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 >

IT Service Management: It's All in the Numbers


By Kenneth Gruber

What is the best way to evaluate continuious improvement for an IT service? Ken Gruber, CIO at Schneider Downs, provides key steps for developing a metrics program that actually works.... read more >

Supply Chain Management: What's the Weakest Link?

There’s a good chance your supply chain has been stretched and over the past two years, perhaps pulled almost to its breaking point.  Tight credit markets, sluggish consumer demand, increased material costs, and reduced inventories have forced organizations to focus on effective supply chain management in order to keep the operations running smoothly and effectively.... read more >

Waxman-Markey Bill Could Have Negative Impact on the Oil and Gas Industry

An amendment to the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 could have a devastating impact on the American oil and gas industry. Amy Kletch provides details.... read more >

Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty

Pennsylvania will offer tax amnesty for the period beginning on April 26,2010 and concluding on June 18, 2010 for all taxes administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue for unknown tax liabilities that are delinquent as of June 30, 2009. Jack Stewart provides details.... read more >

Pennsylvania Corporate Tax Update

Jack Stewart highlights several of the corporate tax changes that were implemented upon the recent passage of the Pennsylvania state budget.... read more >

Managing Your Financial Institution Relationships


By Kimberly James

Recent economic events have caused businesses to reevaluate their relationships with service providers and customers.  Financial institutions are no exception to this.  ... read more >

Dow Hits 10,000: What's the Big Deal?

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average snuck above the 10,000 level this week for the first time in more than a year, Patrick Fisher ponders the question, "What's the big deal?"... read more >