basketball have in common with running a wholesale mortgage company? Nothing and everything, according to “Running the Corporate Offense,” a new book by Mat Ishbia, CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage in Pontiac.

Burnout Workout

Business leaders who operate Fortune 500 companies, and even those who run small mom-and-pop shops, continually strive to drive greater productivity from fewer employees....
Rob Cleveland at Ann Arbor Distilling Co.

Ethereal Solution

Running two entirely different businesses wasn’t part of Rob Cleveland’s master plan for success. In fact, there was no plan. “I was never the kind...
person using computer

Engineers Wanted

Nate McCray is learning that it can be as difficult to recruit software engineers to join LHP Engineering Solutions in Pontiac as it is to convince recent high school graduates to join the U.S. Navy.
automated factory illustration

Sensory Overload

Artificial intelligence in the form of Industry 4.0, where machines are armed with sensors, can enhance every aspect of manufacturing — from the back office to the loading dock.
January February 2020 Commentary

January – February 2020 Commentary

As technological innovations seemingly advance at the speed of light, it can be difficult to keep pace with new offerings in manufacturing, medicine, artificial intelligence, machine learning, or robotics. Every 18 months computer processing speed doubles, according to Moore’s Law, yet it seems much quicker.
Daniel A. Washington and Victoria Washington at a Detroit Dough popup

Dough Grow

A Detroit company introduces safe-to-eat cookie dough and eyes a national expansion.

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