The Latest en From Artillery to Autonomy: Historic Ford Site Will Test Self-Driving Vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The state of Michigan has purchased 311 acres at Willow Run, a former munitions factory, for $1.2 million.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emerging Technologies Technology The Latest Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:31:00 +0000 321161 at <p>B-24 Liberators being manufactured at the Willow Run site, 1942.</p> Wikipedia Commons Facing Cancer Drug Shortage, US Relies on Banned Chinese Plant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The FDA allowed the plant to continue exporting about 15 ingredients for use in finished drugs in the U.S. More than 80% of drug ingredients are now produced abroad, mainly in China and India. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Inventory Management Quality Regulations Trade Global Economy Operations Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:07:00 +0000 320991 at Getty Images FINANCIAL ROUNDUP: Power, Aviation Boost GE Despite Weak Oil <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Honeywell cuts 2016 forecast. ... Philips Lighting quarterly profit jumps. ... ABB beats profit estimate. ... Dow-DuPont shareholders approve merger. ... Swatch profits slow.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Budgeting & Reporting Companies & Executives Finance Leadership The Latest Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:31:00 +0000 320971 at General Electric Rewind? No, Just Stop and Eject: Last VCRs Head Out This Month <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Though they were replaced long ago by DVDs, Blu-rays and now streaming video, VCRs still have a place in American homes: According to a recent poll, 58% of U.S. households still have one. But no more will be made after this month.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Supplier Relationships Global Economy Supply Chain Technology The Latest Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:04:00 +0000 320891 at Getty Images Volvo Plans Its Self-Driving Car by 2021, Challenging BMW <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Volvo wants its first autonomous cars on roads within five years, but unlike rival BMW, which is working with Intel and Mobileye, Volvo is still looking for collaborators.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Companies & Executives Emerging Technologies Transportation Leadership Supply Chain Technology The Changing Automotive Landscape The Latest Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:37:00 +0000 320681 at Volvo Car Company Boeing Forecasts $2.1 Billion Cost on 787 Dreamliners, Air Tanker <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The largest blow is related to the Dreamliner, which debuted more than two years late, with the company writing off two flight-test aircraf, at a cost of $847 million after determining it can’t find any buyers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Budgeting & Reporting Companies & Executives Transportation Finance Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:21:00 +0000 320641 at <p>The Boeing 787 Dreamliner.</p> Boeing Co. AUTO ROUNDUP: GM Finally Profits in Europe; Volvo's SUV Delivers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>But GM executives warned that uncertainty created by the British vote to exit the European Union could push the region back into the red in the second half of the year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Global Economy The Latest Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:42:00 +0000 319921 at Getty Images Peugeot-Citroen to Build Cars in Iran <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Three Citroen models specifically designed for the Iranian market are planned, and the joint venture aims to build 150,000 cars per year in five years. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emerging Markets Trade Global Economy The Latest Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:17:00 +0000 319911 at Getty Images Design for a New Manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Joseph A Gonzalez, FAIA/Ghafari Associates </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Woodward Inc., an aerospace and energy systems controls manufacturer that recently built three new U.S. facilities, sees good site planning and architecture as a recruitment tool and a way to save energy for its clients.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Management Strategic Siting Corporate Culture Recruiting / Retention Expansion Management Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:37:00 +0000 319581 at <p>Terraced landscaping and an attractive trellis&nbsp;provide&nbsp;a welcoming outdoor cafeteria/gathering&nbsp;space for employees at the Rockford building.&nbsp;</p> Ghafari Associates Smartwatch Market Slips on Apple Decline <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Research firm IDC reports global sales of smartwatches tumbled 32% from a year ago to 3.5 million units, with market leader Apple’s share still at an estimated 47%, but sales fell by more than half to 1.6 million.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Emerging Technologies Leadership Technology The Latest Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:19:00 +0000 319571 at <p>Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the Apple Watch at a company event in March.</p> Justin Sullivan, Getty Images