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Alan Beaulieu

One of the country’s most informed economists, Alan Beaulieu is a principal of the ITR Economics where he serves as President. ITR predicts future economic trends with 94.7% accuracy rate and 60 years of correct calls. In his keynotes, Alan delivers clear, comprehensive action plans and...

Jun 25, 2014

Corporate Profit Blues

Corporate profits in the US took a nose dive in the first quarter of 2014. While this doesn’t indicate recession, plan on a milder rate of growth and a softer second half to your year if you are positively correlated to the economy....More

Brian Beaulieu

Brian Beaulieu has been an economist with ITR Economics since 1982 and its CEO since 1987. He is also Chief Economist for Vistage International and TEC, global organizations comprised of over 13,000 CEO’s. At ITR, Brian has been engaged in applied research regarding business cycle trend...

Mar 28, 2013

Market Share Gains Are a Priority for 2014

Don’t get carried away with extending economic good news in 2013 straight through 2014; there are signals of future cyclical risk....More

Dave Blanchard

Focus: Finance & Supply Chain

Email: dblanchard@industryweek.com

Follow on Twitter @supplychainDave

Call: 216-931-...

in Chain Reactions Sep 26, 2014

Are You Up to the Challenge of Omni-Channel?

Most manufacturers would prefer to outsource the responsibility of figuring out what to do about omni-channel, but there aren't enough experts to go around....More

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

Ginger Christ

Focus Leadership & Strategy and Transportation Industries: Auto, Aerospace, Maritime and Rail.

Follow Ginger on Twitter: @GChristIW 

Call: 216-931-9750

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MH17: The Logistics of a Crash

A Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in the Eastern Ukraine Thursday is causing a ripple effect in the skies....More

Tony Clifford

Since 2007 Tony Clifford has led Standard Solar Inc.’s rapid growth into a nationally known PV developer/ EPC. Clifford began his career at Solarex Corp., later acquired by BP PLC and known as BP Solar. Throughout his career, Clifford has served as CEO or chief financial officer of three...

Will 2016 Be the Make or Break Year for Solar?

No matter how you look at it, 2016 is going to be a watershed year for the solar industry. Four years from now, the 30 percent federal tax credit for solar that has helped the industry grow exponentially will expire, and whether or not there will be anything to replace it is uncertain. But what will the solar market look like in 2016?....More

John Drogosz

John Drogosz is the vice president of lean services for Liker Lean Advisors. His areas of expertise include lean product and process development, value stream mapping of all types of processes, lean manufacturing (with specialization in mixed model processes) and Six Sigma (Master Black Belt)....

in Lean Leadership Ways Jan 24, 2014

Lean Product and Process Development

Lean Product Development is about eliminating waste not just in development processes but across the enterprise....More
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