IndustryWeek en So Much for IBM's Bright Idea on Working Remotely <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Tech companies are supposed to be the leaders. So it's surprising that two of the largest, IBM and Apple, are moving backward, preparing for office life in the decades ahead to look a lot like 2005.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Recruiting / Retention Workforce The Latest Wed, 24 May 2017 17:38:00 +0000 691071 at Thinkstock GE's Immelt Casts Doubt on Ability to Hit Trian's Profit Goals <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>​Trian, one of GE’s largest shareholders, has called on Immelt to reduce costs and improve operations. GE said it would cut management bonuses if it fails to meet certain financial goals.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance The Latest Wed, 24 May 2017 17:03:00 +0000 691021 at Getty Images Renewable Energy Powers Jobs for Almost 10 Million People <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Renewables jobs could total 24 million in 2030, as more countries take steps to combat climate change according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Management Workforce The Latest Wed, 24 May 2017 16:52:00 +0000 690741 at Chinese Billionaire Adds Proton, Lotus to Expanding Auto Empire <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which also owns the upscale Sweden-based Volvo Cars, announced Wednesday that it will buy 49.9% of Proton and a 51% stake in Lotus Cars. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Wed, 24 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000 690301 at <p>Li Shufu of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group</p> Copyright Matt Cardy, Getty Images SpaceX Technician Says Concerns About Tests Got Him Fired <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Former SpaceX technician Jason Blasdell alleges that his managers pressured technicians to deviate from written test procedures and to sign off on tests of rocket parts that hadn’t been conducted according to protocols.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Quality Workforce The Latest Wed, 24 May 2017 12:06:00 +0000 690251 at Getty Images Safety and Performance Excellence: Safety vs. Productivity: If Either Wins, Both Lose <div class="field-byline"> Terry L. Mathis </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Thinking safety can be ignored in production is akin to saying that efficiency and the cost of production don't matter.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire EHS Today Safety The Latest Tue, 23 May 2017 22:20:00 +0000 676891 at Trump Budget Proposal Would Defund Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEPs) <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturing USA and its innovation institutes and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act would also see major cuts.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Policy Workforce The Latest Tue, 23 May 2017 21:46:00 +0000 689791 at Getty Images Is This How You Treat Mom? Mothers Earn 28.4% Less Than Fathers in the United States <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Nearly three-quarters of American households with children include a working mother, and one-fifth are headed by a single mother.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Responsibility Labor / Employment Policy Leadership Workforce The Latest Tue, 23 May 2017 19:15:00 +0000 689431 at Thinkstock US Sues Fiat Chrysler for Diesel Emissions Violations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The EPA alleges that nearly 104,000 vehicles with 3.0 liter EcoDiesel engines were equipped with software “defeat devices” that caused the vehicles’ emission control systems to perform differently, and less effectively, during certain normal driving conditions than on laboratory emissions tests.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment The Latest Tue, 23 May 2017 17:51:00 +0000 689081 at The Big Problem with Sub-metering Energy Usage -- and a Cost-cutting Alternative <div class="field-byline"> Ed Birch, Strategic Energy Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Follow this simple sub-metering startup plan to ensure that your efforts are a boost, not a bust, for your organization. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Management The Latest Tue, 23 May 2017 17:25:00 +0000 689071 at Thinkstock Toyota, Merck Join Ethereum Group to Build Blockchain Network <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The companies joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance which is.trying to determine if shared databases recorded on the ethereum blockchain can cut costs by speeding up financial transactions or ensuring the efficiency of a supply chain.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Supply Chain Technology The Latest Tue, 23 May 2017 17:11:00 +0000 689061 at 5 Ways Cloud-Based ERP Makes Reshoring Easier and More Profitable <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>Considering bringing manufacturing back to the US but worried about the complexity? The solution is already sitting at the center of your operation. A modern ERP system plays a central role to meet the demands of reshoring – supply chain visibility, multi-location supplier collaboration, agility to respond to changing conditions. </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> White Papers Tue, 23 May 2017 16:06:02 +0000 689051 at Germany's Busy Factories Bring Fastest Growth in Six Years <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Bundesbank said that it expects the region’s largest economy to continue to grow “strongly” in the next few months.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Data and Statistics The Latest Tue, 23 May 2017 14:40:00 +0000 688711 at Copyright Sean Gallup, Getty Images Taking Care of Business: Industry 4.0 Manufacturing, IIoT, and Cloud Computing <div class="field-byline"> PLEX </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Most would say we are in the midst of a new industrial revolution. The fourth industrial revolution is all about automation and data exchange including technology like cloud computing, augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR), and of course, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Computing Sponsored Innovation Technology Tue, 23 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000 688681 at CEO Who Sold Furniture to Steve Jobs Now Aims Ford at the Future <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New Ford CEO Jim Hackett has a reputation as a visionary executive comfortable in the high-tech world, who’s also willing to take the scalpel to a workforce.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Tue, 23 May 2017 12:42:00 +0000 688631 at <p>Ford CEO Jim Hackett</p> Ford 3 Tools for Paving the Way to a Smarter Supply Chain <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div><p>Manufacturers who want to link machines, sensors, processes, and people together face a daunting challenge. Download this infographic and learn three things that will help you improve supply chain visibility, mitigate risk and grow into new markets.</p> <p><a class="btn btn-branded btn-wide" href=";lid=160272&amp;elq=&lt;span class=eloquaemail&gt;recipientid&lt;/span&gt;" target="_blank">Download Here</a></p> <p><em>Sponsored by UPS.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Sponsored White Papers Mon, 22 May 2017 18:27:57 +0000 687891 at China's in Joint Venture with VW to Produce Electric Cars <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Volkswagen's China CEO Jochem Heizmann had said during the Shanghai auto show last month that VW expects to sell around 400,000 new-energy vehicles in China in 2020.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Technology The Latest Mon, 22 May 2017 18:17:00 +0000 687881 at Manufacturing to See Growth in 2017: ISM <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturers this year expect a 5.2% increase in capital expenditures, a 1.3% rise in employment and a 4.4% rise in revenues, according to ISM survey.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 22 May 2017 17:48:00 +0000 687871 at Getty Images Top 10 OSHA Violations and How to Avoid Them <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) seeks to reduce the number of workplace injuries and conducts inspections each year, but relying on this agency alone is often not enough. In order to really make a difference in how your organization approaches safety, a cultural change has to occur. At the end of the day, safety is not just the responsibility of those in charge and is best managed when everyone has a role to play. OSHA violations can and will happen – and avoiding a costly citation starts with preventive measures through risk management. </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> White Papers Mon, 22 May 2017 14:50:12 +0000 687331 at Clariant to Buy Huntsman for $6.4 Billion as M&A Surges <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The combination is expected to generate more than $400 million in annual cost savings, leading to $3.5 billion in value creation.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance The Latest Mon, 22 May 2017 14:48:00 +0000 687341 at Ford CEO Fields to Step Down, Replaced with Former Steelcase CEO <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The change comes after an eventful two weeks where Ford’s stock price took a dive and the company announced a 10% job cut of its salaried workers in the United States and Asia Pacific.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leadership The Latest Mon, 22 May 2017 14:42:00 +0000 687321 at Getty Images Our Culture of Inclusion Journey <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>Winner of the 2017 Catalyst Award, Rockwell Automation is on a Culture of Inclusion journey. Key leaders and influencers across our organization share their perspectives on their experience and the continued work to create an environment where everyone can and wants to do their best work every day.</div> <div class="field-byline"> Rockwell Automation Connected Enterprise </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Connected Enterprise Sponsored Technology Mon, 22 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000 658881 at Subaru Considers Electric Versions of Existing Models in R&D Push <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The move would allow Subaru to capitalize on its reputation for safety while eliminating the need to partner with another automaker, says CEO Yasuyuki Yoshinaga.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Research & Development Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Technology The Changing Automotive Landscape The Latest Mon, 22 May 2017 13:40:00 +0000 687131 at Subaru GE Said to Face Probe for Misleading EU Over $1.7 Billion Deal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The company may be in trouble for telling regulators it didn’t have any plans to develop a new giant offshore wind turbine when the company did have such a project on hold.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Energy Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Mon, 22 May 2017 12:57:00 +0000 686991 at Source: LM Wind Power It’s Getting Harder to Find Someone Who Can Pass a Drug Test <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The lower unemployment rate brings into focus a growing national problem.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Recruiting / Retention Workforce The Latest Mon, 22 May 2017 00:59:00 +0000 686841 at Manufacturing’s Demise is Fake News <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While American manufacturing has significant global competition and domestic policy challenges, it remains a massive and vital part of the U.S. economy.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Public Policy Trade Global Economy Workforce The Latest Sun, 21 May 2017 21:00:00 +0000 686031 at Manufacturers Weigh In On Key Issues <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>In a recent online survey, 500 IndustryWeek readers from all manufacturing industries weighed in on issues affecting their operations, capital projects, plant automation, and safety.</div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sponsored White Papers Fri, 19 May 2017 20:18:09 +0000 686281 at Waste Material Could Lead to New US Manufacturing Jobs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div> Scientists have discovered how to make high-quality carbon fiber from lignin</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 19 May 2017 19:01:00 +0000 686011 at Texas A&M AgriLife Research 2017 IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference: IW Best Plants Awards Ceremony <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>A highlight of the 2017 IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference was the awards presentation to the 2016 IW Best Plants Awards winners. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo Companies & Executives Continuous Improvement IndustryWeek Best Plants Quality The Latest Fri, 19 May 2017 17:40:00 +0000 685951 at Is the US Trade Deficit Destroying Jobs? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"Trade deficits aren't economic indicators of cheap goods. Trade deficits are indicators of lost jobs," said Leo Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers. "If you don't have a job, it doesn't matter how cheap the stuff is."</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workforce The Latest Fri, 19 May 2017 17:10:00 +0000 685661 at