Process Improvement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6634/more en 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 Lenovo Adds Smartphones to Computer Portfolio http://www.industryweek.com/technology/lenovo-adds-smartphones-computer-portfolio <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Augmented reality, magnetic modifications, shatterproof screens ... all are a part of new or in-development phones from Lenovo. Seems the Chinese computer company is catching up.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/lenovo-adds-smartphones-computer-portfolio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/lenovo-adds-smartphones-computer-portfolio#comments Process Improvement Emerging Technologies Product Development Innovation Technology The Latest Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:58:00 +0000 290911 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing introduces various products Thursday at the company&rsquo;s Tech World event in San Francisco.</p> Kelly Sullivan, Getty Images A Common Thread From the First Industrial Revolution to the Fourth http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/common-thread-first-industrial-revolution-fourth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Two and a half centuries after the invention of the spinning jenny, K.P. Reddy and SoftWear Automation take aim at threading garments, apparel and the sewing industry through the needle into the 21st century.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/common-thread-first-industrial-revolution-fourth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/common-thread-first-industrial-revolution-fourth#comments Automation Companies & Executives Process Improvement Research & Development Innovation Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Technology The Latest Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:46:00 +0000 289551 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>Robots allow designers to design things that previously would have been too complicated, too specialized. We like making things that only a robot can make in mass quantities.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- K.P. Reddy</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> CEO<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>SoftWear Automation<br /> <strong>Career highlights</strong>: A serial entrepreneur, Reddy has worked in tech for more than 20 years with several dives into manufacturing. He is a champion for Atlanta and its growing businesses.</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 /> SoftWear Automation (2); illustration: Bill Szilagyi, IndustryWeek Wal-Mart Testing Drones in Warehouse, Using Uber for Last Mile Delivery http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/wal-mart-testing-drones-warehouse-using-uber-last-mile-delivery <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><div><p>At Walmart&rsquo;s shareholder meeting this week the company revealed its plans on how it plans to stay competitive with its rivals.</p> <p>The company announced that it will be using drones to check warehouse inventories in the U.S., as reported by Nandita Bose of Reuters. They expect to&nbsp;happen this year. &nbsp;</p></div></div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/wal-mart-testing-drones-warehouse-using-uber-last-mile-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/wal-mart-testing-drones-warehouse-using-uber-last-mile-delivery#comments IndustryWeek Wire Material Handling & Logistics Process Improvement Transportation Operations The Latest Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:54:00 +0000 289171 at http://www.industryweek.com NASA Program Helps Smaller Manufacturers in Ohio http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/nasa-program-helps-smaller-manufacturers-ohio <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Small to medium-sized companies ranging from an environmentally friendly coatings manufacturer to a maker of high-performance nano-titanium are the recipients of loans and expert support from the Adopt a City program.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/nasa-program-helps-smaller-manufacturers-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/nasa-program-helps-smaller-manufacturers-ohio#comments Process Improvement Product Development Research & Development Technology Workforce The Latest Tue, 31 May 2016 16:21:00 +0000 288271 at http://www.industryweek.com NASA Glenn