Education / Training http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6627/more en Top 10 US Supply Chain Schools of 2015 http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/top-10-us-supply-chain-schools-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>This slideshow profiles 10 U.S. university programs that excel at developing supply chain talent. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/top-10-us-supply-chain-schools-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/top-10-us-supply-chain-schools-2015#comments Education / Training Logistics Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:02:00 +0000 173451 at http://www.industryweek.com In 'True North,' Bill George Points to the Leadership Gold Standard http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/true-north-bill-george-points-leadership-gold-standard <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Want to become an effective leader of a sustainable business. The path starts with a better understanding of yourself.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/true-north-bill-george-points-leadership-gold-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/true-north-bill-george-points-leadership-gold-standard#comments Companies & Executives Education / Training Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week The Latest Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:05:00 +0000 174241 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <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> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>The hardest thing we have to do in business is to see yourself as others see you.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Bill George, author, Discover Your True North</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Senior Fellow<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Harvard Business School<br /> <strong>Executive Experience</strong>: former Chairman and CEO, Medtronic</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-leader-week" 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 /> Why Lean Training and Development Matter http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/why-lean-training-and-development-matter <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If Lean training is treated as just a “one off” type of event, it won’t provide much benefit to the company in the long run.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/why-lean-training-and-development-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/why-lean-training-and-development-matter#comments Ideaxchange Education / Training Lean / Six-Sigma Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:47:00 +0000 173261 at http://www.industryweek.com Wavebreakmedia Ltd / Thinkstock Toyota Kata Delivers Lean Improvements at La-Z-Boy http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/toyota-kata-delivers-lean-improvements-la-z-boy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Furniture maker La-Z-Boy turns to Toyota kata to give its lean initiatives a boost. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/toyota-kata-delivers-lean-improvements-la-z-boy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/toyota-kata-delivers-lean-improvements-la-z-boy#comments Change Management Education / Training Lean / Six-Sigma IndustryWeek Best Plants Operations Gold The Latest Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:47:00 +0000 172831 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>In 2011 La-Z-Boy began introducing Toyota kata at both its Dayton, Tenn., location (shown here) and a facility in Siloam Springs, Ark.</p> Skills Shortage Ahead for Aircraft Technicians http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/skills-shortage-ahead-aircraft-technicians <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The additional staff will be needed to run a projected 38,000 new aircraft added to the global fleet over the next 20 years, Boeing said. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a 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+0000 171951 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Students at Fisher Middle School in South Carolina work on a project with mentors from Sage Automotive Interiors, one of 12 companies involved in a collaborative mentorship program with the school.</p> India Plans Skills Training for 400 Million Workers http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/india-plans-skills-training-400-million-workers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The government put the workforce shortage at around 110 million, in industries including textile manufacturing and retail. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/india-plans-skills-training-400-million-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/india-plans-skills-training-400-million-workers#comments Education / Training The Latest Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:15:00 +0000 171731 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images US, Switzerland Partner Up on Apprenticeships http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/us-switzerland-partner-apprenticeships <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Alongside Thursday's agreement, 10 Swiss companies, including Burkhardt Compression, Mercuria Energy and ABB announced plans for new apprenticeship programs in the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/us-switzerland-partner-apprenticeships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/us-switzerland-partner-apprenticeships#comments Education / Training The Latest Thu, 09 Jul 2015 21:01:00 +0000 171371 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Capture a Composite Picture of the IndustryWeek Best Plants Winners and Finalists http://www.industryweek.com/datasheet/capture-composite-picture-industryweek-best-plants-winners-and-finalists <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/capture-composite-picture-industryweek-best-plants-winners-and-finalists" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="The IndustryWeek Best Plants 2014 Statistical Profile" src="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/IndustryWeek-Best-Plants-Statistical-Profile-promo.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div></div>The information contained in this nearly 70-page, data-packed Statistical Profile presents a composite picture of INDUSTRYWEEK’s Best Plants winners and finalists for the past five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/datasheet/capture-composite-picture-industryweek-best-plants-winners-and-finalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compensation Strategies IW Best Practices Reports Education / Training Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement Maintenance IndustryWeek Best Plants Labor / Employment Policy Quality Recruiting / Retention Safety Strategic Planning & Execution Teamwork Leadership Operations Resources Workforce Gold Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:07:00 +0000 170891 at http://www.industryweek.com Low Graduation Rates Could Hurt Skills Gap Partner http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/low-graduation-rates-could-hurt-skills-gap-partner <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Low graduation rates could hurt funding for a school that's helping draft a major advanced manufacturing program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/low-graduation-rates-could-hurt-skills-gap-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/low-graduation-rates-could-hurt-skills-gap-partner#comments Education / Training The Latest Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:42:00 +0000 170831 at http://www.industryweek.com