The Latest en The Rise of Machines and the Evolution of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Robotics Technology Workforce The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:45:00 +0000 724411 at Inside HP’s 3-D Shift to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Additive Companies & Executives Process Improvement Innovation Leadership Technology The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:00:00 +0000 724401 at <p>The test bed of an HP Jet Fusion 4200 3-D printer.</p> HP Top 10 States for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Supply Chain The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +0000 723421 at Nestle Plans $21 Billion Share Buyback As Activist Loeb Digs In <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:54:00 +0000 724141 at Record EU Fine Against Google Risks Creating New 'Too Big To 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations Innovation The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:41:00 +0000 723821 at IndustryWeek Best Plants Winner Firstronic Proves that the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ideaxchange Companies & Executives IndustryWeek Best Plants Information Technology Leadership Operations The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:25:00 +0000 723041 at Firstronic China Industrial Profits Growth Accelerates on 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Data and Statistics The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:50:00 +0000 723751 at Copyright Getty Images Tesla Effect Boosts Shares of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Finance Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:15:00 +0000 723741 at Copyright Getty Images Trump's Aluminum Import Probe Has Some in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Global Economy The Latest Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:57:00 +0000 723211 at Getty Images BMW Courts Trump Favor by Showing Off Revamped Made-in-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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Workforce The Latest Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:35:00 +0000 722821 at