Leadership http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en US Manufacturers Need Flexible Operations to Secure Their Future http://www.industryweek.com/technology/us-manufacturers-need-flexible-operations-secure-their-future <div class="field-byline"> Cv Ramachandran, managing director, Accenture Strategy </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Given the continued proliferation of customer needs and tastes, emerging new technologies and rising instability in geo-politics and weather patterns, instilling greater flexibility in operations will be essential to a successful future for manufacturing companies.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/us-manufacturers-need-flexible-operations-secure-their-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/us-manufacturers-need-flexible-operations-secure-their-future#comments Education / Training Growth Strategies Information Technology Robotics Operations Technology News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:01:00 +0000 148831 at http://www.industryweek.com Ditching Coal a Massive Step to Climate Goal http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ditching-coal-massive-step-climate-goal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The world's nations have been arguing for more than two decades over how to share the burden of cutting carbon emissions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ditching-coal-massive-step-climate-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ditching-coal-massive-step-climate-goal#comments Global Economy Leadership Operations News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:48:00 +0000 148821 at http://www.industryweek.com Carsten Koall, Getty Images Who Will Lead Nissan? Defections Ignite Questions About Next CEO http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/who-will-lead-nissan-defections-ignite-questions-about-next-ceo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Speculation about Nissan's future hit a fever pitch after the resignation of Andy Palmer, a widely respected Ghosn lieutenant, who took up the top job at British sports car maker Aston Martin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/who-will-lead-nissan-defections-ignite-questions-about-next-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/who-will-lead-nissan-defections-ignite-questions-about-next-ceo#comments Change Management Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Leadership News Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:06:00 +0000 148771 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Mario Tama, Getty Images Nissan Dismisses Rumors It Will Reduce Electric Car Battery Production in US http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/nissan-dismisses-rumors-it-will-reduce-electric-car-battery-production-us <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"The Renault-Nissan Alliance remains 100 percent committed to its industry-leading EV program," spokesman Travis Parman said. "This global commitment continues for the foreseeable future, and we have not taken any decision whatsoever to modify battery sourcing allocation." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/nissan-dismisses-rumors-it-will-reduce-electric-car-battery-production-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/nissan-dismisses-rumors-it-will-reduce-electric-car-battery-production-us#comments Companies & Executives Planning & Forecasting Procurement Strategic Planning & Execution Leadership Operations Supply Chain News Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:16:00 +0000 148761 at http://www.industryweek.com Nissan Google to Boost Android Encryption, Joining Apple http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/google-boost-android-encryption-joining-apple <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Google and Apple are among Internet titans intent on firming up trust shaken by revelations of massive online spying by U.S. officials and by the recent hacking of celebrity iCloud accounts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/google-boost-android-encryption-joining-apple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/google-boost-android-encryption-joining-apple#comments Companies & Executives Leadership Technology News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:13:00 +0000 148751 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan, Getty Images US Grand Jury Indicts 7 in Conspiracy to Fix Prices of Auto Parts http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/us-grand-jury-indicts-7-conspiracy-fix-prices-auto-parts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Three executives from Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and four executives from Hitachi Automotive Systems face up to 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine, with the possibility of doubling the fine. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/us-grand-jury-indicts-7-conspiracy-fix-prices-auto-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/us-grand-jury-indicts-7-conspiracy-fix-prices-auto-parts#comments Corporate Responsibility Supplier Relationships Leadership News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:21:00 +0000 148681 at http://www.industryweek.com MSC Scours the Industrial 'Attic' for $100 Billion in Waste http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/msc-scours-industrial-attic-100-billion-waste <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After the recession, manufacturers put increased scrutiny on improving productivity and slashing inventory costs. National distributor MSC Industrial Supply says it is on a mission to help them do both.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/msc-scours-industrial-attic-100-billion-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/msc-scours-industrial-attic-100-billion-waste#comments IMTS Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Procurement Global Economy Operations News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:11:00 +0000 148661 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Attendees at the 2014 IMTS trade show crowd the booth of MSC Industrial Supply, a company with deep roots in metalworking and manufacturing.</p> MSC Industrial Supply Co. UnConference: A Meeting of Innovative Minds http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/unconference-meeting-innovative-minds <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“The conference is an opportunity for the unexpected to happen,” explains Scot Tutkovics of Rockwell Automation. “We could discover some connections, partnership or pairings that we wouldn’t have experienced in our regular daily operations.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/unconference-meeting-innovative-minds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/unconference-meeting-innovative-minds#comments Expansion Management Leadership News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:03:00 +0000 148621 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The UnConference will take place at the new Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.&nbsp;</p> How to Detect Organizational Cancer and Promote Business Excellence http://www.industryweek.com/quality/how-detect-organizational-cancer-and-promote-business-excellence <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It's important that companies give themselves an objective annual checkup to determine the health of their organization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/quality/how-detect-organizational-cancer-and-promote-business-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/quality/how-detect-organizational-cancer-and-promote-business-excellence#comments Quality Finance Leadership Operations News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 148591 at http://www.industryweek.com Without Execution There Is No Strategy http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/without-execution-there-no-strategy <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Miller </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Since you have taken my <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/determining-best-profit-levers-pull">profit margin assessment</a>, you know which areas of your organization will provide you with the biggest and the best opportunities for growth and increased profitability. Now you have to do something about it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/without-execution-there-no-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/without-execution-there-no-strategy#comments Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Teamwork Leadership News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:02:00 +0000 148561 at http://www.industryweek.com Andrew Miller