Industry Market Trends

Toyota Pins Hopes on New TNGA Platform Strategy

October 15, 2013

Toyota Motor Corp. is implementing a new production strategy that entails redesigning its models while reducing manufacturing costs by making certain parts and components more compatible with those used by other automakers. The automaker hopes its Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) strategy will help it maintain its global competitive advantage and recover from recent reverses.  Read More

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IMTS at McCormick Place: Reflecting on 40 Years of Evolution

October 15, 2013

America's largest manufacturing technology show, IMTS 2012, ranked second only to the Consumer Electronics Show among the nation's top trade shows, according to Trade Show Executive magazine. The fact that IMTS maintains this exalted status is a tribute to the continued strength of manufacturing despite the hard knocks and massive changes the industry has endured.  Read More

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B2B Content Marketing Use Is on the Rise, but Effectiveness Is Unclear

October 15, 2013

An overwhelming majority of marketing professionals who target businesses use content marketing to attract customers, build sales, and establish brand identity. But many are unsure if these tactics are effective and even more seem puzzled by the use of social media as a marketing tool. Read More

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The Firm

October 15, 2013

In The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business, the author uncovers the inner workings of what just might be the most influential private organization in America.  Read More

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New Study: Aging Americans Are Postponing Retirement

October 15, 2013

Older workers are staying on the job rather than retiring to afternoons of golf or gardening and about half of Americans aged 50 and up are looking for employment, according to a new study. The average retirement age has increased from 57 to 62 since the Great Recession. Read More