Competitiveness en 'Eliminate the Trade Deficit’ Resonates in Halls of Congress <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Congress should establish a national goal to eliminate the trade deficit.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Public Policy Trade The Latest Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:09:00 +0000 620041 at Buffett's China Rival in Buses: We Don't Need the U.S. 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Technology The Latest Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:07:00 +0000 620011 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:23:00 +0000 619431 at Dow Chemical 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Global Economy The Latest Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000 617941 at Bruce Bennett, Getty Images 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Treasury & Cash Management Finance Global Economy The Latest Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0000 615091 at <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 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>BMW says it has the flexibility to move production elsewhere if necessary.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Trade The Latest Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:58:00 +0000 611471 at Copyright Oli Scarff, Getty Images Reshoring: By the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Trade Workforce The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:06:00 +0000 610641 at 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: Johnson Controls’ Magic Ingredient is 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Demographics Operations The Latest Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:34:00 +0000 608341 at Swatch Takes on Google, Apple With 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Companies & Executives Global Economy Leadership Technology The Latest Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:16:00 +0000 606811 at Swatch Group