The Latest http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6731/more en The Rise of Machines and the Evolution of Industrial Work http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/rise-machines-and-evolution-industrial-work <div class="field-byline"> Yan-David Erlich </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The real world of manufacturing is full of situations that have little structure, predictability or definition. That's a key reason skilled employees will continue to play a vital role in the operation of highly automated factories.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/rise-machines-and-evolution-industrial-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/rise-machines-and-evolution-industrial-work#comments Automation Robotics Technology Workforce The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:45:00 +0000 724411 at http://www.industryweek.com Inside HP’s 3-D Shift to Additive Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/additive/inside-hp-s-3-d-shift-additive-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Up and down the West Coast, HP is innovating, testing and aiming to enhance manufacturing with new 3-D printing technology. The company could hit that lofty goal. First, though, its gift to the fourth industrial revolution could disrupt existing additive processes.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/additive/inside-hp-s-3-d-shift-additive-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/additive/inside-hp-s-3-d-shift-additive-manufacturing#comments Additive Companies & Executives Process Improvement Innovation Leadership Technology The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:00:00 +0000 724401 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The test bed of an HP Jet Fusion 4200 3-D printer.</p> HP Top 10 States for Logistics http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/top-10-states-logistics <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The study included the share of total logistics industry income as a share of total state income, the employment per capita, as well as the commodity flows data by both rail and road. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/top-10-states-logistics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/top-10-states-logistics#comments Supply Chain The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +0000 723421 at http://www.industryweek.com Nestle Plans $21 Billion Share Buyback As Activist Loeb Digs In http://www.industryweek.com/finance/nestle-plans-21-billion-share-buyback-activist-loeb-digs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>CEO Officer Mark Schneider is reversing Nestle’s policy on buybacks just days after being urged to do so by Dan Loeb’s hedge fund which bought a stake in the company. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/nestle-plans-21-billion-share-buyback-activist-loeb-digs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/nestle-plans-21-billion-share-buyback-activist-loeb-digs#comments Finance The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:54:00 +0000 724141 at http://www.industryweek.com Record EU Fine Against Google Risks Creating New 'Too Big To Innovate' Standard? http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/record-eu-fine-against-google-risks-creating-new-too-big-innovate-standard <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg, IW Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“The EU has effectively decided that some companies have become too big to innovate," said.Robert D. Atkinson, president of The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. "The EU’s actions have created a cloud of uncertainty that will make large tech companies overly cautious about making changes to the user experience and service offerings that would benefit consumers."</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/record-eu-fine-against-google-risks-creating-new-too-big-innovate-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/record-eu-fine-against-google-risks-creating-new-too-big-innovate-standard#comments Regulations Innovation The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:41:00 +0000 723821 at http://www.industryweek.com IndustryWeek Best Plants Winner Firstronic Proves that the US Can Manufacture Electronics http://www.industryweek.com/operations/industryweek-best-plants-winner-firstronic-proves-us-can-manufacture-electronics <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In Michigan no less, Firstronic works on hiring and training the right workforce plus capital equipment, best customers, and systems that tie it all together.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/operations/industryweek-best-plants-winner-firstronic-proves-us-can-manufacture-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/operations/industryweek-best-plants-winner-firstronic-proves-us-can-manufacture-electronics#comments Ideaxchange Companies & Executives IndustryWeek Best Plants Information Technology Leadership Operations The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:25:00 +0000 723041 at http://www.industryweek.com Firstronic China Industrial Profits Growth Accelerates on Better Sales http://www.industryweek.com/data-and-statistics/china-industrial-profits-growth-accelerates-better-sales <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>China’s exports remain robust as demand in U.S. and European markets improves, helping to boost economic sentiment.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/data-and-statistics/china-industrial-profits-growth-accelerates-better-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/data-and-statistics/china-industrial-profits-growth-accelerates-better-sales#comments Competitiveness Data and Statistics The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:50:00 +0000 723751 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Getty Images Tesla Effect Boosts Shares of Little-Known Lithium Salt Supplier http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/tesla-effect-boosts-shares-little-known-lithium-salt-supplier <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stella Chemifa Corp.’s shares more than doubled in the last two years as Tesla Inc.’s ambitions grew and China tried to cut its greenhouse emissions.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/tesla-effect-boosts-shares-little-known-lithium-salt-supplier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/tesla-effect-boosts-shares-little-known-lithium-salt-supplier#comments Corporate Finance Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:15:00 +0000 723741 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Getty Images Trump's Aluminum Import Probe Has Some in Congress Wary http://www.industryweek.com/trade/trumps-aluminum-import-probe-has-some-congress-wary <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lawmakers signed letters warning that imposing tariffs on aluminum imports could increase costs for consumers and industrial users of the metal.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/trumps-aluminum-import-probe-has-some-congress-wary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/trumps-aluminum-import-probe-has-some-congress-wary#comments Trade Global Economy The Latest Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:57:00 +0000 723211 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images BMW Courts Trump Favor by Showing Off Revamped Made-in-US SUV http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/bmw-courts-trump-favor-showing-revamped-made-us-suv <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The automaker is unveiling the revamped X3 sport utility vehicle at its plant in Spartanburg, S.C., to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of its U.S. factory. The facility is BMW’s biggest in the world and an important shield against Trump, who has threatened carmakers over their imports -- and declined the company’s solicitation to attend the June 26 festivities.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/bmw-courts-trump-favor-showing-revamped-made-us-suv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/bmw-courts-trump-favor-showing-revamped-made-us-suv#comments Competitiveness Workforce The Latest Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:35:00 +0000 722821 at http://www.industryweek.com