Mar 11, 2014

What Type of CFO Are You?

Are you focused more on costs, on metrics or on growth?....More
Apr 04, 2014

A Game-Changer for the Transportation Industry

Estimates from the 2013 holiday season suggest that 33-40% of seasonal shopping was done online. While the numbers for the rest of the year are not nearly that high, online shopping is clearly growing at an unstoppable rate....More
Jan 27, 2014

Toyota Shows Faith in Thailand

Last week the company bought land near its existing plant in Chachoengsoa, for future production increase....More
Feb 28, 2014

Go Beyond The Hashtag - The ROI Of 'IRL'

Despite my long-held belief in the power of online networking, there’s still no substitute for in real life (IRL) connections for learning and growth. Here's why....More
Mar 14, 2014

Flight MH370: Orange is the (New) Black Box

Without finding the aircraft, without finding that black box, the final minutes of Flight MH370 and the fate of its passengers remains an enigma....More
Apr 13, 2014

Has Supply Chain Success Ruined Marketing?

Writing a new book is like going back to school. You’re always learning novel things; and, being challenged about what you think you know. Tim Wilkinson and myself are currently writing the follow-up to our 2009 work THE DISTRIBUTION TRAP. Throughout the process, a recurring theme has regularly -- and surprisingly -- come up. It....More
Apr 09, 2014

Where Should You Go for Low-Cost Manufacturing?

Asked what location they considered to be the most attractive for low-cost manufacturing aimed at the North American market, executives at small-to-mid-sized companies said the United States and Mexico were at the top of the list....More
Apr 16, 2014

San Diego's Maritime Industry is Becoming Increasingly Important to the Region

San Diego's maritime industry is an increasingly high-tech $14 billion regional economy but the 'Blue Economy' faces significant competitive challenges....More
Apr 03, 2014

Supreme Court: Severance Payments are Subject to FICA

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that certain severance payments paid to employees who were involuntarily terminated are taxable wages for FICA purposes....More
Mar 28, 2014

A Little Bit of Everything: Lean Leadership, IW Best Plants and a Request

Have you downloaded the 2014 IW Best Plants competition application? Visited our Ask the Expert: Lean Leadership feature? Read the latest column from new contributor John Dyer? Have you shared what you'd like to see on
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This would be valid if only colleagues could interact. I have seen many workplaces in large organizations where only management can interact. All infomation must flow through managers. To make it worse the work layout does not support interactions. ... If you want the benefits of co-location you have to have the right management structure and the right physical structure!!!

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