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Reasons for Corporate Failure: Is Your Manufacturing Company at Risk?

Posted 5:16 PM by
The Cass Business School in London recently published a report on the causes of corporate failure in the modern era titled "Roads to Ruin: A Study of Major Events: Their Origins, Impact and Implications."  The report outlines seven risk factors that lead to corporate failure.
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Why Does Manufacturing Matter?

Posted 5:12 PM by
Recently, the Brookings Institute issued a report titled "Why Does Manufacturing Matter? Which Manufacturing Matters?”, which supports the need for manufacturing in the United States.
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Trucking Owners Business Roundtable Highlights: 2012 Economic Forecast

Posted 2:34 PM by
As part of an ongoing series co-sponsored by Katz, Sapper & Miller's Transportation Services Group (KSM), KSM Transport Advisors and Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, KSM recently hosted a Trucking Owners Business Roundtable.
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Manufacturing Factories Desperately Need Workers

Posted 8:19 PM by
CNN Money reports that U.S. manufacturing factories are creating many new jobs; however, companies are having difficulting filling these jobs with qualified workers.
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Skills Gap in Manufacturing Industry

Posted 6:07 PM by
As the U.S. economy strives to remain on the edge of the technical revolution, many high schools across the country have eliminated traditional shop classes for more high-tech information technology related classes. Could this elimination of shop class have created the large skills gap that the manufacturing industry is beginning to experience?
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Indiana Becomes Right-To-Work State

Posted 3:14 PM by
On February 1, 2011, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law a right-to-work bill, which makes Indiana the 23rd state in the U.S. to become a "right-to-work" state. In simple terms under the new law, individuals are neither required to nor prohibited from becoming members of a union.
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Internal Controls Framework to Be Updated

Posted 7:56 PM by
As many accountants work through their education, they learn about the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)'s framework for internal controls. This framework has been the guiding foundation for creating internal control policies and procedures in the outstanding majority of business throughout the world.
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Evidence Supporting the Value of Health Information Exchanges

Posted 4:33 PM by
Recently, the Indianapolis Business Journal spotlighted a study on emergency room utilization patterns. The general conclusion was that there is much less loyalty towards one hospital or health system than previously assumed.
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Rule Proposal Published for "Sunshine" Provisions of Health Reform

Posted 4:18 PM by
Much of the health reform legislation had staggered starts, including the so called "sunshine" provisions around disclosure of financial relationships. There are a number of interesting implications under the proposed rules around Stark and fair market value compliance.
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Flexible Supply Chain Management Need to Combat Oil Prices

Posted 1:01 PM by
Lorcan Sheehan of ModusLink writes that there are fluctuating costs for oil that might “negatively impact your supply chain if your infrastructure is not equipped to handle quick adaptations.”
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