IndustryWeek http://www.industryweek.com/rss.xml en Yellen Says Fed Weighing Rate Hike, Acknowledges Move Could Slow Growth http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/yellen-says-fed-weighing-rate-hike-acknowledges-move-could-slow-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Yellen emphasized that the FOMC was taking a "gradualist approach" as it weighs whether the economy is strong enough to weather higher rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/yellen-says-fed-weighing-rate-hike-acknowledges-move-could-slow-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/yellen-says-fed-weighing-rate-hike-acknowledges-move-could-slow-growth#comments Global Economy The Latest Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:19:00 +0000 163511 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Mark Wilson, Getty Images The Connected Enterprise Supports Smart Manufacturing Initiatives http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/connected-enterprise-supports-smart-manufacturing-initiatives <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>John Nesi, Rockwell Automation Vice President of Market Development, explains how The Connected Enterprise is a facilitator for smart manufacturing initiatives, driving higher levels of productivity and competitiveness. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/connected-enterprise-supports-smart-manufacturing-initiatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/connected-enterprise-supports-smart-manufacturing-initiatives#comments The Connected Enterprise Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 163251 at http://www.industryweek.com Predictive Analytics Let Manufacturers See More Clearly into their Supply Chains http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/predictive-analytics-let-manufacturers-see-more-clearly-their-supply-chains <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>ProMat 2015 Report: Customer demands for lower delivered costs are driving manufacturers to get smarter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/predictive-analytics-let-manufacturers-see-more-clearly-their-supply-chains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/predictive-analytics-let-manufacturers-see-more-clearly-their-supply-chains#comments Customer Relationships Planning & Forecasting Supply Chain Technology The Latest Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:53:00 +0000 163501 at http://www.industryweek.com Sergey Nivens / Thinkstock NAM-Supported Resolutions in the Senate Budget http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/nam-supported-resolutions-senate-budget <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The Republican-led Senate approved a budget in an overnight session Thursday into Friday. It contains hundreds of amendments, among them, dozens that affect manufacturers and how they run their businesses. The National Association of Manufacturers Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations, Aric Newhouse, sent a letter to the United States Senate regarding amendment votes on S. Con Res. 11, the Senate Budget Resolution. NAM provided IndustryWeek with the letter. Its views on 12 of the amendments are included in this slideshow. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/nam-supported-resolutions-senate-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/nam-supported-resolutions-senate-budget#comments Global Economy The Latest Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:16:00 +0000 163491 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Mark Wilson/Getty Images</p> Consumer Confidence Stays Strong Despite Drop http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-confidence-stays-strong-despite-drop <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Much of the fall is attributed to lower income households hit with higher utility costs from the harsh winter. Households in the middle and higher income brackets saw an increase in confidence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-confidence-stays-strong-despite-drop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-confidence-stays-strong-despite-drop#comments Competitiveness Global Economy Workforce The Latest Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:36:00 +0000 163481 at http://www.industryweek.com Sean Gallup/Getty Images Who Identifies Your Potholes? http://www.industryweek.com/quality/who-identifies-your-potholes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How to build an effective process to predict and fix product problems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/quality/who-identifies-your-potholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/quality/who-identifies-your-potholes#comments Quality Leadership The Latest Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:47:00 +0000 163431 at http://www.industryweek.com US GDP Grows 2.2% in Fourth Quarter, Up for 2014 http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-gdp-grows-22-fourth-quarter-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Economic growth in the U.S. slowed to 2.2% in the fourth quarter as previously reported, and was not revised up to 2.4% as many economists predicted based on Q3's huge 5% gain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-gdp-grows-22-fourth-quarter-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-gdp-grows-22-fourth-quarter-2014#comments Competitiveness Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:27:00 +0000 163461 at http://www.industryweek.com Joern Pollex/Getty Images Culture is the Bedrock for Coping with Change http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-culture/culture-bedrock-coping-change <div class="field-byline"> Joakim Ahlström </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>To secure long-term survival in a complex and volatile world, you need to develop an organization with the ability to collectively adapt and <em>continuously</em> improve as one synchronized entity. Better information technology and more efficient structures for keeping daily efforts aligned with long-term goals won't be enough.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-culture/culture-bedrock-coping-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-culture/culture-bedrock-coping-change#comments Corporate Culture Leadership The Latest Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:21:00 +0000 163471 at http://www.industryweek.com Smarter Technology – Raising your Control System’s IQ http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/smarter-technology-raising-your-control-system-s-iq <div class="field-byline"> This article was originally published on the Rockwell Automation blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Are programmable automation controllers and systems smarter today? Absolutely. Today’s systems can integrate continuous processes, batch processes, motion, safety, discrete, motor and motion control, high availability and redundancy into one common architecture that scales from small to large applications, depending on your applications’ requirements. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/smarter-technology-raising-your-control-system-s-iq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/smarter-technology-raising-your-control-system-s-iq#comments The Connected Enterprise Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 163181 at http://www.industryweek.com Ford Doubles Production Capacity in India http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/ford-doubles-production-capacity-india <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The government has already relaxed rules for foreign investors and has promised to slash red tape which has long frustrated overseas companies, eager to create jobs for the millions of Indians who enter the employment market each year.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/ford-doubles-production-capacity-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/ford-doubles-production-capacity-india#comments Competitiveness Transportation Trade Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:13:00 +0000 163451 at http://www.industryweek.com Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Pirelli Future, and Calendars, Safe in Chinese Hands http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/pirelli-future-and-calendars-safe-chinese-hands <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The accord will see Pirelli delisted from the Milan bourse and split into two units, one producing high-end tires, the other industrial tires.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/pirelli-future-and-calendars-safe-chinese-hands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/pirelli-future-and-calendars-safe-chinese-hands#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Transportation Trade Global Economy Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:50:00 +0000 163441 at http://www.industryweek.com Paul Gilham/Getty Images Apple Co-Founder Talks Smartwatches and the Future http://www.industryweek.com/technology/apple-co-founder-talks-smartwatches-and-future <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Wozniak has some concerns about smartwatches in general, "every one of them so far just seem to be between me and the better screen that I really want to see on my cell phone</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/apple-co-founder-talks-smartwatches-and-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/apple-co-founder-talks-smartwatches-and-future#comments Companies & Executives Emerging Technologies Product Development Global Economy Innovation Leadership Resources Technology The Latest Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:05:00 +0000 163421 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak applauds after the FCC voted to approve Net Neutrality during a hearing at the FCC headquarters February 26, 2015 in Washington, DC.</p> Mark Wilson/Getty Images US Steel to Idle Granite City Plant, Layoffs for More than 2,000 http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-steel-idle-granite-city-plant-layoffs-more-2000 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It's all part of US Steel's plan to consolidate its North American flat-rolled steel operations, as the industry deals with falling prices, slowing demand and competition from other places like China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-steel-idle-granite-city-plant-layoffs-more-2000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-steel-idle-granite-city-plant-layoffs-more-2000#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Trade Global Economy Leadership Workforce The Latest Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:44:00 +0000 163381 at http://www.industryweek.com Sean Gallup/Getty Images Unemployment Claims Fall to Five-Week Low http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-fall-five-week-low <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell by 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted average of 282,000, according to the latest report from the Labor Department.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-fall-five-week-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-fall-five-week-low#comments Competitiveness Finance Global Economy Workforce The Latest Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:24:00 +0000 163371 at http://www.industryweek.com Tim Boyle/Getty Images What Is Smart Manufacturing? http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/what-smart-manufacturing <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) is developing the nation's first open smart manufacturing platform for collaborative networked information industrial applications.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/what-smart-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/what-smart-manufacturing#comments The Connected Enterprise Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 163241 at http://www.industryweek.com Boeing Close to Deal with Chinese Airline for 30 Dreamliners http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/boeing-close-deal-chinese-airline-30-dreamliners <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The 787-9 can carry up to 280 passengers for distances of almost 9,570 miles and analysts said Hainan Airlines will need the aircraft as it seeks to expand international routes.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/boeing-close-deal-chinese-airline-30-dreamliners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/boeing-close-deal-chinese-airline-30-dreamliners#comments Competitiveness Supplier Relationships Transportation Trade Finance Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:45:00 +0000 163361 at http://www.industryweek.com Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Jaguar Land Rover to Invest Millions in Britain http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/jaguar-land-rover-invest-millions-britain <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The British car brand, which was bought by India's Tata Motors from Ford in 2008 at the height of the global financial crisis, said the investment showed its commitment to Britain's resurgent car industry.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/jaguar-land-rover-invest-millions-britain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/jaguar-land-rover-invest-millions-britain#comments Competitiveness Transportation Trade Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:27:00 +0000 163351 at http://www.industryweek.com Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Toyota Rolls Out Shared-Parts Strategy to Chop Costs http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/toyota-rolls-out-shared-parts-strategy-chop-costs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Toyota said the move, aimed at cutting development costs by 20%, would start with mid-sized, front-wheel-drive vehicles this year. It wants half of vehicles it sells globally by 2020 to fall under the new platform strategy.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/toyota-rolls-out-shared-parts-strategy-chop-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/toyota-rolls-out-shared-parts-strategy-chop-costs#comments Competitiveness Transportation Global Economy Operations Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:59:00 +0000 163341 at http://www.industryweek.com David McNew/Getty Images EU, US 'Likely' to Miss Year-End Target for Free Trade Deal http://www.industryweek.com/trade/eu-us-likely-miss-year-end-target-free-trade-deal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The United States and EU agreed last month to work 'full throttle' to secure the mammoth deal despite growing skepticism on both sides of the Atlantic.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/eu-us-likely-miss-year-end-target-free-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/eu-us-likely-miss-year-end-target-free-trade-deal#comments Trade Global Economy The Latest Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:19:00 +0000 163331 at http://www.industryweek.com Carsten Koall/Getty Images Ford Recalls More than 220,000 Vehicles in North America http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/ford-recalls-more-220000-vehicles-north-america <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ford has issued three different recalls affecting more than 220,000 vehicles in North America.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/ford-recalls-more-220000-vehicles-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/ford-recalls-more-220000-vehicles-north-america#comments Customer Relationships Transportation Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:51:00 +0000 163321 at http://www.industryweek.com Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Cogeneration Plant Reduces Shutdowns 90 Percent With PlantPAx Process Automation System http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/cogeneration-plant-reduces-shutdowns-90-percent-plantpax-process-automation-sys <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ripon Cogeneration, which helps supply energy to homes and businesses throughout most of northern and central California, achieved unprecedented plant performance by replacing its obsolete distributed control system (DCS) with the PlantPAx process automation system from Rockwell Automation. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/cogeneration-plant-reduces-shutdowns-90-percent-plantpax-process-automation-sys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/cogeneration-plant-reduces-shutdowns-90-percent-plantpax-process-automation-sys#comments The Connected Enterprise Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 163221 at http://www.industryweek.com Durable Goods Orders Drop in February http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/durable-goods-orders-drop-february <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Orders for core capital goods, a benchmark for future business investment, lost 1.4%, continuing six straight months of declines. However, shipments, a sign of economic growth, rose slightly by 0.2%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/durable-goods-orders-drop-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/durable-goods-orders-drop-february#comments Competitiveness Inventory Management Finance Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:10:00 +0000 163311 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Taiwan's Acer Swings to Profit After 3 Years of Losses http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/taiwans-acer-swings-profit-after-3-years-losses <div class="field-deck"> Taiwan's Acer Swings to Profit After 3 Years of Losses </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The company started swinging to profit in the first quarter of 2014 following a series of reforms initiated late the previous year by founder Stan Shih.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/taiwans-acer-swings-profit-after-3-years-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/taiwans-acer-swings-profit-after-3-years-losses#comments Budgeting & Reporting Competitiveness Finance Global Economy Supply Chain Technology The Latest Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:22:00 +0000 163301 at http://www.industryweek.com Patrick Lux/Getty Images FuelCell Energy Improves Reliability with New Approach to Its Stationary Fuel Cell Power Plants http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/fuelcell-energy-improves-reliability-new-approach-its-stationary-fuel-cell-powe <div class="field-byline"> This article was originally published on the Rockwell Automation blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Energy costs are the second-highest controllable expense behind labor. As such, major power users are increasingly realizing the value in practical, on-site distributed electric power generation systems with 24/7 availability. Learn how FuelCell Energy tapped intelligent motor control to reliably and cost-effectively convert methane gas into to AC power for use on the power grid. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/fuelcell-energy-improves-reliability-new-approach-its-stationary-fuel-cell-powe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/fuelcell-energy-improves-reliability-new-approach-its-stationary-fuel-cell-powe#comments The Connected Enterprise Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 163191 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A fuel cell power plant produces power through the formation of hydrogen from a source fuel &ndash;most commonly clean natural gas or renewable biogas.</p> Hermès Reports Luxurious Profits, Plan 'Exceptional' Dividend http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/herm-s-reports-luxurious-profits-plan-exceptional-dividend <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>World-famous for its silk scarves and luxury handbags, Hermes logged $942 million in net profits last year, a 9% increase over 2013.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/herm-s-reports-luxurious-profits-plan-exceptional-dividend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/herm-s-reports-luxurious-profits-plan-exceptional-dividend#comments Budgeting & Reporting Competitiveness Planning & Forecasting Finance Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:49:00 +0000 163291 at http://www.industryweek.com Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images Widened Panama Canal Could Begin Operation in April 2016 http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/widened-panama-canal-could-begin-operation-april-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Upgrades began in 2007 and were scheduled to be completed in 2014 for the 100th anniversary of the canal, but the work has seen repeated delays.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/widened-panama-canal-could-begin-operation-april-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/widened-panama-canal-could-begin-operation-april-2016#comments Trade Finance Global Economy The Latest Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:32:00 +0000 163281 at http://www.industryweek.com Graham Chadwick/Getty Images US Lifts Sanctions on Cuba-Linked Shippers, Traders http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-lifts-sanctions-cuba-linked-shippers-traders <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Last week Washington and Havana wrapped up a third round of talks on normalizing relations, which were focused on the path towards reestablishing formal relations and reopening embassies.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-lifts-sanctions-cuba-linked-shippers-traders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-lifts-sanctions-cuba-linked-shippers-traders#comments Competitiveness Trade Finance Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:36:00 +0000 163271 at http://www.industryweek.com Jorge Rey/Getty Images Heinz, Kraft to Merge, Warren Buffett, 3G to Reinvest $10B http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/heinz-kraft-merge-warren-buffett-3g-reinvest-10b <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>3G Capital has been eagerly looking for more acquisition targets after it raised $5 billion for deal-making and now has Kraft Foods in its sights.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/heinz-kraft-merge-warren-buffett-3g-reinvest-10b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/heinz-kraft-merge-warren-buffett-3g-reinvest-10b#comments Competitiveness Growth Strategies Procurement Finance Global Economy Leadership Operations Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:25:00 +0000 163261 at http://www.industryweek.com Tim Boyle/Getty Images Adopting Lean Accounting is Critical to Sustainability http://www.industryweek.com/finance/adopting-lean-accounting-critical-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ever since I attended the Lean Accounting Summit last fall, I have been interested in finding out more about the benefits of lean accounting and why so few companies seem to be adopting it. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/adopting-lean-accounting-critical-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/adopting-lean-accounting-critical-sustainability#comments Change Management Lean / Six-Sigma Finance The Latest Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:17:00 +0000 163201 at http://www.industryweek.com David McNew/Getty Images It's All in the Numbers – KPI Best Practices http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/its-all-numbers-kpi-best-practices <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>These key best practices will ensure that you and your organization will have a productive and successful KPI program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/its-all-numbers-kpi-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/its-all-numbers-kpi-best-practices#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Process Improvement Quality Leadership Operations The Latest Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:50:00 +0000 163061 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock