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Packaging: Meeting the Environmental Challenge

Packaging is the ultimate symbol of the 20th century's consumer culture. It protects what we buy and raises our standard of living. In developing countries, 30 to 50 percent of food shipments are spoiled because of inadequate packaging and distribution systems.

The Inevitability of Managed Trade

Pose the question to any audience, "How many here favor free trade and how many support protectionism or managed trade?" Inevitably, an overwhelming majority of hands are raised for free trade.

Product Quality in Transition

In the 1980s, many Western companies discovered Total Quality Management.

Identifying Strategic Environmental Opportunities: A Life...

Leading companies now recognize that commitment to the environment can help them not only avoid costly problems or liabilities, but also identify environmentally based opportunities for competitive advantage.

Implementing Total Quality Management

The key to a successful Total Quality Management (TQM) program is not in understanding it - TQM is, after all, largely common sense - but in actually doing it.

European Environmental Trends in the 1990s

Companies worldwide would do well to take note of environmental trends now developing in Europe.

Beyond the Quality Revolution: Linking Quality to Corporate...

Victor Hugo once wrote that "there is nothing like dream to create the future," and history supports his claim. Hugo's own countryman and contemporary, Jules Verne, imagined a time when rockets might carry passengers bound for the moon.

Environmental Excellence: Meeting the Challenge

Environmental, health, and safety management is one of the most pressing challenges facing corporations today. However, except for a handful of progressive companies, most organizations are not yet devoting to this critical area the full attention and resources it needs.

Viewpoint New Tools, New Rules: Playing to Win in the New...

At temperatures near absolute zero, and now at much higher temperatures for some ceramic materials, superconductivity occurs. The rules that govern the propagation of electricity suddenly change. Resistance disappears and electrical devices become much more efficient.

Safeguarding the Environment: Critical Issues for Today and...

Underlying all environmental issues is the tension between stewardship of the environment and the goals of business, namely growth and profitability. Today, the message of the scientists is being heard.