IndustryWeek http://www.industryweek.com/rss.xml en US Grand Jury Indicts 7 in Conspiracy to Fix Prices of Auto Parts http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/us-grand-jury-indicts-7-conspiracy-fix-prices-auto-parts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Three executives from Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and four executives from Hitachi Automotive Systems face up to 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine, with the possibility of doubling the fine. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/us-grand-jury-indicts-7-conspiracy-fix-prices-auto-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/us-grand-jury-indicts-7-conspiracy-fix-prices-auto-parts#comments Corporate Responsibility Supplier Relationships Leadership News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:21:00 +0000 148681 at http://www.industryweek.com Five Easy Worker Engagement Conversations http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/five-easy-worker-engagement-conversations <div class="field-byline"> Kim Seeling Smith </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many managers are unaware how to “plug into” their employees’ minds, figure out what they really want, what they need to be fully engaged – and productive.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/five-easy-worker-engagement-conversations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/five-easy-worker-engagement-conversations#comments Workforce Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:09:00 +0000 148651 at http://www.industryweek.com Top 10 Supply Chain Challenges in the Tech Sector http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/top-10-supply-chain-challenges-tech-sector <div class="field-byline"> Luis Humberto Erana, president, technology and service logistics - Americas at DHL Supply Chain </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Technology sector must create collaborative, agile supply chains.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/top-10-supply-chain-challenges-tech-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/top-10-supply-chain-challenges-tech-sector#comments Supply Chain News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:56:00 +0000 148641 at http://www.industryweek.com MSC Scours the Industrial 'Attic' for $100 Billion in Waste http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/msc-scours-industrial-attic-100-billion-waste <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After the recession, manufacturers put increased scrutiny on improving productivity and slashing inventory costs. National distributor MSC Industrial Supply says it is on a mission to help them do both.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/msc-scours-industrial-attic-100-billion-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/msc-scours-industrial-attic-100-billion-waste#comments IMTS Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Procurement Global Economy Operations News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:11:00 +0000 148661 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Attendees at the 2014 IMTS trade show crowd the booth of MSC Industrial Supply, a company with deep roots in metalworking and manufacturing.</p> MSC Industrial Supply Co. UnConference:A Meeting of Innovative Minds http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/unconferencea-meeting-innovative-minds <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“The conference is an opportunity for the unexpected to happen,” explains Scot Tukovics, Rockwell Automation. “We could discover some connections, partnership or pairings that we wouldn’t have experienced in our regular daily operations.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/unconferencea-meeting-innovative-minds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/unconferencea-meeting-innovative-minds#comments Expansion Management Leadership News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:03:00 +0000 148621 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The UnConference will take place at the new Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.&nbsp;</p> Creaky Machinery: How to Get the Most Out of Your Aging Factory http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/creaky-machinery-how-get-most-out-your-aging-factory <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It's tough to predict when capital spending budgets will get a boost, leaving floor managers with the uncomfortable task of making do with aging equipment. Here are some tips for getting by while still meeting demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/creaky-machinery-how-get-most-out-your-aging-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/creaky-machinery-how-get-most-out-your-aging-factory#comments Operations Workforce News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:01:00 +0000 148611 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 How to Detect Organizational Cancer and Promote Business Excellence http://www.industryweek.com/quality/how-detect-organizational-cancer-and-promote-business-excellence <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It's important that companies give themselves an objective annual checkup to determine the health of their organization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/quality/how-detect-organizational-cancer-and-promote-business-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/quality/how-detect-organizational-cancer-and-promote-business-excellence#comments Quality Finance Leadership Operations News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 148591 at http://www.industryweek.com China Opens New Gold Exchange to Attract Foreign Investors http://www.industryweek.com/finance/china-opens-new-gold-exchange-attract-foreign-investors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Industry officials said contracts on the international board will be denominated in China's yuan, but overseas investors will be able to settle with offshore yuan funds as the government seeks to make the currency more widely used.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/china-opens-new-gold-exchange-attract-foreign-investors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/china-opens-new-gold-exchange-attract-foreign-investors#comments Expansion Management Finance Global Economy News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:37:00 +0000 148581 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Photo Courtesy of In Gold We Trust</em></p> Without Execution There Is No Strategy http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/without-execution-there-no-strategy <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Miller </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Since you have taken my <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/determining-best-profit-levers-pull">profit margin assessment</a>, you know which areas of your organization will provide you with the biggest and the best opportunities for growth and increased profitability. Now you have to do something about it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/without-execution-there-no-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/without-execution-there-no-strategy#comments Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Teamwork Leadership News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:02:00 +0000 148561 at http://www.industryweek.com Andrew Miller Ericsson to Stop Making Modems, Sheds Hundreds of Jobs http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/ericsson-stop-making-modems-sheds-hundreds-jobs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"The market has fallen. There are fewer and fewer mobile phone makers who buy separate modems -- they buy them together with the processors, and we don't have processors," Ericsson's chief executive Hans Vestberg .</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/ericsson-stop-making-modems-sheds-hundreds-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/ericsson-stop-making-modems-sheds-hundreds-jobs#comments Companies & Executives Leadership Workforce News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:51:00 +0000 148551 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright&nbsp; Christina Arias</em></p> <p><em>Getty Images News</em></p> Manufacturing the American Dream http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-american-dream <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Kennametal's Carlos Cardoso climbed the industrial ladder all the way from 'shop rat' to CEO. As he prepares for retirement, he remains hopeful that manufacturing can offer the next generation the same opportunities it offered him.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-american-dream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-american-dream#comments IMTS Companies & Executives Leadership Technology Workforce News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:12:00 +0000 148541 at http://www.industryweek.com <style type="text/css"> .pquote { background: url("http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/uploads/2014/08/openquote-iw.png") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; }</style> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p><em>Manufacturing is in my blood.&quot;</em></p> <p><em>- Carlos Cardoso</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Kennametal<br /> <strong>Prior Position:</strong> Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kennametal<br /> <strong>Degrees / Honors: </strong><br /> Chairman of the Board, NAM<br /> Bachelor&#39;s, Fairfield University Dolan School of Business<br /> Master&#39;s, Hartford Graduate Center</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek Leader of the Week</strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Top 10 Countries for Foreign Direct Investment http://www.industryweek.com/finance/top-10-countries-foreign-direct-investment <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, established in 1998 by ATKearney ranks countries based on how changes in their political, economic, and regulatory systems are likely to affect foreign direct investment inflows in the coming years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/top-10-countries-foreign-direct-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/top-10-countries-foreign-direct-investment#comments Expansion Management Finance Global Economy Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:23:00 +0000 148531 at http://www.industryweek.com 'Second Yukos' Feared Following Arrest of Russian Billionaire http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/second-yukos-feared-following-arrest-russian-billionaire <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Vladimir Yevtushenkov, chairman of conglomerate Sistema, was placed under house arrest and is being investigated for money laundering linked to an oil deal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/second-yukos-feared-following-arrest-russian-billionaire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/second-yukos-feared-following-arrest-russian-billionaire#comments Companies & Executives Global Economy Leadership News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:43:00 +0000 148521 at http://www.industryweek.com By Dyor, via Wikimedia Commons Iconic 'Easy Rider' Bike to Be Sold at Auction http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/iconic-easy-rider-bike-be-sold-auction <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The motorcycle ridden by Peter Fonda in the film "Easy Rider" is to be sold at auction in California. Auctioneers believe it will fetch at least $1 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/iconic-easy-rider-bike-be-sold-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/iconic-easy-rider-bike-be-sold-auction#comments Companies & Executives News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:07:00 +0000 148511 at http://www.industryweek.com North America’s Largest 100% Biomass-Fueled Power Plant Opens in Canada http://www.industryweek.com/energy-management/north-america-s-largest-100-biomass-fueled-power-plant-opens-canada <div class="field-byline"> A </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The biomass used to fuel Atikokan Generating Station, which is now generating electricity in northwestern Ontario, is being harvested and processed locally. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/energy-management/north-america-s-largest-100-biomass-fueled-power-plant-opens-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/energy-management/north-america-s-largest-100-biomass-fueled-power-plant-opens-canada#comments Energy Management Expansion Management News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:57:00 +0000 148491 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Photo Courtesy of Ontario Centres of Excellence</p> DuPont Investor Calls for Breakup of Company http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/dupont-investor-calls-breakup-company <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Trian Partners holds $1.6 billion in DuPont shares, said it was taking its case to shareholders after concluding that the board "is not willing to hold management accountable" for poor performance and missed profit targets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/dupont-investor-calls-breakup-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/dupont-investor-calls-breakup-company#comments Companies & Executives Finance Leadership News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:01:00 +0000 148481 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The DuPont Innovation Center in Wilmington, Del. was designed using LEED guidelines and includes more than 30 DuPont materials.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Photo Courtesy of DuPont</em></p> Steeling the South: Inside an ArcelorMittal Steel Processing Plant [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/steeling-south-inside-arcelormittal-steel-processing-plant-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The joint venture announced on Sept. 16 a $40 million slab yard expansion project and a $6.7 million investment in the No.4 continuous coating line. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/steeling-south-inside-arcelormittal-steel-processing-plant-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/steeling-south-inside-arcelormittal-steel-processing-plant-slideshow#comments Companies & Executives Global Economy Leadership Supply Chain Technology Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:24:00 +0000 148461 at http://www.industryweek.com 'Modern Slavery' in Malaysia Electronics Factories Survey Says http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/modern-slavery-malaysia-electronics-factories-survey-says <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Malaysia's electronics manufacturing sector is a linchpin of the economy, and a key global supplier, producing semiconductors, computer peripherals, consumer electronics, communications equipment and a vast array of other products and components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/modern-slavery-malaysia-electronics-factories-survey-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/modern-slavery-malaysia-electronics-factories-survey-says#comments Workforce News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:23:00 +0000 148471 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Photo Courtesy of Malaysian Investment Development Authority</em></p> America Soars Back into the Space Age http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/america-soars-back-space-age <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NASA's decision to tap Boeing and SpaceX to drive the next generation of explorers to space propels American manufacturing to a new frontier.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/america-soars-back-space-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/america-soars-back-space-age#comments Innovation Technology News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:09:00 +0000 148441 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Astronaut Edwin &#39;Buzz&#39; Aldrin poses next to the U.S. flag July 20, 1969 on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.</p> Copyright NASA/Liaison Court Vacates $368 Million Verdict Against Apple in Patent Case http://www.industryweek.com/intellectual-property/court-vacates-368-million-verdict-against-apple-patent-case <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Appeals court judges said the lower court wrongly allowed expert testimony that may have influenced the damages award.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/intellectual-property/court-vacates-368-million-verdict-against-apple-patent-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/intellectual-property/court-vacates-368-million-verdict-against-apple-patent-case#comments Intellectual Property Companies & Executives Product Development Innovation Leadership Technology News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:29:00 +0000 148421 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>People attend the Apple keynote at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College on Sept. 9, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.</p> Justin Sullivan, Getty Images E&Y Study: Media Reaping Profits From Internet http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ey-study-media-reaping-profits-internet <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ey-study-media-reaping-profits-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ey-study-media-reaping-profits-internet#comments Digital Tools Global Economy News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:53:00 +0000 148411 at http://www.industryweek.com The Strategy Behind Choosing Strategic Suppliers http://www.industryweek.com/blog/strategy-behind-choosing-strategic-suppliers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The strategy OEMs should employ with strategic suppliers is to develop an extended enterprise type of relationship with them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/next-generation-supply-management">Next Generation Supply Management</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/strategy-behind-choosing-strategic-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/strategy-behind-choosing-strategic-suppliers#comments Logistics Procurement Supplier Relationships Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:30:00 +0000 148391 at http://www.industryweek.com Leaving Inspired: IMTS 2014 Wrap-Up http://www.industryweek.com/imts/leaving-inspired-imts-2014-wrap <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IMTS is a week of huge excitement for our industry, but my hope is that the spirit and energy that drove everyone to experience the show can be carried throughout the entire year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/imts/leaving-inspired-imts-2014-wrap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/imts/leaving-inspired-imts-2014-wrap#comments Automation IMTS Education / Training Emerging Technologies Machine Tools Robotics Systems Integration Innovation Technology News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:01:00 +0000 148361 at http://www.industryweek.com Emerging Markets Offer Best Prospects for US Export Growth: HSBC http://www.industryweek.com/trade/emerging-markets-offer-best-prospects-us-export-growth-hsbc <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Where should U.S. exporters look for the best growth opportunities over the next two decades?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/emerging-markets-offer-best-prospects-us-export-growth-hsbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/emerging-markets-offer-best-prospects-us-export-growth-hsbc#comments Demographics Emerging Markets Research & Development Trade Global Economy News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:26:00 +0000 148401 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Demand from emerging economies such as China and India will help drive U.S. export growth in the next two decades, HSBC predicts in its latest trade forecast.</p> Investing in the US is the Rallying Cry of Energy Sector Companies http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/investing-us-rallying-cry-energy-sector-companies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>From 2011 to August 2014 U.S. investments totaled $124 billion, in the form of 196 announcements of new chemical plants or upgrades to existing plants.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/investing-us-rallying-cry-energy-sector-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/investing-us-rallying-cry-energy-sector-companies#comments Energy Management Expansion Management News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:16:00 +0000 148381 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Photo Courtesy of BASF</em></p> 7 Steps for Leading Lean with Respect for People http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/7-steps-leading-lean-respect-people <div class="field-byline"> Michael Ballé </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Without mastering these seven foundational behavioral skills, even with their heart in the right place, leaders fumble their presence at the gemba and, consequently, feel disappointed by the bottom-line results they get from their lean efforts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/7-steps-leading-lean-respect-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/7-steps-leading-lean-respect-people#comments Change Management Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement Teamwork Leadership Operations Workforce News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:58:00 +0000 148371 at http://www.industryweek.com 7 Steps for Leading Lean MAPI Predicts 'Broad-based Growth' for US Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/mapi-predicts-broad-based-growth-us-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Manufacturing production will grow 3.4% in 2014, outstripping the broader U.S. economy, and will pick up the pace in 2015, according to the latest <a href="https://www.mapi.net/research/publications/us-industrial-outlook-september-2014">quarterly outlook report</a> from the MAPI Foundation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/mapi-predicts-broad-based-growth-us-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/mapi-predicts-broad-based-growth-us-manufacturing#comments Global Economy News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:58:00 +0000 148351 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Strong aerospace production will help manufacturing activity accelerate in 2015, MAPI predicts in its latest industrial outlook report.</p> Gatty Images Airbus to Sell Off Units in Plan to Refocus Business Strategy http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/airbus-sell-units-plan-refocus-business-strategy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"Some business areas are identified as divestment candidates as they do not fit the strategic goals," the company said, citing budget troubles among key state clients.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/airbus-sell-units-plan-refocus-business-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/airbus-sell-units-plan-refocus-business-strategy#comments Companies & Executives Finance Leadership News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:47:00 +0000 148331 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright Martin Rose</em></p> <p><em>Getty Images News</em></p> In War, Is Business Just Business? http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/war-business-just-business <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Do corporate executives have a responsibility to take moral sides in the conflicts in Eastern Europe, in the Middle East, and in Africa? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/war-business-just-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/war-business-just-business#comments Corporate Responsibility Leadership News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 148291 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>John S. McClenahen retired from IndustryWeek in 2006 and remains an interested observer of global manufacturing.</p>