Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Environmentalists Urge US to Drop WTO Case on India Solar Market http://www.industryweek.com/environment/environmentalists-urge-us-drop-wto-case-india-solar-market <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The World Trade Organization's dispute settlement body in Geneva has scheduled Friday to hear the U.S. case for a panel against India, which has some of the world's most ambitious plans for expanding solar power.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/environmentalists-urge-us-drop-wto-case-india-solar-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/environmentalists-urge-us-drop-wto-case-india-solar-market#comments Competitiveness Energy Environment Public Policy Trade Supply Chain News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:46:00 +0000 117131 at http://www.industryweek.com Toyota Sells Record 10 Million Vehicles in Year to March http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/toyota-sells-record-10-million-vehicles-year-march <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Toyota pointed to strong sales at home and in key overseas markets, including China, now the world's biggest vehicle market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/toyota-sells-record-10-million-vehicles-year-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/toyota-sells-record-10-million-vehicles-year-march#comments Competitiveness Transportation News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:47:00 +0000 117041 at http://www.industryweek.com While America Sleeps Other Nations Bolster Manufacturing Sector http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/while-america-sleeps-other-nations-bolster-manufacturing-sector <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some say manufacturing is rebounding, despite the fact that the US lost 5.7 million manufacturing jobs during the 2000s, has accumulated a $360 billion trade deficit in advanced technology products since 2010, and now ranks forty-third out of forty-four nations in the rate of progress in improving its innovation-based competitiveness.</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/competitiveness/while-america-sleeps-other-nations-bolster-manufacturing-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/while-america-sleeps-other-nations-bolster-manufacturing-sector#comments Competitiveness Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:24:00 +0000 117011 at http://www.industryweek.com <div class="field-pm-author-title"> Rob Atkinson is president</div> <div class="field-pm-author-company"> Information Technology and Innovation Foundation</div> Energy Change You Can't Believe In http://www.industryweek.com/blog/energy-change-you-cant-believe <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Manufacturers in a recent poll say they are skeptical about an "energy premium" and, if one comes, unlikely to spend the windfall on more workers.</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/energy-change-you-cant-believe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/energy-change-you-cant-believe#comments Competitiveness Energy Management Workforce The Global Manufacturer Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 116971 at http://www.industryweek.com Toyota India Workers Back at Work, End Five-Week Standoff http://www.industryweek.com/compensation-strategies/toyota-india-workers-back-work-end-five-week-standoff <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Unionized employees had refused to go back to their jobs at the twin plant complex near high-tech hub Bangalore following an end to an eight-day company lockout last month, amid a dispute over pay and other issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/compensation-strategies/toyota-india-workers-back-work-end-five-week-standoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/compensation-strategies/toyota-india-workers-back-work-end-five-week-standoff#comments Compensation Strategies Competitiveness Transportation News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:43:00 +0000 116911 at http://www.industryweek.com 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