The Latest http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6731/more en Natural Work Teams, the Untapped Resource http://www.industryweek.com/teamwork/natural-work-teams-untapped-resource <div class="field-byline"> R. Keith Mobley, CMRP, Life Cycle Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Leveraging the latent knowledge of the workforce—through its natural work teams—has made the difference for world-class organizations and can do the same for your company.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/teamwork/natural-work-teams-untapped-resource" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/teamwork/natural-work-teams-untapped-resource#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Teamwork Workforce The Latest Tue, 24 May 2016 18:30:00 +0000 286831 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock Adidas to Launch Robot-made Shoes in Germany from 2017 http://www.industryweek.com/technology/adidas-launch-robot-made-shoes-germany-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The new state-of-the-art 4,600-square-meter plant is still being built, but Adidas showed off a foretaste of it to the press, promising to automate shoe production, currently done mostly by hand in Asia, and enable the shoes to be made more quickly and closer to its sales outlets</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/adidas-launch-robot-made-shoes-germany-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/adidas-launch-robot-made-shoes-germany-2017#comments Global Economy Technology The Latest Tue, 24 May 2016 18:15:00 +0000 286841 at http://www.industryweek.com Adidas Permit Traps – Proceed at Your Own Risk http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/permit-traps-proceed-your-own-risk <div class="field-byline"> Quentin Riegel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Government decisions derailing permits for infrastructure projects raise serious questions about future access and the cost of energy in this country.</p></div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/permit-traps-proceed-your-own-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/permit-traps-proceed-your-own-risk#comments IndustryWeek Wire nam.org Shopfloor Public Policy Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Tue, 24 May 2016 18:10:00 +0000 286811 at http://www.industryweek.com Behind the World’s Top Drugmakers’ Approach to Zika Vaccine http://www.industryweek.com/operations/behind-world-s-top-drugmakers-approach-zika-vaccine <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Vaccine makers are hesitant to manufacture large stockpiles to combat the Zika virus, because people may develop an immunity before the product is ready.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/operations/behind-world-s-top-drugmakers-approach-zika-vaccine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/operations/behind-world-s-top-drugmakers-approach-zika-vaccine#comments Global Economy Leadership Operations The Latest Tue, 24 May 2016 17:57:00 +0000 286801 at http://www.industryweek.com Top 10 Countries with Resilient Supply Chains http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/top-10-countries-resilient-supply-chains <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Resilient supply chains give businesses a distinct advantage by protecting their operational integrity, revenue stream, market share and shareholder value, says FM Global. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/top-10-countries-resilient-supply-chains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/top-10-countries-resilient-supply-chains#comments Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Tue, 24 May 2016 17:54:00 +0000 286791 at http://www.industryweek.com How Many Times Has Your Company Started (and Stopped) Implementing Lean? http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/how-many-times-has-your-company-started-and-stopped-implementing-lean <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Your company might be experiencing a successful lean and Six Sigma improvement effort that comes to a crashing halt. Can anything be done to stop this?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/how-many-times-has-your-company-started-and-stopped-implementing-lean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/how-many-times-has-your-company-started-and-stopped-implementing-lean#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Corporate Culture Quality Operations The Latest Tue, 24 May 2016 16:56:00 +0000 286671 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock New Auto-Supply Park to Open in South Africa in 2018 http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/new-auto-supply-park-open-south-africa-2018 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The South African government’s auto-incentive program has attracted companies including Toyota, Ford Motor Co. and BMW AG to set up factories and invest in creating jobs in an economy with an unemployment rate of more than 26%.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/new-auto-supply-park-open-south-africa-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/new-auto-supply-park-open-south-africa-2018#comments Competitiveness Expansion Management The Latest Tue, 24 May 2016 16:50:00 +0000 286771 at http://www.industryweek.com Durban, South Africa Shippers: Enjoy the Ride While It Lasts http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/shippers-enjoy-ride-while-it-lasts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Conditions for shippers may have reached their peak, so take advantage of the favorable environment before it begins to taper off in the fall.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/shippers-enjoy-ride-while-it-lasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/shippers-enjoy-ride-while-it-lasts#comments IndustryWeek Wire MH&L RSS Transportation Supply Chain The Latest Tue, 24 May 2016 15:10:00 +0000 286761 at http://www.industryweek.com The Power of the Observer: Sounding the Alarm With Leading Indicators http://www.industryweek.com/safety/power-observer-sounding-alarm-leading-indicators <div class="field-byline"> Nicholas Bernini and Grace Herrera </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Adding an observation process to a safety program can help re-direct unsafe behaviors and correct unsafe conditions. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/power-observer-sounding-alarm-leading-indicators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/power-observer-sounding-alarm-leading-indicators#comments IndustryWeek Wire EHS Today RSS Safety Operations The Latest Tue, 24 May 2016 14:52:00 +0000 286721 at http://www.industryweek.com Rejoice (Maybe): Bendable Smartphones Are Coming http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/rejoice-maybe-bendable-smartphones-are-coming <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Chongqing-based Moxi Group will ship 100,000 bendable smartphones this year. The flexible tech will cost close to $800. Will the quality be anywhere close to what we’re used to?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/rejoice-maybe-bendable-smartphones-are-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/rejoice-maybe-bendable-smartphones-are-coming#comments Emerging Technologies Technology The Latest Tue, 24 May 2016 14:24:00 +0000 286731 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>This is <em>not </em>the Moxi bendable smartphone ... but could we get a Dali phone someday?</p> 9gag.com