Quality http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6616/more en 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: Single Piece Flow Spells Success at L.B. Foster Threaded Products http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-single-piece-flow-spells-success-lb-foster-threa <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In Magnolia, Texas, a tight-knit workforce delivers in a truly lean fashion.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-single-piece-flow-spells-success-lb-foster-threa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-single-piece-flow-spells-success-lb-foster-threa#comments Continuous Improvement IndustryWeek Best Plants Quality Leadership The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 609961 at http://www.industryweek.com 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: No Time for Downtime at Intertape Polymer Group http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-no-time-downtime-intertape-polymer-group <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In Danville, Va., a dedicated team of employees keeps operations up and running. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-no-time-downtime-intertape-polymer-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-no-time-downtime-intertape-polymer-group#comments Continuous Improvement Maintenance IndustryWeek Best Plants Quality Teamwork Leadership The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 609951 at http://www.industryweek.com 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: Customer Focus is Key to Firstronic Success http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-customer-focus-key-firstronic-success <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>EMS firm uses responsive lean manufacturing system to become customers’ electronic assembly arm.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-customer-focus-key-firstronic-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-customer-focus-key-firstronic-success#comments Automation Companies & Executives Education / Training IndustryWeek Best Plants Quality Growth Strategies Leadership Operations The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 608551 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A Firstronic&nbsp;employee conducts an in-circuit test of electronic assemblies.</p> Firstronic Renault’s Dieselgate Sends Shares Skidding http://www.industryweek.com/environment/renault-s-dieselgate-sends-shares-skidding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A report claims that the “the entire chain of management” up to the CEO Carlos Ghosn was implicated in the “fraudulent strategies,” though a company official said “Renault doesn’t cheat.”</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/renault-s-dieselgate-sends-shares-skidding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/renault-s-dieselgate-sends-shares-skidding#comments Companies & Executives Environment Quality Global Economy Leadership Operations The Latest Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:41:00 +0000 606801 at http://www.industryweek.com Antoine Antoniol, Getty Images Pollution from Rigged German VWs Could Kill 1,200 http://www.industryweek.com/safety/pollution-rigged-german-vws-could-kill-1200 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Air pollution “doesn’t care about political boundaries. A car in Germany can easily have significant impacts in neighboring countries, especially in densely populated areas such as the European continent.”</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/pollution-rigged-german-vws-could-kill-1200" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/pollution-rigged-german-vws-could-kill-1200#comments Quality Safety Global Economy Operations The Latest Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:40:00 +0000 590161 at http://www.industryweek.com Jack Taylor, Getty Images Increasing Margin on Aftermarket Field Service Work http://www.industryweek.com/technology/increasing-margin-aftermarket-field-service-work <div class="field-byline"> By Christine LaVoi, IFS North America, senior client manager </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>More manufacturers are focusing on aftermarket service as a way to add value to their offering, drive new revenue or replace flagging revenue from products.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/increasing-margin-aftermarket-field-service-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/increasing-margin-aftermarket-field-service-work#comments Quality Operations Technology The Latest Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 589191 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>New technology can make the Industrial IoT a reality even more middle-market companies.</p> Samsung’s Reputation Tanks Among Americans After Note 7 Fiasco http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/samsung-s-reputation-tanks-among-americans-after-note-7-fiasco <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The South Korean giant checked in at No. 49 in the annual Harris Poll rankings of the 100 most visible corporations, down 42 spots from a year ago.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/samsung-s-reputation-tanks-among-americans-after-note-7-fiasco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/samsung-s-reputation-tanks-among-americans-after-note-7-fiasco#comments Companies & Executives Corporate Responsibility Quality Leadership Operations Technology The Latest Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:48:00 +0000 573951 at http://www.industryweek.com David Ramos, Getty Images Takata Forecasts Third Annual Loss After US Settlement http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/takata-forecasts-third-annual-loss-after-us-settlement <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The embattled airbag maker will notch a net loss of more than $560 million for the year through March — close to $740 million below what was expect — in large thanks to settling a criminal investigation.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/takata-forecasts-third-annual-loss-after-us-settlement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/takata-forecasts-third-annual-loss-after-us-settlement#comments Budgeting & Reporting Quality Safety Finance Operations The Latest Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:06:00 +0000 561171 at http://www.industryweek.com Joe Raedle, Getty Images Former VW CEO Piech Returns to Lash Out Over Scandal http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/former-vw-ceo-piech-returns-lash-out-over-scandal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A former Volkswagen CEO and chairman, and still a key shareholder, Piech has rekindled accusations that top managers knew about rigged diesel engines months before the manufacturer admitted it.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/former-vw-ceo-piech-returns-lash-out-over-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/former-vw-ceo-piech-returns-lash-out-over-scandal#comments Companies & Executives Quality Regulations Global Economy Leadership Operations The Latest Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:25:00 +0000 559161 at http://www.industryweek.com Sean Gallup, Getty Images The 2016 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award Winners: Excellence in Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-industryweek-best-plants-award-winners-excellence-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IW salutes six manufacturing facilities across North America that combine talent, technology and operational excellence to deliver winning performances. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-industryweek-best-plants-award-winners-excellence-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-industryweek-best-plants-award-winners-excellence-manufacturing#comments IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo Continuous Improvement Process Improvement IndustryWeek Best Plants Quality Leadership Operations Supply Chain Technology Workforce The Latest Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:30:00 +0000 553971 at http://www.industryweek.com