Workforce en Workforce: Connected Convergence <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Internet of Things is spawning new job functions, new certification and new training for the manufacturing industry's new playing field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Workforce Gold Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:35:00 +0000 146811 at <p>The Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies training course offers students hands-on experience working with Rockwell Automation products to help converge technologies and create a connected enterprise.</p> The Competitive Edge: Manufacturing's Multiplier Effect -- It's Bigger Than You Think <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When it comes to outpunching its economic weight, manufacturing is in a class by itself.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Global Economy Supply Chain Workforce Gold News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:45:00 +0000 146751 at Western Retailers Battling over Clean Up of Bangladesh Garment Factories <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>One of the umbrella retailer groups, representing 150 European brands, has decided to inspect factories for safety flaws already checked by members of the second group.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Operations Workforce News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +0000 146861 at <p><em>Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia</em></p> New Orders Surge in ISM’s August Manufacturing Index <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>&quot;Strongest month in years. Business is solid...Awesome!&rdquo; said one executive at a primary metals manufacturer.</p> <p>If not everyone was quite so upbeat, still there was plenty of good news in the August PMI Index report from the Institute for Supply Management, continuing a string of largely positive reports from the U.S. manufacturing industry.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy Supply Chain Workforce News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:10:00 +0000 146881 at <p>U.S. purchasing managers report strong growth in manufacturing production and new orders, according to the August PMI survey from the Institute for Suppy Management.</p> History of the U.S. Labor Movement—Part 4: 1950-1975 [SLIDESHOW] <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><strong>The roots of the labor movement in the United States</strong> can be traced at least as far back as the settlement of first British colony in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, when, according to the AFL-CIO&#39;s Labor History Timeline,&quot;English planters founded the Jamestown colony and complained about the lack of laborers.&quot;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor / Employment Policy Workforce Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:52:00 +0000 146701 at Samsung Denies Child Labor at Chinese Supplier <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The report said the factory, where components for Lenovo are also built, had hired new workers, and neglected to check their identification. The youngest worker was found to be 14, the report said, adding the factory had also hired 117 college students, many of whom averaged 12.5 hours of work each day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workforce News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:08:00 +0000 146671 at <p><em>Copyright Chung Sung-Jun</em></p> <p><em>Getty News Images</em></p> Hyundai Kia Strike Could Cost $100 Million <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The walk-out comes after 17 rounds of talks with the management over the past two months have produced little progress.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workforce News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:51:00 +0000 146591 at <p><em>Copyright Justin Sullivan</em></p> <p><em>Getty Images News</em></p> More Art than Science: Tips for Boosting Innovation at Your Factory <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Clearly, innovation works. Less clear is how to create a culture that fosters innovation. While there’s no magic formula, these tips should help to get you started.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engagement Teamwork Innovation Workforce News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:32:00 +0000 146461 at 5 Keys to Guarantee a Successful Launch to Your Lean Journey <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lean investments can yield significant production and profitability gains if done properly. However, it is not uncommon for these initiatives to fail because of one or several key factors in management preparation for the lean journey. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Change Management Education / Training Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement Teamwork Leadership Operations Workforce News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:10:00 +0000 146421 at Tips for Surviving a Task Oriented World <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>According to Andy Core, those of us who don't complete our to-do lists aren't "losers." We're just victims of today's work culture and some bad habits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workforce Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:21:00 +0000 146331 at