Education / Training en Leaving Inspired: IMTS 2014 Wrap-Up <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation IMTS Education / Training Emerging Technologies Machine Tools Robotics Systems Integration Innovation Technology News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:01:00 +0000 148361 at 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 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:49:00 +0000 35471 at Higher Education the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Leadership Workforce Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:30:00 +0000 147511 at <p>Leaders of the biggest and best ...</p> Manufacturer's 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Leadership Workforce Gold News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:30:00 +0000 146741 at Industrial Engineers and the Manufacturing Renaissance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A manufacturing renaissance is drawing young people to industrial engineering, but along with plentiful jobs, they will find technology and workplace challenges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Education / Training Emerging Technologies Supply Chain News Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:14:00 +0000 147091 at <p>NC State&#39;s Paul Cohen: Both shop floor employees and industrial engineers will need new skills as they deal with advanced manufacturing technologies and supply chains.</p> 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> 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 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 Additive Manufacturing 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], 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 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> Manufacturing Universities: A Catalytic Step Toward Revitalizing American Manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>While there are some signs that American manufacturing is beginning to recover from the unprecedented <a href="">losses of the 2000s</a>, the reality is that <a href="">U.S. manufacturing value added still has not recovered from the Great Recession</a>, and in 2012 remained 7.4% below 2007 levels.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Workforce News Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:06:00 +0000 144931 at <p>Copyright by Matt Cardy</p> <p><em>Getty Images</em></p> <p>Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology &amp; Innovation Foundation</p>