Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en The Power of Lots of Small Ideas http://www.industryweek.com/operations/power-lots-small-ideas <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Big, transformational projects have an almost irresistible lure for executives looking to make their mark. But many times, companies can accomplish more if they put the power of many small ideas to work. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/operations/power-lots-small-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/operations/power-lots-small-ideas#comments Change Management Competitiveness Safety Robotics Operations Gold Include in the Latest Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:00:00 +0000 154201 at http://www.industryweek.com Stephen K. Carlisle to Steer GM Canada http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/stephen-k-carlisle-steer-gm-canada <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Carlisle succeeds Kevin W. Williams, who is retiring after heading GM Canada for the past four years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/stephen-k-carlisle-steer-gm-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/stephen-k-carlisle-steer-gm-canada#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Transportation Leadership Include in the Latest Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:00 +0000 153881 at http://www.industryweek.com Photo: GM Lean Sustainability Requires a Change in Culture http://www.industryweek.com/blog/lean-sustainability-requires-change-culture <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If you are a lean manufacturer, does that mean that you are a lean enterprise?</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/inside-california-manufacturing">Inside California Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/lean-sustainability-requires-change-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/lean-sustainability-requires-change-culture#comments Competitiveness Lean / Six-Sigma Leadership Operations Inside California Manufacturing Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:25:00 +0000 153431 at http://www.industryweek.com Lean Principles Must Expand Beyond Shop Floor http://www.industryweek.com/blog/lean-principles-must-expand-beyond-shop-floor <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Lean is most often associated with the factory floor but leaders need to embrace it and spread it through the whole organization if it is to be sustainable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/inside-california-manufacturing">Inside California Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/lean-principles-must-expand-beyond-shop-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/lean-principles-must-expand-beyond-shop-floor#comments Change Management Competitiveness Lean / Six-Sigma Corporate Culture Leadership Inside California Manufacturing Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:12:00 +0000 152871 at http://www.industryweek.com Novel Wing Systems Flying into Production at GE Aviation http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/novel-wing-systems-flying-production-ge-aviation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The A350 is the first Airbus aircraft with fuselage and wing structures fabricated mainly of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Aggregated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/novel-wing-systems-flying-production-ge-aviation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/novel-wing-systems-flying-production-ge-aviation#comments Competitiveness Transportation Supply Chain Include in the Latest Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:43:00 +0000 152691 at http://www.industryweek.com Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images Takata Deflates Forecast as Airbag Woes Grow http://www.industryweek.com/quality/takata-deflates-forecast-airbag-woes-grow <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Millions of vehicles produced by some of the largest automakers are being recalled because of the risk that an airbag could improperly inflate and rupture, potentially firing deadly shrapnel at the occupants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/quality/takata-deflates-forecast-airbag-woes-grow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/quality/takata-deflates-forecast-airbag-woes-grow#comments Budgeting & Reporting Competitiveness Quality Safety Transportation Supply Chain Include in the Latest Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:51:00 +0000 152651 at http://www.industryweek.com Bill Pugliano, Getty Images Google Going Where No Search Engine Has Gone Before http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/google-going-where-no-search-engine-has-gone <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The search engine of the future will be the "perfect personal assistant."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/google-going-where-no-search-engine-has-gone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/google-going-where-no-search-engine-has-gone#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Emerging Technologies Product Development Leadership Include in the Latest Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:57:00 +0000 152451 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Economy Will Bounce Back in 2015 if Uncle Sam Doesn't Muck Things Up http://www.industryweek.com/finance/economy-will-bounce-back-2015-if-uncle-sam-doesnt-muck-things <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The U.S. manufacturing sector will be a major driver of economic growth in 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/economy-will-bounce-back-2015-if-uncle-sam-doesnt-muck-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/economy-will-bounce-back-2015-if-uncle-sam-doesnt-muck-things#comments Competitiveness Corporate Finance & Tax Finance Global Economy Gold Include in the Latest Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:11:00 +0000 152091 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock Three California Manufacturers Share Growth Plans, Frustrations http://www.industryweek.com/blog/three-california-manufacturers-share-growth-plans-frustrations <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>In my last blog post, I reported on Dan DiMicco&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dan-dimicco-four-steps-needed-job-creation">keynote address</a> on job creation at the third &ldquo;Manufacturing in the Golden State &ndash; Making California Thrive&rdquo; economic summit held October 16 in San Diego. The purpose of the summit was to discuss how several national and California policies are threatening the growth and prosperity of California manufacturers and what policies should be changed to help them grow and thrive.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/inside-california-manufacturing">Inside California Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/three-california-manufacturers-share-growth-plans-frustrations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/three-california-manufacturers-share-growth-plans-frustrations#comments Competitiveness Regulations Global Economy Inside California Manufacturing Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:04:00 +0000 152111 at http://www.industryweek.com Shell Posts Mixed Third-Quarter Earnings http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/shell-posts-mixed-third-quarter-earnings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"We think Shell's restructuring is a multi-year process, and this quarter adds to our confidence that management can deliver on its objectives," said RBC Capital Markets analyst Biraj Borkhataria.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/shell-posts-mixed-third-quarter-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/shell-posts-mixed-third-quarter-earnings#comments Budgeting & Reporting Competitiveness Companies & Executives Leadership Include in the Latest Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:48:00 +0000 151931 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan, Getty Images