Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en There's Never Been a Better Time to Invest in Your Supply Chain http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/theres-never-been-better-time-invest-your-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Tom Wrobleski, Chainalytics </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>These four areas can yield an increase in key metrics that measure the investment returns to the business, such as return on capital employed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/theres-never-been-better-time-invest-your-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/theres-never-been-better-time-invest-your-supply-chain#comments Competitiveness Corporate Finance & Tax Planning & Forecasting Finance Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:55:00 +0000 155881 at http://www.industryweek.com American Manufacturing: Not a New Dawn, But a Welcome Advance http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/american-manufacturing-not-new-dawn-welcome-advance <div class="field-byline"> Carol Wingard and Michael Connerty </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Is there a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing afoot? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/american-manufacturing-not-new-dawn-welcome-advance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/american-manufacturing-not-new-dawn-welcome-advance#comments Automation Competitiveness Intellectual Property Information Technology Global Economy Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:20:00 +0000 155911 at http://www.industryweek.com Six Key Predictions for Manufacturing in 2015 http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/six-key-predictions-manufacturing-2015 <div class="field-byline"> John Zegers, Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A manufacturing expert expects 2015 to be a landmark year for U.S. industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/six-key-predictions-manufacturing-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/six-key-predictions-manufacturing-2015#comments Competitiveness Maintenance Information Technology Global Economy Operations Production Equipment Supply Chain Technology The Latest Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:29:00 +0000 155861 at http://www.industryweek.com Study Shows Manufactured Imports Outpacing Reshoring http://www.industryweek.com/trade/study-shows-manufactured-imports-outpacing-reshoring <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Imports of foreign manufactured goods are outpacing reshoring, according to a new study from A.T. Kearney.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/study-shows-manufactured-imports-outpacing-reshoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/study-shows-manufactured-imports-outpacing-reshoring#comments Competitiveness Trade Global Economy Workforce The Latest Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:28:00 +0000 155741 at http://www.industryweek.com A.T. Kearney China December Manufacturing Index Falls to 7-month Low http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/china-december-manufacturing-index-falls-7-month-low <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"The manufacturing slowdown continues in December and points to a weak ending for 2014," according to Qu Hongbin, HSBC's chief economist for China. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/china-december-manufacturing-index-falls-7-month-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/china-december-manufacturing-index-falls-7-month-low#comments Competitiveness Global Economy Workforce The Latest Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:37:00 +0000 155701 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Feng Li, Getty News Miller Ingenuity Combines Innovation and Lean to Create a Unique Culture http://www.industryweek.com/blog/miller-ingenuity-combines-innovation-and-lean-create-unique-culture <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Miller Ingenuity's culture is built on a focus on its customers and devotion to lean manufacturing and innovation.</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/miller-ingenuity-combines-innovation-and-lean-create-unique-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/miller-ingenuity-combines-innovation-and-lean-create-unique-culture#comments Competitiveness Lean / Six-Sigma Innovation Operations Workforce Inside California Manufacturing Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:57:00 +0000 155661 at http://www.industryweek.com Bringing it Back Home: How the Rebound in US Manufacturing is Reshaping Business http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/bringing-it-back-home-how-rebound-us-manufacturing-reshaping-business <div class="field-byline"> Jim Moffatt, Chairman and CEO, Deloitte Consulting LLP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Today, American manufacturing has an opportunity for a comeback. Thanks to cheap and abundant energy supplies in the U.S., highly productive American workers, and demands for higher wages in developing markets, more businesses are choosing to turn the lights on at U.S. factories.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/bringing-it-back-home-how-rebound-us-manufacturing-reshaping-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/bringing-it-back-home-how-rebound-us-manufacturing-reshaping-business#comments Competitiveness Expansion Management Strategic Planning & Execution Global Economy Innovation Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:29:00 +0000 155541 at http://www.industryweek.com Detroit Emerges from Bankruptcy http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/detroit-emerges-bankruptcy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Detroit exited bankruptcy Wednesday, offering hopes of renewal for the troubled former industrial hub.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/detroit-emerges-bankruptcy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/detroit-emerges-bankruptcy#comments Competitiveness Expansion Management Governance, Risk & Compliance Transportation Global Economy The Latest Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:34:00 +0000 155381 at http://www.industryweek.com Bill Pugliano, Getty Images Casting a Lighter North American Future: Brembo Builds Aluminum Foundry in Mexico http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/casting-lighter-north-american-future-brembo-builds-aluminum-foundry-mexico <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Brembo has been aggressively expanding its presence in the NAFTA region to encourage growth in what has become its No. 1 market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/casting-lighter-north-american-future-brembo-builds-aluminum-foundry-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/casting-lighter-north-american-future-brembo-builds-aluminum-foundry-mexico#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Strategic Siting Transportation Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:30:00 +0000 154841 at http://www.industryweek.com Photo: Brembo Manufacturing Activity Remains Strong in November, ISM Reports http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/manufacturing-activity-remains-strong-november-ism-reports <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Skipping barely a beat from October, the manufacturing PMI registered a strong 58.7 in November, the Institute for Supply Management reported today, as indexes for new orders, production and employment all remained in growth territory.</p> <p>The November PMI was just 0.3% lower than October and represented the 18<sup>th</sup> consecutive month of expansion in the manufacturing sector, according to ISM. Of the 18 manufacturing industries in the survey, 14 reported growth, led by food, beverage and tobacco products.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/manufacturing-activity-remains-strong-november-ism-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/manufacturing-activity-remains-strong-november-ism-reports#comments Competitiveness Trade Global Economy Workforce The Latest Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:57:00 +0000 154611 at http://www.industryweek.com