IndustryWeek http://www.industryweek.com/rss.xml en Fiat Gets Green Light for Global Reorganization http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/fiat-gets-green-light-global-reorganization <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With the reorganization, the Italian carmaker gets a new name, a new home and suddenly becomes the world's seventh-largest automobile giant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/fiat-gets-green-light-global-reorganization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/fiat-gets-green-light-global-reorganization#comments Transportation Global Economy News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:09:00 +0000 144671 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Harold Cunningham/Getty Images Manufacturers Agenda: Will Some Offshore Production Be Counted as U.S.-Based? http://www.industryweek.com/trade/manufacturers-agenda-will-some-offshore-production-be-counted-us-based <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A proposal to reclassify manufacturers that rely on outsourcing threatens to turn trade, employment and other economic reports updside-down.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/manufacturers-agenda-will-some-offshore-production-be-counted-us-based" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/manufacturers-agenda-will-some-offshore-production-be-counted-us-based#comments Competitiveness Trade Global Economy Leadership None Gold News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:34:00 +0000 144391 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Reclassifying manufacturers that outsource isn&#39;t as simply as it may first appear.</p> Maureen Doherty, U.S. Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics July Jobs Report: Manufacturing Gains Strong but Uneven http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/july-jobs-report-manufacturing-gains-strong-uneven <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. manufacturers posted strong job gains in July, but some nagging laggards remain among the gainers.</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/labor-employment-policy/july-jobs-report-manufacturing-gains-strong-uneven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/july-jobs-report-manufacturing-gains-strong-uneven#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:44:00 +0000 144591 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A worker installs carpet in a Jeep Liberty at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio. American manufacturers added 28,000 jobs in July, and the auto sector accounted for more than half of that total. (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)</p> Is Boeing's Decision to Build Next Dreamliner Exclusively in South Carolina Controversial? http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/boeings-decision-build-next-dreamliner-exclusively-south-carolina-controversial <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The union sued Boeing through the National Labor Relations Board, contending retaliation (versus IAM workers in Washington state) for building the new plant in a “right to work” state. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/boeings-decision-build-next-dreamliner-exclusively-south-carolina-controversial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/boeings-decision-build-next-dreamliner-exclusively-south-carolina-controversial#comments Expansion Management News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:38:00 +0000 144581 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Boeing&rsquo;s 787-9 is assembled at both the North Charleston and Everett plants, but the 787-10 design will be too long for convenient transport between the locations.&nbsp;</p> MAPI Warns US Exports to Asia on a Slow Boat http://www.industryweek.com/trade/mapi-warns-us-exports-asia-slow-boat <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>U.S. exports to Asia are growing much more slowly than for the rest of the world while trade deficits with that region are skyrocketing, according to a new report from the MAPI Foundation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/mapi-warns-us-exports-asia-slow-boat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/mapi-warns-us-exports-asia-slow-boat#comments Trade Global Economy News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:32:00 +0000 144601 at http://www.industryweek.com Supply Chain & Logistics: Manufacturers Can't Hardly Avoid Waiting for Freight http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-logistics-manufacturers-cant-hardly-avoid-waiting-freight <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Though companies are finding it tougher to move their freight, the situation should improve by year's end. Maybe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-logistics-manufacturers-cant-hardly-avoid-waiting-freight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/supply-chain-logistics-manufacturers-cant-hardly-avoid-waiting-freight#comments Logistics Regulations Transportation Global Economy Supply Chain Gold News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:20:00 +0000 144381 at http://www.industryweek.com ISM Manufacturing Index Points to Continued Growth http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ism-manufacturing-index-points-continued-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>U.S. manufacturing expanded for the 14<sup>th</sup> consecutive month, the Institute for Supply Management reported, as its monthly PMI index rose to 57.1% in July from 55.3% in June.</p></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/global-economy/ism-manufacturing-index-points-continued-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ism-manufacturing-index-points-continued-growth#comments Competitiveness Global Economy Supply Chain News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:24:00 +0000 144571 at http://www.industryweek.com Bill Pugliano Getty Images News US Adds 209,000 Jobs in July, Unemployment Rises to 6.2% http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/us-adds-209000-jobs-july-unemployment-rises-62 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The new jobs were well-spread between the construction, manufacturing, professional service and retail sectors, and got a boost as well from 11,000 new jobs in the government sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/us-adds-209000-jobs-july-unemployment-rises-62" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/us-adds-209000-jobs-july-unemployment-rises-62#comments Workforce News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:02:00 +0000 144561 at http://www.industryweek.com P&G Scores Big Increase in Quarterly Earnings http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/pg-scores-big-increase-quarterly-earnings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>P&G expects 2015 net sales growth in the low single digit range.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/pg-scores-big-increase-quarterly-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/pg-scores-big-increase-quarterly-earnings#comments Companies & Executives Finance Leadership News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:30:00 +0000 144551 at http://www.industryweek.com Country Maid Gains Production Intelligence to Meet Growing Demand for Hand-Braided Pastries http://www.industryweek.com/rockwell-automation-connected-industrial-enterprise/country-maid-gains-production-intelligence-meet- <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Country Maid workers have been hand braiding their distinctive pastries for fundraising groups across America for the past two decades - the only part of the process that remains manual. As the pastries continue to grow in popularity, Country Maid decided to invest in an automated facility to meet growing demand. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/rockwell-automation-connected-industrial-enterprise/country-maid-gains-production-intelligence-meet-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/rockwell-automation-connected-industrial-enterprise/country-maid-gains-production-intelligence-meet-#comments Rockwell Automation - The Connected Industrial Enterprise Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:05:00 +0000 144061 at http://www.industryweek.com Tesla Loss Widens as It Ramps Up Expansion Plan http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/tesla-loss-widens-it-ramps-expansion-plan <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"We are adding new production capacity at our Fremont factory that will allow us to meet the growing worldwide demand for our vehicles," said a letter to shareholders from CEO Elon Musk and CFO Deepak Ahuja.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/tesla-loss-widens-it-ramps-expansion-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/tesla-loss-widens-it-ramps-expansion-plan#comments Companies & Executives Energy Growth Strategies Leadership Technology News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:54:00 +0000 144521 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Joe Raedle, Getty Images 2014 IW US 500: Making the List, the Newcomers [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/galleries/2014-iw-us-500-making-list-newcomers-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The new companies came from 13 states and generated $102.9 billion in revenue -- 1.7% of the total revenue of the top 500 companies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/galleries/2014-iw-us-500-making-list-newcomers-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/galleries/2014-iw-us-500-making-list-newcomers-slideshow#comments Budgeting & Reporting Competitiveness Companies & Executives Galleries Finance Global Economy Leadership Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:30:00 +0000 144311 at http://www.industryweek.com US Oil Prices at Four-Month Low amid Refinery Outages http://www.industryweek.com/energy/us-oil-prices-four-month-low-amid-refinery-outages <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Oil prices in New York Thursday tumbled to their lowest level since mid-March helped by unplanned refinery shutdowns in the U.S. midwest.</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/energy/us-oil-prices-four-month-low-amid-refinery-outages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/energy/us-oil-prices-four-month-low-amid-refinery-outages#comments Energy Global Economy Technology News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:29:00 +0000 144511 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A gas and oil refinery is seen in an aerial view in the early morning hours of July 30, 2013 in Bismarck, North Dakota. Oil prices in New York today fell to their lowest level since March due to refinery shutdowns. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)</p> EU Formally Adopts Russia Sanctions http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/eu-formally-adopts-russia-sanctions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The European Union formally adopts broad economic sanctions against Russia, hoping they will force Moscow to reverse course on the Ukraine crisis.</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/global-economy/eu-formally-adopts-russia-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/eu-formally-adopts-russia-sanctions#comments Global Economy News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:10:00 +0000 144501 at http://www.industryweek.com Where Will the New Tesla Gigafactory Land? http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/where-will-new-tesla-gigafactory-land <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The battery factory is estimated to be 10 million square feet and will employ 6,500. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/where-will-new-tesla-gigafactory-land" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/where-will-new-tesla-gigafactory-land#comments Expansion Management News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:58:00 +0000 144491 at http://www.industryweek.com Finance: The C-Suite Increasingly Looks to Finance for Some Help http://www.industryweek.com/finance/finance-c-suite-increasingly-looks-finance-some-help <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>As business becomes more complex, finance leaders are taking on more non-financial responsibilities. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/finance-c-suite-increasingly-looks-finance-some-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/finance-c-suite-increasingly-looks-finance-some-help#comments Corporate Finance & Tax Finance Leadership Workforce Gold News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:10:00 +0000 144411 at http://www.industryweek.com Which Cities are Winning the Brain Game? http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/which-cities-are-winning-brain-game <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“Producing and attracting talent with the right mix of skills for today, and doing what it takes to create local employment opportunities is not just necessary, it’s the whole game,” said Robert Bell, Brain Gain’s lead researcher. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/which-cities-are-winning-brain-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/which-cities-are-winning-brain-game#comments Expansion Management Workforce News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:35:00 +0000 144481 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Columbus, Ohio is ranked number two on the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the year.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Converse: How Innovation Should Work http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/converse-how-innovation-should-work <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Real innovation only takes place in an environment open enough to recognize good ideas when they occur and brave enough to break the rules to make them happen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/converse-how-innovation-should-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/converse-how-innovation-should-work#comments Process Improvement Product Development Innovation Gold News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 144361 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A Whole New Sole: Converse re-wrote 100 years of tradition in just 22 days to come up with the marbelized rubber of its new Chuck Taylors. The secret? Open innovation.</p> Nike ExxonMobil Profits Up Despite Lower Oil and Gas Output http://www.industryweek.com/finance/exxonmobil-profits-despite-lower-oil-and-gas-output <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lower oil and gas volumes is often seen as a red flag in the oil business. But Exxon has emphasized that it will not sacrifice profitability for higher output, meaning it will not produce oilfields unless they are highly profitable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/exxonmobil-profits-despite-lower-oil-and-gas-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/exxonmobil-profits-despite-lower-oil-and-gas-output#comments Companies & Executives Finance Leadership News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:44:00 +0000 144451 at http://www.industryweek.com Siemens Quarterly Profit Jumps 27% http://www.industryweek.com/finance/siemens-quarterly-profit-jumps-27 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"While we made good progress in most areas, the energy sector poses a continued challenge in the quarters to come," said chief executive Joe Kaeser, amid grid connection problems with an offshore wind-farm in the North Sea.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/siemens-quarterly-profit-jumps-27" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/siemens-quarterly-profit-jumps-27#comments Companies & Executives Finance Leadership News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:22:00 +0000 144441 at http://www.industryweek.com Panasonic, Tesla Sign Agreement for Gigafactory in US http://www.industryweek.com/energy/panasonic-tesla-sign-agreement-gigafactory-us <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Tesla will run the operations at the proposed U.S.-based plant, while its Japanese partner will make battery cells destined for the plant and invest in equipment and machinery.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/energy/panasonic-tesla-sign-agreement-gigafactory-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/energy/panasonic-tesla-sign-agreement-gigafactory-us#comments Companies & Executives Energy Expansion Management Innovation Leadership Technology News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:04:00 +0000 144431 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Joe Raedle, Getty Images Workforce: Attacking STEM at Its Roots http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/workforce-attacking-stem-its-roots <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Here’s what manufacturers are learning about the dearth of science, tech, engineering and math skills that confronts them: Uprooting deep-seated problems takes heavy digging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/workforce-attacking-stem-its-roots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/workforce-attacking-stem-its-roots#comments Education / Training Labor / Employment Policy Recruiting / Retention Workforce Gold News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:04:00 +0000 144421 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>President Obama looks at a paint robot created by Sylvia Todd of Auburn, Calif., during the 2013 White House Science Fair. The annual event recognizes student achievements in science, technology, engineering and math competitions from across the U.S.</p> Aude Guerrucci-Pool | Getty Images Schneider Electric First Half Profits Hit by Weak Demand http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/schneider-electric-first-half-profits-hit-weak-demand <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>French electrical equipment maker Schneider Electric posts weaker-than-expected first half results dragged down by weak European demand and unfavorable exchange rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/schneider-electric-first-half-profits-hit-weak-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/schneider-electric-first-half-profits-hit-weak-demand#comments Global Economy News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:16:00 +0000 144341 at http://www.industryweek.com Cyprus in Gas Exploration Deal with ENI, Kogas http://www.industryweek.com/energy/cyprus-gas-exploration-deal-eni-kogas <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cyprus signs a memorandum of understanding with Italian-Korean energy consortium ENI-Kogas to drill for possible offshore gas resources.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/energy/cyprus-gas-exploration-deal-eni-kogas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/energy/cyprus-gas-exploration-deal-eni-kogas#comments Energy Global Economy Technology News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:49:00 +0000 144321 at http://www.industryweek.com Maximizing ROI on Supply Chain and Operations Risk Management http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/maximizing-roi-supply-chain-and-operations-risk-management <div class="field-byline"> Mark Pearson, Accenture </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Leaders make supply chain risk management a priority.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/maximizing-roi-supply-chain-and-operations-risk-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/maximizing-roi-supply-chain-and-operations-risk-management#comments Governance, Risk & Compliance Planning & Forecasting Finance Operations Supply Chain News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:21:00 +0000 144301 at http://www.industryweek.com Exports, Expertise Key to Chicago's Manufacturing Future http://www.industryweek.com/trade/exports-expertise-key-chicagos-manufacturing-future <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Manufacturing is the second-largest business sector in Chicago and easily the biggest driver of trade, but the city lags behind its potential, according to a new report commissioned by HSBC Bank.</p> <p>Despite the perception that manufacturing is &ldquo;yesterday&rsquo;s story,&rdquo; the report notes, the sector actually is a dominant force in Chicago&rsquo;s economy:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/exports-expertise-key-chicagos-manufacturing-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/exports-expertise-key-chicagos-manufacturing-future#comments Competitiveness Strategic Siting Trade News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:28:00 +0000 144291 at http://www.industryweek.com Rudolf Balasko/iStock/Thinkstock Japan Factory Output Logs Sharpest Drop Since Tsunami Disaster http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/japan-factory-output-logs-sharpest-drop-tsunami-disaster <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Production fell 3.3% month-on-month after a 0.7% rise in May.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/japan-factory-output-logs-sharpest-drop-tsunami-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/japan-factory-output-logs-sharpest-drop-tsunami-disaster#comments Global Economy News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:12:00 +0000 144271 at http://www.industryweek.com 2014 IW US 500: The Fall of Big Oil? [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-us-500/2014-iw-us-500-fall-big-oil-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>This could be a hiccup. It could be a brief stumble for an otherwise indestructible industry. But for the moment, the 2014 U.S. 500 ranking looks like a win for alternative energy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-us-500/2014-iw-us-500-fall-big-oil-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-us-500/2014-iw-us-500-fall-big-oil-slideshow#comments Galleries Emerging Technologies Energy The IndustryWeek U.S. 500 Innovation Technology Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 144241 at http://www.industryweek.com Amgen to Cut Up to 15% of Workforce, Mostly in US http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/amgen-cut-15-workforce-mostly-us <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The biotech company, which also will close two manufacturing facilities, reported the workforce reduction as it announced a 23% increase in net earnings for the second quarter compared with a year ago. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/amgen-cut-15-workforce-mostly-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/amgen-cut-15-workforce-mostly-us#comments Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Leadership News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:48:00 +0000 144261 at http://www.industryweek.com IW Weekly Hotlist Subscription Confirmation http://www.industryweek.com/iw-weekly-hotlist-subscription-confirmation <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>Thank you for subscribing to IW Weekly Hotlist. You will receive the newsletter each Wednesday.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/iw-weekly-hotlist-subscription-confirmation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:12 +0000 144251 at http://www.industryweek.com