Going Lean – A Panacea for Global Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing

Translated literally, the phrase ‘lean mean fighting machine’ implies doing away with excesses and being single-minded in one’s objectives. For most businesses, that singular objective is improving profitability. However, continued economic uncertainties, stymied global demand accompanied with heightened levels of competition, customers that are more discerning, stiffer environmental regulations and rising input costs have put […]

Dell Makes A Bold Move to Privatize

PC Market's Shrinking Revenues

In an expected but remarkable turn of events, Standard & Poor (S&P) lowered its corporate credit rating of Dell from BBB to BB-, rendering the investment status of the world’s third-largest computer maker to junk. The rating downgrade comes on the heels of a successful bid for a $25 billion leveraged buyout (LBO) by Dell […]