Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Manufacturing Trends: IndustryWeek/PwC Webinar Series http://www.industryweek.com/webinar/pwc-series-2017 <div class="field-deck"> An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar series, in partnership with PwC, sponsored by Epicor </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/1_PwC_MfgTrends_Promo.gif?1495742114" /> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-webinar-details"><legend>Webinar Details</legend> <div class="field-webinar-date"> <span>Date &amp; Time:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 7, 2017 - <span class="date-display-start">14:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">15:00</span></span> </div> <div class="field-time-description"> 4 Sessions of 1 hour each </div> <div class="field-webinar-type"> <span>Event Type:&nbsp;</span> Live Webinar </div> <div class="field-webinar-cost"> <span>Cost:&nbsp;</span> Free </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body webinar-body">Attend this 4-part series in partnership PricewaterhouseCoopers. 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Inventories May Weigh on US Growth http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/merchandise-trade-gap-inventories-may-weigh-us-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A wider gap in merchandise trade that persists would limit any rebound in economic growth this quarter after a slowdown at the start of 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/merchandise-trade-gap-inventories-may-weigh-us-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/merchandise-trade-gap-inventories-may-weigh-us-growth#comments Competitiveness Data and Statistics The Latest Thu, 25 May 2017 14:16:00 +0000 692081 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Spencer Platt, Getty Images Germany's Busy Factories Bring Fastest Growth in Six Years http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/germanys-busy-factories-bring-fastest-growth-six-years <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Bundesbank said that it expects the region’s largest economy to continue to grow “strongly” in the next few months.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/germanys-busy-factories-bring-fastest-growth-six-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/germanys-busy-factories-bring-fastest-growth-six-years#comments Competitiveness Data and Statistics The Latest Tue, 23 May 2017 14:40:00 +0000 688711 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Sean Gallup, Getty Images China's in Joint Venture with VW to Produce Electric Cars http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-joint-venture-vw-produce-electric-cars <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Volkswagen's China CEO Jochem Heizmann had said during the Shanghai auto show last month that VW expects to sell around 400,000 new-energy vehicles in China in 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-joint-venture-vw-produce-electric-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-joint-venture-vw-produce-electric-cars#comments Competitiveness Technology The Latest Mon, 22 May 2017 18:17:00 +0000 687881 at http://www.industryweek.com Manufacturing’s Demise is Fake News http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/manufacturing-s-demise-fake-news <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While American manufacturing has significant global competition and domestic policy challenges, it remains a massive and vital part of the U.S. economy.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/manufacturing-s-demise-fake-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/manufacturing-s-demise-fake-news#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Trade Global Economy Workforce The Latest Sun, 21 May 2017 21:00:00 +0000 686031 at http://www.industryweek.com GM to Stop Sales in India by Year End http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/gm-stop-sales-india-year-end <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"We determined that the increased investment required for an extensive and flexible product portfolio would not deliver a leadership position or long-term profitability in the domestic market," saidGM International president Stefan Jacoby. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/gm-stop-sales-india-year-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/gm-stop-sales-india-year-end#comments Competitiveness Expansion Management The Latest Thu, 18 May 2017 16:45:00 +0000 684421 at http://www.industryweek.com GM India US Industrial Production Rises Most in More Than Three Years http://www.industryweek.com/data-and-statistics/us-industrial-production-rises-most-more-three-years <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The jump in U.S. manufacturing was broad-based and included the largest surge in motor vehicles and parts production since July 2015.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/data-and-statistics/us-industrial-production-rises-most-more-three-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/data-and-statistics/us-industrial-production-rises-most-more-three-years#comments Competitiveness Data and Statistics Operations The Latest Tue, 16 May 2017 14:05:00 +0000 681521 at http://www.industryweek.com China's Factory Output, Investment Slow as Growth Dials Back http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-factory-output-investment-slow-growth-dials-back <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Growth momentum in China has softened after a strong first quarter as policy makers seize the window to curb shadow lending and leverage. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-factory-output-investment-slow-growth-dials-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-factory-output-investment-slow-growth-dials-back#comments Competitiveness Data and Statistics Global Economy The Latest Mon, 15 May 2017 12:41:00 +0000 680001 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Getty Images Americans Believe Manufacturing Industry Critical to Country’s Prosperity http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/americans-believe-manufacturing-industry-critical-country-s-prosperity <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new survey showed 81% feel the manufacturing sector is important to maintaining their standard of living.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/americans-believe-manufacturing-industry-critical-country-s-prosperity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/americans-believe-manufacturing-industry-critical-country-s-prosperity#comments Competitiveness The Latest Thu, 11 May 2017 16:30:00 +0000 677161 at http://www.industryweek.com