How do the roles of leaders at different levels of the hierarchy (e.g. CEO, COO, VP-Ops, Plant Manager, Production Superintendent, Supervisor, Team Leader) differ with respect to implementing lean?...More
The standard is never perfectly achieved every time, but with improvement over time it is possible to reduce the variation in processes and then tighten the standard, raising the bar for performance. This is in fact the basis for continuous improvement....More
To further bolster its efforts to position New York as the “preeminent capital for life sciences innovation in the world,” the New York Economic Development Corp. announced on Wednesday the formation of the City of New York Early-Stage Life Sciences Funding Initiative.
With the city putting in $50 million, it will partner with Celgene Corp., GE Ventures and Eli Lilly & Co....More
While conventional thinking would suggest that once a plant is established in a location the company is unlikely to move, in this case the economic growth of the company better absorbs the costs of a move to a bribery-free country....More
Despite many challenges, the world economy is closing 2013 with at least modest signs of improvement. Bill Adams, senior international economist for PNC Financial Services Group, offers this quick scorecard of some of the world’s major economies and their manufacturing sectors:...More
The central region automotive cluster has grown to include higher value activities like engineering and design – moving beyond low-skill parts manufacturing to generation of increased prosperity for the region....More
Where will U.S. manufacturers be spending their money in 2014? Chances are good that a lot of it will be invested in global expansion, particularly in high-tech markets and emerging economies outside of the U.S. This doesn't necessarily mean that the push for reshoring has slowed, but rather that U.S. manufacturers -- weary of a sluggish domestic recovery -- are setting their sights on what they see as the next big growth opportunity: geographic expansion....More
In 2011, just under 20% of the companies in the Fortune 500 and S&P 500 issued some kind of sustainability report, Hank Boerner, chairman of the Governance & Accountability Institute, told IndustryWeek....More
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IndustryWeek managing editor Steve Minter interviews Adebayo Onigbanjo, Senior Manager of Product Marketing for Zebra Technologies, at the IW Best Plants Conference, held April 22-24, 2013 in Greenville, SC.
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IndustryWeek managing editor Steve Minter interviews Hal Johnson, President and CEO of Upstate SC Alliance, at the IW Best Plants Conference, held April 22-24, 2013 in Greenville, SC.
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IndustryWeek managing editor Steve Minter interviews Eric Lail and Todd Fain, VPs at Transportation Insight, at the IW Best Plants Conference, held April 22-24, 2013 in Greenville, SC.
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IndustryWeek managing editor Steve Minter interviews Subba Rao, Industry Manager of MES Discrete Manufacturing for Siemens, at the IW Best Plants Conference, held April 22-24, 2013 in Greenville, SC.
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