Workforce en 2015 IW Best Plants Conference: Call For Speakers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IndustryWeek is inviting speakers to submit proposals for the 2015 IW Best Plants conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Change Management Customer Relationships Energy Management Education / Training Inventory Management Lean / Six-Sigma Process Improvement Engagement Maintenance Product Development IW Best Plants Planning & Forecasting Quality Safety Supplier Relationships Teamwork Innovation Leadership Operations Supply Chain Technology Workforce Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:49:00 +0000 35471 at S. Korea's Top Two Automakers Hit by Strike <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Unionists at Hyundai Motor Co. and its subsidiary Kia Motors Corp. downed tools for four hours.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor / Employment Policy Transportation Supply Chain Workforce News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:54:00 +0000 146261 at Joe Raedle, Getty Images Workforce and Lean Strategies Help Keep Manufacturer in the US <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Second of a three-part series. Firstronic CEO John Sammut describes how lean and workforce strategies help grow production in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lean / Six-Sigma Growth Strategies Leadership Workforce News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:33:00 +0000 146201 at <p>A Firstronic worker inspects a board that has been conformal coated.</p> Why is America's Manufacturing Job Loss Greater than Other Industrialized Countries? <div class="field-byline"> Adams Nager, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The rapid decline of U.S. manufacturing employment demonstrate the severity of the challenges faced by America&rsquo;s manufacturing industries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Policy Global Economy Workforce News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:09:00 +0000 146241 at <p><em>Copyright Scott Olson</em></p> <p><em>Getty Images News</em></p> How Manufacturing Can Solve Its Own Talent Shortage Crisis <div class="field-byline"> John Paul Williams, Director of Industry Solutions, Polycom </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Millenials decry the lack of good job opportunities while manufacturers complain they can't find the skilled workforce they need. It's time for companies to bridge the gap by redesigning its hiring and development strategies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Recruiting / Retention Workforce News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:35:00 +0000 146211 at The MakerBot Generation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>For the generation of students brought up on MakerBots and 3-D design, 3-D printing is just the tip of the iceberg.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IMTS Digital Tools Education / Training Emerging Technologies Innovation Technology News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:31:00 +0000 146151 at <p>&quot;The fact of the matter is, kids can innovate much better than we can... When students get ahold of this [technology] and they&#39;re going solve things that we don&#39;t expect. They&#39;re going to solve the problems that we don&#39;t even know are problems yet.&quot;</p> <p>-MakerBot CEO and co-founder, Bre Pettis.</p> MakerBot US Deficit in Manufactures Surges 19% -- Could Lead to Job Loss <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“China is clearly pursuing an export-led growth strategy to stimulate lagging GDP growth, including very large official foreign currency purchases to lower the exchange rate, and is achieving robust industrial growth, much if not most of which is for export,” said Ernest Preeg, MAPI Foundation senior advisor for international trade and finance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Global Economy Workforce News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:08:00 +0000 146021 at <p><em>Copyright Mark Wilson</em></p> <p><em>Gettty Images News</em></p> Tighten the Gap: Three Strategies for Addressing the Skills Gap in Manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Paul Kuchuris, President, Association for Manufacturing Excellence; and Kylene Zenk-Batsford, Senior Manager, Manufacturing Practice Group, Kronos </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>This article highlights three recommendations for helping today's manufacturers overcome the growing skills gap so they can increase their performance and their competitive edge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Recruiting / Retention Workforce News Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:22:00 +0000 145821 at <p>A &#39;Now Hiring&#39; sign is posted on a table during a recent Recruit Military Career Fair at AT&amp;T Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</p> David Dauch, Chairman, President & CEO, American Axle & Manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The IndustryWeek Leader of the Week highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today's industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Recruiting / Retention Transportation Leadership Supply Chain Workforce News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:32:00 +0000 145601 at <style type="text/css"> .pquote { background: url("") 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> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p><em>My father was an icon in this industry.&rdquo;</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Chairman, President &amp; CEO<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>American Axle &amp; Manufacturing<br /> <strong>Industry: </strong>Automotive<br /> <strong>Degrees / Honors: </strong>BS, Production/Operations and Purchasing Management: Miami University (Ohio)</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> PHOTO: AAM Cisco to Cut 6,000 Jobs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The announcement came as Cisco announced a modest dip in quarterly profits at $2.2 billion in the quarter to the end of July.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workforce News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:25:00 +0000 145571 at