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IW's Recent Reads: Conflict, Trade and Turmoil Capture Headlines

Feb. 25, 2022
Catch up with the most read content on IndustryWeek.com over the past two weeks.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is dominating the headlines, and its repercussions are on the minds of the IndustryWeek manufacturing community. It's not surprising, therefore, that IW's coverage of the unfolding crisis and its impact on business has garnered significant attention.  

The following list presents the most-read content on IndustryWeek.com over the past two weeks (since we did not publish this update last week). In addition to the Russia/Ukraine conflict, coverage touched upon trade with China, Germany's fueling ambitions and some mystifying manufacturing numbers. 

And as always, look to IndustryWeek.com for expansive coverage of the business of manufacturing. 

US Bravado on Trade Confounds Chinese: Bolstered by manufacturing self-sufficiency, they see themselves as having more leverage on trade

UAW Condemns Ohio Collins Aerospace Lockout: Wayne Blanchard, a UAW regional director, called the move "a slap in the face" to bargaining members of UAW Local 128.

Russia Invades Ukraine: Impact on US Businesses: Russia’s long-predicted invasion of its eastern neighbor began early on Feb. 24. The following roundup of coverage will be updated as more information becomes available.

Understanding Russian/Ukrainian Supply Chain Risks: Now is the time to address unexplored exposures.

Germany Wants to Keep Fuel Motor Cars, but Get Rid of Gasoline: Germany's transport minister says carbon-free synthetic fuel alternatives should be considered alongside electric and hydrogen vehicles. 

Mystifying Manufacturing Numbers: What Should We Make of Them? Labor shortages and supply chain issues

Transforming a Factory During the 'Big Quit': 5 tactics for plant managers to keep strategic initiatives on track despite time-constrained teams

Manufacturing AI Is about Good Data, Not Big Data: Focus and fine-tuning best come from operations experts on the floor. 

So That Happened: Luxury Cars Ablaze, Predators Attacked, Testy Executives: IndustryWeek editors look into DEI efforts, the likelihood of more federal spending, cyber attacks and why using a lot of natural gas can really be an ESG effort.

Digging Into The Shifting Sands of Supplier-OEM Leverage: ‘Bring a bigger bat’ won’t work during this supply chain crisis, says one CEO.

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