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  • New Auto-Supply Park to Open in South Africa in 2018

    The South African government’s auto-incentive program has attracted companies including Toyota, Ford Motor Co. and BMW AG to set up factories and invest in creating jobs in an economy with an unemployment rate of more than 26%. read moreOriginal: http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-mana...

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  • GE Signs $3 Billion Investment Deal in Saudi Shift From Oil

    The move underscores the growing importance of international markets for GE, which generated more than half of sales outside the U.S. last year. read moreOriginal: http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/ge-signs-3-billion-investment-deal-saudi-shift-oil By: Posted: May 23, 2016, 11:29...

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  • Ford in Talks to Begin Building Lincoln Models in China

    Ford CEO Mark Fields has said China could replace the U.S. as Lincoln’s largest market by the end of this decade. The company is investing $2.5 billion to overhaul the faded luxury line. read moreOriginal: http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/ford-talks-begin-building-lincoln-mode...

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  • Will New Balance Win Marathon Debate to Outfit US Soldiers?

    The Pentagon budgets about $15 million every year for athletic shoes vouchers, but not all of it goes to buy American-made footwear. New Balance hopes a 75-year-old law will force the Senate and the Pentagon to change that. read moreOriginal: http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/will-new-bal...

    Tags: Competitiveness, Companies & Executives, Legislation, Regulations, Global Economy, Leadership, Workforce, The Latest

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  • Even In New Digs, Immelt Paints As Big a Picture As Ever for GE

      Just blocks from his new office (no longer “palatial” and no longer in Connecticut), General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt goes long on digital disruption, how to operate globally after all these years, and how the Trump Administration could affect manufacturing for years to come...

    Tags: Competitiveness, Companies & Executives, Education / Training, Strategic Planning & Execution, Teamwork, Regulations, Global Economy, Leadership, Manufacturing Leader of the Week, Supply Chain, Technology, Workforce, The Latest

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  • MEPs are Essential to Rebuilding American Manufacturing Competitiveness

      The Manufacturing Extension Partnership network is vital to helping manufacturers be competitive in the global marketplace and rebuilding U.S.manufacturing. Eliminating the MEP program seems contradictory to President Trump's focus on manufacturing. read more Original: http://www....

    Tags: Ideaxchange, Competitiveness, Companies & Executives, Continuous Improvement, Public Policy, The Latest

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  • An Easy Way to Make Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Totally Not Viable

    The classic viral MVP cartoon from Henrik Kniberg (https://blog.crisp.se/2016/01/25/henrikkniberg/making-sense-of-mvp)5 minute read The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) concept has taken off over the past few years, and indeed, its heart is in the right place. MVP encourages product managers to sc...

    Tags: Competitiveness, Innovation, Management, Quality, Socio-Technical Systems, Technology Management, Uncategorized, minimum viable product, MVP, product development, product management, software

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  • Make Strategic Alignment Actionable with Baldrige

    It can be difficult to maintain a focus on strategic concerns when your organization is required to maintain compliance with standards and regulations. Tracking and auditing can be tedious! For example, if you’re a medical device manufacturer, you may need to maintain ISO 13485 compliance f...

    Tags: Competitiveness, Innovation, Quality, Quality Systems, Socio-Technical Systems, Sustainability, Technology Management, Baldrige, BPEP, compliance, conformance, continuous improvement, Harry Hertz, ISO 9001, ISO 9001:2015, management, MBNQA, regulations, standards, value

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  • Lack of Alignment is an Organizational Disease. Here are the Symptoms.

    Streamlines on a field. Created using the pracma package in R. Like a champion rowing team, your organization needs to make sure everyone is working together, engaged in synchronized work and active collaboration, and not working at cross-purposes. But like risk management, working on al...

    Tags: Competitiveness, Innovation, Management, Quality, Quality Systems, Technology Management, alignment, LinkedIn, management, marketing, strategic, strategic planning, strategy

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  • The Connected, Intelligent, Automated Industry 4.0 Supply Chain

    ASQ’s March Influential Voices Roundtable asks this question: “Investopedia defines end-to-end supply chain (or ‘digital supply chain’) as a process that refers to the practice of including and analyzing each and every point in a company’s supply chain – fr...

    Tags: Competitiveness, Industry 4.0, Innovation, Internet of Things (IoT), JIT/Manufacturing, Management, Quality Systems, ASQ, blockchain, cloud, end to end supply chain, food, hyperledger, Internet of Things, IoT, LinkedIn, rfid, sensor network, sensors, supplier quality, supply chain, trust

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