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Corruption, Digital Transformation, Investments in Future Technology and Leadership: IndustryWeek’s Weekly Reads

March 10, 2023
More EV battery investments, getting rid of bossism and employees getting ready to quit also drew reader attention.

You people (IndustryWeek readers that is) love crime and corruption. I mean really love it. For the past several years, we’ve published an annual list of the most corrupt countries in the world, and it’s always been a popular roundup. But you readers really responded this year, more than tripling traffic levels from last year’s list.

Also popular in the past week, companies investing in electric vehicle batteries. We ran a comprehensive list of those investments last month and updated it early this week when Amprius Technologies announced its plans for a plant in Colorado.

Here’s the full Top 10 list of our most popular material from the past seven days:

Top 10 Most Corrupt Countries of 2022: Lots of familiar names return as countries have made very little progress in tamping down bribery and violence.

GE Plans Over $450 Million Investment in US Manufacturing Facilities: As the industrial giant plans to split itself into pieces, it’s investing heavily in its aerospace and energy divisions.

An Aerospace Supplier’s Digital Transformation Has Lift-Off: Woodward Inc.’s global commodities manager walks readers through transformation from idea through execution.

A CEO Follows the Product, Turning up a Slew of Hidden Profit: Frequent IndustryWeek contributor Steven L. Blue discusses how he found profit trapped in his company’s value chain.

Is ‘Bossism’ Getting in the Way of Your Leadership?: Top-down, command-and-control management doesn’t get the most out of employees.

Over Half of US Manufacturing Employees Plan to Leave Their Jobs in 2023: Survey: A repeat performer from last week, readers continue to absorb the findings from Epicor’s research into employee attitudes.

Updated: Amprius Technologies Building EV Battery Plant in Colorado (Slideshow with 18 Months of EV Battery Investments): The latest addition to our list of massive electric vehicle battery plants drew new interest to the subject.

So That Happened: Another Tesla Recall, AI for Manufacturing and USMCA Violations?: Our editors bi-weekly roundup offered a look into strange, overlooked or interesting stories from the manufacturing world.

Manufacturing News From Europe: Trade Agreement with the US, Fossil Fuel Ban Hits Roadblock: News from across the pond can impact U.S. manufacturing, especially the fossil fuel ban as Europe has been more aggressive in pushing the EV transition than U.S. regulators.

Winning with Customer Case Studies: 4 Tips, 6 Pitfalls: Regular contributor Stephan Liozu explains what to look for and what to ignore when a vendor offers a case study to explain how great their products or services are.

Editor’s Choice

Leading the Technology Charge at Oshkosh: From our fall print issue, we learned this week that Technology Editor Dennis Scimeca’s profile of Oshkosh CIO Anupam Khare was a finalist for at Jesse H. Neal Award for profile writing.

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