Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Total Reels, but Plans Succession after Sudden Death of CEO http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/total-reels-plans-succession-after-sudden-death-ceo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Christophe de Margerie, who did not designate a successor, was killed late Monday when his private jet struck a snowplow on takeoff in Moscow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/total-reels-plans-succession-after-sudden-death-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/total-reels-plans-succession-after-sudden-death-ceo#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Leadership News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:31:00 +0000 151211 at http://www.industryweek.com Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images Investors Eye Reebok Buy from Adidas http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/investors-eye-reebok-buy-adidas <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Adidas bought Reebok in 2006 hoping to pile pressure on Nike.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/investors-eye-reebok-buy-adidas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/investors-eye-reebok-buy-adidas#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Leadership News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:53:00 +0000 151111 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Treasury Says It Again: China Does Not Manipulate Currency http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/treasury-says-it-again-china-does-not-manipulate-currency <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>However, the yuan remained "significantly undervalued," the Treasury said, reiterating the description it has long used in pressing China to allow its currency to move toward a market-determined exchange rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/treasury-says-it-again-china-does-not-manipulate-currency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/treasury-says-it-again-china-does-not-manipulate-currency#comments Competitiveness Finance Global Economy News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:42:00 +0000 150891 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A yuan note is surrounded by U.S. dollars. While the U.S. Treasury says China&#39;s currency remains undervalued, it did comment on &quot;renewed willingness by authorities to allow the exchange rate to strengthen.&quot;</p> Copyright China Photos, Getty Images San Diego Celebrates Manufacturing Week, not Just Manufacturing Day http://www.industryweek.com/blog/san-diego-celebrates-manufacturing-week-not-just-manufacturing-day <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>To highlight the importance of manufacturing to the economy of the San Diego region, the city celebrates Manufacturing Week instead of only Manufacturing Day and highlights the need for retooling education to meet manufacturing's workforce challenges.</p></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-diego-celebrates-manufacturing-week-not-just-manufacturing-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/san-diego-celebrates-manufacturing-week-not-just-manufacturing-day#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Education / Training Global Economy Workforce Inside California Manufacturing Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:19:00 +0000 150811 at http://www.industryweek.com Lifting Oil Exports Ban Would Be Boon for US Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-exports-ban-would-be-boon-us-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Ending the federal ban on crude oil exports would offer a significant boost to the U.S. manufacturing sector and the broader American economy, according to a new study from the MAPI Foundation and the Aspen Institute.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-exports-ban-would-be-boon-us-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-exports-ban-would-be-boon-us-manufacturing#comments Competitiveness Legislation Trade Global Economy News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:24:00 +0000 150751 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>U.S. oil and gas production has increased dramatically with the advent of fracking and horizontal drilling.</p> U.S. Energy Information Administration OPEC Keeps Oil Demand Growth Unchanged as Price Falls http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/opec-keeps-oil-demand-growth-unchanged-price-falls <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Growth was mainly supported by China, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, where consumption was on the up, despite dips in Europe and other countries of the OECD region, OPEC said in its report.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/opec-keeps-oil-demand-growth-unchanged-price-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/opec-keeps-oil-demand-growth-unchanged-price-falls#comments Competitiveness Trade Global Economy News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:12:00 +0000 150451 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright David McNew, Getty Images US Manufacturers: In Us We Trust http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-manufacturers-us-we-trust <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Executives at large U.S. manufacturers are upbeat about revenue projections for their companies but less confident about the U.S. and global economies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-manufacturers-us-we-trust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-manufacturers-us-we-trust#comments Competitiveness Growth Strategies Regulations Finance Global Economy Technology Workforce News Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:54:00 +0000 150251 at http://www.industryweek.com The Koch Brothers: America's Most Controversial Manufacturers http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/koch-brothers-americas-most-controversial-manufacturers <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Are Charles and David Koch the most famous manufacturers in the United States? If not, then they are certainly the most controversial.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/koch-brothers-americas-most-controversial-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/koch-brothers-americas-most-controversial-manufacturers#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Public Policy Leadership Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:16:00 +0000 147221 at http://www.industryweek.com 10 Things You Need to Know About the September Manufacturing PMI http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/10-things-you-need-know-about-september-manufacturing-pmi <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Supply chain executives report continued growth in US manufacturing in September.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/10-things-you-need-know-about-september-manufacturing-pmi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/10-things-you-need-know-about-september-manufacturing-pmi#comments Competitiveness Procurement Trade Global Economy Workforce News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:44:00 +0000 149741 at http://www.industryweek.com Becoming a Lean Company is Key to Successful Competition in the Global Marketplace http://www.industryweek.com/blog/becoming-lean-company-key-successful-competition-global-marketplace <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Any company that becomes a lean company will not need to offshore manufacturing to be globally competitive. Here's why.</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/becoming-lean-company-key-successful-competition-global-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/becoming-lean-company-key-successful-competition-global-marketplace#comments Competitiveness Lean / Six-Sigma Corporate Culture Innovation Operations Inside California Manufacturing Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:01:00 +0000 149001 at http://www.industryweek.com