IndustryWeek http://www.industryweek.com/rss.xml en Plex Geeks Dive Into Manufacturing Technology http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/plex-geeks-dive-manufacturing-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Plex Systems CTO Jerry Foster and VP of development Jason Prater discuss what they're at work on in the cloud and what they see for the future of manufacturing technology ... and why we won't all become robotic drones of death.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/plex-geeks-dive-manufacturing-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/plex-geeks-dive-manufacturing-technology#comments Cloud Computing Emerging Technologies Manufacturing Leader of the Week IoT The Latest Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:52:00 +0000 173401 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Plex Systems VP of development Jason Prater, left, and CTO Jerry Foster riff on the future of manufacturing technology.</p> Photos: Plex Systems; Illustration: Bill Szilagyi Obama Announces New Rules to Fight Carbon Pollution http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/obama-announces-new-rules-fight-carbon-pollution <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Stating that we have a &ldquo;moral obligation to leave our children a planet that&rsquo;s not polluted or damaged,&rdquo; the Obama administration today announced a Clean Power Plan that will lower carbon pollution from U.S. power plants by 32% by 2030. The final target is 9% stricter than the proposed ruled, but provides more time and more flexibility for states to comply with new emissions limits.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/obama-announces-new-rules-fight-carbon-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/obama-announces-new-rules-fight-carbon-pollution#comments Environment Regulations The Latest Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:12:00 +0000 173311 at http://www.industryweek.com How Economic Public Policy Fails US Manufacturers http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/how-economic-public-policy-fails-us-manufacturers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>We should not allow people who don't understand manufacturing to define its future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/how-economic-public-policy-fails-us-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/how-economic-public-policy-fails-us-manufacturers#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Global Economy Gold The Latest Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:15:00 +0000 172861 at http://www.industryweek.com ISM: Manufacturing Production Remains Slow, Steady http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ism-manufacturing-production-remains-slow-steady <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The PMI drops 0.8 points from June to July and checks in slightly lower than anticipated at 52.7 in the new ISM report, though new orders jumped to their highest mark this calendar year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ism-manufacturing-production-remains-slow-steady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ism-manufacturing-production-remains-slow-steady#comments Global Economy The Latest Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:23:00 +0000 173291 at http://www.industryweek.com Carl Court, Getty Images Why Lean Training and Development Matter http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/why-lean-training-and-development-matter <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If Lean training is treated as just a “one off” type of event, it won’t provide much benefit to the company in the long run.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/why-lean-training-and-development-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/why-lean-training-and-development-matter#comments Ideaxchange Education / Training Lean / Six-Sigma Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:47:00 +0000 173261 at http://www.industryweek.com Wavebreakmedia Ltd / Thinkstock Nokia Sells Mapping Service to German Automakers http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/nokia-sells-mapping-service-german-automakers-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Finnish telecommunications company continues its makeover and reconstruction, moving HERE maps to BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz for a little more than $3 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/nokia-sells-mapping-service-german-automakers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/nokia-sells-mapping-service-german-automakers-0#comments Digital Tools Procurement Transportation The Latest Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:35:00 +0000 173251 at http://www.industryweek.com David Ramos, Getty Images OEM Q&A: Challenges and Solutions in the Fight Against Cybercrime http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/oem-qa-challenges-and-solutions-fight-against-cybercrime <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>OEMs are increasingly taking on the responsibility of helping protect their customers’ critical production data from internal and external threats. This includes providing smart machines and secure connections, as well as following security best practices, to help keep customers’ operations running and to support critical information-sharing priorities within their enterprise. OEMs should understand the problems that industrial security challenges pose today, and the steps that fellow OEMs are taking to help protect customers’ sensitive data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/oem-qa-challenges-and-solutions-fight-against-cybercrime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/oem-qa-challenges-and-solutions-fight-against-cybercrime#comments The Connected Enterprise Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000 172651 at http://www.industryweek.com India’s Factory Output Climbs to Half-Year High http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/india-s-factory-output-climbs-half-year-high <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Prime minister Narendra Modi has made reviving Asia’s third-largest economy a priority since coming to power in May 2014, introducing a number of reforms aimed at boosting demand and investment, and resulting in a 52.7 PMI reading.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/india-s-factory-output-climbs-half-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/india-s-factory-output-climbs-half-year-high#comments Emerging Markets Governance, Risk & Compliance Global Economy The Latest Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:18:00 +0000 173231 at http://www.industryweek.com RIA Novosti, Getty Images Oil Prices Languish as Supply Concerns Linger http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/oil-prices-languish-supply-concerns-linger <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Prices dived over the weekend after OPEC said it would not cut output -- currently about 30 million barrels per day -- in response to recent lower prices, fending off competition from U.S. shale.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/oil-prices-languish-supply-concerns-linger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/oil-prices-languish-supply-concerns-linger#comments Governance, Risk & Compliance Trade Global Economy The Latest Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:44:00 +0000 173221 at http://www.industryweek.com Muhannad Fala'ah, Getty Images Chinese Manufacturing Index Slows in July http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/chinese-manufacturing-index-slows-july <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Chinese manufacturing plunged to a two-year low over the weekend, with the Caixin PMI registering just 47.8 and industrial output expanding lower than estimates to 6.8%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/chinese-manufacturing-index-slows-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/chinese-manufacturing-index-slows-july#comments Budgeting & Reporting Emerging Markets Global Economy The Latest Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:21:00 +0000 173211 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A factory employee works on an assembly line at the Zhejiang Geely Automobile Company auto factory. The Chinese economy officially plunged to a two-year low over the weekend.</p> Guang Niu, Getty Images Electric Vehicles Industry Report http://www.industryweek.com/datasheet/electric-vehicles-industry-report <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/electric-vehicles-industry-report" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Electric vehicles industry report" src="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/electric-vehicles2.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div></div>This electric vehicle industry report focuses on production and sales, as well as information about selected electric car manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/datasheet/electric-vehicles-industry-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IW Industry Reports Emerging Technologies Resources Technology Gold Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000 173051 at http://www.industryweek.com From 'Misfit Toys' to Star Performers: a Snyder's-Lance Plant's Journey http://www.industryweek.com/engagement/misfit-toys-star-performers-snyders-lance-plants-journey <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Since 2012, the Snyder's-Lance Salty Snacks plant has cut quality complaints by 70%--the lowest number of kettle complaints across the company. In 2014, the plant received more compliments than complaints. Here's how they did it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/engagement/misfit-toys-star-performers-snyders-lance-plants-journey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/engagement/misfit-toys-star-performers-snyders-lance-plants-journey#comments Change Management Engagement The Latest Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:21:00 +0000 173191 at http://www.industryweek.com Are There Enough People to Manage the US Supply Chain? http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/are-there-enough-people-manage-us-supply-chain <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturers are spending more on logistics than ever, and all signs point to that trend continuing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/are-there-enough-people-manage-us-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/are-there-enough-people-manage-us-supply-chain#comments Inventory Management Logistics Transportation Warehousing and Distribution Supply Chain Gold The Latest Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:58:00 +0000 172841 at http://www.industryweek.com Intel, Micron Reveal Powerful Memory Chip Tuned for Data Age http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/intel-micron-reveal-powerful-memory-chip-tuned-data-age <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The new 3D XPoint technology represents the first new breed of memory in more than a quarter of a century and should allow users to store and analyze their data more quickly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/intel-micron-reveal-powerful-memory-chip-tuned-data-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/intel-micron-reveal-powerful-memory-chip-tuned-data-age#comments Companies & Executives Emerging Technologies IoT The Latest Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:40:00 +0000 173171 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Incoming: Amazon Wants Air Space for Drone Delivery http://www.industryweek.com/safety/incoming-amazon-wants-air-space-drone-delivery <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The company proposed air space for commercial drones between 200 and 400 feet, but the FAA wants the devices to fly only in full view of their operators on the ground.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/incoming-amazon-wants-air-space-drone-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/incoming-amazon-wants-air-space-drone-delivery#comments Emerging Technologies Safety Warehousing and Distribution The Latest Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:05:00 +0000 173161 at http://www.industryweek.com Andreas Rentz, Getty Images Innovation Centers Filling Manufacturers' Need for Speed http://www.industryweek.com/research-development/innovation-centers-filling-manufacturers-need-speed <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With disruptive change occurring constantly, large manufacturers are adapting a new model for promoting innovation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/research-development/innovation-centers-filling-manufacturers-need-speed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/research-development/innovation-centers-filling-manufacturers-need-speed#comments Competitiveness Research & Development Growth Strategies Innovation The Latest Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:02:00 +0000 173181 at http://www.industryweek.com Attend Automation Fair 2015 http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/attend-automation-fair-2015 <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>Coming soon to Chicago. November 18-19, 2015. Register at <a href="http://www.automationfair.com" title="www.automationfair.com">www.automationfair.com</a></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/attend-automation-fair-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/attend-automation-fair-2015#comments The Connected Enterprise Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 170321 at http://www.industryweek.com FINANCIAL ROUNDUP: Airbus Net Profits Take off in Second Quarter http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/financial-roundup-airbus-net-profits-take-second-quarter <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>ExxonMobil earnings drop along with crude oil prices ... Honda net profits jump close to 20%, too ... Sharp continues to struggle, casting doubt on it survival.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/financial-roundup-airbus-net-profits-take-second-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/financial-roundup-airbus-net-profits-take-second-quarter#comments Budgeting & Reporting Transportation Technology The Latest Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:12:00 +0000 173151 at http://www.industryweek.com Alexander Hassenstein, Getty Images Energy Prices Worldwide, 2015 http://www.industryweek.com/datasheet/energy-prices-worldwide-2015 <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/energy-prices-worldwide-2015" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Worldwide Energy Prices" src="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/Oil-Rig2.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div></div>Find pricing data about crude oil, natural gas, coal and electricity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/datasheet/energy-prices-worldwide-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Management IW Industry Reports Operations Resources Gold Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0000 173071 at http://www.industryweek.com The Big Problem With Big Data http://www.industryweek.com/technology/big-problem-big-data <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Why hoard your data like decades of newspapers and soup cans? Do something with it, and make it work for you and your company.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/big-problem-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/big-problem-big-data#comments Information Technology Technology The Latest Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:39:00 +0000 173141 at http://www.industryweek.com William Thomas Cain, Getty Images The IndustryWeek News Quiz: July 30 http://www.industryweek.com/quiz/industryweek-news-quiz-july-30 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>How closely have you been following manufacturing news during the last week? Find out with our News Quiz, up on the site just about every Thursday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/quiz/industryweek-news-quiz-july-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/quiz/industryweek-news-quiz-july-30#comments Quiz The Latest Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:00:00 +0000 173121 at http://www.industryweek.com L'Oreal Growth the 'Strongest in 20 Years' http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/loreal-growth-strongest-20-years <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>All divisions of the cosmetic giant are growing, including luxury brands such as Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Kiehl’s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/loreal-growth-strongest-20-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/loreal-growth-strongest-20-years#comments Growth Strategies The Latest Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:06:00 +0000 173111 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images P&G Earnings Dive on Lower Sales, Venezuela Charge http://www.industryweek.com/change-management/pg-earnings-dive-lower-sales-venezuela-charge <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>CFO Jon Moeller said the unpredictable foreign exchange market made it difficult to foresee when the company would turn around the trend of declining sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/change-management/pg-earnings-dive-lower-sales-venezuela-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/change-management/pg-earnings-dive-lower-sales-venezuela-charge#comments Change Management The Latest Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:23:00 +0000 173101 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Toyota Kata Delivers Lean Improvements at La-Z-Boy http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/toyota-kata-delivers-lean-improvements-la-z-boy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Furniture maker La-Z-Boy turns to Toyota kata to give its lean initiatives a boost. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/toyota-kata-delivers-lean-improvements-la-z-boy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/toyota-kata-delivers-lean-improvements-la-z-boy#comments Change Management Education / Training Lean / Six-Sigma IndustryWeek Best Plants Operations Gold The Latest Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:47:00 +0000 172831 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>In 2011 La-Z-Boy began introducing Toyota kata at both its Dayton, Tenn., location (shown here) and a facility in Siloam Springs, Ark.</p> Toshiba Scandal Exposes Japan Inc.’s Governance Flaws http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/toshiba-scandal-exposes-japan-inc-s-governance-flaws <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It wasn’t supposed to be that way at Toshiba, hailed as one of the early leaders in changing Japan’s clubby boardroom culture. But the scathing report — commissioned by the company after financial regulators questioned Toshiba’s books earlier this year — found a litany of problems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/toshiba-scandal-exposes-japan-inc-s-governance-flaws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/toshiba-scandal-exposes-japan-inc-s-governance-flaws#comments Budgeting & Reporting Companies & Executives Corporate Culture Corporate Responsibility Technology The Latest Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:40:00 +0000 173091 at http://www.industryweek.com Chris McGrath, Getty Images Atomic Deal: Areva Sells Nuclear Reactor Unit to Rival EDF http://www.industryweek.com/energy/atomic-deal-areva-sells-nuclear-reactor-unit-rival-edf <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After other potential industrial partners had been contacted about purchasing minority stakes in the French energy giant Areva, EDF winds up buying somewhere between 51% and 75% of its nuclear reactor unit. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/energy/atomic-deal-areva-sells-nuclear-reactor-unit-rival-edf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/energy/atomic-deal-areva-sells-nuclear-reactor-unit-rival-edf#comments Energy Procurement Global Economy The Latest Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:20:00 +0000 173061 at http://www.industryweek.com Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images Oil and Gas Prices 2015 Report http://www.industryweek.com/datasheet/oil-and-gas-prices-2015-report <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/oil-and-gas-prices-2015-report" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Global oil and gas prices" src="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/Petroleum-and-Coal-Products.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div></div>Find a compilation of the latest available data on global oil and gasoline prices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/datasheet/oil-and-gas-prices-2015-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Energy Management IW Industry Reports Global Economy Operations Resources Gold Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:40:00 +0000 173041 at http://www.industryweek.com Have You Fallen into the Customer Trap? http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/have-you-fallen-customer-trap <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Is the customer always right? Not in the age of the 'Mega-Customer," these authors argue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/have-you-fallen-customer-trap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/have-you-fallen-customer-trap#comments Customer Relationships Growth Strategies Innovation Supply Chain Gold The Latest Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:40:00 +0000 172851 at http://www.industryweek.com FINANCIAL ROUNDUP: Smartphones, Video Games Help Sony Triple Net Profits http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/financial-roundup-smartphones-video-games-help-sony-triple-net-profits <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Siemens profits down slightly ... Rolls-Royce profits falls, too ... Fiat Chrysler profits up almost 70% ... Renault doubles profits for first half ... Samsung, Fujitsu and NEC all remain in the red, while Nokia improves quarterly sales and profits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/financial-roundup-smartphones-video-games-help-sony-triple-net-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/financial-roundup-smartphones-video-games-help-sony-triple-net-profits#comments Budgeting & Reporting Emerging Technologies Information Technology Transportation The Latest Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:56:00 +0000 173031 at http://www.industryweek.com David Becker, Getty Images Benchmarking Data: How Does Your Manufacturing Plant Compare? http://www.industryweek.com/operations/benchmarking-data-how-does-your-manufacturing-plant-compare <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>These benchmark numbers offer a glimpse at the potential for achievement in manufacturing organizations that are committed to world-class competitiveness. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/operations/benchmarking-data-how-does-your-manufacturing-plant-compare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/operations/benchmarking-data-how-does-your-manufacturing-plant-compare#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Leadership Operations Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:45:00 +0000 171461 at http://www.industryweek.com