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Sep 16, 2014

The Strategy Behind Choosing Strategic Suppliers

The strategy OEMs should employ with strategic suppliers is to develop an extended enterprise type of relationship with them....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
Sep 10, 2014

3-D Printing Steals the Show: Notes from IMTS 2014

The hardcore industrial crowd at this hardcore industrial tradeshow isn't here to kick the tires and check out 3-D printed doodads. They want to see production potential....More
Aug 29, 2014

Mass Customization…A Lean and Agile Supply Chain Required

When we think of becoming Lean, in many ways, the ultimate process strategy to accomplish this is what is known as “Mass Customization”. This refers to production in batch sizes of one to meet customer specific demand. Mass customization combines the low unit costs of mass production processes with the flexibility of....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
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
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
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

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