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IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads: Ukraine Questions Auto Suppliers, the Boomerang Effect, Accountable Leadership

March 18, 2022
Read the top-read content over the past seven days, as selected by the IW manufacturing community.

Another week is in the books, and so, too, is IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads. Over the past seven days, IW's manufacturing community has searched out topics ranging from Ukraine's continuing conflict with Russia to Rivian's production woes, from leading-edge innovation to the Made in America boomerang -- and everything in between. 

What follows is a list of the most-read content on IndustryWeek.com over the past week. We urge you to catch up with what you may have missed and then explore the full catalog of content that comprises IndustryWeek.com.

Without further ado: 

Riding the ‘Made in America’ Boomerang: If you've been in manufacturing long enough, you're watching history happen in reverse.

Ukraine Questions Global Automotive Giants’ Parts in Russian Military Vehicles: Bosch, ZF, Danfoss and others say they only supply civilian vehicles, and supplies of those parts ceased with Western boycotts of Russia.

Seeing Opportunity, a Former Banker Takes Charge of a Flagging Manufacturer: 'It’s like taking an airplane that’s lost three of its four engines. And you’ve got to figure out how not just to land it, but put three new engines on it.'

When Chief HR Officers Hold Leadership Accountable, Organizations Thrive: It is a pivotal role that often falls short of its potential.

Supply Chain Woes Lead Rivian to Slash Production Target: The company’s leaders now expect to produce 25,000 vehicles this year and post an EBITDA loss of $4.75 billion.

BMW i Ventures Bets on the Bleeding Edge: A combination of futurism and practical investment supports innovations that go way beyond building cars.

Rivian Finds Future COO at Magna International Division: The veteran auto industry executive has in the past led Daimler’s van operations and will join the EV maker in early June.

Updated: 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.

GM and POSCO Chemicals Building New Battery Parts Plant in Quebec: The $400 million plant will allow GM to source nickel-rich cathode materials from Canada instead of Russia, a top exporter of nickel.

Is Your Approach to Innovation Outdated? Manufacturers need to think bigger than product development and R&D.

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