Resources http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6658/more en Report: Demand-Driven Forecasting and Planning http://www.industryweek.com/research/2014SASResearchReport.com <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>The results are in – and they’re striking. Nearly 90% of manufacturers say their revenue would jump by up to 10% if they had better demand forecasts. The obvious questions</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/research/2014SASResearchReport.com" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Research Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:44:01 +0000 151691 at http://www.industryweek.com 2014 IW 1000: Top 10 Tech Companies of 2014 http://www.industryweek.com/technology/2014-iw-1000-top-10-tech-companies-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>From Panasonic and Sony to IBM and Microsoft, the kings of the 20th century are still alive and well, translating their products to the digital age and connecting with a whole new generation of consumers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/2014-iw-1000-top-10-tech-companies-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/2014-iw-1000-top-10-tech-companies-2014#comments Galleries Galleries Companies & Executives Global Economy Technology Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:31:00 +0000 149541 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Copyright Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images</p> 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalists Named http://www.industryweek.com/operations/2014-industryweek-best-plants-finalists-named <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>This year's finalists represent manufacturing facilities across Canada, the United States and Mexico. These finalist facilities share several common elements, including admirable performance metrics, comprehensive efforts to improve across the many functions that occur within a manufacturing plant, and engaged workforces.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/operations/2014-industryweek-best-plants-finalists-named" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/operations/2014-industryweek-best-plants-finalists-named#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Corporate Culture IW Best Plants Leadership Operations None News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:21:00 +0000 149431 at http://www.industryweek.com 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 2014 IW 1000: The World Belongs to China http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-world-belongs-china <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A Chinese company -- Sinopec -- is now the world's largest manufacturer, unseating Shell for bragging rights in the revenue battle for global dominance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-world-belongs-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-world-belongs-china#comments Companies & Executives The IndustryWeek 1000 Expansion Management Finance Leadership Supply Chain Technology None Gold News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:24:00 +0000 146851 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Dushanzi Petrol Chemical Factory in Dushanzi of Xinjiang province, China, is owned by Sinopec, the world&#39;s largest manufacturer.</p> 2014 IW 1000: Big Oil—Battered, but Still Boss [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-big-oil-battered-still-boss-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The world's biggest oil companies continue to dominate this year's IW 1000, even though many of them had a rough year financially.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-big-oil-battered-still-boss-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-big-oil-battered-still-boss-slideshow#comments Galleries The IndustryWeek 1000 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:34:00 +0000 147391 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)</p> Creating the IW 1000 http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/creating-iw-1000 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The revenue cutoff for inclusion on this year's IW 1000 list was more than $8 billion in revenues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/creating-iw-1000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/creating-iw-1000#comments The IndustryWeek 1000 Finance Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:08:00 +0000 147461 at http://www.industryweek.com 2014 IW 1000 Galleries http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-galleries <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Take a look at IndustryWeek slideshows featuring companies included in the IW 1000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-galleries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-galleries#comments The IndustryWeek 1000 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:44:00 +0000 147421 at http://www.industryweek.com 2014 IW 1000: Jabil Circuit -- The Manufacturer's Manufacturer http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-jabil-circuit-manufacturers-manufacturer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The global contract manufacturer looks to diversify and grow while maintaining its production prowess and customer focus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-jabil-circuit-manufacturers-manufacturer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-jabil-circuit-manufacturers-manufacturer#comments Automation Customer Relationships Companies & Executives Lean / Six-Sigma The IndustryWeek 1000 Growth Strategies Leadership Supply Chain News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000 146771 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Jabil CEO Mark Mondello: &quot;We rarely if ever get upset with people making mistakes. If we&#39;re not making mistakes, we&#39;re not pushing hard enough for innovative solutions for customers.&quot;</p> 2014 IW 1000: Behind the Great Wall of Chinese Manufacturing [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-behind-great-wall-chinese-manufacturing-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><div> <div> For the first time, a Chinese company is the world&#39;s largest, according to the 2014 IndustryWeek 1000, the annual ranking of the world&#39;s largest manufacturers by revenue.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Chinese oil behemoth China Petroleum &amp; Chemical Corp. (IW 1000/1) -- Sinopec -- has more than doubled its revenue stream in the past five years, catapulting it into the No. 1 spot this year, leapfrogging from the No.</div></div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-behind-great-wall-chinese-manufacturing-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-1000/2014-iw-1000-behind-great-wall-chinese-manufacturing-slideshow#comments Galleries The IndustryWeek 1000 Global Economy Innovation Leadership Operations Supply Chain Technology Mon, 08 Sep 2014 04:21:00 +0000 147411 at http://www.industryweek.com