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Misplaced Blame, a Nonexistent Supply Chain, and Lean Vs. Six Sigma: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

June 24, 2022
Read the most popular content on IndustryWeek.com over the past seven days, as selected by our IW manufacturing community.

A nonexistent supply chain. Lean versus Six Sigma. Lots of finger-pointing as a baby formula shortage crawls toward a remedy. Overall, it's been a fraught week of reading material on IndustryWeek.com, as the following list of top articles indicates. 

Nevertheless, talk of a Lordstown Motors comeback added a positive spin, as did news of LEGO's big plans in Virginia. 

What follows are the Top 10 most-read articles on IndustryWeek.com in the past seven days. If you haven't read them yet, now is your opportunity to catch up.

EV Has a Problem: 90% of the Battery Supply Chain ‘Does Not Exist’:The US auto industry needs to step up its efforts—and its investment dollars.

Misplacing the Blame for the Baby Formula Shortage: There are many fingers to point, but industry concentration is not a culprit.

Lean Talent Wins Over Six Sigma Skills:New study shows desire for Six Sigma continues to wane.

Building Bricks: LEGO Group to Construct $1 Billion Plant in Virginia: The 1.7-million-square-foot factory will be powered by solar panels and employ more than 1,700 people.

Procurement: A CEO’s Secret Weapon: Lessons from the 1990s ring true today: Leaders must start viewing suppliers and the CPO very differently.

Lordstown Motors Prepares for its Comeback Season: The Ohio-based EV manufacturer is readying to start production and a new marketing campaign for its Endurance pickup truck this fall featuring star NFL quarterback Joe Burrow.

US Baby Formula Plant Again Halts Production Due to Flooding:In a statement Wednesday, the manufacturer assured consumers that it had "ample existing supply" of most of its specialty formulas to meet demand until production could resume again.

What Makes Great Leaders? Ask the People Who Work for Them: Five core characteristics shine through.

Manufacturing’s Back Is to the Wall on the Skilled Labor Shortage:How did we get into this jam, and how do we get out?

When Your Plan B Needs a Plan C:With disruptions proliferating, leaders are fine-tuning even their backup strategies as the situation evolves.

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