The Latest http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6731/more en Automakers are Gearing up for Self-Driving Cars, But Is Anyone Else? http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/automakers-are-gearing-self-driving-cars-anyone-else <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Consumer acceptance lags behind technology, so there's some catching up to do.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/automakers-are-gearing-self-driving-cars-anyone-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/automakers-are-gearing-self-driving-cars-anyone-else#comments Emerging Technologies Product Development Innovation Technology The Latest Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:49:00 +0000 358331 at http://www.industryweek.com Ford Motor Co. Ford Gains on GM in Executive Diversity--But Still Has a Ways to Go http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/ford-gains-gm-executive-diversity-still-has-ways-go <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ford’s 14-member board has two female members, while six of GM’s 12 directors are women.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/ford-gains-gm-executive-diversity-still-has-ways-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/ford-gains-gm-executive-diversity-still-has-ways-go#comments Companies & Executives Leadership Workforce The Latest Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:38:00 +0000 358131 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Despite Lean Start, GE Appliances to End Production of GeoSpring Water Heater http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/despite-lean-start-ge-appliances-end-production-geospring-water-heater <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Demand for the energy-efficient water heaters never materialized to expected levels.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/despite-lean-start-ge-appliances-end-production-geospring-water-heater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/despite-lean-start-ge-appliances-end-production-geospring-water-heater#comments Companies & Executives Lean / Six-Sigma Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:25:00 +0000 358091 at http://www.industryweek.com GE Appliances Samsung to Build Electric Car Battery Plant in Hungary http://www.industryweek.com/technology/samsung-build-electric-car-battery-plant-hungary <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The factory is expected to be fully operational by 2018 and produce batteries to power 50,000 electric vehicles (EVs) a year</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/samsung-build-electric-car-battery-plant-hungary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/samsung-build-electric-car-battery-plant-hungary#comments Expansion Management Technology The Latest Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:38:00 +0000 357841 at http://www.industryweek.com Samsung SDI Supply Chain Managers: Are You The Biggest Risk in Your Supply Chain? http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/supply-chain-managers-are-you-biggest-risk-your-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Michael J. Gravier, Ph.D., C.T.L. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Avoid these three most common risks that companies create for themselves in the supply chain.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/supply-chain-managers-are-you-biggest-risk-your-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/supply-chain-managers-are-you-biggest-risk-your-supply-chain#comments Companies & Executives Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:15:00 +0000 357791 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>To trim costs, Takata started using ammonium nitrate in its airbags in 2001. The result is the largest and most complex automotive recall in history.</p> Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Canadian Autoworkers Threaten Strike http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/canadian-autoworkers-threaten-strike <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A GM assembly plant and a Ford engine plant could close within two years without guarantees from the Big Three, according to the Canadian union.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/canadian-autoworkers-threaten-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/canadian-autoworkers-threaten-strike#comments Labor / Employment Policy Global Economy Workforce The Latest Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:33:00 +0000 357801 at http://www.industryweek.com Oleg Nikishin, Getty Images Why Does Ireland Not Want Apple’s $14.5 Billion in Back Taxes? http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-finance-tax/why-does-ireland-not-want-apple-s-145-billion-back-taxes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ireland could double its 2015 corporate tax haul in one fell back-tax swoop into Apple’s coffers, but doing that, finance minister Michael Noonan says, “would be like eating the seed potatoes.”</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-finance-tax/why-does-ireland-not-want-apple-s-145-billion-back-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-finance-tax/why-does-ireland-not-want-apple-s-145-billion-back-taxes#comments Corporate Finance & Tax Regulations Finance Global Economy Technology The Latest Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:03:00 +0000 357781 at http://www.industryweek.com Sascha Steinbach, Getty Images VW CEO Vows to Overcome Resistance, Push Tech Overhaul http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/vw-ceo-vows-overcome-resistance-push-tech-overhaul <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Regardless of the ongoing emissions scandal, VW CEO Matthias Mueller says the company “must reform itself and align for the future.” Can he implement his planned tech and organizational revamp?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/vw-ceo-vows-overcome-resistance-push-tech-overhaul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/vw-ceo-vows-overcome-resistance-push-tech-overhaul#comments Companies & Executives Corporate Culture Quality Leadership Operations Technology The Latest Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:48:00 +0000 357771 at http://www.industryweek.com Sean Gallup, Getty Images Hershey's Failed Deal Renews Image as a Company Not for Sale http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/hersheys-failed-deal-renews-image-company-not-sale <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hershey, already struggling with shifting consumer tastes and an ill-fated expansion into China, may now have also scared away future bidders.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/hersheys-failed-deal-renews-image-company-not-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/hersheys-failed-deal-renews-image-company-not-sale#comments Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:36:00 +0000 357411 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Scott Olson, Getty Images China Makes Biggest South Africa Car Plant Investment in 40 Years http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/china-makes-biggest-south-africa-car-plant-investment-40-years <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The South African automotive plant will be constructed in two phases, with capacity of 50,000 units a year after the initial development.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/china-makes-biggest-south-africa-car-plant-investment-40-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/china-makes-biggest-south-africa-car-plant-investment-40-years#comments Companies & Executives Emerging Markets Growth Strategies The Latest Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000 357401 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock