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Triplicate Strike, Robot Kindergarten, EVs Take A Backseat: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Sept. 22, 2023
Also, taking advantage of supply chain resiliency in risk preparation, and rating EV start-ups.

Automotive news and updates were at the forefront of our readers' minds during the last seven days. Check out IndustryWeek's coverage of the UAW strike and the future of EVs as well as sneaky cybercriminals and building out a supply chain.

Here is the IndustryWeek Top 10 from the past week.

ChargePoint Announces Restructuring as Blink Talks Future Charging Needs: ChargePoint has laid off one-tenth of its workforce even as executives forecast Q3 growth of about 25%.

UAW Strike Update—Ford, GM Lay Off Workers: On Saturday, Stellantis announced it would revisit plans for its shuttered Belvidere Assembly Plant during negotiations.

UAW Launches Triple Strike of Detroit Automakers as GM, Ford, Stellantis Contracts Expire: Roughly 13,000 UAW workers in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri go on strike, with more to follow if no agreement is reached.

Hot or Not: How Have EV Start-Ups Fared So Far This Year? From Rivian to Fisker and Faraday Future, here’s how some big-name EV companies stack up after earnings. We also take a look at a buzzy new player.

IW U.S. 500: Top Automotive Companies (slideshow): From drivetrains to Airstream trailers, a look at the biggest players in the IndustryWeek US 500's automotive category in 2022.

The ‘Unprecedented’ UAW Strike Was Very Predictable: … and so was the GM strike in 2019, almost a year in advance, thanks to game theory.

The Detroit Auto Show Is a Missed Opportunity to Showcase EVs: All the sparkle and razzamatazz went into pitching gasoline-powered engines to Middle America.

Opinion: UAW Punches Well Above the Belt in its Stand Up Strike: The opening round of work stoppages is far milder than the worst-case scenarios debated in recent weeks.

Make Supply Chain Resiliency the Cornerstone of Your Risk Preparation Program: Keep your company one step ahead by optimizing your supply chain to mitigate unexpected challenges or disasters.

So That Happened: Robots Go to Kindergarten at Toyota, Cyber Criminals Seek the Cloud: IndustryWeek editors look into those stories as well as scholarships for skilled trades programs and Johnson & Johnson's new look.

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IndustryWeek's 2023 Salary Survey Now Open for Responses: What do you think of your manufacturing job and the state of the industry? Let us know!

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