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Nor Lines

Servitisation: manufacturing's 'new' solution

'Servitisation' may sound like a newly created buzzword, but it has a long history in manufacturing circles. However, as Karen Thuermer reports, it is currently a hot topic given its holistic nature and the manner in which it enhances a company's competitiveness, offering an opportunity to better meet customer demands.

David Michaels
From Companies

Why local laws cannot be ignored by investors

Companies look at the big picture when making an investment decision, but in doing so risk running afoul of the fine details in local regulations. Erika Morphy reports.

Jeffrey Immelt

A blend of global and local keeps GE on top

General Electric chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt discusses how a localised model can be the natural consequence of globalisation, and why it was necessary to be present in China to consolidate GE’s healthcare business. Courtney Fingar reports.

Amazon Drone

Can Amazon deliver on its grand distribution plans?

E-commerce giant Amazon is constantly looking at new markets to enter and new ways in which to provide its deliveries faster. But, asks Erika Morphy, will its focus on the food market or its use of drones bring the company global success?

Gender pay

How gender pay equality became a global cause

The fight for pay equality between men and women is grabbing headlines more than ever. But putting the situation right is about more than simply evening up the numbers, writes Erika Morphy. 

Takashi Suzuki
From Companies

Why Sakae cast its net over Idaho

Looking for a location for its R&D operations, Tokyo-based aluminium casting specialist Sakae Casting found eastern Idaho’s enthusiasm and academic structure – discovered in part due to a sister city relationship – a perfect fit for its first US venture. Courtney Fingar reports.

Site selection for US Toyota-Mazda plant goes into overdrive

Toyota and Mazda have announced a $1.6bn auto assembly plant in the US, but the existing site in Mississippi faces stiff competition from a host of other states for the deal worth 4000 jobs. Erika Morphy reports.

Amazon gets green light for food stores in India

Giant e-tailer Amazon has received permission in India for some food-only stores. The $515m deal is likely to spark similar action by local online grocery companies, as N Chandra Mohan reports.

reading the signals
From Companies

Tech start-up Eyeris reads the signals to gather IPA attention

Californian tech start-up Eyeris might be small but CEO Modar Alaoui says it has already landed investment promotion help and is confident it can seize the moment to expand into global markets. Michal Kaczmarski reports.

getting mumbai
From Companies

Essel Group director aims to make Mumbai's citizens streetsmart

Essel Group president of cities and strategy Guy Perry is hoping to reproduce lessons from a successful Warsaw development in Mumbai, to create ‘smart’ neighbourhoods and change people’s attitudes in the process.

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