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Rising Costs, Transport Troubles, Bold CEO Moves: IW's Weekly Reads

March 4, 2022
Review the most-read content on IndustryWeek.com over the past seven days.

Russia's attack on Ukraine continues to dominate the headlines on IndustryWeek.com. This week's review of the top 10 most-read articles over the past seven days shows that half of the content reflects the IW manufacturing community's concern over the Ukraine crisis. 

In addition, other topics of interest include semiconductor manufacturing, bold moves by small manufacturers, and supplier relationships. 

As always, IndustryWeek invites you to catch up with the most-read content you may have missed. Then stick around and peruse the full library of great manufacturing content at IndustryWeek.com.  

Shipping Costs Rise, Transport Tightens as War Escalates in Ukraine: Rail may not remain a safe or affordable alternative to sea transport because trains from China to Europe typically transit through Russia.

Expect a New Wave of Supply Chain Headaches with Ukraine Crisis, Bevy of Other Issues: Geopolitical conflicts and the lingering pandemic are creating fresh disruptions.

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

We Need More Small-Manufacturing CEOs Making Bold Moves: A look at three leaders who are committing to the future, rethinking risk and embracing collaboration

Private Spaceflight Firm Sierra Space to Hire 1,000: Sierra Space Co. said it would almost double its ranks as it seeks to launch its commercial-use space plane later this year.

Ukraine Updates: Maersk to Stop New Russian Shipments, Ford Suspends Russian JV: The global shipping giant said it would honor already-made agreements with Russian clients.

How the US Can Reshore Semiconductor Manufacturing: It still may require cooperation with foreign companies and allied nations.

Most Corrupt Countries in 2021: Unfortunately, corruption levels remain at a standstill worldwide, with 86% of countries making little to no progress in the last 10 years.:

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

Vendors vs. Suppliers: Are You Buying Hot Dogs, or Building Relationships? How to leverage the "hidden factory" as part of your winning team.

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