The Global Manufacturer News and insights on the companies, leaders and issues propelling world manufacturing and international trade in the developed and emerging markets. en Industrial Energy Consumption to Rise in U.S. <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Industry and the commercial sector are the exceptions to a picture of slowing energy demand in the United States, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports.</p> <p>Overall domestic consumption is expected to grow at 0.3% annually through 2040, less than half the rate of population growth, EIA projects in its Annual Energy Outlook 2015. The agency expects residential energy use to be flat while transportation energy consumption will actually decline slightly.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Management Regulations Global Economy Operations The Global Manufacturer Wed, 29 Apr 2015 04:29:00 +0000 165911 at Should I Stay or Should I Go? <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Why are serial entrepreneurs likely to switch industries, rather than stay with the industry where they have experience, when bouncing back from a failed venture? </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Strategic Planning & Execution Leadership The Global Manufacturer Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:24:00 +0000 162101 at Hyperscale Business and the Stat of the Day <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Hyperscale businesses, taking advantage of digital technology to process millions or billions of information points a day, are threatening to upend markets, change business models and create potent new competitors.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Digital Tools Information Technology Global Economy Innovation Technology The Global Manufacturer Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:50:00 +0000 161491 at Popular Misconceptions About Manufacturing <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Boarded-up factories dominated manufacturing news for years, but those worn images fail to convey the technological transformation U.S. manufacturing is undergoing.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Companies & Executives Public Policy Global Economy Leadership Technology The Global Manufacturer Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:21:00 +0000 159281 at Optimism is the New Black <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Stop your griping. Turn that frown upside down. If you haven&rsquo;t heard, when it comes to the U.S. economy and business, it&rsquo;s hip to be upbeat.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Global Economy Leadership The Global Manufacturer Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:47:00 +0000 155251 at Economic News to Be Thankful For <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>With apologies to all, I have to say it: The U.S. economy is no turkey.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Finance Global Economy Workforce The Global Manufacturer Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:55:00 +0000 154391 at How Did Manufacturing CEOs Fare in the Raise Race? <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If you&rsquo;re a manufacturing CEO or CFO, you likely got a nice pay bump in 2013, but your bank account wasn&rsquo;t nearly as energized as your energy counterparts.</p> <p>Compensation rose an average of 45% last year for CEOs in mid-market energy firms, according to a new analysis from BDO USA, an accounting and consulting company. Direct compensation rose 5% on average for manufacturing CEOs in firms with sales ranging from $25 million to $1 billion.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Global Economy Leadership The Global Manufacturer Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:26:00 +0000 151881 at ISIL's $800 Million Oil Business <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The terrorist group Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) is generating an income of $800 million annually from oil sales, according to IHS, a leading provider of energy information and analytics.</p> <p>ISIL is able to generate more than $2 million a day despite the fact that the production facilities it controls are producing significantly less than before the war and the group is selling the oil at a steep discount on the black market. Much of the oil is processed in mobile refineries that can be loaded by truck.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Policy Trade Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:51:00 +0000 151141 at Brrr: Manufacturing in Canada Catches a Chill <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>After a red-hot summer, Canadian manufacturing sales, led by autos, cool off.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:47:00 +0000 150941 at Made in the USA (by the Japanese) <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If you like to buy American-made cars, it's getting easier to do that and still pick up a Japanese brand.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Global Economy Supply Chain The Global Manufacturer Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:40:00 +0000 150191 at <p>The 10 millionth vehicle assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., a Camry Hybrid, rolls down the line in May 2014.</p>