The Global Manufacturer http://www.industryweek.com/blog/29247/feed en ISIL's $800 Million Oil Business http://www.industryweek.com/blog/isils-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/isils-800-million-oil-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/isils-800-million-oil-business#comments Public Policy Trade Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:51:00 +0000 151141 at http://www.industryweek.com Brrr: Manufacturing in Canada Catches a Chill http://www.industryweek.com/blog/brrr-manufacturing-canada-catches-chill <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>After a red-hot summer, Canadian manufacturing sales, led by autos, cool off.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/brrr-manufacturing-canada-catches-chill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/brrr-manufacturing-canada-catches-chill#comments Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:47:00 +0000 150941 at http://www.industryweek.com Made in the USA (by the Japanese) http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-japanese" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-japanese#comments Trade Global Economy Supply Chain The Global Manufacturer Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:40:00 +0000 150191 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The 10 millionth vehicle assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., a Camry Hybrid, rolls down the line in May 2014.</p> Manufacturers Find Infrastructure Funding Full of Potholes http://www.industryweek.com/blog/manufacturers-find-infrastructure-funding-full-potholes <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The status quo won&rsquo;t do for U.S. infrastructure funding if the country is to avoid a competitive decline, the National Association of Manufacturers warned today in a <a href="http://www.nam.org/Issues/Infrastructure/Surface-Transportation.aspx?utm_source=nam&amp;utm_medium=alias&amp;utm_campaign=infrastructure">new report</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/manufacturers-find-infrastructure-funding-full-potholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/manufacturers-find-infrastructure-funding-full-potholes#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:35:00 +0000 148961 at http://www.industryweek.com Ex-Im Bank: Hold Your Nose and Pass the Resolution http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ex-im-bank-hold-your-nose-and-pass-resolution <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The House of Representatives passed a <a href="https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-joint-resolution/124?q={%22search%22%3A[%22continuing+resolution%22]}">continuing resolution</a> (H.J.Res. 124) September 17 that would keep the Export-Import Bank on life support through June 30, 2015. It&rsquo;s the kind of tepid action which pleases no one on either side of this contentious issue.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ex-im-bank-hold-your-nose-and-pass-resolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ex-im-bank-hold-your-nose-and-pass-resolution#comments Competitiveness Legislation Trade Finance Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:50:00 +0000 148601 at http://www.industryweek.com It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane … No, It’s Bipartisanship http://www.industryweek.com/blog/it-s-bird-it-s-plane-no-it-s-bipartisanship <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Could manufacturing have prompted a rare display of bipartisanship in Washington?</p> <p>Turns out the answer is yes. A group of seven senators, led by Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., has sent a letter to the Government Accounting Office asking it to analyze federal manufacturing policies and provide recommendations for improvement.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/it-s-bird-it-s-plane-no-it-s-bipartisanship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/it-s-bird-it-s-plane-no-it-s-bipartisanship#comments Public Policy Leadership The Global Manufacturer Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:29:00 +0000 146111 at http://www.industryweek.com Take the NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers http://www.industryweek.com/blog/take-namindustryweek-survey-manufacturers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It seems as if there is an economic report coming out every five minutes but the truth is that relatively few of them are focused on U.S. manufacturing. But that&#39;s not the case with the <strong>NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers</strong>. This 20-question survey gauges manufacturing sentiment every quarter and is a widely reported measure of how manufacturers see their businesses and the greater economy. The survey also includes questions focusing on labor regulations and health insurance coverage.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/take-namindustryweek-survey-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/take-namindustryweek-survey-manufacturers#comments Finance Global Economy Leadership The Global Manufacturer Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:48:00 +0000 145881 at http://www.industryweek.com NAM Report Warns Foreign Competitors Outpacing US on Export Assistance http://www.industryweek.com/blog/nam-report-warns-foreign-competitors-outpacing-us-export-assistance <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The National Association of Manufacturers brought fresh ammo to the fight over reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank today with release of a study that finds the U.S. is being outpaced by the export support its top competitors are providing to their industries.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/nam-report-warns-foreign-competitors-outpacing-us-export-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/nam-report-warns-foreign-competitors-outpacing-us-export-assistance#comments Competitiveness Legislation Trade Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:09:00 +0000 144211 at http://www.industryweek.com World Bank Lowers Outlook for Global Economy http://www.industryweek.com/blog/world-bank-lowers-outlook-global-economy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Despite a "tailwind" from high-income countries such as the United States, developing countries are headed for another year of sub-5% growth, contributing to a reduced forecast for global economic growth, the World Bank reported today.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/world-bank-lowers-outlook-global-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/world-bank-lowers-outlook-global-economy#comments Emerging Markets Public Policy Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:10:00 +0000 121091 at http://www.industryweek.com Energy Change You Can't Believe In http://www.industryweek.com/blog/energy-change-you-cant-believe <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Manufacturers in a recent poll say they are skeptical about an "energy premium" and, if one comes, unlikely to spend the windfall on more workers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/energy-change-you-cant-believe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/energy-change-you-cant-believe#comments Competitiveness Energy Management Workforce The Global Manufacturer Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 116971 at http://www.industryweek.com Where Should You Go for Low-Cost Manufacturing? http://www.industryweek.com/blog/where-should-you-go-low-cost-manufacturing <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Asked what location they considered to be the most attractive for low-cost manufacturing aimed at the North American market, executives at small-to-mid-sized companies said the United States and Mexico were at the top of the list.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/where-should-you-go-low-cost-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/where-should-you-go-low-cost-manufacturing#comments Competitiveness Demographics Strategic Siting Logistics Finance The Global Manufacturer Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:08:00 +0000 116011 at http://www.industryweek.com After the Recovery: What Will the New Normal Look Like? http://www.industryweek.com/blog/after-recovery-what-will-new-normal-look <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Expect slower growth in the U.S. economy unless the government takes action on education and immigration, warns a new research report from TD Economics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/after-recovery-what-will-new-normal-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/after-recovery-what-will-new-normal-look#comments Demographics Emerging Technologies Public Policy Workforce The Global Manufacturer Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:31:00 +0000 115391 at http://www.industryweek.com Manufacturing Census Report: No One Thought It Would Be Pretty (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.industryweek.com/blog/manufacturing-census-report-no-one-thought-it-would-be-pretty-infographic <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The United States lost 35,931 manufacturing establishments in the wake of the Great Recession, according to the 2012 Economic Census advance report issued today by the U.S. Census Bureau.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/manufacturing-census-report-no-one-thought-it-would-be-pretty-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/manufacturing-census-report-no-one-thought-it-would-be-pretty-infographic#comments Demographics Global Economy Workforce The Global Manufacturer Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:43:00 +0000 114731 at http://www.industryweek.com Vladimir Putin and the Amazing Flying Car http://www.industryweek.com/blog/vladimir-putin-and-amazing-flying-car <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Now that Russia has annexed Crimea, there remains the pesky issue of getting there from Russia. Let's assume for now that Russia won't grab any more of eastern Ukraine and just drive there through an expanding Russian territory. Good old American technology may offer an answer.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/vladimir-putin-and-amazing-flying-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/vladimir-putin-and-amazing-flying-car#comments Global Economy Technology The Global Manufacturer Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:56:00 +0000 114041 at http://www.industryweek.com Small Business Optimism Takes a Dive http://www.industryweek.com/blog/small-business-optimism-takes-dive <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Uncertainty stemming from Washington blamed for sharp dip in small business optimism.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/small-business-optimism-takes-dive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/small-business-optimism-takes-dive#comments Regulations Global Economy Production Equipment Workforce The Global Manufacturer Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:27:00 +0000 113461 at http://www.industryweek.com