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How to Improve Without a 'Burning Platform'

12 Dec 2017 23:54


Smash existing paradigms by elevating expectations and setting bold objectives.


US Fuels the World as Shale Boom Powers Record Oil Exports

12 Dec 2017 23:09


Americans are expected to end the year pumping oil out of the ground at rates unseen since the early 1970s.


Japan Carmakers to Build More Hydrogen Stations

12 Dec 2017 22:40


Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Air Liquide are forming a new company to build more hydrogen refueling stations.


Trump Might Be Right About the Trade Deficit With Canada

12 Dec 2017 20:17


President Donald Trump asserted again that the U.S. runs “a pretty good trade deficit” with Canada. The claim was quickly rebuffed by Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton. So, what is it? A surplus? Or a deficit?


Bang! Zoom! Straight to the Moon! ... Eventually

12 Dec 2017 19:53


President Donald Trump wants NASA to return to the Moon for the first time in almost 50 years. Plenty of hurdles stand between now and another lunar landing.


The IndustryWeek 1000: Introducing the World's Largest Manufacturing Companies

12 Dec 2017 15:18


Companies in the petroleum and coal products business dominate the top spots in IW's annual list of the 1000 largest public manufacturing companies around the globe.


Teaching Self-Learning Machines to Forget

12 Dec 2017 01:16


Machine learning systems cannot be built and simply left to their own devices. They need to be supervised. Every time there is a design change, a best practice is retired, or a failure mode is no longer happening, the old knowledge might need to be scrubbed.--By Joe Barkai.


Companies in US Plan to Slow Their Investment, Hiring in 2018

11 Dec 2017 23:35


Manufacturing will see employment growth of 1.2% in 2018, following a 2.3% gain reported for this year since December 2016.


Why Are Hoosiers So Good at Manufacturing RVs?

11 Dec 2017 23:07


RV manufacturing began in this area in the 1930s and currently, 80% of global RV manufacturing takes place here.


Japan Investigates Wrongdoing on $79 Billion Maglev Project

11 Dec 2017 20:11


The scandal has emerged as the latest hiccup for JR Central’s high-speed rail project, which is scheduled to open its first leg in 2027, and link Tokyo and Osaka upon completion in 2045.


Microsoft Takes Path Less Traveled to Build a Quantum Computer

11 Dec 2017 19:45


The company unveiled a new programming language and tools that help coders craft software for quantum computers, along with simulators that will let programmers test that software on a traditional desktop computer.


Volkswagen Boss Urges End to Diesel Tax Breaks

11 Dec 2017 16:47


The technology must make way for cleaner ways of getting around, says Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller.


Engage Your Employees with New Dimensions in Workforce Management

9 Dec 2017 01:46


A highly engaged workforce is 22% more productive.


US Meat, Poultry Workers Face Fear of Retaliation: OSHA

9 Dec 2017 00:18


“The central underlying problem is the pervasive climate of fear inside poultry plants."


UK Factories on Best Run in Two Decades Amid Car Exports

8 Dec 2017 22:53


Car production jumped 4.6%mainly to service foreign markets. This was 18% higher in October than a year earlier.


GE’s 12,000 Job Cuts Highlight Uneasy Shift to Renewable Energy

8 Dec 2017 20:18


The plan to cut almost one-fifth of the power division’s global workforce underscores GE’s bad bet on an old-school industry as natural gas loses favor and renewable energy gains.


US Payrolls Rise 228,000, While Wages Gain Less than Forecast

8 Dec 2017 19:28


Manufacturing payrolls are up by 31,000, while construction adds 24,000, matching its highest since February.


Improve Uptime – and Combat Skills Gap – with Remote Monitoring & Analytics

8 Dec 2017 19:00


Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. See how secure data collection, remote alarming, dashboards and built‐in analytics combine to quickly resolve production issues.


New DAQRI Boss Brings AR Bonafides, Perspective

8 Dec 2017 18:05


Roy Ashok has crammed a lot of major developments into his first two months as CEO of the augmented reality company, and he has no plans to slow down.


US Shale Has a Panama Canal Problem That Has No Easy Fix

8 Dec 2017 17:32


Only a single LNG tanker has a guaranteed passage each day.


GE's 12,000 Job Cuts Highlight Uneasy Shift to Renewable Energy

8 Dec 2017 16:06


The company’s $10 billion deal to buy Alstom SA’s assets two years ago has compounded the pain.


A Guide to 'Made in America' Holiday Gifts

8 Dec 2017 05:31


Americans increasingly are searching for products that are “Made in America.” A Reuters/Ipsos poll released in July of this year found that 70% of Americans think it is “very important” or “somewhat important” to buy U.S.-made products. With that sen


Trump Is Said to Ready Public-Works Plan for January Release

8 Dec 2017 03:26


The president aims to release a detailed document of principles, rather than a drafted bill, for upgrading roads, bridges, airports and other public works.


10 Worst Gifts Bosses Have Given Their Employees

8 Dec 2017 02:22


One person's gift is another person's idea of a regifted white elephant. This "Worst 10" list looks at some of the rottenest junk ever passed off as a gift from a boss to an employee.


US Chip Engineers Charged in Theft Scheme for Chinese Firm

8 Dec 2017 00:14


The engineers are accused of downloading data from Applied Materials’ internal engineering database and plotting to lure investors to fund a U.S. and China-based startup that would compete with their former employer.


J&J Faces High-Stakes Appeal to Toss Pinnacle Hips Judgment

7 Dec 2017 23:33


J&J and its DePuy unit, which makes the artificial hips, argues that the verdict should be reversed because there was insufficient evidence that the hips were defectively designed and deceptively marketed.


Ford Moving Production of Electric SUV from Michigan to Mexico

7 Dec 2017 21:18


Ford is boosting its investment by $200 million and adding 150 more jobs to the Michigan plant as part of the shift, which will bring the driverless car to market in 2021.


What are the New Rules for Leadership?

7 Dec 2017 20:21


Open Source Leadership: Reinventing Management When There’s No More Business as Usual


VW Exec Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Diesel Role

7 Dec 2017 20:17


Volkswagen has already incurred about $30 billion in costs following its September 2015 admission that it outfitted about 11 million diesel cars worldwide with a defeat device, and the tolls keep coming.


How Trade Policies Led to the Decline of American Manufacturing

7 Dec 2017 20:09


After over 40 years of trade policies that foster offshoring, it’s time to the U.S. to have a goal of eliminating the growing trade deficit.

          
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