Leadership http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en 2015 IW Best Plants Conference: Call For Speakers http://www.industryweek.com/callforspeakers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IndustryWeek is inviting speakers to submit proposals for the 2015 IW Best Plants conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/callforspeakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/callforspeakers#comments Change Management Customer Relationships Energy Management Education / Training Inventory Management Lean / Six-Sigma Process Improvement Engagement Maintenance Product Development IW Best Plants Planning & Forecasting Quality Safety Supplier Relationships Teamwork Innovation Leadership Operations Supply Chain Technology Workforce Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:49:00 +0000 35471 at http://www.industryweek.com Workforce and Lean Strategies Help Keep Manufacturer in the US http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/workforce-and-lean-strategies-help-keep-manufacturer-us <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Second of a three-part series. Firstronic CEO John Sammut describes how lean and workforce strategies help grow production in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/workforce-and-lean-strategies-help-keep-manufacturer-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/workforce-and-lean-strategies-help-keep-manufacturer-us#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Growth Strategies Leadership Workforce News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:33:00 +0000 146201 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A Firstronic worker inspects a board that has been conformal coated.</p> Who Says You Can't Manufacture Electronics in the US? http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/who-says-you-cant-manufacture-electronics-us <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Firstronic CEO John Sammut explains his strategy for building an electronics company that manufactures in the U.S.--and exports to Korea, China, Mexico and India.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/who-says-you-cant-manufacture-electronics-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/who-says-you-cant-manufacture-electronics-us#comments Customer Relationships Growth Strategies Leadership News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:07:00 +0000 144861 at http://www.industryweek.com <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> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p><em>We are ... different from the typical contract manufacturer that is chasing any business they can get their hands on.&rdquo;&nbsp; -- John Sammut</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> President &amp; CEO<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Firstronic LLC<br /> <strong>Industry: </strong>Electronics Contract Manufacturing<br /> <strong>Prior Positions:</strong> CEO, Live Sports Radio, LLC; President &amp; CEO, EPIC Technologies, LLC<br /> <strong>Degrees / Honors: BS, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Management </strong>from Lawrence Technological University; <strong>MBA</strong> from INSEAD, the European Institute of International Business<br /> <strong>Ernst &amp; Young Entrepreneur of the Year,</strong> Technology, Midwest Region, 2006</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek Leader of the Week</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> Photo Courtesy of Grand Rapids Business Journal Berkshire Hathaway Fined for Lax Share Purchase Reporting http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/berkshire-hathaway-fined-lax-share-purchase-reporting <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. antitrust officials fine Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway $896,000 for failing to notify regulators ahead of a large securities acquisition in December 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/berkshire-hathaway-fined-lax-share-purchase-reporting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/berkshire-hathaway-fined-lax-share-purchase-reporting#comments Companies & Executives Global Economy News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 146121 at http://www.industryweek.com It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane … No, It’s Bipartisanship http://www.industryweek.com/blog/it-s-bird-it-s-plane-no-it-s-bipartisanship <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Could manufacturing have prompted a rare display of bipartisanship in Washington?</p> <p>Turns out the answer is yes. A group of seven senators, led by Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., has sent a letter to the Government Accounting Office asking it to analyze federal manufacturing policies and provide recommendations for improvement.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/it-s-bird-it-s-plane-no-it-s-bipartisanship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/it-s-bird-it-s-plane-no-it-s-bipartisanship#comments Public Policy Leadership The Global Manufacturer Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:29:00 +0000 146111 at http://www.industryweek.com Customer Service – Is It an Oxymoron? http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/customer-service-it-oxymoron <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“Under promise, over deliver” should be the norm rather than the exception. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/customer-service-it-oxymoron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/customer-service-it-oxymoron#comments Customer Relationships Corporate Culture Leadership Supply Chain News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:19:00 +0000 146101 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright iStock, Thinkstock Beyond Efficiency: Using IT to Drive New Manufacturing Revenue http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/beyond-efficiency-using-it-drive-new-manufacturing-revenue <div class="field-byline"> Matt Reilly </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Disruptive technology, far from being an overwhelming threat to incumbent manufacturers, can become their route to continued competitiveness and new revenue streams.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/beyond-efficiency-using-it-drive-new-manufacturing-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/beyond-efficiency-using-it-drive-new-manufacturing-revenue#comments Competitiveness Growth Strategies Information Technology Leadership Technology News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:24:00 +0000 146041 at http://www.industryweek.com Kennametal CEO Cardoso Retiring http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/kennametal-ceo-cardoso-retiring <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"Carlos Cardoso has served well as a strong leader through an important time in the company’s history," said Kennametal Lead Director William R. Newlin, chairman of Newlin Investment LLC.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/kennametal-ceo-cardoso-retiring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/kennametal-ceo-cardoso-retiring#comments Companies & Executives Leadership News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:12:00 +0000 145991 at http://www.industryweek.com Lean Leaders Need to Ask Why http://www.industryweek.com/blog/lean-leaders-need-ask-why-0 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Going and seeing and asking why incessantly is critical to effective leadership. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/lean-leadership-ways">Lean Leadership Ways</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/lean-leaders-need-ask-why-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/lean-leaders-need-ask-why-0#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Leadership Operations Supply Chain Lean Leadership Ways Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 145931 at http://www.industryweek.com Declining FDI into China Not Linked to Foreign Company Probes, Officials Say http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/declining-fdi-china-not-linked-foreign-company-probes-officials-say <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Foreign direct investment -- which excludes investment in financial sectors -- fell 16.95% in the month to $7.81 billion, the commerce ministry said, its lowest since July 2012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/declining-fdi-china-not-linked-foreign-company-probes-officials-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/declining-fdi-china-not-linked-foreign-company-probes-officials-say#comments Competitiveness Growth Strategies Finance Global Economy News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:27:00 +0000 145921 at http://www.industryweek.com