Process Improvement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6634/more en The Transformation of a Century-Old US Manufacturing Company http://www.industryweek.com/change-management/transformation-century-old-us-manufacturing-company <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Over 100 years and several transformations, Briggs & Stratton adapted to new economic challenges. Here's how.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/change-management/transformation-century-old-us-manufacturing-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/change-management/transformation-century-old-us-manufacturing-company#comments Change Management Companies & Executives Process Improvement News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:52:00 +0000 148341 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Briggs &amp; Stratton CEO Todd Teske</p> 2015 IW Best Plants Conference: Call For Speakers http://www.industryweek.com/callforspeakers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IndustryWeek is inviting speakers to submit proposals for the 2015 IW Best Plants conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/callforspeakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/callforspeakers#comments Change Management Customer Relationships Energy Management Education / Training Inventory Management Lean / Six-Sigma Process Improvement Engagement Maintenance Product Development IW Best Plants Planning & Forecasting Quality Safety Supplier Relationships Teamwork Innovation Leadership Operations Supply Chain Technology Workforce Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:49:00 +0000 35471 at http://www.industryweek.com The Growth Equation: Upping Your Market Impact http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-upping-your-market-impact <div class="field-byline"> Mike Dalton </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Smart investments in innovation starts with shoring up your execution and then understanding your customers' needs better.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-upping-your-market-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-upping-your-market-impact#comments Process Improvement Product Development Innovation News Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:35:00 +0000 147211 at http://www.industryweek.com New Ways to Improve: 7 Simple Innovation Tools http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/new-ways-improve-7-simple-innovation-tools <div class="field-byline"> Renee Snell, Principal, BMGI </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Are your improvement initiatives feeling stale? Incorporating innovation tools will help you generate potential, novel solutions and ultimately improve your process, product or service. Here are seven simple, effective innovation tools that you can apply in your next project. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/new-ways-improve-7-simple-innovation-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/new-ways-improve-7-simple-innovation-tools#comments Process Improvement Operations Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:16:00 +0000 146141 at http://www.industryweek.com The Growth Equation: Driving Faster Time-to-Revenue for New Products http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/growth-equation-driving-faster-time-revenue-new-products <div class="field-byline"> Mike Dalton </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The previous two articles in this series introduced the levers of <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-four-levers-increasing-your-innovation-throughput"><u>Frequency</u></a> and <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-how-predictability-helps-product-innovation"><u>Predictability</u></a> as part of the Growth Equation. So now let's take a look at the third lever&mdash;faster Time-to-Revenue.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/growth-equation-driving-faster-time-revenue-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/growth-equation-driving-faster-time-revenue-new-products#comments Process Improvement Product Development Innovation News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:50:00 +0000 145961 at http://www.industryweek.com Converse: How Innovation Should Work http://www.industryweek.com/all-star-innovation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Real innovation only takes place in an environment open enough to recognize good ideas when they occur and brave enough to break the rules to make them happen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/all-star-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/all-star-innovation#comments Process Improvement Product Development Innovation Gold News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 144361 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A Whole New Sole: Converse re-wrote 100 years of tradition in just 22 days to come up with the marbelized rubber of its new Chuck Taylors. The secret? Open innovation.</p> Nike Proposed E-Labeling Act a Homerun for Internet of Things http://www.industryweek.com/technology/proposed-e-labeling-act-homerun-internet-things <div class="field-byline"> Alan McQuinn, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The E-labeling Act, a modest step to lower costs, improve product design and promote the Internet of Things.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/proposed-e-labeling-act-homerun-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/proposed-e-labeling-act-homerun-internet-things#comments Process Improvement Technology News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:07:00 +0000 143921 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><span style="line-height: 20px; font-size: 12px">Etching 17 characters into a phone might not seem like a Herculean feat, but as wireless devices have proliferated and shrunk in size, many manufacturers have been forced to buy increasingly expensive equipment and invest more design time into placing the label.&nbsp;</span></p> The Growth Equation: How Predictability Helps Product Innovation http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-how-predictability-helps-product-innovation <div class="field-byline"> Mike Dalton </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Improving predictability in your product development process will help eliminate the biggest driver of cost overruns. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-how-predictability-helps-product-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-how-predictability-helps-product-innovation#comments Process Improvement Product Development Innovation News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:09:00 +0000 143811 at http://www.industryweek.com The Growth Equation: Four Levers for Increasing Your Innovation Throughput http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-four-levers-increasing-your-innovation-throughput <div class="field-byline"> Mike Dalton </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Take these steps to improve your innovation process for speed, predictability and profit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-four-levers-increasing-your-innovation-throughput" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-four-levers-increasing-your-innovation-throughput#comments Process Improvement Product Development Innovation News Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:17:00 +0000 141701 at http://www.industryweek.com Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Eight Principles of Disruptive Innovation http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/disrupt-or-be-disrupted-eight-principles-disruptive-innovation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Success today isn't just about innovation. It isn’t just about improving products and making things better. It's about disruption and reinvention. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/disrupt-or-be-disrupted-eight-principles-disruptive-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/disrupt-or-be-disrupted-eight-principles-disruptive-innovation#comments Process Improvement Growth Strategies Innovation News Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:20:00 +0000 141161 at http://www.industryweek.com