IndustryWeek en WHO Pools Experimental Ebola Vaccines as Experts Scramble to Beat Virus <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A batch of experimental Ebola vaccine was set to arrive in Switzerland from Canada on Tuesday as researchers scramble to beat the deadly disease that has west Africa in its grip.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:50:00 +0000 151291 at <p>Felicity Hartnell, a clinical research fellow at Oxford University, holds the vile of the ebola vaccine ChAd3 before the first healthy UK volunteer receives an ebola vaccine at the Oxford Vaccine Group Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine in Oxford, England, on September 17. (Photo by Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images)</p> Workers Strike for Better Pay at Embraer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The workers downed tools on the day Embraer presented its new KC-390 military transport plane as part of plans to ramp up its presence in the military sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workforce News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:01:00 +0000 151271 at <p><em>&nbsp;Photo Courtesy of Embraer</em></p> Samsung Devices Get Top US Security Clearance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Samsung products had already been on the U.S. Defense Department list of approved hardware for "sensitive but unclassified" use, but the latest approval expands that to more secret information.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leadership Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:37:00 +0000 151261 at Chicago is Getting to Work Filling Manufacturing Jobs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The program will focus on three areas of need: raising awareness of manufacturing jobs in the city’s and the region’s manufacturing sector; increasing capacity at existing workforce organizations to help them to match job seekers to jobs and training programs that meet the needs of area manufacturing businesses; and facilitating coordination through a web portal that will connect job seekers with training and employment opportunities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Expansion Management Workforce News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:53:00 +0000 151251 at <p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel</p> <p><em>Copyright Alex Wong, Getty Images News</em></p> From 80 to 800 -- New Orleans Biotech Company Rides Market Demand <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Renaissance RX, provides pharmacogenetic testing revealing how individual patients respond to specific medications, based upon their genetic makeup, expands in New Orleans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Expansion Management Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:25:00 +0000 151231 at <p><em>Photo Courtesy of&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;Renaissance RX</span></em></p> Fujifilm Boosting Supply of Ebola Drug <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"If this clinical trial shows the efficacy and safety of Avigan tablets as treatment (for the Ebola virus), Fujifilm is expected to receive requests to provide the products for large-scale clinical use," the company said.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Safety Leadership News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:39:00 +0000 151221 at How to Ease the Transition to Virtualization <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Up-front planning, bundled solutions smooth the move to a virtualized production environment. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rockwell Automation - The Connected Industrial Enterprise Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:30:00 +0000 150151 at Total Reels, but Plans Succession after Sudden Death of CEO <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Christophe de Margerie, who did not designate a successor, was killed late Monday when his private jet struck a snowplow on takeoff in Moscow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Companies & Executives Leadership News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:31:00 +0000 151211 at Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images AbbVie Terminates Shire Takeover, Blames New US Treasury Rules <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>AbbVie will pay Shire a breakup fee of $1.635 billion for "all losses and damages in connection with this transaction."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Corporate Finance & Tax Finance Leadership News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:08:00 +0000 151201 at IW Poll: Has your Company Altered Travel and Medical Practices to Help Protect All Employees from Exposure to Ebola? <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><div></div></div><form action="/poll/10202014" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1181-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1181"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1181" name="choice" value="1181" class="form-radio" /> Yes</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1191-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1191"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1191" name="choice" value="1191" class="form-radio" /> No</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1201-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1201"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1201" name="choice" value="1201" class="form-radio" /> Not yet, but we are considering it.</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="151191" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-tZUdkOgPghq10OWAaXXgIM7tCQA0ytoKUIQKxYPxtXE" value="form-tZUdkOgPghq10OWAaXXgIM7tCQA0ytoKUIQKxYPxtXE" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:00:18 +0000 151191 at Apple's SIM Move Chips Away at Gemalto's Share Price <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Shares in French digital security company Gemalto slumped on Monday as investors worried that Apple's new SIM card for its latest iPads could threaten part of Gemalto's business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy Technology News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:29:00 +0000 151171 at <p>Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks with talk show host Stephen Colbert via a conference call during an event introducing new iPads at Apple&#39;s headquarters in Cupertino, California, last week. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</p> Texas, Florida, Georgia North Carolina -- Best Business States <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Lone Star state was chosen by 49.7% of those surveyed as having one of the most favorable business climates in the nation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Expansion Management News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:27:00 +0000 151181 at <p><em>Photo Courtesy of Invest in Texas Initiative</em></p> Boss Gives Workers Cars, Home Deposits, Jewelry for Loyalty <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Dholakia's complex loyalty program, in which employees earn points in 25 criteria, has been in place for five years, but this year the rewards have reached new heights.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Culture Emerging Markets Engagement Leadership News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:08:00 +0000 151161 at Getty Images Philips Blames Russia, China Slowdowns for Earnings Loss <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"We are facing sustained softness in a number of markets such as China and Russia. We were also confronted with an adverse jury verdict with a surprisingly high proposed award to Massimo," said chief executive Frans van Houten.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Finance Leadership News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:53:00 +0000 151151 at <p><em>Copyright Christina Arias</em></p> <p><em>Getty Images</em></p> 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> <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Policy Trade Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:51:00 +0000 151141 at Which Manufacturers Are Racing to Produce Ebola Drugs? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In addition to Tekmira, Mapp Biopharmaceutical and Chimerix, which are increasing production of drugs that have been use to treat patients, other companies are looking around for potential useful compounds. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leadership News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:51:00 +0000 151131 at <p>Indicator proteins glow under ultraviolet light on the leaves of the nicotiana benthamiana plant. Icon Genetics has developed a process to produce proteins and enzymes via the nicotiana benthamiana plant that will be used in the production of antibodies for ZMapp, which is being heralded as a possible cure to the ebola virus. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)</p> IBM Profits Plunge 99.6% on Disposal of Chip Unit <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Under the deal, GlobalFoundries will purchase and operate existing IBM semiconductor manufacturing operations and factories in East Fishkill, New York and Essex Junction, Vermont.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Finance Leadership News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:14:00 +0000 151121 at <p><em>Copyright Sean Gallup</em></p> <div> <em>Getty News Images</em></div> Investors Eye Reebok Buy from Adidas <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Adidas bought Reebok in 2006 hoping to pile pressure on Nike.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Companies & Executives Leadership News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:53:00 +0000 151111 at Getty Images Calling Batman: Japan Firm Unveils Bat-signal of the Future <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Like the Bat-signal that alerted the Caped Crusader to trouble brewing in Gotham City, its inventors hope that it might eventually be used to warn people of danger such as an approaching tsunami.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emerging Technologies Technology News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:31:00 +0000 151101 at Getty Images Hoshin Kanri Helps Toyota Improve for the Long Term <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Thanks to lessons learned from the recession, Toyota will be ready for the next economic downturn because of intensive and continuous improvement with a purpose.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/lean-leadership-ways">Lean Leadership Ways</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lean / Six-Sigma Operations Supply Chain Lean Leadership Ways Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:19:00 +0000 151091 at Let's Stop Scaring Ourselves to Death <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>We are not biologically wired to deal with the 24/7/365 news media. It is scaring us to death.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/art-business">The ART Of Business</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The ART Of Business Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:32:00 +0000 151081 at GE and Other US Giants See Growth Ahead <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>General Electric reports higher earnings for the third quarter and says global growth remains solid if uneven, with the US especially strong.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:20:00 +0000 151061 at <p>GE CEO Jeff Immelt, shown here taking part in a US-Africa Business Forum in Washington in August, says GE is experiencing a mix of conditions in different markets, but its US business has clearly improved. &quot;The US is probably the best we have seen it since the financial crisis,&quot; he says. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)</p> Volkswagen Recalls More Than 1 Million Cars in US, China <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The German automaker is blaming a defect in the rear axles for the recalls.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Quality Safety Leadership Operations News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:52:00 +0000 151041 at Copyright Justin Sullivan, Getty Images A Clue About Kids: They Dig Fast Cars <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The best way to get kids amped about manufacturing? Push their buttons.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/team-play">Team Play</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Engagement Recruiting / Retention Workforce Team Play Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:02:00 +0000 151031 at <p>The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car is displayed at Downing Street in London on June 24, 2013. Wing Commander Andy Green will be driving the Bloodhound SSC during a land speed record attempt in South Africa next year. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)</p> Promote to Find Leaders, Not as a Reward <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“One of the major mistakes I see in both startups and established companies is moving their talented contributors to management simply because they are talented contributors,” writes Derek Brown, lead web developer and manager at LinkedIn. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Leadership Operations Workforce News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:07:00 +0000 151021 at Getty Images Teamwork: It Starts at the Top <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><strong><em>Teamwork is the engine</em></strong> that drives all great manufacturing endeavors. Unfortunately, this axiom sometimes gets forgotten in the offices and boardrooms where managers and executives chart a company&#39;s course.</p> <p>This slideshow, compiled from an infographic created by <strong>Davitt Corporate Partners</strong>, presents some useful facts, research and observations about teamwork, and provides illuminating examples of teamwork in action.</p> <p>[related links]</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Teamwork Workforce Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:12:00 +0000 151011 at A Look at Brembo's North American Future <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Brembo is pouring $115 million into its largest U.S. facility – a 440,000-square-foot plant 100 miles west of Detroit that manufactures brake, disc, caliper and corner modules.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Companies & Executives Lean / Six-Sigma Transportation Supply Chain Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:30:00 +0000 151001 at How the Finance Department Can Unlock Value <div class="field-byline"> Sean Stein Smith and Roberto Cruz </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The expectations of stakeholders for businesses to do more for their employees, communities and the environment has led to the development of new metrics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Treasury & Cash Management Finance Supply Chain News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:07:00 +0000 150991 at Chrysler Recalls 900,000 Cars for Engine, Wiring Issues <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Dodge Challenger, Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee models are being recalled for issues that can result in stalled engines and short-circuits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Transportation Global Economy News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:41:00 +0000 150981 at Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Where Should Supply Management Report in a Manufacturing Organization’s Hierarchy? <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Supply management should not report to product engineering or to finance, so which department should they report to?</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Finance & Tax Procurement Supplier Relationships Finance Leadership Operations Supply Chain Workforce Next Generation Supply Management Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:30:00 +0000 150951 at