The Latest en Boeing CEO: Trump Talks on Air Force One Costs Make Progress <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Muilenberg: “We discussed Air Force One, we discussed fighter aircraft. We made some great progress on simplifying requirements for Air Force One, streamlining the process, streamlining certification.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Planning & Forecasting Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:38:00 +0000 524941 at Mark Wilson, Hulton Archive, Getty Images Margareth Georgiadis Named CEO of Mattel <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“Margo is a proven and extraordinarily talented executive with a deep understanding of how to build and scale brands on a global basis and expertise in effectively engaging consumers and retail partners in a rapidly evolving digital world," said outgoing CEO Christopher A. Sinclair.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives The Latest Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:39:00 +0000 524661 at Walmart to Create 10,000 Jobs, Invest $6.8 Billion in US <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"Our 2017 plans to grow our business -– and our support for innovation in the textile industry –- will have a meaningful impact across the county."</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Expansion Management Workforce The Latest Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:27:00 +0000 524561 at Getty Images European Auto Sales Jump to Nine-Year High <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sales hit 15.1 million vehicles, the highest level since the 2007 peak, as customers shifted from Volkswagen to Renault and Fiat Chrysler.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy The Latest Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:17:00 +0000 524551 at <p>Renault 2017&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Megane">Megane</span>&nbsp;hatchback</p> Upskilling the Industrial Workforce is in Our Sight <div class="field-byline"> By Brian Ballard, CEO, Upskill (formerly APX Labs) </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Millions of manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the next decade and change. Turning to new tech, including smart glasses and augmented reality, can help fill the openings.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital Tools Emerging Technologies Recruiting / Retention Technology Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:32:00 +0000 524541 at Upskill Advantages & Disadvantages of the EU According to Business Leaders <div class="field-byline"> Statista </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to give a speech on what the planned Brexit will look like.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire Trade Global Economy The Latest Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:25:00 +0000 524171 at Performance Metrics that Matter: Effective Productivity Measures <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>I recommend three distinct productivity measurements for the manufacturing operations function.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ask the Expert - Lean Leadership Lean / Six-Sigma The Latest Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:59:00 +0000 524161 at Thinkstock Hyundai-Kia Plan $3.1 Billion US Investment, Mull New Plant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hyundai Motor and Kia join a growing list of automakers announcing investments in the U.S.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Expansion Management Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:09:00 +0000 524111 at Copyright Mark Renders, Getty Images British American Tobacco Wins Reynolds with Sweetened Bid <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Combined, the two companies would overtake Philip Morris International Inc. as the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company by revenue. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Finance The Latest Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:27:00 +0000 523971 at Copyright Getty Images GM Said to Plan $1 Billion US Investment in Nod to Trump <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The largest U.S. automaker is expected to add or retain 1,000 jobs at several existing facilities.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Strategic Planning & Execution Global Economy Leadership Workforce The Latest Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:40:00 +0000 523911 at General Motors