IndustryWeek en How to Apply Next Generation Lean Strategies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>This article will establish a construct for practitioners to use in applying Next Generation Lean strategies.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ideaxchange Lean / Six-Sigma Procurement Supplier Relationships Operations Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:24:00 +0000 467801 at Obama Impedes Chinese Takeover of Aixtron on Security Risk <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>This marks the second time Obama has blocked a deal on national security grounds.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Public Policy Finance The Latest Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:37:00 +0000 470481 at Copyright Getty Images America’s Job Market Gets Tighter, as Wage Drop Seen as Blip <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“We’re at full employment,” said Michael Gapen, chief U.S. economist at Barclays. “The slack is gone and we’re now creating scarcity.” </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy Workforce The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:27:00 +0000 470051 at <p>Employees of Globe Manufacturing in New Hampshire assemble firefighting clothing and gear.</p> Getty Images Ford CEO Sees ‘Pressure' on Business Without Softer Fuel Rules <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Mark Field's remarks came after the EPA made a preliminary determination that there’s no need to change the 2025 fuel economy targets. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Regulations Global Economy Technology The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:51:00 +0000 470041 at Getty Images Are You Ready for Recordkeeping? Last Hurdle To Implementation Removed <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. District Court Judge Sam Lindsay of the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division has ruled against plaintiffs TEXO ABC/AGC Inc., Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., the National Association of Manufacturers, American Fuel &amp; Petrochemical Manufacturers, Great American Insurance Co., Atlantic Precast Concrete Inc., Owen Steel Co.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire EHS Today Safety Operations Workforce The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:30:00 +0000 463511 at Tool-and-Die Makers Warn Against Tool-Steel Import Duties <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The National Tooling and Machining Association and Precision Metalforming Association brought their members’ concerns about new carbon and alloy steel tariffs to a hearing at the U.S. International Trade Commission.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire American Machinist Trade Global Economy The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:24:00 +0000 464331 at <p>The U.S. International Trade Commission is evaluating anti-dumping and countervailing duties on carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey.</p> 6 Ways to Gift Your Employees that Increase Fulfillment <div class="field-byline"> Dr. William Schiemann </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Take time at the holidays to provide your employees with the gift of recognition and other meaningful ways to increase their sense of fulfillment.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engagement Leadership Workforce The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:45:00 +0000 469761 at Boeing CEO Says US Must Lead on Trade or Lose Out to Rivals <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“If we do not lead when it comes to writing these rules, our competitors will write them for us,” Dennis Muilenburg said.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Policy Regulations Trade Global Economy The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:20:00 +0000 469621 at Getty Images 4 New Elements Added to Periodic Table <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Please welcome to the periodic table: Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and Oganesson.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire Technology The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:54:00 +0000 469611 at China Seizes Opening in US Backyard as Trump Upends Policy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With Trump's “America First” platform, China finds itself in position to become Latin America’s primary growth driver, increasing its chances of surpassing the U.S. as the region’s largest trading partner. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Expansion Management Public Policy Trade The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:50:00 +0000 469601 at So Much Data, So Little Time <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Amazon’s latest idea for moving data faster is to put it on a truck.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ideaxchange Digital Tools Transportation Supply Chain Technology The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:21:00 +0000 469571 at Higher Revenue from Better Customer Experience Rather than New Products <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Two thirds (66%) of companies reported that their most successful innovations in the last two years have been derived from improved customer experiences and related new business models versus new products alone.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovation The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:52:00 +0000 468361 at Getty Images 10 Supply Chain New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 <div class="field-byline"> Michael J. Gravier, Ph.D., C.T.L. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What can you do to improve the performance of your company's supply chain? These 10 resolutions offer a great starting point.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Inventory Management Information Technology Supplier Relationships Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:10:00 +0000 466651 at Cincinnati's Cintrifuse Connects Entrepreneurs, Big Companies and Tech Funds <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Incubators, accelerators and business leaders pull together in a mission to re-industrialize Cincinnati.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ideaxchange Companies & Executives Strategic Siting Product Development Growth Strategies Expansion Management Innovation The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:35:00 +0000 468341 at US Top Exports <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>American exports amounted to $1.51 trillion during 2015, up 1.5% since 2011 but down 7.1% from 2014.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:50:00 +0000 464531 at Qualcomm Drone Gets 'Top Gun' Treatment <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The company is developing a cellphone-tower workaround for FAA regulations that require drones to be visible to their operator.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emerging Technologies Technology The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:31:00 +0000 466691 at Getty Images Strategic Thinking In The Face of Uncertainty <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How to ensure ensure your strategic thinking is optimized in spite of unpredictable world events.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Change Management Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:00:00 +0000 464541 at Jobless Rate Falls to Nine-Year Low, but Factory Payrolls Fall <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Payrolls at factories fell by 4,000, after a 5,000 decline in the previous month.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Workforce The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:43:00 +0000 464551 at Copyright Spencer Platt, Getty Images US Pharmaceutical Industry -- Dossier <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/us-pharmaceutical-industry-dossier" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="//" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div></div>This dossier presents graphs and tables about the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IW Industry Reports Global Economy Gold Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:46:00 +0000 464521 at Taiwan Foxconn Manager Indicted for Stealing Thousands of iPhones <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The manager worked in the testing department and instructed eight employees at Foxconn's factory in the Chinese city of Shenzhen to smuggle out thousands of iPhone5 and iPhone5s, prosecutors said.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intellectual Property Corporate Responsibility The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:32:00 +0000 464361 at Copyright Getty Images Pharma CEOs in Shouting Match Over Prices: 'It's Ridiculous' <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. CEO Leonard Schleifer accusing fellow drug company executives of raising prices to cover up a lack of innovation.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Corporate Responsibility The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:59:00 +0000 464351 at Copyright Mark Wilson, Getty Images J&J Ordered to Pay Record $1 Billion for Faulty Hip Implants <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>J&J still faces almost 9,000 lawsuits accusing the company of mishandling the metal-on-metal hips.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Corporate Responsibility Quality Safety The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:27:00 +0000 464341 at Copyright Christina Arias, Getty Images Nintendo's Big Switch <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In conversation with the new president of Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima as the company deals with some of its largest and most significant changes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Global Economy Leadership Technology The Latest Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:30:00 +0000 464381 at Are You an Authority on Dumb Manufacturing? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What's the difference between smart and dumb manufacturing? It's not what you think.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Information Technology Systems Integration IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:00:00 +0000 463501 at Trump's Carrier Victory Is the US Economy's Loss: Commentary <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Using the power of the presidency to micromanage companies is an awful idea.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy The Latest Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:28:00 +0000 463491 at Getty Images Carrier-Trump Deal Gives Company $7 Million in State Incentives <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The deal is “contingent upon factors including employment, job retention and capital investment,” according to an e-mailed statement from Carrier. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy Leadership Workforce The Latest Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:07:00 +0000 463481 at Getty Images Opening Doors to Global Growth <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>Midsize manufacturers are constantly seeking ways to differentiate themselves from larger competitors. Most companies are aware of the opportunities available in global markets but struggle to get started. Here, we explore three reasons why trade credit insurance is a critical component of any global growth plan. </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> White Papers Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:37:32 +0000 463461 at Trade Credit Insurance Unlocking Global Growth <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>Manufacturers have several options they can consider to minimize bad debt risk while helping to grow their sales. One of the most effective tools is trade credit insurance. A trade credit insurance program provides manufacturers with the flexibility and confidence they need to move into new markets. </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> White Papers Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:31:50 +0000 463451 at UK Manufacturing Growth Cools as Costs Rise <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While the pound’s decline since Brexit benefited manufacturing, the currency’s weakness is proving to be a double-edged sword, with firms reporting that they had to increase prices as their input costs surged.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy The Latest Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:23:00 +0000 463441 at VW Brand's US Sales Rise for First Time in Over a Year <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. sales climbed 24% last month. Analysts had predicted deep discounts and promotions would help Volkswagen halt its yearlong sales decline in the U.S.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Finance The Latest Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:38:00 +0000 463021 at Sean Gallup, Getty Images