Companies & Executives http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en P&G to Ditch Duracell as Battery Business Drains Q1 Earnings http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/pg-ditch-duracell-battery-business-drains-q1-earnings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The biggest factor behind Procter & Gamble's lower earnings was a $932 million one-time charge to write down the value of the Duracell battery business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/pg-ditch-duracell-battery-business-drains-q1-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/pg-ditch-duracell-battery-business-drains-q1-earnings#comments Companies & Executives Finance Leadership News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:42:00 +0000 151591 at http://www.industryweek.com When Finance Runs the Factory http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/when-finance-runs-factory <div class="field-byline"> William Levinson, principal, Levinson Productivity Systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Henry Ford warned more than 90 years ago that financial performance metrics that drive dysfunctional operational behavior are more dangerous to manufacturers than poor quality. Here's why.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/when-finance-runs-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/when-finance-runs-factory#comments Companies & Executives Inventory Management Lean / Six-Sigma Finance Leadership Operations Supply Chain News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:00 +0000 151541 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Microsoft Q1 Revenues Rise on Cloud Services, Xbox http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/microsoft-q1-revenues-rise-cloud-services-xbox <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Xbox sales more than doubled in the quarter, which saw the console released in 28 new markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/microsoft-q1-revenues-rise-cloud-services-xbox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/microsoft-q1-revenues-rise-cloud-services-xbox#comments Companies & Executives Leadership Technology News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:24:00 +0000 151531 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Rich Polk, Getty Images Caterpillar Cites Operational Strength for Strong Quarterly Earnings http://www.industryweek.com/finance/caterpillar-cites-operational-strength-strong-quarterly-earnings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>NEW YORK -- Caterpillar (IW 500/23) reported Thursday sharply improved earnings for the third quarter despite slower global economic growth.</p> <p>Caterpillar, maker of a wide range of construction, machinery and mining equipment, said third-quarter net profit rose eight percent from a year ago to $1.02 billion.</p> <p>Excluding restructuring costs, earnings per share were $1.72, far above analyst expectations of roughly $1.35 per share.</p> <p>Sales and revenues rose 1% to $13.55 billion.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/caterpillar-cites-operational-strength-strong-quarterly-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/caterpillar-cites-operational-strength-strong-quarterly-earnings#comments Companies & Executives Finance Leadership News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:25:00 +0000 151441 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright Scott Olson, Getty Images</em></p> Thalidomide Manufacturer Wins Appeal in Spain Compensation Case http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/thalidomide-manufacturer-wins-appeal-spain-compensation-case <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Madrid's provincial court said the statute of limitations for the case against German pharmaceutical company Grunenthal had expired.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/thalidomide-manufacturer-wins-appeal-spain-compensation-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/thalidomide-manufacturer-wins-appeal-spain-compensation-case#comments Companies & Executives Public Policy Global Economy Leadership News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:25:00 +0000 151421 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock J&J Aiming to Produce 1 Million Doses of Ebola Vaccine in 2015 http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/jj-aiming-produce-1-million-doses-ebola-vaccine-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Janssen, a unit of J&J, plans to produce more than one million doses of the vaccine regimen in 2015, and 250,000 of them are expected to be released for broad application in clinical trials by next May.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/jj-aiming-produce-1-million-doses-ebola-vaccine-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/jj-aiming-produce-1-million-doses-ebola-vaccine-2015#comments Companies & Executives Safety Leadership News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:09:00 +0000 151371 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Photo Courtesy of J&amp;J</em></p> Michigan Joins the Fight Against Tesla http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/michigan-joins-fight-against-tesla <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The law effectively bans Tesla, which uses a direct-to-consumer business model, from selling vehicles in the state.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/michigan-joins-fight-against-tesla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/michigan-joins-fight-against-tesla#comments Companies & Executives Regulations Transportation Leadership News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:53:00 +0000 151361 at http://www.industryweek.com Bill Pugliano, Getty Images Total Names New Bosses as Russia Probes Fatal CEO Plane Crash http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/total-names-new-bosses-russia-probes-fatal-ceo-plane-crash <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Thierry Desmarest, who had once prepared De Margerie for the top job, now appears to have been asked to do the same for newly named chief executive Philippe Pouyanne, who currently heads the refining and chemicals division.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/total-names-new-bosses-russia-probes-fatal-ceo-plane-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/total-names-new-bosses-russia-probes-fatal-ceo-plane-crash#comments Companies & Executives News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:31:00 +0000 151321 at http://www.industryweek.com Francois Durand, Getty Images Activist Investor Loeb Tells Amgen to Consider Breakup http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/activist-investor-loeb-tells-amgen-consider-breakup <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Billionaire activist investor Daniel Loeb successfully pressed for shakeups at Yahoo and other leading companies, and in May reached a deal with Sotheby's to join the board of the auction house after faulting management for weak strategy and excessive spending.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/activist-investor-loeb-tells-amgen-consider-breakup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/activist-investor-loeb-tells-amgen-consider-breakup#comments Companies & Executives Finance Leadership News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:35:00 +0000 151311 at http://www.industryweek.com Fujifilm Boosting Supply of Ebola Drug http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/fujifilm-boosting-supply-ebola-drug <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"If this clinical trial shows the efficacy and safety of Avigan tablets as treatment (for the Ebola virus), Fujifilm is expected to receive requests to provide the products for large-scale clinical use," the company said.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/fujifilm-boosting-supply-ebola-drug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/fujifilm-boosting-supply-ebola-drug#comments Companies & Executives Safety Leadership News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:39:00 +0000 151221 at http://www.industryweek.com