The Latest en Lean and Continuous Improvement: Twelve in 12 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>This content was the most read, most commented upon, most shared and the most printed-out on the topics of lean and continuous improvement in the past year. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Change Management Lean / Six-Sigma Quality Teamwork Operations The Latest Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:13:00 +0000 300381 at Brexit Bashing Truck Stocks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Tuesday featured a series of downgrades demonstrating that “anything to do with trucks, or trucking, is now a whipping boy in this Brexit-influenced market environment,” according to a Real Money report from The Street.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire Trailer -- Body Builders Trade The Latest Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:58:00 +0000 300451 at Skills Training Leaves Women Behind: Cornell Study <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Educators need to consider gender more prominently in discussions on adding more vocational education,Cornell researchers say.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:45:00 +0000 300371 at Getty Images Beyond Kiva: How Amazon Triggered a Robotic Arms Race <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Amazon has been famously tight-lipped about its robotics goals since purchasing Kiva four years ago. By shutting off outside sales of the robots, though, it has opened the door for plenty of would-be competitors.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Inventory Management Recruiting / Retention Robotics Warehousing and Distribution Supply Chain Technology Workforce The Latest Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:33:00 +0000 300321 at Justin Sullivan, Getty Images 'Huge Uncertainity' in British Car Market After Brexit Vote <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The country's automotive sector employs around 800,000 people and produced 1.59 million cars last year. Some 80% of those were exported, mostly to Europe.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Global Economy The Latest Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:26:00 +0000 300311 at Getty Images Commercial Space Exploration—A Next Frontier for Manufacturers? <div class="field-byline"> Tab Wilkins </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Recently there have been several public launch successes of re-usable space vehicles by SpaceX and Blue Origin, which prompted me to question what is the future of space activity and travel and what opportunity, if any, does this potentially have for manufacturing in the U.S.? </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire Leadership Operations Technology The Latest Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:53:00 +0000 300291 at Big Data, from the Executive Suite to the Factory Floor <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Big data has enthralled and enraged over the last four years, and no matter how you use it, plenty of questions still remain. Here are five to consider before implementing a big data update.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Computing Information Technology Technology The Latest Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:58:00 +0000 300301 at Financially Unburdened, GE Wins Approval to Shed Too-Big-to-Fail Label <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After several years of selling off financial assets, General Electric is no longer tagged as a threat to the nation’s financial stability, a big win for CEO Jeffrey Immelt.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Corporate Finance & Tax Finance Leadership The Latest Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:36:00 +0000 299941 at Bill Pugliano, Getty Images The Misunderstanding of Andon <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Andon is lean jargon thrown around yet rarely described in books or training. Yet the concept is fundamental to managing a stable process and that is a universal objective.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lean / Six-Sigma Operations The Latest Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:54:00 +0000 299891 at Are You Different or Just Better? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div> In the fast-moving world of “category kings,” creating a great product is not enough to ensure success.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Product Development Growth Strategies Innovation The Latest Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:29:00 +0000 299881 at <p>Why <em>Play Bigger</em>? Companies that define and dominate a category take about 75% of the profits and market value, say authors (from left) Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead, Al Ramadan and Kevin Maney.</p> Colin Vincent Photography