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Corporate Finance

The UAW’s Strike Win on Plant Closures Is Too Rigid

Nov. 28, 2023
Flexible plant capacity for the Detroit 3 is essential to profitability during the EV transition.


The Economy

IW Thanksgiving Quiz

Nov. 16, 2023
How much do you know about Thanksgiving? Test yourself with IW's latest quiz.
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Labor / Employment Policy

Workplace Violence Is on the Rise, and So Are Regulations

Nov. 27, 2023
Everyday acts of workplace violence affect more than a million Americans each year. A federal study published last year found an annual average of 1.3 million nonfatal workplace...
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Continuous Improvement

How to Keep Your Gemba Walks Fresh

Nov. 22, 2023
It’s a challenge to keep the traditional tools we use for continuous improvement or lean efforts fresh and meaningful.
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Strategic Planning & Execution

Taking Stock of Your Team: An End-of-Year Assessment

Nov. 21, 2023
Too often, we default to "team building" events, while not addressing the more complex architecture of high-performing teams.
Continuous Improvement

How Can Technology Advance Our Lean Effort??

Nov. 20, 2023
Digital works best when it’s pulled in to add value for specific process improvements.
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The IndustryWeek US 500

IW U.S. 500: Top Housewares and Household Goods (slideshow)

Nov. 19, 2023
Familiar and not-so-familiar makers of batteries, pet products, diapers, flooring and laundry detergent made this year's list.
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Strategic Planning & Execution

Expect More UAW Strikes, and Be Prepared

Nov. 17, 2023
Any North American auto manufacturer or supplier – whether unionized or not – faces a substantial risk of a business disruption in the months ahead.

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Rockwell Automation Fair Esg Summit 2023

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COVID-19 Crisis

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Profiles in Leadership

Cracking the mRNA Manufacturing Code with Pfizer's Supply Chain Chief

Feb. 1, 2023
Scaling up production of the COVID vaccine from zero to 3 billion doses was Mike McDermott's personal "moonshot."

Supply Chain Initiative

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Supply Chain Initiative

The Most Valuable Lessons I’ve Learned about Price Reduction

Nov. 18, 2022
Finding cost savings, not negotiating harder with suppliers, is the holy grail.

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The IndustryWeek US 500

IW U.S. 500: Top Construction and Agricultural Machinery Companies (slideshow)

Nov. 13, 2023
Here are the top ten largest manufacturers of construction and agricultural equipment—tractors, excavators, and irrigation systems—in the 2022 IW U.S. 500.
Production Pulse Nov 9 2023 Cybersecurity

Production Pulse: Cyber Attacks at Boeing, Clorox Raise Industry Awareness

Nov. 9, 2023
Editors from IndustryWeek, Smart Industry, SecurityInfoWatch, Fleet Maintenance, Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing and Electronics Design discuss the higher profile that cyber...
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Ford, Stellantis, General Motors Plant Investments Promised to Win UAW Contracts

Nov. 7, 2023
In addition to wage increases, a faster track to top wages for newer workers and retiree benefits, the UAW won investment guarantees from Detroit's automakers in recent contract...