Process Improvement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6634/more en Self-Driving Delivery Robots Hit the Road http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/self-driving-delivery-robots-hit-road <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A six-wheeled intelligent robot will be rolling down the streets of Greenwich, London. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/self-driving-delivery-robots-hit-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/self-driving-delivery-robots-hit-road#comments IndustryWeek Wire MH&L RSS Process Improvement Robotics Transportation The Latest Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000 269141 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The robots are lightweight and low-cost, enabling the company to bring the current cost of delivery down by up to 15 times per shipment. The robots drive autonomously most of the time but are monitored by human remote controllers who can take over the control at any time.</p> One Solution for Electric Cars' Lack of Range? Electric Roads http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/one-solution-electric-cars-lack-range-electric-roads <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Tracked Electric Vehicle project aims to electrify roads that will charge cars as they drive. The cost is a fraction of normal road construction and some big names are interested, but will we ever see the tech?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/one-solution-electric-cars-lack-range-electric-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/one-solution-electric-cars-lack-range-electric-roads#comments Process Improvement Emerging Technologies Energy Research & Development Transportation Innovation Supply Chain Technology The Latest Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:34:00 +0000 268971 at http://www.industryweek.com Miles Willis, Getty Images Diagnosis: Innovation Prescribed for Medical Device Market http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/diagnosis-innovation-prescribed-medical-device-market <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“This is a new era in medical products with predictions that the global market for consumer medical devices will exceed $10 billion by 2017,” said John Nottingham, co-president, Nottingham Spirk. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/diagnosis-innovation-prescribed-medical-device-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/diagnosis-innovation-prescribed-medical-device-market#comments Process Improvement Technology The Latest Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:25:00 +0000 263761 at http://www.industryweek.com Easier – Better – Faster – Cheaper http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/easier-better-faster-cheaper <div class="field-byline"> Dave Hall, V.P. of Manufacturing, Post Glover Resistors </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>By focusing to improve one of four things -- making sure not to make the other three worse -- we can make continuous improvement something anyone at any level of the organization can easily understand and implement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/easier-better-faster-cheaper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/easier-better-faster-cheaper#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Process Improvement Leadership Operations The Latest Tue, 01 Mar 2016 18:04:00 +0000 263241 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock Laws Need to Keep Up with Innovation in Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/laws-need-keep-innovation-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Brian Raymond </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>We are living in the world of modern manufacturing.&nbsp; Walk in to a manufacturing facility on any given day and you will see state-of-the-art technology seamlessly integrated with manufacturing products and processes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/laws-need-keep-innovation-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/laws-need-keep-innovation-manufacturing#comments IndustryWeek Wire Process Improvement Emerging Technologies Innovation Operations Technology IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:35:00 +0000 258891 at http://www.industryweek.com Local Motors Revs Up Its 3-D Grand Plan http://www.industryweek.com/local-motors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>CEO and co-founder Jay Rogers talks about his company's shift from a DIY aesthetic to additive manufacturing in its quest to make cars locally and in small batches.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/local-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/local-motors#comments Digital Tools Process Improvement Innovation Manufacturing Leader of the Week Technology The Latest Wed, 24 Feb 2016 19:20:00 +0000 258381 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>We are more of a castle on a hill which is really attractive for people to visit ... than a Detroit car factory.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Jay Rogers</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> CEO and Co-Founder<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Local Motors<br /> <strong>Previous Position</strong>: Captain, U.S. Marine Corps.</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 /> Local Motors Achieving Your Speed to Market Potential http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/achieving-your-speed-market-potential <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It may be time to put your innovation pipeline on a diet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/achieving-your-speed-market-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/achieving-your-speed-market-potential#comments Ideaxchange Process Improvement Product Development Innovation The Latest Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:50:00 +0000 249901 at http://www.industryweek.com Make Your Process Fragile http://www.industryweek.com/operations/make-your-process-fragile <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Robust processes may be appealing but a fragile process can help surface problems when they are still small and quickly fixed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/operations/make-your-process-fragile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/operations/make-your-process-fragile#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Process Improvement Product Development Operations The Latest Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:40:00 +0000 218381 at http://www.industryweek.com What's the Strategy Driving Your Innovation? http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/whats-strategy-driving-your-innovation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Here are six key questions to ask in order to create a clear market-driven new product strategy for your company's innovation efforts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/whats-strategy-driving-your-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/whats-strategy-driving-your-innovation#comments Process Improvement Product Development Innovation The Latest Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:00:00 +0000 209281 at http://www.industryweek.com Gene Editing Tool CRISPR is Science Mag's 2015 Breakthrough http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/gene-editing-tool-crispr-science-mags-2015-breakthrough <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Science: “In two years’ time CRISPR will have brought to many diverse fields in biology the enduring level of excitement and optimism that immunotherapy has brought to cancer patients.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/gene-editing-tool-crispr-science-mags-2015-breakthrough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/gene-editing-tool-crispr-science-mags-2015-breakthrough#comments Process Improvement Emerging Technologies Innovation Technology The Latest Thu, 17 Dec 2015 21:25:00 +0000 200741 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A digital representation of the human genome, on display at the American Museum of Natural History.</p> Mario Tama, Getty Images