Leadership http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Capture a Composite Picture of the IndustryWeek Best Plants Winners and Finalists http://www.industryweek.com/datasheet/capture-composite-picture-industryweek-best-plants-winners-and-finalists <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/capture-composite-picture-industryweek-best-plants-winners-and-finalists" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="The IndustryWeek Best Plants 2014 Statistical Profile" src="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/IndustryWeek-Best-Plants-Statistical-Profile-promo.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div></div>The information contained in this nearly 70-page, data-packed Statistical Profile presents a composite picture of INDUSTRYWEEK’s Best Plants winners and finalists for the past five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/datasheet/capture-composite-picture-industryweek-best-plants-winners-and-finalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compensation Strategies IW Best Practices Reports Education / Training Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement Maintenance IndustryWeek Best Plants Labor / Employment Policy Quality Recruiting / Retention Safety Strategic Planning & Execution Teamwork Leadership Operations Resources Workforce Gold Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:07:00 +0000 170891 at http://www.industryweek.com US Auto Sales Steady in June as First Six Months Shine http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/us-auto-sales-steady-june-first-six-months-shine <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“We just wrapped up the U.S. auto industry’s best six months in a decade, driven by strong demand for pickups and crossovers,” said Kurt McNeil, head of sales at General Motors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/us-auto-sales-steady-june-first-six-months-shine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/us-auto-sales-steady-june-first-six-months-shine#comments Companies & Executives Finance The Latest Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:59:00 +0000 170901 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Joe Raedle, Getty Images What You Need to Know About the Internet of Things, and Why http://www.industryweek.com/technology/what-you-need-know-about-internet-things-and-why <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If you think your business will not be affected by the Internet of Things (IoT), think again. Here's why.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/what-you-need-know-about-internet-things-and-why" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/what-you-need-know-about-internet-things-and-why#comments Automation The Connected Enterprise Information Technology Machine Tools Systems Integration Leadership Technology The Latest Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:16:00 +0000 170871 at http://www.industryweek.com Nike Founder Phil Knight to Step Down http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/nike-founder-phil-knight-step-down <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Knight said he planned to stay involved with Nike.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/nike-founder-phil-knight-step-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/nike-founder-phil-knight-step-down#comments Companies & Executives Leadership The Latest Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:13:00 +0000 170861 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Nike Chairman Phil Knight</p> Copyright Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images US Toyota Exec in Japan Resigns over Drug Arrest http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/us-toyota-exec-japan-resigns-over-drug-arrest <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Julie Hamp was taken into custody last month for importing a controlled substance without permission.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/us-toyota-exec-japan-resigns-over-drug-arrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/us-toyota-exec-japan-resigns-over-drug-arrest#comments Companies & Executives Leadership The Latest Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:34:00 +0000 170851 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Managing Contradictory Goals http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/managing-contradictory-goals <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Managers should do what is best for the overall business, regardless of whether this means they will underachieve in one of their performance goal areas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/managing-contradictory-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/managing-contradictory-goals#comments Ideaxchange Procurement Supplier Relationships Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:41:00 +0000 170841 at http://www.industryweek.com What Comes After a Gemba Walk? http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/what-comes-after-gemba-walk <div class="field-byline"> Bill Kirkpatrick, Senior Lean Expert, Life Cycle Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Going on a Gemba walk is an opportunity to capture topics and concerns pertaining to how effective your facility (factory or office) is performing from a shop-floor perspective. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/what-comes-after-gemba-walk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/what-comes-after-gemba-walk#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Leadership Operations The Latest Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:56:00 +0000 170781 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock Freudenberg's Guide to Manufacturing Longevity http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/freudenbergs-guide-manufacturing-longevity <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Freudenberg chief executive Mohsen Sohi shares his thoughts on leadership, manufacturing as a profession, talent management and diversity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/freudenbergs-guide-manufacturing-longevity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/freudenbergs-guide-manufacturing-longevity#comments Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Operations Technology The Latest Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:58:00 +0000 170701 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>Engineers make a very valuable contribution to society - they are able to live their creativity and help provide answers to tomorrow&rsquo;s most pressing problems.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Mohsen Sohi</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Speaker of the Board of Management<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Freudenberg SE</p> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Speaker of the Management Board<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Freudenberg &amp; Co. KG</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-leader-week" target="_blank">IndustryWeek</a><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-leader-week" target="_blank"> 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> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> 13 Early Warning Signs That Your Business Strategy Must Change http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/13-early-warning-signs-your-business-strategy-must-change <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Look beyond the financials for early signs that you must change your business strategy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/13-early-warning-signs-your-business-strategy-must-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/13-early-warning-signs-your-business-strategy-must-change#comments Change Management Competitiveness Strategic Planning & Execution Global Economy Leadership The Latest Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000 170731 at http://www.industryweek.com String of Cargo Disasters Puts Pressure on Space Industry http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/string-cargo-disasters-puts-pressure-space-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The explosion of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday also raised new questions about whether U.S. rockets are safe enough to start launching astronauts to space as planned in 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/string-cargo-disasters-puts-pressure-space-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/string-cargo-disasters-puts-pressure-space-industry#comments Companies & Executives The Latest Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 170721 at http://www.industryweek.com NASA Kennedy Space Center