Corporate Culture en Hiring for the Factory Floor -- Are Hard Skills or Soft Skills More Important? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Because skills in certain technical areas are often in short supply, you may be better off hiring a smart, trainable person who thinks and behaves in a way that fits your culture.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ask the Expert - Lean Leadership Lean / Six-Sigma Corporate Culture Recruiting / Retention The Latest Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:08:00 +0000 574011 at From the Factory Floor to the Boardroom: What I’ve Learned in Manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Bonnie Spencer Swayze, President and CEO, Alliance Rubber Co. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bonnie Spencer Swayze began her career in manufacturing as a teenager in her father's factory. She shares a lifetime of "insider knowledge" about how to run a successful manufacturing enterprise. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Corporate Culture Leadership The Latest Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:31:00 +0000 569081 at Boycott Culture Forces CEOs to Walk Tightrope in Trump Era <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc., Starbucks Corp., Nike Inc., Uber Technologies Inc., Under Armour Inc. and Kellogg Co. are just some of the companies that have faced the wrath of infuriated consumers on both sides in the past year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Culture The Latest Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:16:00 +0000 567101 at VW CEO Slams Infighting as Spat Escalates Over Worker Agreement <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A fresh spat with labor leaders at the VW brand raised questions over a planned overhaul at the carmaker’s biggest unit only three months after a landmark agreement to slash costs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Corporate Culture Leadership Workforce The Latest Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:53:00 +0000 562461 at <p>Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Matthias Mueller</p> Copyright Carsten Koall, Getty Images Is Your Team Trusting or Just Polite? <div class="field-byline"> Ben Bryant, Director, CEO Learning Center, IMD </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With corporate failures such as VW or Wells Fargo dominating the headlines, how many could have been avoided if more trust had been achieved across management?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Culture Leadership The Latest Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:56:00 +0000 561261 at Fraud?! German Prosecutors Probing Former VW CEO <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If former CEO Martin Winterkorn knew about the Volkswagen emissions cheating earlier than he claimed and colluded in covering it up, the company’s legal bills could skyrocket past even the tens of billions of dollars and euros it has already paid.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Corporate Culture Corporate Responsibility Environment Global Economy Leadership The Latest Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:20:00 +0000 540381 at Sean Gallup, Getty Images Mentorship: Leadership for the 21st Century <div class="field-byline"> Shawn Casemore, President and Founder, Casemore and Co. Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>For a better educated workforce, practicing an outdated style of leadership dating back to the pre-industrial age is simply ineffective.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Culture Leadership The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000 529251 at The 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Boston Consulting Group has released its 11th annual list of the world's most innovative companies. Check out what company tops the list.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Corporate Culture Innovation The Latest Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:30:00 +0000 521221 at Mitsubishi on the Hot Seat as Japan Rethinks Culture of Long Work Hours <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While long working hours were previously praised as a trait of a hard-working, disciplined worker, perceptions are changing.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Culture Labor / Employment Policy Global Economy Leadership Workforce The Latest Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:08:00 +0000 520871 at Getty Images Mentoring and Technology Offer a Healthy Outlook for J&J <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Kathy Wengel leads J&J's supply chain through a technology transformation while raising the profile of women in leadership roles.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital Tools Corporate Culture Manufacturing Leader of the Week Supply Chain Workforce IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Tue, 03 Jan 2017 03:44:00 +0000 504381 at <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("") 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>Technology is dramatically changing the landscape of what&rsquo;s possible for us.</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Kathy Wengel</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Worldwide Vice President, Supply Chain/Chief Supply Chain Officer</p> <p><strong>Organization: </strong>Johnson &amp; Johnson<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Education:</strong> BSE in civil engineering and operations research, Princeton University</p> <p><strong>Honors: </strong>Women of Excellence Award (2015), National Association of Female Executives; AWESOME Legendary Leadership Award, AWESOME (Achieving Women&#39;s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management &amp; Education); Thinkers &amp; Movers Award, DSC Logistics</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="" 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 />