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Aug 19, 2014

Lean Leaders Need to Ask Why

Going and seeing and asking why incessantly is critical to effective leadership....More
May 08, 2014

Results or Competencies?

To drive improved results you really need to focus on whether you are building the right competencies where they are needed and sustaining the new behaviors through coaching and reinforcement....More
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
Aug 15, 2014

The Overseas Sourcing Decision

MCT isn’t just a lead-time metric of office and shop floor operations. It also includes the time needed to deliver products to a customer’s point-of-use....More
Dec 19, 2012

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
Aug 15, 2014

Tell Us Who Belongs in the Hall

From now through Sept. 15, IndustryWeek is accepting nominations for our annual IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame program....More
Aug 13, 2014

Distracted Manufacturing: GM Takes Google Glass for a Spin

GM is testing Google Glass on the factory floor. But is the risk worth the potential?....More
Aug 04, 2014

The Customer Is Always Right (but maybe not so efficient)

A recent visit to several auto repair shops for an estimate reminded me as to how important good customer service is for both the customer and the business....More
Jun 16, 2014

US Government Stymied on Business' CyberSecurity Threats, says Former NSA Director Hayden

Why the U.S. government won't help to resolve American business' cyber-security problems....More
Aug 08, 2014

Expensive Type Writer Roll Out Project

We are living in the 21st century, but we are stilling rolling out type writers....More
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