Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Reshoring: New Day, False Dawn, or Something Else? http://www.industryweek.com/logistics/reshoring-new-day-false-dawn-or-something-else <div class="field-byline"> Jim Rice and Francesco Stefanelli, MIT Center for Transportation &amp; Logistics </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Analysis undertaken by MIT suggests that there is no clear reshoring trend in the U.S. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/logistics/reshoring-new-day-false-dawn-or-something-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/logistics/reshoring-new-day-false-dawn-or-something-else#comments Competitiveness Logistics Procurement Supplier Relationships Transportation Trade Global Economy Supply Chain News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:22:00 +0000 148741 at http://www.industryweek.com Ex-Im Bank: Hold Your Nose and Pass the Resolution http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ex-im-bank-hold-your-nose-and-pass-resolution <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The House of Representatives passed a <a href="https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-joint-resolution/124?q={%22search%22%3A[%22continuing+resolution%22]}">continuing resolution</a> (H.J.Res. 124) September 17 that would keep the Export-Import Bank on life support through June 30, 2015. It&rsquo;s the kind of tepid action which pleases no one on either side of this contentious issue.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ex-im-bank-hold-your-nose-and-pass-resolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ex-im-bank-hold-your-nose-and-pass-resolution#comments Competitiveness Legislation Trade Finance Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:50:00 +0000 148601 at http://www.industryweek.com Seco Tools CEO Drills Into the Softer Side of Cutting Metal http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/seco-tools-ceo-drills-softer-side-cutting-metal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>At an IMTS 2014 booth chock full of the precision cutting heads Seco Tools is best known for, CEO Lars Bergstr&ouml;m spent a good part of his briefing with reporters discussing not hardware but software and culture.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/seco-tools-ceo-drills-softer-side-cutting-metal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/seco-tools-ceo-drills-softer-side-cutting-metal#comments Competitiveness IMTS Companies & Executives Corporate Culture Emerging Markets Machine Tools Global Economy Leadership News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:39:00 +0000 147971 at http://www.industryweek.com India Drops Plan to Impose Solar-Panel Duties on Foreign Firms http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/india-drops-plan-impose-solar-panel-duties-foreign-firms <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Indian companies have insisted that unless imports are curbed, the country will never develop an indigenous solar industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/india-drops-plan-impose-solar-panel-duties-foreign-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/india-drops-plan-impose-solar-panel-duties-foreign-firms#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Trade Global Economy News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:16:00 +0000 147961 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>India&#39;s new government reversed its decision to slap anti-dumping duties on solar panel imports from the United States, China (shown in this file photo) and other foreign firms.</p> Feng Li, Getty Images Regulations: Why Small Manufacturers Face a 'Double Whammy' http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/regulations-why-small-manufacturers-face-double-whammy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Small businesses and manufacturers carry a disproportionate share of the $2.023 trillion burden that federal regulations impose on the economy annually, according to a new study from the National Association of Manufacturers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/regulations-why-small-manufacturers-face-double-whammy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/regulations-why-small-manufacturers-face-double-whammy#comments Competitiveness Regulations Global Economy News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:26:00 +0000 147921 at http://www.industryweek.com SMTCL Considers First US Factory http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/smtcl-considers-first-us-factory <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>SMTCL, a major machine tool manufacturer, is considering building a factory in the United States, a company official announced at IMTS, the machine tool tradeshow being held in Chicago.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/smtcl-considers-first-us-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/smtcl-considers-first-us-factory#comments Competitiveness IMTS Companies & Executives Expansion Management Production Equipment News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:57:00 +0000 147601 at http://www.industryweek.com The Global Manufacturer: Setting Your Company on a Path to Flourish http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/global-manufacturer-setting-your-company-path-flourish <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The future belongs to manufacturers that can innovate, engage and flourish. Here's why.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/global-manufacturer-setting-your-company-path-flourish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/global-manufacturer-setting-your-company-path-flourish#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Engagement Corporate Responsibility Growth Strategies Global Economy Gold News Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:47:00 +0000 146831 at http://www.industryweek.com Industrial Engineers and the Manufacturing Renaissance http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/industrial-engineers-and-manufacturing-renaissance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A manufacturing renaissance is drawing young people to industrial engineering, but along with plentiful jobs, they will find technology and workplace challenges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/industrial-engineers-and-manufacturing-renaissance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/industrial-engineers-and-manufacturing-renaissance#comments Competitiveness Education / Training Emerging Technologies Supply Chain News Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:14:00 +0000 147091 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>NC State&#39;s Paul Cohen: Both shop floor employees and industrial engineers will need new skills as they deal with advanced manufacturing technologies and supply chains.</p> The Competitive Edge: Manufacturing's Multiplier Effect -- It's Bigger Than You Think http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/competitive-edge-manufacturings-multiplier-effect-its-bigger-you-think <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When it comes to outpunching its economic weight, manufacturing is in a class by itself.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/competitive-edge-manufacturings-multiplier-effect-its-bigger-you-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/competitive-edge-manufacturings-multiplier-effect-its-bigger-you-think#comments Competitiveness Global Economy Supply Chain Workforce News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:45:00 +0000 146751 at http://www.industryweek.com China's Manufacturing Momentum Slows as Housing Sector Weakens http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-manufacturing-momentum-slows-housing-sector-weakens <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Analysts said the result indicated China's economic recovery was being stunted by problems in the property sector -- where new home prices posted their fourth consecutive month-on-month decline -- as well as the weakening impact of stimulus measures taken to boost growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-manufacturing-momentum-slows-housing-sector-weakens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-manufacturing-momentum-slows-housing-sector-weakens#comments Competitiveness Global Economy Operations News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:43:00 +0000 146731 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright ChinaFotoPress, Getty Images