Process Improvement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6634/more en Auto, Aerospace Industries Warm Up to 3D Printing http://www.industryweek.com/technology/auto-aerospace-industries-warm-3d-printing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stratasys, Siemens and others big names are beginning to push 3D printing well into the center of manufacturing from around the edges, and while the tech hasn’t always lived up to the hype, it could still shake up the factory floor.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/auto-aerospace-industries-warm-3d-printing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/auto-aerospace-industries-warm-3d-printing#comments Automation Companies & Executives Process Improvement Robotics Innovation Leadership Technology The Latest Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:48:00 +0000 354101 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The Infinite-Build 3D Demonstrator builds parts with unlimited length at 10x speed, with production-quality accuracy and repeatability.</p> <div id="stcpDiv" style="position: absolute; top: -1999px; left: -1988px;"> <p>The &ldquo;Robotic-Composite 3D Demonstrator&rdquo; is an 8-axis 3D printer with both additive and subtractive capability for large or complex composite parts and tools.</p> <p>The &ldquo;Infinite-Build 3D Demonstrator&rdquo; builds parts with unlimited length at 10x speed and production-quality accuracy and repeatability.</p> - See more at: http://www.stratasys.com/corporate/newsroom#sthash.ZmfadZBH.dpuf</div> <div id="stcpDiv" style="position: absolute; top: -1999px; left: -1988px;"> <p>The &ldquo;Robotic-Composite 3D Demonstrator&rdquo; is an 8-axis 3D printer with both additive and subtractive capability for large or complex composite parts and tools.</p> <p>The &ldquo;Infinite-Build 3D Demonstrator&rdquo; builds parts with unlimited length at 10x speed and production-quality accuracy and repeatability.</p> - See more at: http://www.stratasys.com/corporate/newsroom#sthash.ZmfadZBH.dpuf</div> Stratasys Manage Pipeline Bandwidth to Avoid Derailing New Products http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/manage-pipeline-bandwidth-avoid-derailing-new-products <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Without a mechanism to release new projects based on resource availability, it’s easy to let in too many new projects without finishing or pruning the old ones. Here's how to keep product development flowing and maintain progress in even the busiest companies.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/manage-pipeline-bandwidth-avoid-derailing-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/manage-pipeline-bandwidth-avoid-derailing-new-products#comments Process Improvement Product Development Innovation The Latest Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:40:00 +0000 350801 at http://www.industryweek.com Expecting Data From Theranos, Lab Experts See New Product http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/expecting-data-theranos-lab-experts-see-new-product <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Facing a two-year ban from running a clinical testing company, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes introduced a “miniLab” tabletop testing device. Not everybody was impressed.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/expecting-data-theranos-lab-experts-see-new-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/expecting-data-theranos-lab-experts-see-new-product#comments Companies & Executives Process Improvement Product Development Research & Development Innovation Leadership Technology The Latest Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:47:00 +0000 331011 at http://www.industryweek.com Andrew Burton, Getty Images Call for Speakers: 2017 IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/call-speakers-2017-industryweek-manufacturing-technology-conference-expo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IndustryWeek invites speakers to submit proposals for the 2017 IW Manufacturing and Technology Conference & Expo (formerly the IW Best Plants Conference).</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/call-speakers-2017-industryweek-manufacturing-technology-conference-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/call-speakers-2017-industryweek-manufacturing-technology-conference-expo#comments IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo Automation Change Management Education / Training Lean / Six-Sigma Process Improvement Corporate Culture Engagement Maintenance IndustryWeek Best Plants Quality Recruiting / Retention Teamwork Robotics Finance Innovation Leadership Operations Supply Chain Technology Workforce The Latest Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:26:00 +0000 175641 at http://www.industryweek.com Gaining a Competitive Edge through Today's Circular Economy http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/gaining-competitive-edge-through-todays-circular-economy <div class="field-byline"> Kris Timmermans, Senior Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Operations </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Circular economy principles and the IoT are providing manufacturers new revenue streams and efficiencies as they help them turn waste into wealth.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/gaining-competitive-edge-through-todays-circular-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/gaining-competitive-edge-through-todays-circular-economy#comments Customer Relationships Process Improvement Information Technology Innovation Supply Chain IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:18:00 +0000 313521 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><span style="line-height: 20px; font-size: 12.8px;">Manufacturers can strategically mine and deliver information to inform their supply chains in nearly real-time thanks to intelligence collected by the Internet of Things (IoT), thereby supporting circular models.</span></p> Four Reasons Contract Manufacturers Should Be Claiming the R&D Tax Credit http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-finance-tax/four-reasons-contract-manufacturers-should-be-claiming-rd-tax-credit <div class="field-byline"> Michael Siegel, Managing Director, alliantgroup </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Contract manufacturers are among the greatest candidates for what can be significant federal and state tax savings from the R&D Tax Credit. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-finance-tax/four-reasons-contract-manufacturers-should-be-claiming-rd-tax-credit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-finance-tax/four-reasons-contract-manufacturers-should-be-claiming-rd-tax-credit#comments Corporate Finance & Tax Process Improvement Research & Development Finance Innovation The Latest Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000 307741 at http://www.industryweek.com How Dean Kamen Will Keep Changing the World http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/how-dean-kamen-will-keep-changing-world <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Dean Kamen has invented the Segway, the iBot wheelchair and hundreds of other life-changing tools. But more than four decades into his career, his lasting legacy could well be helping turn hundreds of thousands of kids toward technology.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/how-dean-kamen-will-keep-changing-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/how-dean-kamen-will-keep-changing-world#comments Automation Education / Training Process Improvement Emerging Technologies Research & Development Robotics Innovation Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Technology Workforce The Latest Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:03:00 +0000 307071 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><span>We can complain about the lack of kids studying science and engineering,but that&rsquo;s not what engineers do. We don&rsquo;t complain. When we have problems, we solve them.</span></p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Dean Kamen</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Founder and CEO, DEKA Research &amp; Development Corporation; founder, FIRST<br /> <strong>Most notable career accomplishments: </strong>Invention of the Segway and the iBot wheelchair, helping involve more than an estimated 1 million students in science and technology through the FIRST non-profit organization since 1989</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-leader-week" 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 /> LEGO; illustration, Bill Szilagyi Manufacturers Seek Aggressive Growth http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/manufacturers-seek-aggressive-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturing businesses that aim for aggressive organic growth should include these four elements.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/manufacturers-seek-aggressive-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/manufacturers-seek-aggressive-growth#comments Process Improvement Product Development Growth Strategies Innovation Leadership The Latest Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:00:00 +0000 303981 at http://www.industryweek.com Before Robots Rise Up, They’ll Make Your Pizza http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/robots-rise-they-ll-make-your-pizza <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Alex Garden used to push games like FarmVille, Mafia Wars and Words With Friends onto your phone. Now he wants to push robotically-made pizza into your neighborhood. Can Zume really be the “Amazon of food”?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/robots-rise-they-ll-make-your-pizza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/robots-rise-they-ll-make-your-pizza#comments Cloud Computing Process Improvement Robotics Innovation Technology The Latest Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:56:00 +0000 298061 at http://www.industryweek.com Yelp How Optimization Can Supercharge Your Manufacturing Organization http://www.industryweek.com/webinar/optimization-supercharge <div class="field-deck"> An IndustryWeek webinar, sponsored by FICO </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/Optimization_Promo.gif?1471020866" /> </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">Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - <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-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">Join us on September 13 to learn how technology and analytic enhancements in optimization are helping manufacturing firms take advantage of the data to make better decisions, faster. </div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-registration-form"><legend>Registration Form</legend> <div class="field-accela"> http://pages.industryweek.com/IW_Digital_FICO_OptimizationSupercharge_WNR_JR_080916 </div> <div class="field-accela-form-length"> <span>Embedded Form Length:&nbsp;</span> 1050pixels </div> </fieldset> <div class="field-display-promo-image"> <span>Display Promo Image:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/webinar/optimization-supercharge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Digital Tools Education / Training Process Improvement Strategic Planning & Execution Systems Integration Operations Webinars Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:14:00 +0000 337221 at http://www.industryweek.com