Workforce en On Lean, Continuous Improvement and Unions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Am I spinning my wheels trying to implement a continuous improvement culture in a union facility? And if your answer is no, where do I begin?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ask the Expert - Lean Leadership Lean / Six-Sigma Corporate Culture Engagement Quality Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:27:00 +0000 156191 at Does Your Culture Reward the Lazy Brain? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>No matter what product or service you sell, says Edward Hess, you must be in the business of learning, and build a culture where lazy thinking is snuffed out and big thinking is encouraged and rewarded.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Change Management Corporate Culture Engagement Product Development Innovation Leadership The Latest Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:53:00 +0000 156061 at Avoiding OSHA Citations: The Best Defense Is (Also) a Good Offense <div class="field-byline"> Stefan Borovina, Goldberg Segalla LLP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The “unpreventable employee misconduct” defense will only be successful if adequate safety practices already existed at the workplace at the time the OSHA citation was issued.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor / Employment Policy Safety Operations Workforce The Latest Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:21:00 +0000 155941 at <p>Stefan Borovina</p> 'Anyone But the Chinese': Madagascar Workers Demand New Masters <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Workers at an embattled Chinese-owned sugar refinery in Madagascar say they are no longer willing to work with the owners and are asking the state to intervene.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor / Employment Policy Workforce The Latest Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:31:00 +0000 155901 at American Manufacturing: Not a New Dawn, But a Welcome Advance <div class="field-byline"> Carol Wingard and Michael Connerty </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Is there a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing afoot? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Competitiveness Intellectual Property Information Technology Global Economy Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:20:00 +0000 155911 at How Production Systems are Like the NFL <div class="field-byline"> Roger Price, CEO, Phase 5 Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While there are lots of factors that contribute to an NFL team’s success (or lack thereof), I want to point toward three specific factors that parallel the production system journey.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lean / Six-Sigma Operations Workforce The Latest Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:17:00 +0000 155751 at Copyright Adam Bettcher, Getty Images Study Shows Manufactured Imports Outpacing Reshoring <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Imports of foreign manufactured goods are outpacing reshoring, according to a new study from A.T. Kearney.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Trade Global Economy Workforce The Latest Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:28:00 +0000 155741 at A.T. Kearney China December Manufacturing Index Falls to 7-month Low <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"The manufacturing slowdown continues in December and points to a weak ending for 2014," according to Qu Hongbin, HSBC's chief economist for China. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Global Economy Workforce The Latest Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:37:00 +0000 155701 at Copyright Feng Li, Getty News Employee Engagement: Getting From “No” to “Yes” <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Cope, founder and CEO, Acumen Learning </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Engaged employees know how to move a company forward. Are your employees engaged?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Culture Engagement Leadership Workforce The Latest Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:47:00 +0000 155671 at Miller Ingenuity Combines Innovation and Lean to Create a Unique Culture <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Miller Ingenuity's culture is built on a focus on its customers and devotion to lean manufacturing and innovation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/inside-california-manufacturing">Inside California Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Lean / Six-Sigma Innovation Operations Workforce Inside California Manufacturing Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:57:00 +0000 155661 at