News http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6731/more en Halliburton Pays $1.1 Billion for Gulf of Mexico BP Spill http://www.industryweek.com/safety/halliburton-pays-11-billion-gulf-mexico-bp-spill <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Halliburton said the money would be paid to the Gulf fishing industry and other victims of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, including some claims made in suits against oil giant BP.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/halliburton-pays-11-billion-gulf-mexico-bp-spill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/halliburton-pays-11-billion-gulf-mexico-bp-spill#comments Safety News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:23:00 +0000 146901 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright Ronald Martinez</em></p> <p><em>Getty Images News</em></p> The Competitive Edge: Manufacturing's Multiplier Effect -- It's Bigger Than You Think http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/competitive-edge-manufacturings-multiplier-effect-its-bigger-you-think <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When it comes to outpunching its economic weight, manufacturing is in a class by itself.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/competitive-edge-manufacturings-multiplier-effect-its-bigger-you-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/competitive-edge-manufacturings-multiplier-effect-its-bigger-you-think#comments Competitiveness Global Economy Supply Chain Workforce Gold News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:45:00 +0000 146751 at http://www.industryweek.com How Not to 'Lose the Plot' on Continuous Improvement http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/how-not-lose-plot-continuous-improvement <div class="field-byline"> Roger Price, CEO, Phase 5 Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The lack of standardization as to what defines continuous improvement is a real issue because, if a uniform definition no longer exists, then it’s likely that some organizations that truly believe they are engaged in continuous improvement have actually “lost the plot” entirely.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/how-not-lose-plot-continuous-improvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/how-not-lose-plot-continuous-improvement#comments Change Management Lean / Six-Sigma Leadership Operations News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:44:00 +0000 146891 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Roger Price, CEO, Phase 5 Group</p> Fujifilm Vs. Ebola: Japan Giants Turn Hands to Medicine http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/fujifilm-vs-ebola-japan-giants-turn-hands-medicine <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fujifilm's expansion from pictures to pills through its healthcare subsidiary, Toyama Chemical, is a business move being echoed by other giants of Japanese manufacturing, including Sony, Panasonic and Toshiba.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/fujifilm-vs-ebola-japan-giants-turn-hands-medicine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/fujifilm-vs-ebola-japan-giants-turn-hands-medicine#comments Global Economy Technology News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:44:00 +0000 146871 at http://www.industryweek.com Western Retailers Battling over Clean Up of Bangladesh Garment Factories http://www.industryweek.com/safety/western-retailers-battling-over-clean-bangladesh-garment-factories <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>One of the umbrella retailer groups, representing 150 European brands, has decided to inspect factories for safety flaws already checked by members of the second group.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/western-retailers-battling-over-clean-bangladesh-garment-factories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/western-retailers-battling-over-clean-bangladesh-garment-factories#comments Safety Operations Workforce News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +0000 146861 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia</em></p> New Orders Surge in ISM’s August Manufacturing Index http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/new-orders-surge-ism-s-august-manufacturing-index <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>&quot;Strongest month in years. Business is solid...Awesome!&rdquo; said one executive at a primary metals manufacturer.</p> <p>If not everyone was quite so upbeat, still there was plenty of good news in the August PMI Index report from the Institute for Supply Management, continuing a string of largely positive reports from the U.S. manufacturing industry.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/new-orders-surge-ism-s-august-manufacturing-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/new-orders-surge-ism-s-august-manufacturing-index#comments Global Economy Supply Chain Workforce News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:10:00 +0000 146881 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>U.S. purchasing managers report strong growth in manufacturing production and new orders, according to the August PMI survey from the Institute for Suppy Management.</p> India's Ducere Develops GPS-enabled Shoes that Show You the Way http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/indias-ducere-develops-gps-enabled-shoes-show-you-way <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The fiery red sneakers, which will also count the number of steps taken, distance traveled and calories burned, will go on sale in September under the name LeChal, which means "take me along" in Hindi.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/indias-ducere-develops-gps-enabled-shoes-show-you-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/indias-ducere-develops-gps-enabled-shoes-show-you-way#comments Product Development Innovation Technology News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:39:00 +0000 146841 at http://www.industryweek.com Source: Ducere China's Manufacturing Momentum Slows as Housing Sector Weakens http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-manufacturing-momentum-slows-housing-sector-weakens <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Analysts said the result indicated China's economic recovery was being stunted by problems in the property sector -- where new home prices posted their fourth consecutive month-on-month decline -- as well as the weakening impact of stimulus measures taken to boost growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-manufacturing-momentum-slows-housing-sector-weakens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/chinas-manufacturing-momentum-slows-housing-sector-weakens#comments Competitiveness Global Economy Operations News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:43:00 +0000 146731 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright ChinaFotoPress, Getty Images Six Arrested in OSI Group Food Scandal in China http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/six-arrested-osi-group-food-scandal-china <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Shanghai's prosecutor's office said the employees were suspected of producing and selling "fake and inferior" products, according to a statement posted on its website.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/six-arrested-osi-group-food-scandal-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-responsibility/six-arrested-osi-group-food-scandal-china#comments Companies & Executives Corporate Responsibility Quality Safety Leadership Operations Supply Chain News Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:45:00 +0000 146711 at http://www.industryweek.com Samsung Denies Child Labor at Chinese Supplier http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/samsung-denies-child-labor-chinese-supplier <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The report said the factory, where components for Lenovo are also built, had hired new workers, and neglected to check their identification. The youngest worker was found to be 14, the report said, adding the factory had also hired 117 college students, many of whom averaged 12.5 hours of work each day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/samsung-denies-child-labor-chinese-supplier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/samsung-denies-child-labor-chinese-supplier#comments Workforce News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:08:00 +0000 146671 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright Chung Sung-Jun</em></p> <p><em>Getty News Images</em></p>