Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en San Diego's Maritime Industry is Becoming Increasingly Important to the Region http://www.industryweek.com/blog/san-diegos-maritime-industry-becoming-increasingly-important-region <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>San Diego's maritime industry is an increasingly high-tech $14 billion regional economy but the 'Blue Economy' faces significant competitive challenges.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </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/san-diegos-maritime-industry-becoming-increasingly-important-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/san-diegos-maritime-industry-becoming-increasingly-important-region#comments Competitiveness Industry Clusters Demographics Technology Workforce Inside California Manufacturing Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:09:00 +0000 116581 at http://www.industryweek.com Looking Up: Industrial Production Strengthens 0.7% in March http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/looking-industrial-production-strengthens-07-march <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Industrial production moved up 0.7% in March, the Federal Reserve reported, and the bank revised its February figure to 1.2% from 0.6% on the strength of durable goods manufacturing and mining production.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/looking-industrial-production-strengthens-07-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/looking-industrial-production-strengthens-07-march#comments Competitiveness Global Economy News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 116561 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Aerospace manufacturing helped boost durable goods production to a 0.4% increase in March.</p> Boeing A Familiar Refrain: US Treasury Says China is Not a Currency Manipulator http://www.industryweek.com/treasury-cash-management/familiar-refrain-us-treasury-says-china-not-currency-manipulator <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>China may not be labeled a currency manipulator, but in its report to Congress the Treasury said the yuan "remains significantly undervalued."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/treasury-cash-management/familiar-refrain-us-treasury-says-china-not-currency-manipulator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/treasury-cash-management/familiar-refrain-us-treasury-says-china-not-currency-manipulator#comments Competitiveness Treasury & Cash Management Trade News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:53:00 +0000 116511 at http://www.industryweek.com Booming Commercial Aviation Industry Presents Supply Chain Challenges -- and Opportunity http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/booming-commercial-aviation-industry-presents-supply-chain-challenges-and-opportunity <div class="field-byline"> Lee Schwartz, principal, Schwartz Profitability Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The outlook is rosy, sort of, for airplane manufacturers that serve the commercial aviation industry. Nevertheless, challenges loom upon closer inspection.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/booming-commercial-aviation-industry-presents-supply-chain-challenges-and-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/booming-commercial-aviation-industry-presents-supply-chain-challenges-and-opportunity#comments Competitiveness Lean / Six-Sigma Planning & Forecasting Procurement Strategic Planning & Execution Supplier Relationships Supply Chain News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:26:00 +0000 116261 at http://www.industryweek.com The Global Manufacturer: Workplace Safety: Small Failures and the Occasional Catastrophe http://www.industryweek.com/safety/global-manufacturer-workplace-safety-small-failures-and-occasional-catastrophe <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What makes a manufacturing leader these days? To the list of flexible, innovative 
and efficient, be sure to add ethical and safe. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/global-manufacturer-workplace-safety-small-failures-and-occasional-catastrophe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/global-manufacturer-workplace-safety-small-failures-and-occasional-catastrophe#comments Competitiveness Corporate Culture Corporate Responsibility Safety Gold Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:46:00 +0000 115471 at http://www.industryweek.com Prepare for the Next-Shoring Revolution http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/prepare-next-shoring-revolution <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Ambrose, CEO and president, Wynright Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Proximity to customers is driving the decision to move production back to the United States.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/prepare-next-shoring-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/prepare-next-shoring-revolution#comments Competitiveness Supplier Relationships Global Economy Supply Chain Gold Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:18:00 +0000 116341 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Kevin Ambrose, CEO and president, Wynright Corp.</p> ThyssenKrupp Says In Talks with Saab Over Shipyards Deal http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/thyssenkrupp-says-talks-saab-over-shipyards-deal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>FRANKFURT - German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp said Monday it is in talks with Saab over the sale of its Swedish shipyards business.</p> <p>The operations, formerly known as Kockums, employ a workforce of about 900 people and the aim of the talks was to safeguard those jobs and retain activities in Sweden, ThyssenKrupp said.</p> <p>&quot;ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp, and Saab have signed a memorandum of understanding about a sale of Swedish Shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems,&quot; the German group said in a statement.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/thyssenkrupp-says-talks-saab-over-shipyards-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/thyssenkrupp-says-talks-saab-over-shipyards-deal#comments Competitiveness Transportation News Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:27:00 +0000 116301 at http://www.industryweek.com Slack in Your Company -- Forget About Lean Management and Quality Systems! http://www.industryweek.com/blog/slack-your-company-forget-about-lean-management-and-quality-systems <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Time to improve your business performance? Think carefully how to do it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/smes-guide-european-manufacturing">The SME&#039;s Guide to European Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/slack-your-company-forget-about-lean-management-and-quality-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/slack-your-company-forget-about-lean-management-and-quality-systems#comments Competitiveness The SME&#039;s Guide to European Manufacturing Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:14:00 +0000 116281 at http://www.industryweek.com Professor Shih Gives Manufacturing Renaissance a C- http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/professor-shih-gives-manufacturing-renaissance-c <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Willy Shih is still worried. Five years ago, the Harvard Business School professor and his colleague Gary Pisano wrote that "restoring the ability of enterprises to develop and manufacture high-technology products in America --is the only way the country can hope to pay down its enormous deficits and maintain, let alone raise, its citizens' standard of living."</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/professor-shih-gives-manufacturing-renaissance-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/professor-shih-gives-manufacturing-renaissance-c#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Transportation Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:22:00 +0000 116211 at http://www.industryweek.com Leadership & Strategy: Life after Steve Jobs: CEO Succession http://www.industryweek.com/ceo-succession <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Replacing a CEO is more than hiring a new executive; it's about choosing a new face for the company.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/ceo-succession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/ceo-succession#comments Budgeting & Reporting Competitiveness Companies & Executives Digital Tools Innovation Leadership Gold News Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:41:00 +0000 115411 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Apple CEO Tim Cook addresses employees during a celebration of Steve Jobs&#39; life.</p>