Workforce en Senate Knocks Down OSHA Record-Keeping Rule <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Senate voted 50-48, along party lines, to eliminate the OSHA rule, which requires employers with more than 10 workers to keep ongoing records of safety incidents for five years after they occur. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor / Employment Policy Safety Operations Workforce The Latest Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:07:00 +0000 616201 at Getty Images World’s Biggest Generic Drug Company to Cut 6,000 Jobs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. plans to cut about 11% of its global workforce.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workforce The Latest Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:30:00 +0000 615791 at With a Little Fanfare, FCA Opens Worker Academy in Indiana <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Tipton, Indiana, training center will focus on continuous improvement.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Continuous Improvement Education / Training Operations Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:49:00 +0000 614601 at <p>Guests participate in a bike build training simulation to teach workplace organization skills.</p> Overtime Threshold Ripe for Review, Says Trump Labor Pick <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Alexander Acosta said that the new rule, currently blocked in court, "creates what I’ll call a stress on the system.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor / Employment Policy Regulations Global Economy Workforce The Latest Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:57:00 +0000 614321 at Getty Images Tech Workers Think Industry is Diverse. Numbers Show Otherwise <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>According to a new survey from software company Atlassian, 94% of American tech workers give their industry a passing grade on diversity, with 60% saying their company is at least making an effort.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor / Employment Policy Technology Workforce The Latest Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:55:00 +0000 613661 at Building Technology—and a Workforce—for the Long-Term at Schaeffler <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The German precision parts supplier's president of automotive Americas talks about the company's electrification research and overcoming skills gap challenges with apprenticeships and co-ops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Research & Development Innovation Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Workforce The Latest Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:15:00 +0000 611381 at <p> <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> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>We had some challenges for skilled labor such as CNC operators, tool and die makers and electronic technicians, but we have an apprentice program that we have built up, and we train our own people. We invest heavily in those type of skills, as well as in our engineers.</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Marc McGrath</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> President, Automotive Americas<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Schaeffler Group<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Education:</strong> Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron</p> <p><strong>Other positions:</strong> President, Transmission Systems, North America, Luk</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="" 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 /> Reshoring: By the Numbers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Part of the reshoring picture is that increasing foreign labor costs and better automation in the U.S. , is bringing back jobs. In fact manufacturing has brought back more jobs than any other industry in the past five years. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Trade Workforce The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:06:00 +0000 610641 at 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: Johnson Controls’ Magic Ingredient is Leadership <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In Monterrey, Mexico, hundreds of Johnson Controls employees build thousands of batteries every day — delivering them on time, in perfect condition, in large thanks to individual ownership and ideal team leadership.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Companies & Executives Education / Training Corporate Culture IndustryWeek Best Plants Global Economy Leadership Resources Workforce The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 610651 at <p>A counter outside the Johnson Controls plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, tracks how many days have passed since the last recordable accident. (The number is higher now.)</p> Matt LaWell, IndustryWeek 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: No Time for Downtime at Intertape Polymer Group <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In Danville, Va., a dedicated team of employees keeps operations up and running. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Continuous Improvement Maintenance IndustryWeek Best Plants Quality Teamwork Leadership The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 609951 at 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: From Zero to Lean in Record Time at Metform Group <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In 8 years, the Illinois automotive components maker has tripled its business and transformed its operations.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo Continuous Improvement Education / Training Engagement IndustryWeek Best Plants Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 609871 at <p> <style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} </style> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Steve Dykstra, maintenance supervisor at Metform,</span>&nbsp;talks about his department&#39;s role in the company&#39;s lean evolution and how a&nbsp;new color-coded yearly maintenance chart has made things more efficient.</p> Laura Putre