Labor & Operations Leadership


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IndustryWeek US 500

The 2021 IW U.S. 500

July 6, 2021
IW's exclusive ranking of America's largest public manufacturing companies.

Employers Confront the Coronavirus

Jan. 31, 2020
Advice is to take known precautions for the flu and keep an eye on the news.
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Labor / Employment Policy

IBM-Microsoft Spat Elevates Diversity to Tech-Secret Level

Feb. 13, 2018
IBM claims it would suffer “real and immediate competitive harm” if its former chief diversity officer is allowed to move immediately to Microsoft.
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Labor / Employment Policy

GM Exploring Alternatives for Equinox Production Amid Strike

Oct. 12, 2017
Up in Canada, GM is trying to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement while the Unifor union seems to be more focused on negotiating a trade agreement.
Women in Manufacturing
Companies & Executives

Women in Manufacturing: Profiles in Leadership

Oct. 10, 2017
Leah Curry, Liz Haggerty and Vicki Holt are at the front lines of U.S. manufacturing. They are creating jobs, building the newest products and shattering the glass ceiling.
Continuous Improvement

At Alcatraz: A Visual Signal You Shouldn't Ignore

Dec. 18, 2013
Took my first trip to Alcatraz Island a week ago, and what did I see but a very well-placed visual signal.
Change Management

New Feature. . .Ask the Experts: Lean Leadership

Dec. 3, 2013
Ask the Experts: Lean Leadership provides you – our IndustryWeek community – an opportunity to pose your questions on lean leadership.
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Energy Management

I Must Create Standard Work...and Other Stuff

Sept. 11, 2013
I have fallen off the blogging wagon but am now climbing back on. Maybe creating some standard work around this endeavor will help, so I am going to give it a try. Meanwhile,...
IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards

What You May Have Missed from the IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference

April 25, 2013
If you missed the 2013 IndustryWeek Best Plants conference, you missed a lot. Fortunately, we are working on articles, video and photos to tell the tale of this annual event. ...