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Global Chip Shortage, Shakeout in the EV Market and a Call for a Comeback: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

June 3, 2022
Catch up with the top reads of the past week, as selected by the IW manufacturing community.

A mixed bag of topics captured the interest of our IndustryWeek manufacturing community in the past week. Those topics include the global chip shortage, a shakeout in the EV market, reshoring and a call for the return of Extended Enterprise supply management.

What follows are the 10 most-read items in the past seven days on IndustryWeek.com, plus one Editor's Choice article that is a wild card from any date. We invite you to catch up with what you may have missed. Then stick around and peruse the entire library of manufacturing leadership content. 

Global Chip Shortage Likely to Last Through 2023: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo repeated her call for Congress to act to provide funding for legislation that aims to stimulate domestic manufacturing of the computer chips.

Ford CEO Sees ‘Shakeout Coming’ as EV, Auto Tech Markets Mature: Farley told an investment firm’s conference the next generation of EVs will be cheaper because they’ll be built to have the smallest batteries possible.

Lost in a Merger, this Supply Chain Strategy Deserves a Comeback: Extended Enterprise supply management was a bit of brilliance from Chrysler.

Saint-Gobain Paying $900M+ for Siding Maker: The planned acquisition will add metal and engineered wood products to the company’s lineup and grow its Canadian footprint to 20 plants.

Capital Investment Group to Invest Over $2 Billion in Sustainable Manufacturing Facility: Construction is set to start by late 2023 for the new aluminum can sheet rolling mill and recycling center.

Ingersoll Rand CEO: Reshoring Push Is Real: The maker of compressors and pumps recently reported double-digit for a number of its brands.

Rising US Wages Support Spending in April as Inflation Slows: According to the Commerce Department report, U.S. personal income rose 0.4% compared to March.

New Poll: Manufacturers Leading on Sustainability: A Google Cloud survey, to be unveiled at Hanover Messe, indicates manufacturers are making an outsized effort to offset their carbon footprint.

So that Happened: Workers Want Money, DOJ Gets Tougher, Avoiding Car Crashes: IndustryWeek editors look into the Department of Justice taking a more activist stance against corporate mergers, which cars get crashed more and what workers want in today's economy.

Lean Is Futile If Customers Come Last: Are you cutting costs and ‘increasing efficiency’ at their expense? 

Editor's Choice

Stuckey’s Sweet, Sweet Comeback: After decades of highs and lows for her family business, Stephanie Stuckey is spearheading the brand’s recent rebirth.

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