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Unburdened Leadership, Starting from Scratch and Why Subsidize Manufacturing: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

July 21, 2023
Also, top aerospace and defense manufacturing companies and a manufacturing response to homebuilding woes.

Why are we subsidizing manufacturing in a period of strong growth? It could be a question on the minds of many, given that a contributed article on just this topic garnered significant attention from our IndustryWeek manufacturing audience over the past seven days. That same community also reviewed advice about how to empower your teams and explored the biggest aerospace and defense manufacturers. 

But that's not all. What follows is the most popular content over the past week, plus one editor's choice. We invite you to catch up with the IndustryWeek library of manufacturing knowledge. 

Less Doing and More Learning: The Art of Unburdened Leadership: A look at three of the most impactful ways to empower your team to take ownership.

Manufacturing Growth Is Strong. So Why Are We Subsidizing It? In 2020, the US generated 2.4 times more value-added in manufacturing than China.

Fastenal Sales Growth Slides, Indicating Weakness in the Manufacturing Economy: The bellwether distributor of supplies and tools has lowered its 2023 goal for new on-site locations by about 10%.

IW U.S. 500: Top Aerospace and Defense Companies: The largest producers of airplanes, satellites, rockets and other flying things from the IW U.S. 500 list of largest publicly traded manufacturing companies in the country.

Why Do Cybercriminals Love Manufacturers So Much? And will the problem ever stop getting worse?

One-Piece Flow Doesn’t Fit All (or Even Most): Exceptions are actually the rule for this widely accepted process improvement strategy.

Bringing Manufacturing to Construction: A Modular Response to Homebuilding Woes: Modular methods could be a driving force in resolving the affordable housing crisis.

Starting from Scratch: An Auto Supplier Shares Its Digital Transformation Learnings: The German Tier 1 maker of complex welded components had little to go on at first.

Canoo Sticks to 2023 Production Target: The electric vehicle startup had a tough 2022, but executives expect factories to have a production capability of 20,000 by the end of year.

Tesla Rolls Out its First Electric Pickup, the Cybertruck: Tesla will be making three models of the Cybertruck, a vehicle that can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds.

Editor's Choice

The 2023 IW U.S. 500: A Radically Changed List that Asks Which Top Companies Really Manufacture Anything: Top names such as Apple, Nike, Advanced Micro Devices and about 80 others are off IndustryWeek's annual assessment of the manufacturing world because they really don't make anything.

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