Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Why Manufacturing's Biggest Players Are Seeking Change http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-us-500/why-manufacturings-biggest-players-are-seeking-change <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/iws-manufacturing-voice-0">IW&#039;s Manufacturing Voice</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body"><div></div>Turmoil at the top of the IW U.S. 500, our annual list of the 500 largest public manufacturing companies, can be attributed in part to trouble in the oil patch but also to a huge technology transformation sweeping through the industry.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/industryweek-us-500/why-manufacturings-biggest-players-are-seeking-change" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2016/07/podcast-promo-it1jpgcropdisplay_0.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://www.industryweek.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/podcast/audio/IW&#039;s Manufacturing Voice 72216.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=7528616">IW&#039;s Manufacturing Voice 72216.mp3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-us-500/why-manufacturings-biggest-players-are-seeking-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-us-500/why-manufacturings-biggest-players-are-seeking-change#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives The IndustryWeek US 500 Leadership Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:50:00 +0000 321141 at http://www.industryweek.com AUTO ROUNDUP: GM Finally Profits in Europe; Volvo's SUV Delivers http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/auto-roundup-gm-finally-profits-europe-volvos-suv-delivers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>But GM executives warned that uncertainty created by the British vote to exit the European Union could push the region back into the red in the second half of the year.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/auto-roundup-gm-finally-profits-europe-volvos-suv-delivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/auto-roundup-gm-finally-profits-europe-volvos-suv-delivers#comments Competitiveness Global Economy The Latest Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:42:00 +0000 319921 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Is China Growing Services Sector at Expense of Manufacturing? http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/china-growing-services-sector-expense-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“With weakening growth momentum in the manufacturing sector, China faces the danger of losing more good jobs in exchange for less productive ones. Between 2012 and 2015, the total number of migrant workers in the manufacturing sector declined by nearly 7 million.”</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/china-growing-services-sector-expense-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/china-growing-services-sector-expense-manufacturing#comments Competitiveness Global Economy The Latest Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:23:00 +0000 318841 at http://www.industryweek.com Kevin Frayer, Getty Images Komatsu Signals Mining Optimism With $2.9 Billion Joy Takeover http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/komatsu-signals-mining-optimism-29-billion-joy-takeover <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Komatsu will pay $28.30 cash per share, an offer 20% higher than Milwaukee-based Joy’s Wednesday closing price, which should bolster its ability to compete with larger rival Caterpillar.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/komatsu-signals-mining-optimism-29-billion-joy-takeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/komatsu-signals-mining-optimism-29-billion-joy-takeover#comments Competitiveness Treasury & Cash Management Finance Global Economy The Latest Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:26:00 +0000 318831 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A Komatsu PC138 US at work on a roadside. Komatsu will spend more than $3.5 million, including debt, to acquire Milwaukee-based Joy Global.</p> Wikimedia Commons China Lifts Motorcycle, Battery Investment Limits in Key Policy http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/china-lifts-motorcycle-battery-investment-limits-key-policy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturers previously were required to partner with local companies and could own as much as 50% of joint ventures.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/china-lifts-motorcycle-battery-investment-limits-key-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/china-lifts-motorcycle-battery-investment-limits-key-policy#comments Competitiveness Global Economy The Latest Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:17:00 +0000 317101 at http://www.industryweek.com US Manufacturing Posts Stronger Gains Than Forecast in June http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/us-manufacturing-posts-stronger-gains-forecast-june <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stabilization in oil and commodities prices and the fading drag from a stronger dollar are allowing manufacturers to find their footing.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/us-manufacturing-posts-stronger-gains-forecast-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/us-manufacturing-posts-stronger-gains-forecast-june#comments Competitiveness Demographics Global Economy The Latest Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:27:00 +0000 313761 at http://www.industryweek.com Farnborough Pop Fizzles as Airbus, Boeing Orders at 6-Year Low http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/farnborough-pop-fizzles-airbus-boeing-orders-6-year-low <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New business was skewed toward a handful of mainly eastern markets, with 116 of 127 aircraft sold by Boeing destined for Chinese customers, and Airbus reliant on two south Asian discounters, and a deal from the parent of Brazil’s Avianca.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/farnborough-pop-fizzles-airbus-boeing-orders-6-year-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/farnborough-pop-fizzles-airbus-boeing-orders-6-year-low#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Global Economy Leadership The Latest Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:45:00 +0000 312251 at http://www.industryweek.com Stephen Brashear, Getty Images The Apple Effect: iPhone 7 Helps TSMC Sales Forecast http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/apple-effect-iphone-7-helps-tsmc-sales-forecast <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., which works closely with Apple and now supplies more than half the world’s smartphones, reported better-than-expected profit in the second quarter.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/apple-effect-iphone-7-helps-tsmc-sales-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/apple-effect-iphone-7-helps-tsmc-sales-forecast#comments Budgeting & Reporting Competitiveness Supplier Relationships Finance Global Economy Supply Chain Technology The Latest Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:59:00 +0000 312181 at http://www.industryweek.com Drew Angerer, Getty Images Will Airbus Cut Mark Beginning of the End for Superjumbo? http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/will-airbus-cut-mark-beginning-end-superjumbo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Popular with travelers, the A380 has been less of a hit with the world’s airlines, with global carriers operating it in small batches and deploying it for a handful of high-profile routes and photo opportunities, rather than the mass-transit workhorse Airbus had intended it to be.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/will-airbus-cut-mark-beginning-end-superjumbo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/will-airbus-cut-mark-beginning-end-superjumbo#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Transportation Global Economy Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:10:00 +0000 310311 at http://www.industryweek.com Pascal Le Segertain, Getty Images Airbus Holds Narrow Order Lead on Boeing at Farnborough http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/airbus-holds-narrow-order-lead-boeing-farnborough <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Airbus has tallied 123 orders and outline commitments, with Boeing at 121. Indian carrier SpiceJet could tip the balance, though not likely this week, with an expected 100-plane order.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/airbus-holds-narrow-order-lead-boeing-farnborough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/airbus-holds-narrow-order-lead-boeing-farnborough#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Transportation Global Economy Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:21:00 +0000 308381 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Richard Branson, right, and Virgin ordered a dozen Airbus A350-1000s, valued at $4.4 billion, Monday at the Farnborough International Airshow.</p> WPA Pool