Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en 'Eliminate the Trade Deficit’ Resonates in Halls of Congress http://www.industryweek.com/trade/eliminate-trade-deficit-resonates-halls-congress <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Congress should establish a national goal to eliminate the trade deficit.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/eliminate-trade-deficit-resonates-halls-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/eliminate-trade-deficit-resonates-halls-congress#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Trade The Latest Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:09:00 +0000 620041 at http://www.industryweek.com Buffett's China Rival in Buses: We Don't Need the U.S. Anyway http://www.industryweek.com/technology/buffetts-china-rival-buses-we-dont-need-us-anyway <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“We won’t do business in North America,” said Tang Yuxiang, chairman of Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co. “China and the U.S. don’t have a very good relationship. We would like to go to the markets that are friendly to China.”</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/buffetts-china-rival-buses-we-dont-need-us-anyway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/buffetts-china-rival-buses-we-dont-need-us-anyway#comments Competitiveness Technology The Latest Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:07:00 +0000 620011 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Zhengzhou">Zhengzhou</span>&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Yutong">Yutong</span>&nbsp;Bus Co.</p> Dow-DuPont Deal Wins Conditional Antitrust Approval From EU http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/dow-dupont-deal-wins-conditional-antitrust-approval-eu <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The takeover, announced a year ago, is the first to win EU approval out of a trio of mega-deals that would reshape the global agrochemicals industry. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/dow-dupont-deal-wins-conditional-antitrust-approval-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/dow-dupont-deal-wins-conditional-antitrust-approval-eu#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:23:00 +0000 619431 at http://www.industryweek.com Dow Chemical Durable Goods Orders Increase, Again http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/durable-goods-orders-increase-again <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A sixth straight gain in durable goods orders (minus transportation equipment) underscores rising demand that should help to broaden economic growth.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/durable-goods-orders-increase-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/durable-goods-orders-increase-again#comments Competitiveness Global Economy The Latest Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000 617941 at http://www.industryweek.com Bruce Bennett, Getty Images South Korea Throws Shipbuilder Daewoo New $6 Billion Lifeline http://www.industryweek.com/treasury-cash-management/south-korea-throws-shipbuilder-daewoo-new-6-billion-lifeline <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>South Korea is offering its largest shipbuilder a bailout. Could the country’s Big Three soon become a Consolidated Two? </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/treasury-cash-management/south-korea-throws-shipbuilder-daewoo-new-6-billion-lifeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/treasury-cash-management/south-korea-throws-shipbuilder-daewoo-new-6-billion-lifeline#comments Competitiveness Treasury & Cash Management Finance Global Economy The Latest Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0000 615091 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A ship in dry-dock at Daewoo Shipbuilding &amp; Marine Engineering in Geoje Island, South Korea.</p> Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images BMW Reviewing UK Plant Options Post-Brexit Amid Trade Threats http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/bmw-reviewing-uk-plant-options-post-brexit-amid-trade-threats <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>BMW says it has the flexibility to move production elsewhere if necessary.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/bmw-reviewing-uk-plant-options-post-brexit-amid-trade-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/bmw-reviewing-uk-plant-options-post-brexit-amid-trade-threats#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Trade The Latest Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:58:00 +0000 611471 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Oli Scarff, Getty Images Reshoring: By the Numbers http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/reshoring-numbers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Part of the reshoring picture is that increasing foreign labor costs and better automation in the U.S. , is bringing back jobs. In fact manufacturing has brought back more jobs than any other industry in the past five years. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/reshoring-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/reshoring-numbers#comments Competitiveness Trade Workforce The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:06:00 +0000 610641 at http://www.industryweek.com 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: Johnson Controls’ Magic Ingredient is Leadership http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-johnson-controls-magic-ingredient-leadership <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In Monterrey, Mexico, hundreds of Johnson Controls employees build thousands of batteries every day — delivering them on time, in perfect condition, in large thanks to individual ownership and ideal team leadership.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-johnson-controls-magic-ingredient-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-johnson-controls-magic-ingredient-leadership#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Education / Training Corporate Culture IndustryWeek Best Plants Global Economy Leadership Resources Workforce The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 610651 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A counter outside the Johnson Controls plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, tracks how many days have passed since the last recordable accident. (The number is higher now.)</p> Matt LaWell, IndustryWeek Manufacturing Production in US Rises for Sixth Straight Month http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/manufacturing-production-us-rises-sixth-straight-month <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturing output in February was led by fabricated metals, machinery and plastics, paper and rubber production.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/manufacturing-production-us-rises-sixth-straight-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/manufacturing-production-us-rises-sixth-straight-month#comments Competitiveness Demographics Operations The Latest Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:34:00 +0000 608341 at http://www.industryweek.com Swatch Takes on Google, Apple With New Watch OS http://www.industryweek.com/technology/swatch-takes-google-apple-new-watch-os <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Switzerland’s four-century-old watch industry has been adjusting to new competition since Apple Inc. entered the territory two years ago. Is there room for a third operating system?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/swatch-takes-google-apple-new-watch-os" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/swatch-takes-google-apple-new-watch-os#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Global Economy Leadership Technology The Latest Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:16:00 +0000 606811 at http://www.industryweek.com Swatch Group