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Continuous Improvement

Boeing Executives Failed to Lead, Waved Off Lean

April 1, 2024
Don’t blame rank-and-file workers for systematic problems.
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Tesla to Recall Cybertruck Over Acceleration Defect

April 19, 2024
Tesla said it was not aware of any collisions or injuries related to the condition.
Ebooks & Digital Editions

Editorial eBook: Boeing in Crisis

March 29, 2024
The global aerospace giant shocked the world in January when a door plug blew off a plane in flight, fulfilling many flyers’ worst nightmares. And, things have gone downhill for...
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Continuous Improvement

You've Got an Urgent Business Case for Lean. Now What?

March 22, 2024
A look at rapid lean deployment, a method that mobilizes people as an army of creative problem solvers to resolve one to two critical issues.
Stellantis NV

Stellantis Recalls 300,000+ Midsize Cars for Air Bag Risk

March 22, 2024
The NHTSA said inflators in side air bag curtains may throw shrapnel when deployed.



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May 7, 2024
Join us at the inaugural IW Operations Leadership Summit June 26-28 in Indianapolis.
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Profiles in Leadership

Texas-Sized Plans for Eaton's Electrical Strategy

Feb. 16, 2024
Mike Yelton, head of the electrical sector for the Americas region, shares his take on manufacturing expansion, vertical integration and more.

Podcast: Entering Contests for Benchmarking, Employee Engagement

Feb. 12, 2024
This audio version of the Feb. 8 episode of our Production Pulse livestream series offers insights into how companies can use contests to see how they measure up against the competition...

Production Pulse: Why Joining Contests Is Good for Morale and Operations

Feb. 8, 2024
With applications for the IndustryWeek Best Plants Award open, we spoke with previous winners and judges about how entering contests is about a lot more than bragging rights.
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Supplier Relationships

Boeing's Organizational Problems Date Back Two Decades

Feb. 8, 2024
The aerospace giant began outsourcing 70% of its design, engineering and manufacturing in the early 2000s.