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Mexico and Canada Reject U.S. NAFTA Demands as Talks Wrap Up

17 Oct 2017 22:13

At stake is the $1.2 trillion in annual trade between the three countries, as well as the business models of companies such as Ford Motor and GM. that have adapted their supply chains to take advantage of the trade zone.

J&J Wins Reversal of First St. Louis Talc-Cancer Verdict

17 Oct 2017 20:57

Missouri appeals court found the case shouldn’t have been tried in a St. Louis city court.

Introducing the 2017 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalists

17 Oct 2017 20:52

The finalists demonstrate a commitment to manufacturing excellence, teamwork in driving continued improvements across their operations, and stellar results in response to their efforts.

Overcoming Uncertainty With the Aid of Scenario Planning

17 Oct 2017 20:01

Scenario planning is essentially a thorough review of "what-if" situations, with potential courses of action created for each. Preparing for various shifts in advance can prevent companies from being caught flat-footed by sudden changes.

US Manufacturing Output Rises as Impact from Hurricanes Fades

17 Oct 2017 17:48

History shows economic activity that’s initially subdued due to major storms tends to get a boost amid rebuilding in later months.

Musk’s Reusable Rockets Win US Air Force General’s Endorsement

17 Oct 2017 16:08

USAF General John Raymond: “The market’s going to go that way. We’d be dumb not to. What we have to do is make sure we do it smartly.”

Airbus Snaps Up Bombardier C Series in New Boeing Challenge

17 Oct 2017 14:01

The European planemaker’s marketing muscle and production expertise boosts the viability of the all-new aircraft after more than $6 billion in development costs forced Bombardier to rely on government assistance.

Tax Reform: Which Policy Maximizes Business Investment?

17 Oct 2017 09:00

Several forms of tax relief for businesses are being considered, including full expensing and economic cost recovery.

GM Ends Canada Plant Strike after Workers Cave on Mexico Demands

17 Oct 2017 00:28

“We weren’t able to secure a lead production letter from General Motors, but we were able to improve some of our programs that would soften the event if there, in fact, is a layoff or closure in the future,” said Unifor Local 88 President Dan Borthwick.

Tesla Sacks Hundreds of Workers on Model 3 Stall

16 Oct 2017 22:27

Tesla announced on October 2 that it produced only 260 of the sedans in the third quarter due to "production bottlenecks," missing CEO Elon Musk's target of 1,500 Model 3's delivered by September.

More Factories Go Dark as China's Expansion Hangs in the Balance

16 Oct 2017 21:31

Industrial restructuring, which includes cleaning up the environment and cutting excess output, may intensify reducing China's expansion to 6.4% next year and 6.1% in 2019.

Daimler Takes Steps to Separate Mercedes Cars, Trucks Divisions

16 Oct 2017 18:08

Under the plan, the German automotive giant would be transformed into a holding company for three units: Mercedes-Cars & Vans, Daimler Trucks & Buses and the financial services unit.

Apple Slams Qualcomm Suit Seeking iPhone Ban in China

16 Oct 2017 17:54

The legal battle between the two California tech giants continues — this time in the world’s second-largest economy.

GE’s Profit Reports Are Unfathomable. Investors, SEC Notice, Too

16 Oct 2017 17:37

While most big U.S. companies release adjusted earnings that deviate from generally accepted accounting principles, GE stands out for the sheer head-scratching complexity of its quarterly reports.

NAFTA Talks Left Reeling After Aggressive US Proposals Land

16 Oct 2017 13:58

U.S. negotiators in recent days put forth a string of bold proposals -- on auto rules of origin, a sunset clause, government procurement, and gutting dispute panels seen by the other nations as core to the pact.

Why Adopting a Platform Strategy = Game Changer

14 Oct 2017 01:37

Through digital platforms, companies are able to connect once-disparate departments and streamline processes — a major shift for the workflow of engineers, designers and the manufacturing process.

FAA Orders Inspections After GE-Pratt Engine Blows Up on A380

13 Oct 2017 22:15

The Federal Aviation Administration determined there was an “unsafe condition” that “is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design.”

Webinar: Insider Insights - Scaling Custom Manufacturing with 3D Printing

13 Oct 2017 21:26

A November 16 IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Formlabs

Strengthening the Mobile Enterprise for Increased Productivity

13 Oct 2017 19:09

How can you manage mobile in an efficient manner? A simple tech upgrade just isn’t enough to address the challenges of deploying and managing too many incompatible devices that perform different functions for different users.

In Surprise Move, Samsung CEO to Quit After Record Profit

13 Oct 2017 17:12

“As we are confronted with unprecedented crisis inside out, I believe that time has now come for the company to start anew, with a new spirit and young leadership.”

The Real Job Killer? Stagnation, Not Automation

13 Oct 2017 15:50

There is no shortage of fear and hype around AI and automation replacing manufacturing jobs. But from my perspective, they do not eliminate jobs, but rather redistribute them.

Kobe Scandal Shows Cost of Race to Keep Improving Metals

13 Oct 2017 02:12

Japan’s steelmakers have spent a fortune developing new types of steel and other metals to meet demands from automakers for fuel-efficiency.

Trends in Patent Law: Tips for a Smart Corporate Strategy

13 Oct 2017 00:43

Recent changes have made patents harder to get and enforce. It is likely, however, that some aspects of those trends will reverse in the future. Understanding the specifics will help companies design strategies to protect their technologies or to weather patent claims made by others.

First Solar Comes Out in Favor of Import Tariffs

12 Oct 2017 22:46

The stance places the biggest U.S. solar manufacturer in opposition to the Solar Energy Industries Association and most of the rest of the industry.

Honeywell LIVE: Mobile. Connected. Protected.

12 Oct 2017 21:53

Honeywell SPS continues to create connected, mobile solutions that help enterprises and their workers be more productive, efficient and safe by investing in technology innovations focused on four key areas: Software for the Connected Worker Android-b

North Carolina Rebounds from Effects of Offshoring and Recession

12 Oct 2017 21:37

State attracts scores of new businesses, including a thriving aerospace industry.

Webinar: The Myers Container Journey to Continuous Improvement

12 Oct 2017 19:41

A November 1 IndustryWeek-hosted Webinar, sponsored by Simpler Consulting, an IBM Company

GM Exploring Alternatives for Equinox Production Amid Strike

12 Oct 2017 19:10

Up in Canada, GM is trying to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement while the Unifor union seems to be more focused on negotiating a trade agreement.

Manufacturing Entrepreneurs: Tales of Taking the Leap

12 Oct 2017 18:16

What does it take to found a manufacturing company in the United States? Try disruptive ideas, tenacity and a desire to make it in America for a start.

Driverless Cars Are Giving Engineers a Fuel Economy Headache

12 Oct 2017 18:11

Some of today’s prototypes for fully autonomous systems consume two to four kilowatts of electricity — the equivalent of having 50 to 100 laptops continuously running in the trunk.

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