IndustryWeek http://www.industryweek.com/rss.xml/RK%3D0/RS%3Dfhck4PugK.v.RVdsGGaZlcLSThI- en Top 7 ROIs of Effective Employee Communications http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/top-7-rois-effective-employee-communications <div class="field-byline"> By Louise Dickmeyer, President, People Driven Performance </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>From the past decade of experience working with clients in the employee communications field, I've outlined what I've learned are the top seven employee-communications returns on investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/top-7-rois-effective-employee-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/top-7-rois-effective-employee-communications#comments Recruiting / Retention Workforce News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:45:00 +0000 143421 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Louise Dickmeyer | President | People Driven Performance</p> 3-D Printing the Impossible: 21st Century Manufacturing Demands 21st Century Tools http://www.industryweek.com/blog/3-d-printing-impossible-21st-century-manufacturing-demands-21st-century-tools <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>When your outdated techniques can't handle a new job, it's time to get a new tool.</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/technology-trends">Technology Trends</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/3-d-printing-impossible-21st-century-manufacturing-demands-21st-century-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/3-d-printing-impossible-21st-century-manufacturing-demands-21st-century-tools#comments Emerging Technologies Product Development Innovation Technology Technology Trends Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +0000 143411 at http://www.industryweek.com ABB, Volvo Reveal Tie-up on Fast-recharge Electric Buses http://www.industryweek.com/technology/abb-volvo-reveal-tie-fast-recharge-electric-buses <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The first project for the technology is to provide 12 hybrid buses for the public transport system in Luxembourg by next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/abb-volvo-reveal-tie-fast-recharge-electric-buses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/abb-volvo-reveal-tie-fast-recharge-electric-buses#comments Energy Management Technology News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:25:00 +0000 143401 at http://www.industryweek.com US Companies Buying US Plants from Russian Steelmaker Severstal http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-companies-buying-us-plants-russian-steelmaker-severstal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Severstal is selling Severstal Columbus (Mississippi) to Steel Dynamics and Severstal Dearborn (Michigan) to AK Steel Corp.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-companies-buying-us-plants-russian-steelmaker-severstal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-companies-buying-us-plants-russian-steelmaker-severstal#comments Expansion Management Global Economy News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:12:00 +0000 143391 at http://www.industryweek.com Florida Jury Slaps RJ Reynolds with $23.6 Billion in Damages http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/florida-jury-slaps-rj-reynolds-236-billion-damages <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"RJ Reynolds took a calculated risk by manufacturing cigarettes and selling them to consumers without properly informing them of the hazards," said the lawyer of the wife of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/florida-jury-slaps-rj-reynolds-236-billion-damages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/florida-jury-slaps-rj-reynolds-236-billion-damages#comments Competitiveness Corporate Responsibility Global Economy Leadership News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:21:00 +0000 143371 at http://www.industryweek.com Tim Boyle, Getty Images Reducing Waste Often Reduces the Need for Manpower http://www.industryweek.com/blog/reducing-waste-often-reduces-need-manpower <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Improved supplier quality performance leads to less of a need for receiving inspectors.</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/reducing-waste-often-reduces-need-manpower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/reducing-waste-often-reduces-need-manpower#comments Procurement Supply Chain Workforce Next Generation Supply Management Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:04:00 +0000 143361 at http://www.industryweek.com Why Were Commercial Planes Still Flying over Ukraine? http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/why-were-commercial-planes-still-flying-over-ukraine <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine has raised questions over why the company persisted in flying in conflict-zone airspace that many other carriers had abandoned months ago.</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/transportation/why-were-commercial-planes-still-flying-over-ukraine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/why-were-commercial-planes-still-flying-over-ukraine#comments Safety Transportation Global Economy News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:12:00 +0000 143321 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Debris from an Malaysia Airlines plane crash lies in a field on July 18, 2014 in Grabovka, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed on the Ukraine/Russia border near the town of Shaktersk.</p> Copyright Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images GE Profits Up as Most Industrial Segments Improve http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/ge-profits-most-industrial-segments-improve <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Earnings for GE, considered a proxy for U.S. industrials, came in at $3.5 billion, up 13.2% from the year-ago period.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/ge-profits-most-industrial-segments-improve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/ge-profits-most-industrial-segments-improve#comments Budgeting & Reporting Competitiveness Finance Global Economy News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:54:00 +0000 143291 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan, Getty Images AbbVie Buys Drugmaker Shire for $54 Billion http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/abbvie-buys-drugmaker-shire-54-billion <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Shire Pharmaceuticals has accepted a $54-billion takeover bid from AbbVie in a deal aimed at slashing the U.S. giant's tax bill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/abbvie-buys-drugmaker-shire-54-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/abbvie-buys-drugmaker-shire-54-billion#comments Corporate Finance & Tax Finance Global Economy News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:54:00 +0000 143281 at http://www.industryweek.com 2014 IW US 500: 10 US Companies that Don't Want to Be US Companies Anymore [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-us-500/2014-iw-us-500-10-us-companies-dont-want-be-us-companies-anymore-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>U.S. manufacturers are trying to gain relief from the corporate tax rate, even if that means giving up their identity as an American company.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-us-500/2014-iw-us-500-10-us-companies-dont-want-be-us-companies-anymore-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-us-500/2014-iw-us-500-10-us-companies-dont-want-be-us-companies-anymore-slideshow#comments Companies & Executives Corporate Finance & Tax Galleries The IndustryWeek U.S. 500 Finance Resources Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:07:00 +0000 140491 at http://www.industryweek.com Safety System Design Software From Rockwell Automation Now Available in 16 New Languages http://www.industryweek.com/rockwell-automation-connected-industrial-enterprise/safety-system-design-software-rockwell-automatio <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Safety Automation Builder software tool helps simplify multilanguage projects </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/rockwell-automation-connected-industrial-enterprise/safety-system-design-software-rockwell-automatio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/rockwell-automation-connected-industrial-enterprise/safety-system-design-software-rockwell-automatio#comments Rockwell Automation - The Connected Industrial Enterprise Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000 141441 at http://www.industryweek.com Obama Wants to Crack Down on US Firms' Tax Inversions http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-finance-tax/obama-wants-crack-down-us-firms-tax-inversions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew this week called on Congress to undertake business tax reform "to address this urgent issue."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-finance-tax/obama-wants-crack-down-us-firms-tax-inversions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-finance-tax/obama-wants-crack-down-us-firms-tax-inversions#comments Corporate Finance & Tax Strategic Planning & Execution Finance Leadership News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 143241 at http://www.industryweek.com vovan13/istock/Thinkstock MH17: The Logistics of a Crash http://www.industryweek.com/blog/mh17-logistics-crash <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in the Eastern Ukraine Thursday is causing a ripple effect in the skies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/planes-trains-and-automobiles">Planes, Trains and Automobiles</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/mh17-logistics-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/mh17-logistics-crash#comments Transportation Supply Chain Planes, Trains and Automobiles Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:48:00 +0000 143231 at http://www.industryweek.com GM Excoriated for 'Negligence' at Latest Senate Hearing http://www.industryweek.com/safety/gm-excoriated-negligence-latest-senate-hearing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>General Motors officials come under attack at a Senate hearing from lawmakers who accuse them of 'gross negligence' that contributed to at least 13 deaths linked to defective cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/gm-excoriated-negligence-latest-senate-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/gm-excoriated-negligence-latest-senate-hearing#comments Companies & Executives Safety Leadership Operations News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:46:00 +0000 143221 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>GM chief counsel Michael Millikin and CEO Mary Barra testify during a Senate subcommittee hearing Thursday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)</p> IBM, SEMATCH Partner to Launch New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium http://www.industryweek.com/research-development/ibm-sematch-partner-launch-new-york-power-electronics-manufacturing-consortium <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The site will act as a global “open-innovation” user-shared facility, which will enable the expansion and growth of major corporate partners, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) with a particular emphasis on MWBE firms and enterprises.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/research-development/ibm-sematch-partner-launch-new-york-power-electronics-manufacturing-consortium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/research-development/ibm-sematch-partner-launch-new-york-power-electronics-manufacturing-consortium#comments Research & Development Expansion Management Innovation Technology News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:35:00 +0000 143211 at http://www.industryweek.com Chinese Auto Co. Opens First Plant in Africa http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/chinese-auto-co-opens-first-plant-africa <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Foton East Africa Ltd., earlier this week, announced production of its VIEW CS2 vans, made in the company&rsquo;s hub in Kenya, has begun.</p> <p>Last year the company, a subsidiary of Foton Motor Group, invested $30 million for the completion of phase one of its manufacturing hub in Nairobi.</p> <p>The manufacturing hub has an annual capacity of three-thousand vehicles.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/chinese-auto-co-opens-first-plant-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/chinese-auto-co-opens-first-plant-africa#comments Expansion Management Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:11:00 +0000 143201 at http://www.industryweek.com Community Colleges Chosen to Use Mentor Program for STEM Advancement http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/community-colleges-chosen-use-mentor-program-stem-advancement <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px;">In order to help colleges lead innovative projects in biotechnology, biomanufacturing, virtual labs, engineering technology, advanced manufacturing, clean energy, geospatial technologies and cybersecurity, on July 15 ten were chosen to participate in a MentorLinks program.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/community-colleges-chosen-use-mentor-program-stem-advancement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/community-colleges-chosen-use-mentor-program-stem-advancement#comments Workforce Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:51:00 +0000 143191 at http://www.industryweek.com Brazil's Embraer Sells 60 Commercial Planes to China http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/brazils-embraer-sells-60-commercial-planes-china <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Chinese companies sign agreements Thursday to buy 60 commercial airplanes worth $3.2 billion from Brazilian aviation firm Embraer during a state visit to Brasilia by Chinese President Xi Jinping.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/brazils-embraer-sells-60-commercial-planes-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/brazils-embraer-sells-60-commercial-planes-china#comments Global Economy News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:46:00 +0000 143181 at http://www.industryweek.com Germany Declared Most Energy Efficient Nation http://www.industryweek.com/energy/germany-declared-most-energy-efficient-nation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy gives Germany top spot for efficiency, ranks US as one of the worst.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/energy/germany-declared-most-energy-efficient-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/energy/germany-declared-most-energy-efficient-nation#comments Energy Public Policy Technology News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:49:00 +0000 143171 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images Smart Cities Using Smart Technology http://www.industryweek.com/technology/smart-cities-using-smart-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“Envision Charlotte is a fantastic example of collaboration by public and private entities with shared goals of environmental sustainability,” said Michael Smith, CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners. “It is a unique laboratory that allows our city to develop proven sustainability practices that can be replicated in other cities.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/smart-cities-using-smart-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/smart-cities-using-smart-technology#comments Expansion Management Technology News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:35:00 +0000 143161 at http://www.industryweek.com The Growth Equation: How Predictability Helps Product Innovation http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-how-predictability-helps-product-innovation <div class="field-byline"> Mike Dalton </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Improving predictability in your product development process will help eliminate the biggest driver of cost overruns. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-how-predictability-helps-product-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/growth-equation-how-predictability-helps-product-innovation#comments Process Improvement Product Development Innovation News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:24:00 +0000 143151 at http://www.industryweek.com Five Trends that Will Shape the Future of ERP http://www.industryweek.com/technology/five-trends-will-shape-future-erp <div class="field-byline"> Dan Matthews, CTO, IFS </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>As high-tech innovations continue to advance at a break-neck pace, it’s important that IT embraces new technologies and trends just as fast. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in particular has a lot to gain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/five-trends-will-shape-future-erp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/five-trends-will-shape-future-erp#comments Digital Tools Emerging Technologies Systems Integration Technology News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:52:00 +0000 143131 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Dan Matthews is the Chief Technology Officer at IFS.</em></p> Michael Dell Talks About the Benefits of Running a Private Company http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/michael-dell-talks-about-benefits-running-private-company <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Michael Dell shares his opinion about how financial markets impact the running a manufacturing business. Excerpts from <em>Inc.</em> and <em>Forbes</em></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/companies-executives/michael-dell-talks-about-benefits-running-private-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/michael-dell-talks-about-benefits-running-private-company#comments Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Finance News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:51:00 +0000 142931 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Michael Dell, CEO, took his eponymous company private in October 2013.</p> Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Continuous Improvement: The Challenge of Choice, the Burden of Selling and the Value of Expectations http://www.industryweek.com/quality/continuous-improvement-challenge-choice-burden-selling-and-value-expectations <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>Nicholas Pinchuk, president and CEO of Snap-on, sees continuous improvement as a weapon American manufacturers can use to combat the turbulent times in the industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/quality/continuous-improvement-challenge-choice-burden-selling-and-value-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/quality/continuous-improvement-challenge-choice-burden-selling-and-value-expectations#comments Companies & Executives IW Best Plants Quality The IndustryWeek U.S. 500 Leadership Operations Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:50:00 +0000 142471 at http://www.industryweek.com More Quotes on Teamwork, Fulfillment … and 360-Degree Turns [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/teamwork/more-quotes-teamwork-fulfillment-and-360-degree-turns-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Here's a fresh batch of quotes about teamwork, team play, and the struggle to achieve as a group from the worlds of business, science, politics, entertainment and sports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/teamwork/more-quotes-teamwork-fulfillment-and-360-degree-turns-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/teamwork/more-quotes-teamwork-fulfillment-and-360-degree-turns-slideshow#comments Teamwork Workforce Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:49:00 +0000 143141 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Henry Ford</p> It's Time to Embrace the Job-Killing Robots http://www.industryweek.com/technology/its-time-embrace-job-killing-robots <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The manufacturing renaissance isn't being built on sweat and labor; it's being built on ingenious robots, smart machines and industrial-minded, skilled workers. The job killing robots we all fear might actually be our best tool for job growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/its-time-embrace-job-killing-robots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/its-time-embrace-job-killing-robots#comments Robotics Technology Workforce News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:33:00 +0000 143111 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Matt Cardy/Getty Images Airbus Tails Boeing Thanks to 'Best' Farnborough Orders http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/airbus-tails-boeing-thanks-best-farnborough-orders <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Airbus said it had won commitments and firm orders for 496 planes worth more than $75 billion at the key industry sales event.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/airbus-tails-boeing-thanks-best-farnborough-orders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/airbus-tails-boeing-thanks-best-farnborough-orders#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Transportation Leadership Supply Chain News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:57:00 +0000 143121 at http://www.industryweek.com Manufacturing Execs Open Pockets, See Growth Ahead http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/manufacturing-execs-open-pockets-see-growth-ahead <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Are manufacturing executives ready to come out of the cold and invest?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/manufacturing-execs-open-pockets-see-growth-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/manufacturing-execs-open-pockets-see-growth-ahead#comments Competitiveness Finance Global Economy News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:36:00 +0000 143101 at http://www.industryweek.com Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs in Major Reorganization http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/microsoft-cut-18000-jobs-major-reorganization <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The company said the cuts were part of "a restructuring plan to simplify its operations and align the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services business with the company's overall strategy."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/microsoft-cut-18000-jobs-major-reorganization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/microsoft-cut-18000-jobs-major-reorganization#comments Workforce News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:06:00 +0000 143091 at http://www.industryweek.com VW Eyes Fiat Takeover http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/vw-eyes-fiat-takeover <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The families controlling German auto giant Volkswagen and the Italian-US rival Fiat Chrysler are sounding out the possibility of a merger, the weekly Manager Magazin reported on Thursday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/vw-eyes-fiat-takeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/vw-eyes-fiat-takeover#comments Global Economy News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:24:00 +0000 143081 at http://www.industryweek.com