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By: Jun Nakamuro

Japanese improvement techniques have been emulated across the globe for decades, and none carries more cultural weight than the theory of kaizen. When I expose Western leaders to lean practices in Japan, they often express that they have come away with a better understanding of “true kaizen.” They are clearly witnessing something in Japanese society that is not carried over in mainstream guides to lean.

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By: John Stepper

Whenever I talk to organizations about open, connected ways of working, this question inevitably comes up: “How do you get leaders to do it?” 

It’s a problem. Most often, managers simply don’t have the time to learn a different way of leading. Or their habits are so deeply ingrained that doing something different is too difficult. Sometimes the challenge is digital, in that they’re unfamiliar with communication and collaboration tools besides email. 

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Bribery and corruption are a $1 trillion drain on the global economy and a door-shutting event for companies unable to prevent rogue acts from destroying a company’s entire reputation. If you think about it, managing bribery is a bit of an oxymoron. How do you manage something that hasn’t happened and you hope will never happen?

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By: Mark Whitworth

For decades, audit management has centered on paper checklists, with tracking moving to Excel spreadsheets in more recent years. Despite growing adoption of cloud-based manufacturing software, many auto suppliers still rely on paper checklists and spreadsheets to manage audit programs.

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By: Loic Sadoulet, Giovanni Tassini

Making the most of its position as an important seaport, Venice’s remarkable economic development during the Middle Ages relied on network effects, contractual innovation, and coordination among the players involved in long-distance trade. Companies today still exploit these mechanisms to succeed in underserved markets.

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By: Shaun Wissner

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Connectivity has changed the world we live in. While today it is a trend, the true potential of connectivity lies in the future. As manufacturers begin to investigate how they can integrate this developing technology, they rely on solutions from organizations, like Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, to offer software environments that enable them to get the power of connectivity today.

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By: Kelly Graves

The following is an excerpt from Kelly Graves’ book, The Management and Employee Development Review (CRC Press, 2016).

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By: Sophia Finn

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The quality sector hasn’t seen real software innovation for nearly two decades. Even with an overabundance of options, the available quality software is fragmented, and its dated technology leaves a lot to be desired.

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By: Dan Jacob

The most recent decade has seen rapid advances in connectivity, mobility, analytics, scalability, and data, spawning what has been called the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0. This fourth industrial revolution has digitalized operations and resulted in transformations in manufacturing efficiency, supply chain performance, product innovation, and in some cases, entirely new business models.

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By: Katina Sawyer, Christian Thoroughgood

In times of organizational crisis, some companies are able to right the ship, while others sink under the pressure.

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