Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Automation Can Help You Hit the Ground Running http://www.industryweek.com/automation/automation-can-help-you-hit-ground-running <div class="field-byline"> Don Heelis, Cimcorp, senior manager </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How the next era of innovation in tire distribution can help overhaul older facilities and practices.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/automation/automation-can-help-you-hit-ground-running" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/automation/automation-can-help-you-hit-ground-running#comments Automation Competitiveness Global Economy Technology The Latest Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 383361 at http://www.industryweek.com Cimcorp China's Steel Mills Move Closer to Creating Arcelor Rival http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-steel-mills-move-closer-creating-arcelor-rival <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Merger of two of China's biggest steelmakers would create nation's biggest mill and a company with the scale to rival ArcelorMittal SA.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-steel-mills-move-closer-creating-arcelor-rival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-steel-mills-move-closer-creating-arcelor-rival#comments Competitiveness The Latest Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000 378631 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>WUHAN, CHINA - AUGUST 27: A worker supervises the production of molten iron at a furnace in the production area of the Wuhan Iron &amp; Steel Group Corp on August 27, 2016, in Wuhan, China. The two of China&#39;s biggest steel makers, Wuhan Iron &amp; Steel Group Corp and Shanghai Baosteel Group Corp will be merged into Southern China Steel Group. The two firms rank 11th and 15th respectively in the world.</p> Photo by Wang He/Getty Images Adient: Will Johnson Controls Spinoff Work? http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/adient-will-johnson-controls-spinoff-work <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"With the spin-off of Adient, we have a once-in-a-career opportunity to do something really special. We are the largest supplier of automotive seats and interiors in the world, so this spin-off in some ways is like launching a $17 billion start-up company," said Adient CEO Bruce McDonald. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/adient-will-johnson-controls-spinoff-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/adient-will-johnson-controls-spinoff-work#comments Competitiveness Innovation Manufacturing Leader of the Week The Latest Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:30:00 +0000 372781 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/uploads/2014/08/openquote-iw.png") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>With the spin-off of Adient, we have a once-in-a-career opportunity to do something really special. We are the largest supplier of automotive seats and interiors in the world, so this spin-off in some ways is like launching a $17 billion start-up company. &quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Bruce McDonald</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Chairman and Chief Executive Officer<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Adient<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Previous Title:</strong> Executive Vice President andd Vice&nbsp;Chairman, Johnson Controls.</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-leader-week" target="_blank">Manufacturing Leader of the Week</a></strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> <hr /> Experts Urge Next President to Dump US Trade Policy, Demand Tougher Enforcement http://www.industryweek.com/trade/experts-urge-next-president-dump-us-trade-policy-demand-tougher-enforcement <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What should the next U.S. president do about trade? Critics of U.S. trade policy call for a new approach to trade agreements and better promotion of American interests.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/experts-urge-next-president-dump-us-trade-policy-demand-tougher-enforcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/experts-urge-next-president-dump-us-trade-policy-demand-tougher-enforcement#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Trade Global Economy The Latest Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:53:00 +0000 376721 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Former Nucor CEO Dan DiMicco (second from left) told a Washington, D.C. conference on manufacturing that the U.S. has been in a trade war with mercantilist countries such as China for two decades and has yet to &quot;show up and fight.&quot;</p> Apple, Samsung Struggle in Face of Chinese Competition http://www.industryweek.com/technology/apple-samsung-struggle-face-chinese-competition <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“Brand loyalty is not as strong in China as in other markets. It’s a very crowded, fragmented market and fiercely competitive, with rivals undercutting each other with price and design. So it’s not a market you can afford to falter in.”</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/apple-samsung-struggle-face-chinese-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/apple-samsung-struggle-face-chinese-competition#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Global Economy Leadership Technology The Latest Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:21:00 +0000 376011 at http://www.industryweek.com Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images Elon Musk Wanted a Race. Now He Has One http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/elon-musk-wanted-race-now-he-has-one <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With a manufacturing scale that dwarfs Tesla’s, GM has the ability to build a truly affordable mass-market electric car, but the 2017 Bolt isn’t it. Still, GM’s range for that affordable electric creates the same sort of shine that elevated Tesla.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/elon-musk-wanted-race-now-he-has-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/elon-musk-wanted-race-now-he-has-one#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Leadership Supply Chain Technology The Latest Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:55:00 +0000 375921 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Trump Slams Ford’s Mexico Production Move http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/trump-slams-ford-s-mexico-production-move <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ford already builds its Fiesta and Fusion models in Mexico, and will likely shift all small-car production south of the border in the next two or three years, according to CEO Mark Fields.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/trump-slams-ford-s-mexico-production-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/trump-slams-ford-s-mexico-production-move#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Recruiting / Retention Trade Global Economy Leadership Workforce The Latest Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:12:00 +0000 374091 at http://www.industryweek.com Tim Boyle, Getty Images GM Eyes Chinese Growth as US Auto Sales Ebb http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/gm-eyes-chinese-growth-us-auto-sales-ebb <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Why is GM high on China? GM auto sales there jumped 8.1% to 2.38 million units through the first eight months of the year, compared with a 4.2% drop to 1.96 million in the U.S. “It has been a surprisingly strong year.”</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/gm-eyes-chinese-growth-us-auto-sales-ebb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/gm-eyes-chinese-growth-us-auto-sales-ebb#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Global Economy Leadership The Latest Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:40:00 +0000 371711 at http://www.industryweek.com Bill Pugliano, Getty Images National Network for Manufacturing Innovation Rebrands as Manufacturing USA http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/national-network-manufacturing-innovation-rebrands-manufacturing-usa <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the rebranding Monday at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/national-network-manufacturing-innovation-rebrands-manufacturing-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/national-network-manufacturing-innovation-rebrands-manufacturing-usa#comments Competitiveness Emerging Technologies Research & Development Global Economy Innovation Technology The Latest Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:01:00 +0000 370791 at http://www.industryweek.com Trade: The Unfounded -- and Risky -- Scapegoat for Society’s Ills http://www.industryweek.com/trade/trade-unfounded-and-risky-scapegoat-society-s-ills <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Despite rising anti-trade rhetoric, the benefits of trade liberalization continue to outweigh the costs.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/trade-unfounded-and-risky-scapegoat-society-s-ills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/trade-unfounded-and-risky-scapegoat-society-s-ills#comments Competitiveness Trade Global Economy The Latest Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:32:00 +0000 370131 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The trade opportunities of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would eliminate 18,000 foreign tariffs on American goods and services, will be lost if the treaty is not ratified.</p> Joe Raedle/Getty Images