Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Industry 4.0 vs. the Industrial Internet: A Primer http://www.industryweek.com/information-technology/industry-40-vs-industrial-internet-primer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If you haven’t been paying attention the last couple of years, you might just use those two terms interchangeably. No big deal, right? Wrong. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/information-technology/industry-40-vs-industrial-internet-primer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/information-technology/industry-40-vs-industrial-internet-primer#comments Competitiveness Digital Tools Emerging Technologies Information Technology The Latest Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:47:00 +0000 170981 at http://www.industryweek.com The MAPI Foundation ISM's June Manufacturing Report: 10 Things to Know http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/isms-june-manufacturing-report-10-things-know <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In June, U.S. manufacturing continues its rebound from a nasty winter and weak global markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/isms-june-manufacturing-report-10-things-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/isms-june-manufacturing-report-10-things-know#comments Competitiveness Global Economy The Latest Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:47:00 +0000 170881 at http://www.industryweek.com Manufacturers: Ex-Im Opponents "Don't Have a Clue" http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/manufacturers-ex-im-opponents-dont-have-clue <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Just as they tell you to do in the civics textbooks, Don Nelson has met with his congressman and others in Washington several times to explain how important a threatened government program is to his business. But Nelson, president of ProGauge Technologies in Bakersfield, Calif., says it has done him no good.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/manufacturers-ex-im-opponents-dont-have-clue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/manufacturers-ex-im-opponents-dont-have-clue#comments Competitiveness Legislation Trade Global Economy Workforce The Latest Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:30:00 +0000 170801 at http://www.industryweek.com Airbus Inks Deal to Sell 75 A330s to China http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/airbus-inks-deal-sell-75-a330s-china <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Prime Minister Li Keqjang signed the $18 billion deal during a three-day visit to France, where he is expected to sign over 50 trade accords.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/airbus-inks-deal-sell-75-a330s-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/airbus-inks-deal-sell-75-a330s-china#comments Competitiveness The Latest Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:18:00 +0000 170791 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images 13 Early Warning Signs That Your Business Strategy Must Change http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/13-early-warning-signs-your-business-strategy-must-change <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Look beyond the financials for early signs that you must change your business strategy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/13-early-warning-signs-your-business-strategy-must-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/13-early-warning-signs-your-business-strategy-must-change#comments Change Management Competitiveness Strategic Planning & Execution Global Economy Leadership The Latest Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000 170731 at http://www.industryweek.com Economic Stagnation Is Not the New Normal http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/economic-stagnation-not-new-normal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Why are we experiencing the slowest post-recession recovery since FDR was in office? If we can implement policies that generate new capital investment, it could introduce a new era of higher growth rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/economic-stagnation-not-new-normal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/economic-stagnation-not-new-normal#comments Competitiveness Ideaxchange Public Policy Global Economy The Latest Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:09:00 +0000 170331 at http://www.industryweek.com GSM Chairman Offers Blueprint for US Manufacturing Growth http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/gsm-chairman-offers-blueprint-us-manufacturing-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Alan Kestenbaum has built Globe Specialty Metals on a series of acquisitions. Now the company is part of a merger that offers it global reach in fast-growing industries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/gsm-chairman-offers-blueprint-us-manufacturing-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/gsm-chairman-offers-blueprint-us-manufacturing-growth#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Strategic Planning & Execution Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week The Latest Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:39:00 +0000 169731 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/uploads/2014/08/openquote-iw.png") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>There is a way to manufacture in this country where more than just senior management make money and you can reward people for performance.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Alan Kestenbaum</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Founder and Executive Chairman<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Globe Specialty Metals Inc.<br /> <strong>Education</strong>: B.A. in economics, Yeshiva University</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-leader-week" target="_blank">Manufacturing Leader of the Week</a></strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> <hr /> US Manufacturers Can Take Advantage of China's Growth by Using the Renminbi http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-manufacturers-can-take-advantage-chinas-growth-using-renminbi <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Quinn, HSBC Bank USA, N.A </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Opportunities for participating in China's growth are opening up for US firms, and using the renminbi can help.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-manufacturers-can-take-advantage-chinas-growth-using-renminbi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-manufacturers-can-take-advantage-chinas-growth-using-renminbi#comments Competitiveness Corporate Finance & Tax Trade Global Economy The Latest Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:55:00 +0000 169511 at http://www.industryweek.com Send in the Clowns? http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/send-clowns <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Choosing an American president is a serious business, not clowning around, contends retired IW senior editor John S. McClenahen, who suggests several steps for responsible citizen involvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/send-clowns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/send-clowns#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Global Economy Leadership The Latest Tue, 09 Jun 2015 21:35:00 +0000 169411 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Mark Kolbe, Getty Images Brazil Unveils $64 Billion Infrastructure Plan to Spur Growth http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/brazil-unveils-64-billion-infrastructure-plan-spur-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Businesses and analysts have long pointed to overburdened infrastructure as a drag on the world's seventh-largest economy, which pays high prices to ship the raw materials it exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/brazil-unveils-64-billion-infrastructure-plan-spur-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/brazil-unveils-64-billion-infrastructure-plan-spur-growth#comments Competitiveness The Latest Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:52:00 +0000 169371 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images