News en P&G to Ditch Duracell as Battery Business Drains Q1 Earnings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The biggest factor behind Procter & Gamble's lower earnings was a $932 million one-time charge to write down the value of the Duracell battery business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Finance Leadership News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:42:00 +0000 151591 at Making Talent Part of Your Supply Chain Strategy <div class="field-byline"> Joseph Roussel, PwC </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Industry leaders regard talent to be as critical to superior supply chain performance as organizational structures, processes, tools and systems—if not more so.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Planning & Forecasting Supply Chain Workforce News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:00:00 +0000 151571 at Image: Thinkstock When Finance Runs the Factory <div class="field-byline"> William Levinson, principal, Levinson Productivity Systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Henry Ford warned more than 90 years ago that financial performance metrics that drive dysfunctional operational behavior are more dangerous to manufacturers than poor quality. Here's why.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Inventory Management Lean / Six-Sigma Finance Leadership Operations Supply Chain News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:00 +0000 151541 at Getty Images Microsoft Q1 Revenues Rise on Cloud Services, Xbox <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Xbox sales more than doubled in the quarter, which saw the console released in 28 new markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Leadership Technology News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:24:00 +0000 151531 at Copyright Rich Polk, Getty Images Heads Roll in Russia as More Details Emerge of Total CEO Crash <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Top Russian airport officials quit as more employees are detained over the Moscow plane crash that killed the CEO of French oil giant Total.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Global Economy Technology News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:18:00 +0000 151521 at BP, GDF Suez Announce New North Sea Oil Discovery <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>British oil giant BP and European energy conglomerate GDF-Suez announce a new oil discovery in the North Sea.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Global Economy Technology News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:45:00 +0000 151511 at <p>This February 2014 photo shows the BP Eastern Trough Area Project oil platform in the North Sea, about 100 miles east of Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Andy Buchanan, WPA Pool/Getty Images)</p> Prepare Now for Volatile Winter Energy Prices <div class="field-byline"> Ian Bowman, Ecova </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>As winter approaches, now is a great time to take steps to mitigate energy price risk.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Budgeting & Reporting Energy Management Finance News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:25:00 +0000 151471 at GM Earnings Drop 14% <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>GM also announced no fresh financial hit from recalls announced in the wake of the faulty ignition scandal. Charges totaling $2.5 billion to cover recalls weighed on earnings in the prior two quarters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:40:00 +0000 151501 at <p><em>Copyright Bill Pugliano, Getty Images</em></p> More US Manufacturers are Coming Home <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The numbers are growing.</p> <p>More U.S. companies are moving production back China, according to a new survey from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).</p> <p>This year 20% of the senior manufacturing executives at companies with sales of $1 billion said they are heading home from China. That compares to last year&rsquo;s number of 13% to 16%.</p> <p>And these plans are already in the works as 24%, compared to 17% -20% last year said they will take action within the near future.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Expansion Management News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:30:00 +0000 151451 at Sustainability Efforts Need to Start with the CEO <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>For Interface's Dan Hendrix, an environmentally sustainable company must first be economically sustainable. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lean / Six-Sigma Supplier Relationships Finance Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Operations Supply Chain News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:04:00 +0000 151281 at <p> <style type="text/css"> .pquote { background: url("") 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>&ldquo;Don&rsquo;t underestimate the higher purpose with your people.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Dan Hendrix</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <strong>Title:</strong> Chairman, CEO and President<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Interface Inc.<br /> <strong>Prior Position:</strong> CFO<br /> <strong>Degrees / Honors: </strong><br /> B.S. in accounting, Florida State University;<br /> Director, American Woodmark Corp. <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek Leader of the Week</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> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p>