Education / Training http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6627/more en Why America Has a Shortage of Skilled Workers http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/why-america-has-shortage-skilled-workers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new perspective on why manufacturing has a skilled workforce problem -- and what manufacturers must do to solve it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/why-america-has-shortage-skilled-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/why-america-has-shortage-skilled-workers#comments Competitiveness Education / Training Growth Strategies Global Economy Leadership Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 164791 at http://www.industryweek.com Industry 4.0 Offers Wonders and Plenty of Wondering http://www.industryweek.com/technology/industry-40-offers-wonders-and-plenty-wondering <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Industry 4.0 (or call it smart manufacturing, the Internet of Things, or a variety of other terms) is the most discussed topic at this year&rsquo;s Hannover Messe industry fair in Germany. And the question many are asking at this huge exhibition of the latest manufacturing technology is the title of our recent article by Travis Hessman, &ldquo;Are You Ready for the Next Industrial Revolution?&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/industry-40-offers-wonders-and-plenty-wondering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/industry-40-offers-wonders-and-plenty-wondering#comments Education / Training Information Technology Robotics Operations Technology The Latest Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:08:00 +0000 164831 at http://www.industryweek.com Pratt & Whitney Builds for the Future http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/pratt-whitney-builds-future <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The future of jet engine manufacturing at Pratt & Whitney is on display at its Middletown, Conn., production facility. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/pratt-whitney-builds-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/pratt-whitney-builds-future#comments Automation Companies & Executives Education / Training Supplier Relationships Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Operations The Latest Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:54:00 +0000 164271 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>Manufacturing is a very satisfying area to work in. It is addicting actually.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Joe Sylvestro</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Vice President of Manufacturing Operations<br /> <strong>Company: <span class="rangySelectionBoundary" id="selectionBoundary_1428506211391_4151760992703821" style="line-height: 0; display: none;"></span></strong>Pratt &amp; Whitney<span class="rangySelectionBoundary" id="selectionBoundary_1428506211389_6264909272654005" style="line-height: 0; display: none;"></span></p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek Leader of the Week</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> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> One Proven Way to Solve Your Skilled Workforce Problems http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/one-proven-way-solve-your-skilled-workforce-problems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Screening candidates to ensure they "fit" the job, is critical to hiring—and retaining—skilled production workers, Firstronic CEO John Sammut says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/one-proven-way-solve-your-skilled-workforce-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/one-proven-way-solve-your-skilled-workforce-problems#comments Education / Training Corporate Culture Recruiting / Retention Leadership Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:36:00 +0000 164061 at http://www.industryweek.com Avoiding Supply Chain Pain http://www.industryweek.com/webinar/supply-chain-pain <div class="field-deck"> An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Arena Solutions </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/arenapromoBrokenChain.gif?1429050229" /> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-webinar-details"><legend>Webinar Details</legend> <div class="field-webinar-date"> <span>Date &amp; Time:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - <span class="date-display-start">14:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">15:00</span></span> </div> <div class="field-time-description"> 1 hour </div> <div class="field-webinar-type"> <span>Event Type:&nbsp;</span> Live Webinar </div> <div class="field-webinar-cost"> <span>Cost:&nbsp;</span> Free </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body webinar-body">In today's global economy, manufacturing companies must continually innovate products while traversing a myriad of supply chain obstacles that can prevent getting products to market quickly with maximum profit margins. Join us April 29th for a webinar that examines the challenges and best practices for mitigating risk to achieve supply chain excellence.</div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-registration-form"><legend>Registration Form</legend> <div class="field-accela"> http://pages.industryweek.com/IW_Digital_Arena_SupplyChainPain_WNR_JR_040815 </div> <div class="field-accela-form-length"> <span>Embedded Form Length:&nbsp;</span> 1000pixels </div> </fieldset> <div class="field-display-promo-image"> <span>Display Promo Image:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/webinar/supply-chain-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Education / Training Corporate Culture Growth Strategies Recruiting / Retention Webinars Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 163901 at http://www.industryweek.com Beyond the Lean Initiative http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/beyond-lean-initiative <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Once you have your lean journey underway, how do you build it into the bricks and mortar, and the DNA, of the organization? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/beyond-lean-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/beyond-lean-initiative#comments Change Management Education / Training Lean / Six-Sigma The Latest Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:03:00 +0000 163921 at http://www.industryweek.com Few Managers Have Ever Been Trained How to Manage http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/few-managers-have-ever-been-trained-how-manage <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Robert E. Bidwell: One of the biggest challenges we face over the next 25 years is to improve the people skills, leadership skills, and communication skills of those who aspire to managerial positions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/few-managers-have-ever-been-trained-how-manage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/few-managers-have-ever-been-trained-how-manage#comments Education / Training Leadership Workforce The Latest Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:02:00 +0000 162721 at http://www.industryweek.com New Factory Tech Will Boost Future Jobs Growth http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/new-factory-tech-will-boost-future-jobs-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Future of Work conference looked at how technological advancements are changing the shape and even existence of traditional workplaces.</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/workforce/new-factory-tech-will-boost-future-jobs-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/new-factory-tech-will-boost-future-jobs-growth#comments Automation Competitiveness Education / Training Emerging Markets Labor / Employment Policy Machine Tools Robotics Global Economy Technology Workforce The Latest Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:24:00 +0000 161941 at http://www.industryweek.com Sean Gallup/Getty Images Maximizing Lean Six Sigma ROI [INFOGRAPHIC] http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/maximizing-lean-six-sigma-roi-infographic <div class="field-byline"> 100PCEffective.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Explore process excellence training trends from 100% Effective, a York, England-based Lean Six Sigma consultancy and training provider. </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/lean-six-sigma/maximizing-lean-six-sigma-roi-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/maximizing-lean-six-sigma-roi-infographic#comments Education / Training Lean / Six-Sigma Research The Latest Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:34:00 +0000 161241 at http://www.industryweek.com GE Optimizing Power and Production at Japan Plant http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ge-optimizing-power-and-production-japan-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Tohoku factory will be the first in Japan equipped with three kinds of energy-saving power systems.</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/global-economy/ge-optimizing-power-and-production-japan-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ge-optimizing-power-and-production-japan-plant#comments Competitiveness Education / Training Process Improvement Corporate Culture Global Economy Innovation Workforce The Latest Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:10:00 +0000 160951 at http://www.industryweek.com Joe Raedle/Getty Images