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The Survivors: Still American-made When Others Left Long AgoMade-in-USA-boxes.jpg

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:25 -0400

These stories show the challenge of producing at home -- as President Donald Trump is pushing for -- and also that it’s not impossible.(image)


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Achieving Perfect Delivery with a Lean Supply Chainfactory-workers-from-above.jpg

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:08 -0400

Identify and address these underlying drivers of poor delivery performance: long lead times, poor forecasting, and ineffective product management.(image)


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Oil Slides as US Shale Output Seen Rising to Record-HighOil-drilling-1.gif

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:41 -0400

Production at shale fields is forecast to expand to 6.15 million barrels a day in September, according to the Energy Information Administration.(image)


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Strong Auto Sales Results in US Retail SurgeFord Pick up Truck.jpg

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:30 -0400

Robust auto sales came despite industry reports which showed car and truck sales fell 6% from July 2016.(image)


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China Signals Retaliation After Trump's Call for Trade Reviewtrump-donald-g-poolphoto.jpg

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:24 -0400

The memo Trump signed Monday directs U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to consider investigating China’s intellectual property policies.(image)


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Intel CEO Becomes Third Chief to Quit Trump Business Councilkrzanich-brian-g-ethanmiller.jpg

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:02 -0400

Intel's Krzanich joined Under Armour Inc.’s Kevin Plank and Merck's Kenneth Frazier in quitting President Donald Trump’s council of U.S. business leaders.(image)


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Buckeyes Manufacturing New Program to Train Next Generation081417-OhioState-CDME-HighBay-LibbyCulley_1.jpg

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:19 -0400

Ohio State is famous for its dominant football team. Its innovative Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence might just be following suit.(image)


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Merck CEO Resignation Won’t Impact Council, Says Industry GroupManufacturing equipment 1.jpg

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:54 -0400

Frazier was joined by a handful of other executives as a voice of dissent in the business community, including CEOs of Apple and Unilever. However, no other executive distanced themselves from the manufacturing council. For instance, General Electric said that it “has no tolerance for hate, bigotry or racism,” but added that its chairman and recently-retired chief executive, Jeff Immelt, will remain on the manufacturing council.(image)


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Freeland Says Canada Won't Take Just Any Deal in NAFTA Talksnafta-2.gif

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:07 -0400

Among Canada’s six main objectives is a desire to make NAFTA more current to capitalize on a digital revolution and make it “more progressive’’ through stronger labor and environmental protection.(image)


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Shares of Fiat Chrysler Surge on Report of Chinese SuitorsFiat-Chrysler-Logo-1.gif

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:41 -0400

A media report said that FCA executives traveled to China to meet with Great Wall Motor Co. Great Wall, created in 1984, sold more than a million cars last year under the Great Wall and Haval brands.(image)


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Made in America: The Last Baseball-Glove Maker Refuses to Dienokona-baseball-gloves-1.gif

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:31 -0400

Like many made-in America holdouts, they’re always going to be niche products. Making them isn’t going to generate jobs on the scale Trump wants.(image)


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Made in America: The Last Baseball-glove Maker Refuses to Diemade-in-USA-Tcopy.jpg

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:56 -0400

Since the Great Depression, Nokona has been making gloves in a small town outside Dallas with a long history of producing boots and whips for cowboys.(image)


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What Is Your Value Proposition? Part 1Values_IW_08112017.gif

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:08 -0400

Mission, vision, and value statements are nice to have, but they’re missing something—customers and owners.(image)


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How Tax Reform Could Grow Our Economy and Create Jobs671634320

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:48 -0400

A border adjustable business tax is needed to improve the competitive ability of US manufacturers.(image)


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GM Accuses Bankruptcy Trust of Secret $1 Billion Stock PlotGM HQ.jpg

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:05 -0400

GM says the trust has been plotting with plaintiffs’ attorneys to make it pay $1 billion in stock as part of a $15 million class-action settlement.(image)


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Next Generation Battery Seen Powering Space Projects, CarsBattery-1.gif

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:10 -0400

Hitachi Zosen, has already shipped samples of its new units to potential customers in the aerospace and automobile industries. It’s working with an undisclosed Japanese battery maker and intends to start commercializing small-size batteries by 2020.(image)


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Boost From Abroad Gives US Companies Best Quarter Since 2004Wall-Street-SpencerPlatt-g.jpg

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:58 -0400

Corporate profits in the second quarter have beaten estimates at more than three-quarters of the Standard & Poor’s 500 member companies.(image)


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Musk's Electric-car Vision Doubted by Major Auto-parts SuppliersTesla-roadster-g-JustinSullivan.jpg

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:27 -0400

Auto parts makers have issued modest forecasts for electric vehicles and spoken in circumspect, even defiant, tones.(image)


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Speed Up 3-D Printing with Faster 3-D Scanning081117-3D-Print-NED.jpg

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:00 -0400

Why break the bank on a new 3-D printer when upgrading your 3-D scanning software for a fraction of the cost leads to a zero-sum game?(image)


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Giant Fighting Robots: Why They Matter0811-robot-Hessman.jpg

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:00 -0400

When we step aside from competition and market advantages for a minute and focus our energies on creating something legitimately cool, something profoundly innovative and groundbreaking, the results will amaze the world.(image)


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Fiat Chrysler Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud SchemeFiat-Chrysler-Logo-1.gif

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:04 -0400

The case that has implicated former U.S. executives at the company and at the United Autoworkers Union.(image)


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Intel to Roll Out 100 Self-driving CarsIntel-Logo-1.gif

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:28 -0400

Intel, which has been expanding beyond its core of computer chipmaking, is keen for its technology to be an engine powering self-driving systems across the spectrum of vehicle makers.(image)


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US Embassy: UK Smart Cities a Prime Target for US ExportersUK-2-1.gif

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:04 -0400

U.S. firms are well perceived in the United Kingdom, especially in the technology space.(image)


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Reclaiming America’s Manufacturing Prowess is No Simple JobUS-Flag-08092017.jpg

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:06 -0400

Bringing back manufacturing jobs to the United States would benefit not only American workers, but consumers as well.(image)


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How A Michigan Injection Molder Overhauled Its Floor for the Future081017-Romeo-RIM-4b.jpg

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:47 -0400

Romeo RIM is an injection molding leader, but what sets it apart is its daring innovation. This is the inside look at how the company shook up its core production process and is now prepared to reap the benefits.(image)


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BMW, Nissan Dangle $20,000 Incentives to Spur San Diego EV SalesBMW-13-final.gif

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 02:21 -0400

In a promotion with San Diego Gas & Electric, the brands are dangling a $10,000 discount, on top of a federal tax credit worth as much as $7,500 and a state rebate worth $2,500. When combined, those cut the cost of a base BMW i3 nearly in half and slash the price of a Nissan Leaf by almost two thirds.(image)


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2017 IW 500: Meet the Top US Food ManufacturersCanned-foods-T-MicrovOne.jpg

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 19:54 -0400

These 10 food manufacturing companies earned the highest revenue among food producers on the 2017 IndustryWeek US 500.(image)


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In Search of the Right ToolsRight Tool-08092017.gif

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:39 -0400

It’s easy to get comfortable using familiar tools and what’s at hand — but it’s often not the most productive behavior.(image)


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China Factory Gate Inflation Misses Expectations in JulyChina-factory-1.gif

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:19 -0400

"The producer price gauge's steadiness appeared to be almost entirely due to the recent rally in domestic steel prices, which is unlikely to be sustained," said Julian Evans-Pritchard of Capital Economics.(image)


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Misconceptions of U.S. Manufacturing Hinder Women’s Job Prospectswomen-worker-08092017.jpg

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:17 -0400

Recruitment starts by creating a welcoming company culture that encourages gender diversity and provides equal footing for women.(image)


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China to Spend $1.5 Trillion Buying Companies Abroadchina-flag-4.gif

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 18:25 -0400

Government policies encouraging Chinese companies to invest in manufacturing capabilities, particularly for advanced technology, and international trade will help maintain deal flow.(image)


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Mercedes-Benz Joins US Department of Labor Apprenticeship ProgramMercedes-4.gif

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 18:10 -0400

The company received approval from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Labor Department for a 16-week technician training and development program that will be offered in four states.(image)


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Electric Car Startup Faraday Future Signs Factory Dealfaraday-future_0.jpg

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:21 -0400

The company said the new facility, which will employ 1,300, offers "a faster path to production" and marks a step forward in plans to deliver its vehicles to market by the end of 2018.(image)


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Work Visa Program Benefits the US, India, New Study Sayscomputer-technicians-T2.jpg

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:29 -0400

The combined incomes for the two countries as a result of the U.S. visa program rose by about $17.3 billion, researchers say.(image)


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The IW US 500: The (Cloudy) State of Manufacturing54220121

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:20 -0400

Revenues decline for the second-straight year for the nation's largest manufacturers as they nervously await economic reforms.(image)


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From a Little-known Shale Play in New Mexico, BP Gets a GusherBritish-Petroleum-logo-SpencerPlatt-G.jpg

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:10 -0400

BP started producing from a gas well in New Mexico’s Mancos shale that could turn out to be a “significant new source of U.S. natural gas supply.”(image)


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Boeing, NASA Look to Flying Geese in Chase for Jet-Fuel SavingsGeese-2-g-SteveDykes.jpg

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:08 -0400

By lining up cruising aircraft in a V-shaped formation favored by Canada geese, carriers would be able to produce a leap in efficiency without investing in structural makeovers or futuristic technology.(image)


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The 2017 IndustryWeek US 500

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:24 -0400

The IndustryWeek U.S. 500 is IW's exclusive annual ranking of America's largest public manufacturers, based on revenue. Use this free database to view the 2017 IW 500 (based on 2016 revenue), or to sort the list alphabetically or by ranking, industry(image)



RV Supplier Patrick Industries Surprises with Top Spot Debut080917-Patrick-Inudstries-Adorn-Logo.jpg

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 01:00 -0400

Headquartered in the RV Capital of the World, Patrick Industries used an aggressive acquisition strategy and made the most of the RV industry's darkest days to develop into a power.(image)


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German Industrial Output Unexpectedly Falls First Time This YearGerman-production-1.gif

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:30 -0400

With strong orders pointing to a likely pickup in manufacturing, the report is unlikely to mark a turning point for the German economy. Business confidence is at a record high and the Bundesbank sees growth continuing, even as momentum at the start of the third quarter lagged behind that of France, Italy and Spain for the first time in more than 12 years.(image)


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Tesla Plans $1.5 Billion Bond Market Debut to Fund Model 3Tesla-Model-3-1.gif

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:06 -0400

The debt sale will test Musk’s ability replicate the fervent following he’s built among stock investors, who’ve bought into his vision of a clean-energy future and pushed the shares up 67% this year.(image)


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As Loeb, Peltz Go Small, United Technologies Thinks Biggerprattwhitney-gearedturbofanengine-pw.jpg

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:20 -0400

UTC's potential target is Rockwell Collins Inc., a maker of cockpit gear with a stock-market value of about $20 billion.(image)


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Honda's Solo Act Turns Risky in the Alliance-happy Auto IndustryHachigo-Takahiro-Honda-G-BillPugliano.jpg

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:24 -0400

Honda President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo, like his predecessors, isn’t a fan of big alliances that involve equity stakes.(image)


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Manufacturers in for the Long Haul1916-Littlestown-Foundry.jpg

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:00 -0400

IndustryWeek salutes this venerable group of U.S. manufacturers, all of which have persevered through ups and downs for 100 years or more.(image)


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Manufacturing Adds Jobs for Seventh Time in Eight Months080417-BLS-Jobs-Report-ChristopherFurlong2.jpg

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:16 -0400

National payrolls added 209,000 jobs overall in July, more than 16% above the estimate, as the jobless rate matched its lowest point since 2001.(image)


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Opportunity in Chaos: A Better Path to Supply Chain Excellence508582264

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:23 -0400

A winning strategy is to focus on driving just the supply chain improvements that truly matter to your customers and your bottom line.(image)


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When to 3D Print In House and When to OutsourceWhen to 3D Print In House and When to Outsource

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:14 -0400

Prototyping with 3D printing helps teams communicate with stakeholders and ultimately results in better end products. At a relatively low cost, teams can show 3D printed prototypes to customers, business partners, and people across the company. Desig(image)


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Tech Guru Bill Joy Unveils a Battery to Challenge Lithium-Ion080-Battery.gif

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 01:36 -0400

On Thursday, Bill Joy and Ionic Materials unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery at the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Energy Innovation Summit in Basalt, Colo., that he says is safer and cheaper than the industry leader, lithium-ion.(image)


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Robots Head for Chicken Plants as Pilgrim's Pride Eyes Cost Cutschickens-Thinkstock.jpg

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:35 -0400

The chicken processor aims to reduce labor intensity on the production line and address challenge of tight labor markets.(image)


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Automakers Toyota, Mazda to Invest $1.6 Billion to Build US Plant020617-toyota-logo-justinsullivan.jpg

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:42 -0400

The deepening ties between Toyota and Mazda also are driven in part by the enormous costs automakers are facing to develop connected, self-driving and battery-powered vehicles.(image)


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What Is the Future of On-Demand Additive Manufacturing?080417-MLOTW-ShaneFox-V2-2.jpg

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:55 -0400

Every month, every week, even every day, it seems like more manufacturers are outsourcing at least some of their additive manufacturing. What might that segment of the industry look like soon? Here’s one perspective.(image)


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More Than Meets the Eye: Manufacturers Build Real Transformer080417-MegaBots.jpg

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:58 -0400

Forget McGregor-Mayweather. The fight of the century is between MegaBots' combat mech Eagle Prime and its Japanese rival, Kuratas. NED's John Hitch tells the story of how America’s manufacturing elite came together to create a machine — and a movement — even bigger than themselves.(image)


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Siemens Confident Even as Big Orders FallKaeser Siemens CEO.jpg

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 19:09 -0400

Revenues at Siemens, whose products range from wind turbines to trains to medical equipment, grew by 8.0% to reach 21.4 billion euros, but the group reported a 6.0% fall in overall orders.(image)


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Incorporating Cybersecurity into Water Utility Master Planning

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:00 -0400

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Water utilities must determine how to incorporate actionable items within the context of their organizational structure and budgets.(image)






Germany Giving Gigafactory a Home in Latest Challenge to TeslaGermany-T1.jpg

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:04 -0400

Terra E Holding GmbH will choose one of five candidate sites in Germany or a neighboring country next month to build its 34 gigawatt-hour battery factory.(image)


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How to Cure the US Trade Deficittrade deficit.jpg

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 19:56 -0400

Currency manipulation is a primary cause of the U.S. trade deficit. A Market Access Charge could help eliminate the deficit and stimulate American competitiveness.(image)


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Smartphone Sales Slip as Top Vendors Consolidate Market Share080217-Phone-smartphone-Apple-Samsung-PeterMacdiarmid.jpg

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 19:45 -0400

While overall sales were lower than a year ago, the top five smartphone vendors showed positive growth with declines for other manufacturers.(image)


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VW, BMW, Daimler Escape Deep Concessions in Diesel Rescue0802170-German-Car-CEOs-SteffiLoos.jpg

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 19:01 -0400

Top German auto execs were summoned to face off with ministers and state leaders amid a steady drumbeat of negative news about diesel pollution, with the manufacturers agreeing to absorb the costs of the upgrades — which they said wouldn’t diminish performance, fuel usage or durability.(image)


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Wal-Mart Puts New Scrutiny on Suppliers with Chemicals PushWalmart-cart-JoeRaedle-G-1.jpg

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:47 -0400

Wal-Mart is participating in the Chemical Footprint Project, which seeks to help companies root out dangerous substances from the products they sell.(image)


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Trump Says Foxconn Could Triple Investment to $30 Billion120516-donald-trump-chipsomodevilla.jpg

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:06 -0400

It’s unclear whether Trump was referring to Gou’s plans for the display plant, for the country in general, or if it encompassed investments in other types of manufacturing.(image)


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GM Sales Tumble as Cars Stop Fueling US Growth080117-GM-Headquarters-BillPugliano.jpg

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 20:21 -0400

The 15% drop last month for GM was its steepest since May 2016, and neither Ford nor Fiat Chrysler fared much better. As one analyst said, “You can’t jawbone the economy.”(image)


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New GE Boss Pledges Accountability on Day 1080117-JohnFlannery-GE.jpg

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 20:01 -0400

General Electric lifer John Flannery used to oversee business development for the whole conglomerate. Sounds like a perfect fit as new CEO of a company whose shares have dropped almost 20% this year.(image)


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Rhetoric and Reality on Regulationregulations.jpg

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:15 -0400

President Trump has dramatically cut the issuance of new federal regulations and issued an executive order designed to eliminate two existing regulations for each new rule that is issued.(image)


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Ask the Expert: How Many Kaizen Events Should We Do Each Year?Numbers-T-2.jpg

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:08 -0400

I don’t like the arbitrary assignment by management that each department or value stream will conduct X number of kaizen events per month/year.(image)


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US Factory Gauge Continues to Signal Solid Expansion in July030117-us-manufacturing-davidmcnew.jpg

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:15 -0400

Optimism about the economy is enduring among American businesses even as prospects dissipate for swift changes on tax and infrastructure policy from Washington lawmakers.(image)


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World’s Largest Platinum Producer, Anglo Platinum, Gains Production Intelligence with Single-Vendor Process Solution

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:00 -0400

A scalable, flexible PlantPAx process automation system provides insight into real-time process data and improves recipe tracking.(image)









Boeing Moves into Jet Controls, Setting Up Supplier Showdown073117-Boeing-StephenBrashear.jpg

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:15 -0400

Boeing Avionics will focus on navigation, flight controls and information systems among other core tech, and could pit the company into direct competition with suppliers like Rockwell Collins and Honeywell International.(image)


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Pratt & Whitney Engine Glitches Spur Compensation073117-Pratt-Whitney-UTC-V2500.jpg

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:40 -0400

The Connecticut-headquartered engine and aerospace leader will pay compensation to Indian airline IndiGo after not being able to supply enough spare engines that power Airbus A320neo jets.(image)


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The 2017 IndustryWeek 50 Best US ManufacturersPrint

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:45 -0400

The Industryweek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers is IW’s exclusive annual ranking of America's top-performing public manufacturers. Find the most recent articles about current and former IW 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers below. See and sort the IW 50 Best U.S(image)


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Samsung Gears Up for Resilient Return (Yes, Even for the Note)073117-Samsung-Note7-DrewAngerer.jpg

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:50 -0400

The South Korean tech giant considered killing its Note brand after dozens burst into flames. Now, it plans to relaunch the popular phone — oh, and it appears poised to become the most profitable company on the planet.(image)


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Alphabet Wants To Fix Clean Energy's Storage Problem With Saltrenewable-energy-T4.jpg

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:32 -0400

The system under development has the potential to compete on price with new hydroelectric plants and other existing clean energy storage methods, according to X executives and researchers.(image)


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Shell Shutters Europe's Largest Refinery After Fireroyal-dutch-shell-logo-rds.jpg

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 03:41 -0400

A spokesman for the refinery said that after the fire had been mastered, engineers flared off stocks of gas as part of the shutdown.(image)


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Unions Urge Slow Down as Self-Driving Car Bills Pick Up Speedautonomous-Ford-car-DavidBecker.jpg

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:03 -0400

The president of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Division, said Congress is progressing too quickly without understanding the full effects of autonomous vehicles.(image)


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Second-Quarter US Growth Rate of 2.6% Underscores Resilienceconsumer-spending-ScottOlson-G.jpg

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:27 -0400

Consumer spending led the rebound last quarter, helped by a steady job market and household finances boosted by stock and home-equity gains.(image)


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Webinar: IIoT & Process Modernization: 5 Immediate BenefitsIW-Schneider-Promo.gif

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:12 -0400

An August 22 IndustryWeek and Machine Design-hosted webinar, sponsored by Schneider Electric(image)


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22,000 Porsches Recalled Over Emissions CheatingP 5.jpg

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:34 -0400

Because the affected models are still being manufactured, Berlin would also deny any permits for the vehicles "until new software is available."(image)


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GE's Century-Old Locomotive Plant to Cut 575 Jobs to Trim CostsGE Train Plant 1.jpg

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:07 -0400

GE Transportation has been battered by a drop of about 10% in the last couple years in North American freight railcar loads. Thousands of locomotives are sitting unused amid dwindling coal production and less demand for crude-oil transport. The division’s sales fell 21% last year to $4.71 billion and have continued sliding in 2017.(image)


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