L is for Leadership

It’s been said that with great power, comes great responsibility. This year, I participated as a planning committee member for the WELD 2010 Women You Should Know Calendar.... read more >

Accounting for Financial Instruments Update


By Robert Hazel

With more and more countries adopting the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the decision makers from both the U.S. and international accounting boards have been meeting regularly to come to a consensus on all of the differences between the two boards.... read more >

IFRS Convergence Still a Priority After G-20 Summit


By Todd Lucas

At the October 7-8 International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) Foundation meeting following the G-20 Summit held in Pittsburgh, IASC trustees reaffirmed their commitment to developing a single source of global accounting standards. Todd Lucas tells us what is next.... read more >

Continuing Uncertainty for Home Builders


By Joe Bruce

Defective drywall from China is yet the latest issue to impact the home building industry. Joe Bruce discusses this topic, and highlights other important issues facing the industry.... read more >

Using Software Simulation Tools to Streamline Your Processes

Software simulation tools are used for the re-creation or reproduction of a particular condition using software for trending, analysis, and forecasting purposes.... read more >

Adding by Subtraction

This earnings season, cost-cutting has dominated headlines.  With sales slumping during the economic downturn, companies such as Pfizer, Sherwin-Williams, The New York Times Company, Altria Group, Yahoo! and Hasbro have implemented effective cost-cutting measures to improve their bottom lines.    ... read more >

Lean Manufacturing Is a State of Mind-Are You There?

Mention the term “lean manufacturing” and any one of a variety of ideas may come to mind. Some will think of the early days of “just-in-time ... read more >

Internal Audit Performance Metrics: How Does Your Department Measure Up?

In September 2009, the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) issued a Global Audit Information Network (GAIN) Knowledge Report titled Measuring Internal Audit Performance.  The report focuses on leading practices in capturing and evaluating internal audit performance.  ... read more >

Manufacturing Outlook Turns Optimistic For The Remainder Of 2009

Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for mid-sized industrial manufacturers, announced the findings from its fourth Prime Advantage Group Outlook ... read more >