Resources http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6658/more en Intel to Close Assembly Plant in Costa Rica, Lay Off 1,500 http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/intel-close-assembly-plant-costa-rica-lay-1500 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The company said it will still employ more than 1,000 people to work in engineering, research and development, customer support, finance, and human resources.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/intel-close-assembly-plant-costa-rica-lay-1500" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/intel-close-assembly-plant-costa-rica-lay-1500#comments Companies & Executives Expansion Management Strategic Planning & Execution The IndustryWeek U.S. 500 News Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:10:00 +0000 115951 at http://www.industryweek.com Ford Issues Vehicle Recalls over Steering, Seat Frame Woes http://www.industryweek.com/quality/ford-issues-vehicle-recalls-over-steering-seat-frame-woes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The automotive manufacturer said a potential corrosion issue and substandard welds are behind the recalls, but said it knew of no injuries related to the quality issues. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/quality/ford-issues-vehicle-recalls-over-steering-seat-frame-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/quality/ford-issues-vehicle-recalls-over-steering-seat-frame-woes#comments Companies & Executives Quality Safety The IndustryWeek U.S. 500 News Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:51:00 +0000 115841 at http://www.industryweek.com CEO Barra Plays Defense as Lawmaker Accuses GM of 'Criminal Deception' http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/ceo-barra-plays-defense-lawmaker-accuses-gm-criminal-deception <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>CEO Mary Barra repeated her pledge that GM will be forthcoming with results of a sweeping internal investigation into what led it to keep using ignition switches it knew were faulty for years, then change the parts without alerting the public or regulators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/ceo-barra-plays-defense-lawmaker-accuses-gm-criminal-deception" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/ceo-barra-plays-defense-lawmaker-accuses-gm-criminal-deception#comments Companies & Executives Corporate Responsibility Quality Safety The IndustryWeek U.S. 500 News Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:28:00 +0000 115531 at http://www.industryweek.com Senate Claims Caterpillar Dodges US Taxes with Offshore Havens in Switzerland http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/senate-claims-caterpillar-dodges-us-taxes-offshore-havens-switzerland <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In a report released late Monday, investigators said the company took advantage of a special corporate tax deal negotiated with Swiss authorities that allowed it to defer or avoid paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/senate-claims-caterpillar-dodges-us-taxes-offshore-havens-switzerland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/senate-claims-caterpillar-dodges-us-taxes-offshore-havens-switzerland#comments Companies & Executives Corporate Responsibility The IndustryWeek U.S. 500 Finance News Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:50:00 +0000 115311 at http://www.industryweek.com General Motors Adds 1.5 Million Vehicles to Recall List http://www.industryweek.com/safety/general-motors-adds-15-million-vehicles-recall-list <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The move came after GM called back 1.6 million cars last month amid questions over why it had taken years to address an ignition defect it knew about as early as 2001.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/general-motors-adds-15-million-vehicles-recall-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/general-motors-adds-15-million-vehicles-recall-list#comments Companies & Executives Quality Safety The IndustryWeek U.S. 500 News Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:09:00 +0000 115151 at http://www.industryweek.com Daimler Signs $1.4 Billion Production Deal with Beijing Joint-Venture Partner http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/daimler-signs-14-billion-production-deal-beijing-joint-venture-partner <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The deal, signed with Beijing Automotive Industry Corp. (BAIC Group) during a visit to Germany by Chinese President Xi Jinping, will expand production capacity at Beijing Benz by 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/daimler-signs-14-billion-production-deal-beijing-joint-venture-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/daimler-signs-14-billion-production-deal-beijing-joint-venture-partner#comments Companies & Executives The IndustryWeek 1000 Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Operations News Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:15:00 +0000 115131 at http://www.industryweek.com Technology, Toyota and the Lean Ballet [PODCAST] http://www.industryweek.com/technology/technology-toyota-and-lean-ballet-podcast <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In the March 2014 edition of the IW Monthly Podcast, Toyota's IT leader, Tim Platt, joins Travis Hessman to talk about the precise, high-tech choreography of the Toyota Production System. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/technology-toyota-and-lean-ballet-podcast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/technology-toyota-and-lean-ballet-podcast#comments Lean / Six-Sigma IW Best Plants Information Technology Innovation Resources Technology News Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:12:00 +0000 114761 at http://www.industryweek.com March 2014: Toyota, IT and Lean's New Dance [IW Monthly Podcast] http://www.industryweek.com/resources/march-2014-toyota-it-and-leans-new-dance-iw-monthly-podcast <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/iw-monthly">IW Monthly</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body"><div></div>In the March 2014 edition of the IW Monthly Podcast, Toyota's IT leader, Tim Platt, joins Travis Hessman to talk about the precise, high-tech choreography of the Toyota Production System.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/resources/march-2014-toyota-it-and-leans-new-dance-iw-monthly-podcast" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/03/iw-monthly-podcast_0.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://www.industryweek.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/podcast/audio/tim platt best plants.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=19215781">tim platt best plants.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/resources/march-2014-toyota-it-and-leans-new-dance-iw-monthly-podcast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/resources/march-2014-toyota-it-and-leans-new-dance-iw-monthly-podcast#comments Resources Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:26:00 +0000 115111 at http://www.industryweek.com Does Your Manufacturing Plant Excel? http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/does-your-manufacturing-plant-excel <div class="field-deck"> If yes, then it is time to participate in the IndustryWeek Best Plants competition, IW's annual salute to outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If yes, then it is time to participate in the IndustryWeek Best Plants competition. This annual salute to outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America recognizes plants that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction, and create stimulating and rewarding work environments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/does-your-manufacturing-plant-excel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/does-your-manufacturing-plant-excel#comments Change Management Lean / Six-Sigma Corporate Culture Engagement IW Best Plants Quality Teamwork Supply Chain Workforce Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:08:00 +0000 110071 at http://www.industryweek.com Cisco Heads to the 'Cloud' with $1 Billion Investment http://www.industryweek.com/information-technology/cisco-heads-cloud-1-billion-investment <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Project will create 'world's largest global Intercloud,' connecting everything from wearable devices to appliances to automobiles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/information-technology/cisco-heads-cloud-1-billion-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/information-technology/cisco-heads-cloud-1-billion-investment#comments Digital Tools Information Technology Systems Integration The IndustryWeek U.S. 500 News Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:14:00 +0000 114531 at http://www.industryweek.com