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Henderson and Cate Reavis —— The Growth and Strategy Council provides a forum to challenge and be challenged which is essential in a company with very low attrition rates.
It prevents us from becoming paralyzed by group think which can exist in a place where many of the people have a common history. You have to have a leadership group which will invest time but also remain objective in order to make the hard decisions.
Charlie Devins, the Chief Technology Officer CTO of a specialty chemicals and materials company, was interrupted mid-sentence as the 5: Miller had been explaining that while tradition and history were important at Corning, it did not signify that it was a company set in its ways.
It was not a history that the firm took lightly: Exhibit 1 shows Corning's stock price over time. Devins, whose own company was struggling with how to manage its innovation strategy, had been urged to visit Corning to learn more about what he had been told was a best practice approach.
For more than years, Corning has combined its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics with deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop life-changing innovations. Corning Glass Works was founded in by Amory Houghton, in Somerville, Massachusetts. The company was known as Corning Glass Works until , when it changed its name to Corning Incorporated. Corning Incorporated is an American manufacturer of glass, ceramics, and related materials, primarily. CORNING INCORPORATED: THE GROWTH AND STRATEGY COUNCIL Company Background: Corning Glass Works was founded in by Amory Houghton, in Somerville, Massachusetts. The company was known as Corning Glass Works until , when it changed its name to Corning Incorporated. Corning Incorporated is an American manufacturer of glass, ceramics, and.
As Miller explained it, innovation at Corning was centrally managed by a group called the Growth and Strategy Council. Often important strategic decisions including the allocation of resources for various projects within a business segment were made during these meetings.
After hearing Miller describe the GSC and how it enabled innovation at Corning, s was at the same time impressed and skeptical. He wondered what made it work: Did such a structure fuel political tensions among the businesses?
Wouldn't a centralized decision-making body slow the innovation process if not stifle it altogether? Then there was the question of scale. What would it take to keep making it work? And could this be replicated at another company Corning incorporated the growth and did Corning have something unique that made the GSC's success indigenous to Corning?
Corning's History of Innovation Innovation was the core of Corning's identity and had been since the company was founded in As one senior executive stated, "While we are not a one business company, innovation is our only engine.
See Exhibit 2 for a timeline of Corning. InCorning's founder, Amory Houghton, first invested in glass-making in Somerville, Massachusetts and within 20 years the company, by then known as a producer of first-quality lead glass, made a major breakthrough in the production of signal glass for railroads.
In the company received Thomas Edison's first order for light bulbs, and produced 3, that first year. While for the next 20 years, glass for railroad signals and electric light bulbs represented the majority of the company's sales, Corning was also active in producing a wide variety of specialty glassware, including semaphore lenses, lantern globes, thermometer tubes for medical suppliers, and tubing for chemists and druggists.
ByCorning had made a more formal commitment to its future by setting up a specialized research lab and hiring its first research scientist whose first innovation was "Nonex," a revolutionary type of thermo shock resistant glass.
Pyrex, which was patented inwas a runaway success, launching Corning into the consumer products business with a line of heat-resistant glass baking dishes.
In Corning began producing the revolutionary "ribbon machine," the centerpiece of a process to mass manufacture light bulbs — a process also invented and patented by Corning. At the same time Corning began research on refractory materials which led to the production of new materials such as ceramics that withstood high temperatures and which were used in applications such as the lining of furnaces.
In Corning began to explore the casting of the giant mirrors used in modern telescopes, and in delivered the inch mirror for Caltech's new Hale Telescope, which was then the biggest and most expensive scientific instrument ever built.
After initially abandoning research in glass fibers in the mids, Corning resurrected this field of research in the s, and by the Owens-Corning Fiberglass Company was incorporated as a vehicle for exploiting the results of the work. The same year in which Owens Corning Fiberglass was founded, Corning succeeded in synthesizing the first of the silicone resins sophisticated materials used as lubricants in a wide variety of settingsand inDow Corning was formed to exploit those discoveries.
During the s and s much of Corning's attention was focused on the budding television industry. While marked the first year Corning made sales to the TV industry, it was not until that the company opened a separate facility to make glass bulbs for TV cathode ray tubes.
In the company made a major breakthrough in the development of centrifugal casting techniques, and sales exploded from 3 million units in to 7. Corning essentially became the sole volume provider of television bulbs. InCorning created a new niche for itself in the television industry developing the technology to make color TV bulbs, investing millions of dollars over the next few years in the new technology.
While it took seven years for sales of color TVs to take off, once they did Corning was once again positioned to be the leading supplier.
Sales went fromunits in to 2. At the same time that Corning was busy at work developing color TV bulbs, it was also making significant advances in heat resistant glass technology. By the company's growing labs tested different kinds of glass a week and had compiled files on nearlydiscrete glass formulas.
Corning had been approached by the British Post Office which was looking for a product that would increase bandwidth capacity.Revenue (Quarterly) Yoy Growth is a widely used stock evaluation measure.
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Henderson and Cate Reavis Rev: January 16, 2 By , however, Corning was maintaining its global leadership position in glass for liquid crystal. CORNING INCORPORATED: THE GROWTH AND STRATEGY COUNCIL Company Background: Corning Glass Works was founded in by Amory Houghton, in Somerville, Massachusetts.
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