Leadership http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Why Your Improvement Efforts Aren’t Driving Better Results: The Façade of Lean and Six Sigma http://www.industryweek.com/lean-and-six-sigma <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Don't expect a positive ROI from your lean and Six Sigma investments if they are nothing but a pretty picture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-and-six-sigma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-and-six-sigma#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement Teamwork Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Tue, 26 May 2015 17:30:00 +0000 168061 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock Apple Designer Jony Ive Rises to Steve Jobs-Like Role http://www.industryweek.com/change-management/apple-designer-jony-ive-rises-steve-jobs-role <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"His new role is a reflection of the scope of work he has been doing at Apple for some time," Apple chief executive Tim Cook said in the memo to employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/change-management/apple-designer-jony-ive-rises-steve-jobs-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/change-management/apple-designer-jony-ive-rises-steve-jobs-role#comments Change Management Companies & Executives Digital Tools The Latest Tue, 26 May 2015 17:09:00 +0000 168151 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images ABB: Building Robots and the US Economy http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/abb-building-robots-and-us-economy <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>In what still feels to many like a tentative U.S. manufacturing recovery, there was plenty of rejoicing in Auburn Hills, Mich., as ABB opened a new robotics factory. ABB company brass were joined at the opening ceremony on May 20 by a host of local and state government officials, U.S. and Swiss ambassadors, a deputy secretary at the Commerce Department and many others.</p> <p>ABB leaders stressed that the company was committed to investing in the United States.</p></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/robotics/abb-building-robots-and-us-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/abb-building-robots-and-us-economy#comments Companies & Executives Strategic Siting Robotics Global Economy Leadership Technology The Latest Tue, 26 May 2015 15:55:00 +0000 167931 at http://www.industryweek.com DOC's Chief Economist: Looking Out for Manufacturing's Little Guy http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/docs-chief-economist-looking-out-manufacturings-little-guy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How to ensure a bright future for U.S. manufacturing? Commit to strengthening small manufacturers and pay high-skilled workers what they're worth, says Susan Helper of the U.S. Department of Commerce. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/docs-chief-economist-looking-out-manufacturings-little-guy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/docs-chief-economist-looking-out-manufacturings-little-guy#comments Manufacturing Leader of the Week Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 25 May 2015 03:22:00 +0000 168051 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/uploads/2014/08/openquote-iw.png") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>I think we have a real opportunity to revitalize manufacturing, driven by relative increases in costs.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Susan Helper</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Chief Economist<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>U.S. Department of Commerce<br /> <strong>Prior Position</strong>: Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics (on leave), Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-leader-week" target="_blank">Manufacturing Leader of the Week</a></strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> <hr /> Increase Profits by Creating Closer Customer Connections http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/increase-profits-creating-closer-customer-connections <div class="field-byline"> Shawn Casemore </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How to get a closer connection with your customer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/increase-profits-creating-closer-customer-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/increase-profits-creating-closer-customer-connections#comments Customer Relationships Product Development Growth Strategies Innovation Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 22 May 2015 17:30:00 +0000 167981 at http://www.industryweek.com Global Product Design Competition Selects 80 "Best of the Best" Winners [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/global-product-design-competition-selects-80-best-best-winners-slideshow <div class="field-byline"> Patricia Panchak &amp; Bill Szilagy </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Eighty-one products, from 4,928 entries, earn the international "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015" in the competition's 60th anniversary year.</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/product-development/global-product-design-competition-selects-80-best-best-winners-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/global-product-design-competition-selects-80-best-best-winners-slideshow#comments Product Development Research & Development Growth Strategies Global Economy Innovation Leadership Technology None The Latest Thu, 21 May 2015 19:30:00 +0000 167841 at http://www.industryweek.com Pop Quiz: Test Your Manufacturing Knowledge 2.0 http://www.industryweek.com/operations/pop-quiz-test-your-manufacturing-knowledge-20 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div> Take this short (10 question) quiz to find out the extent of your manufacturing expertise.</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/operations/pop-quiz-test-your-manufacturing-knowledge-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/operations/pop-quiz-test-your-manufacturing-knowledge-20#comments Global Economy Innovation Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Thu, 21 May 2015 14:15:00 +0000 158741 at http://www.industryweek.com How American Workers Became Disengaged http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/how-american-workers-became-disengaged <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The causes and consequences of a disengaged workforce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/how-american-workers-became-disengaged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/how-american-workers-became-disengaged#comments Compensation Strategies Ideaxchange Engagement Growth Strategies Recruiting / Retention Strategic Planning & Execution Leadership Workforce The Latest Wed, 20 May 2015 18:10:00 +0000 167711 at http://www.industryweek.com Renault Pursues Growth in India, Launches New Budget Car http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/renault-pursues-growth-india-launches-new-budget-car <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Kwid will go on sale in the second half of the year, priced at 300,000 rupees ($4,700).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/renault-pursues-growth-india-launches-new-budget-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/renault-pursues-growth-india-launches-new-budget-car#comments Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Innovation Leadership The Latest Wed, 20 May 2015 12:52:00 +0000 167821 at http://www.industryweek.com Renault Marketing 3D-Commerce Turkey Auto Workers Strike at Ford Factory http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/turkey-auto-workers-strike-ford-factory <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The factories of Renault and Fiat in Turkey have been ground to a halt in the past few days by a strike for higher pay, and have also been joined by several auto parts manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/turkey-auto-workers-strike-ford-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/turkey-auto-workers-strike-ford-factory#comments Companies & Executives Labor / Employment Policy Leadership Workforce The Latest Wed, 20 May 2015 12:19:00 +0000 167811 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Justin Sullivan, Getty Images