Workforce http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6625/more en Leaving Inspired: IMTS 2014 Wrap-Up http://www.industryweek.com/imts/leaving-inspired-imts-2014-wrap <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IMTS is a week of huge excitement for our industry, but my hope is that the spirit and energy that drove everyone to experience the show can be carried throughout the entire year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/imts/leaving-inspired-imts-2014-wrap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/imts/leaving-inspired-imts-2014-wrap#comments Automation IMTS Education / Training Emerging Technologies Machine Tools Robotics Systems Integration Innovation Technology News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:01:00 +0000 148361 at http://www.industryweek.com 7 Steps for Leading Lean with Respect for People http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/7-steps-leading-lean-respect-people <div class="field-byline"> Michael Ballé </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Without mastering these seven foundational behavioral skills, even with their heart in the right place, leaders fumble their presence at the gemba and, consequently, feel disappointed by the bottom-line results they get from their lean efforts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/7-steps-leading-lean-respect-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/7-steps-leading-lean-respect-people#comments Change Management Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement Teamwork Leadership Operations Workforce News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:58:00 +0000 148371 at http://www.industryweek.com 7 Steps for Leading Lean IMTS Student Summit: Making the Unimaginable Commonplace http://www.industryweek.com/imts/imts-student-summit-making-unimaginable-commonplace <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Thousands of high school and middle school students begin their manufacturing journey by taking part in the IMTS Smartforce Student Summit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/imts/imts-student-summit-making-unimaginable-commonplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/imts/imts-student-summit-making-unimaginable-commonplace#comments IMTS Recruiting / Retention Workforce News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:56:00 +0000 148181 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Gregg Fleisher, chief academic officer of the National Math &amp; Science Initiative: &quot;By pursuing STEM careers and majors, you&#39;ll be the ones who decide what the future will look like.&quot;</p> Spurned by US, Chinese Tech Giant Huawei on Europe Recruitment Drive http://www.industryweek.com/research-development/spurned-us-chinese-tech-giant-huawei-europe-recruitment-drive <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The company has 17 research sites in Europe spread across eight countries, including Germany, Finland and Italy, and expects to employ 13,000 people across the continent by 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/research-development/spurned-us-chinese-tech-giant-huawei-europe-recruitment-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/research-development/spurned-us-chinese-tech-giant-huawei-europe-recruitment-drive#comments Research & Development Workforce News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:02:00 +0000 148101 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright Nigel Treblin</em></p> <p><em>Getty Images&nbsp;</em></p> IMTS Student Summit: The Kids Are All Right (SLIDESHOW) http://www.industryweek.com/imts/imts-student-summit-kids-are-all-right-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The IMTS Smartforce Student Summit gives thousands of students a firsthand look at how fun and fulfilling a manufacturing career can be.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/imts/imts-student-summit-kids-are-all-right-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/imts/imts-student-summit-kids-are-all-right-slideshow#comments IMTS Recruiting / Retention Workforce Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:47:00 +0000 147981 at http://www.industryweek.com 2015 IW Best Plants Conference: Call For Speakers http://www.industryweek.com/callforspeakers <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="http://www.industryweek.com/callforspeakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/callforspeakers#comments 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 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:49:00 +0000 35471 at http://www.industryweek.com Higher Education the Standard among Manufacturing Leaders [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/higher-education-standard-among-manufacturing-leaders-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The educational attainment of leaders at the biggest and best U.S. manufacturers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/higher-education-standard-among-manufacturing-leaders-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/higher-education-standard-among-manufacturing-leaders-slideshow#comments Education / Training Leadership Workforce Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:30:00 +0000 147511 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Leaders of the biggest and best ...</p> Manufacturer's Agenda: Closing Critical Education Gaps http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/manufacturers-agenda-closing-critical-education-gaps <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Musings on meeting the skill and education demands of next-generation manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/manufacturers-agenda-closing-critical-education-gaps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/manufacturers-agenda-closing-critical-education-gaps#comments Education / Training Leadership Workforce Gold News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:30:00 +0000 146741 at http://www.industryweek.com NAM/IndustryWeek 3Q 2014 Survey: Confidence, Investment on the Rise http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/namindustryweek-3q-2014-survey-confidence-investment-rise <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Frustration with Washington continues to hang like a cloud over manufacturers; however, U.S. manufacturers are overwhelmingly optimistic about the outlook for their businesses, according to the 3Q 2014 NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/namindustryweek-3q-2014-survey-confidence-investment-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/namindustryweek-3q-2014-survey-confidence-investment-rise#comments Labor / Employment Policy Regulations Global Economy Leadership Workforce News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:39:00 +0000 147281 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Chad Moutray, chief economist of the National Association of Manufacturers, reveals results of the NAM/IndustryWeek 3Q Manufacturing Survey.</p> How will Charlotte and Louisville Fare under GE's Sale to Electrolux? http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/how-will-charlotte-and-louisville-fare-under-ges-sale-electrolux <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“I would say that the opportunity in Charlotte just got better,” stated Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/how-will-charlotte-and-louisville-fare-under-ges-sale-electrolux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/how-will-charlotte-and-louisville-fare-under-ges-sale-electrolux#comments Expansion Management Workforce News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:11:00 +0000 147581 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Charlotte&#39;s Electrolux headquarters will remain.&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>Photo Courtesy of Electrolux&nbsp;</em></div>