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Why Walk the Shop Floor, Colgate-Palmolive Shares a Secret, and Big Players in Industrial Machinery: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Aug. 4, 2023
Also, are you up to speed on the new risks presented by advances in technology?

Welcome to the IndustryWeek Weekly Reads, where we review the most-viewed content on IndustryWeek.com over the past seven days. This week leads with a thoughtful article about what you should be observing on the manufacturing shop floor and why it's an important routine to embrace. Right behind that top story comes word that Yellow has shut down operations. That could mean big complications for manufacturers. 

What follows is the IW Top 10, plus one editor's choice. Catch up with what you've missed and then explore the IndustryWeek.com website. 

What Should I Be Observing When I Walk the Shop Floor? Identifying opportunities in safety, sustaining 5s and quality should be part of leaders' daily routine.

100-Year-Old Yellow Shuts Down, Heads to Bankruptcy: “Today’s news is unfortunate but not surprising,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. O'Brien.

Colgate-Palmolive: Successfully Scaling Technology Worldwide: Communication is the key to everything.

US Steel Bets on Mini-Mills, EV Motors for Near-Term Sustainability: The steelmaker is on target to reduce emissions 20% by 2030, says chief strategy/sustainability director Richard Fruehauf. Getting to net zero by 2050 has a lot more variables.

Technology Has Changed the Risks Manufacturers Face. Are You Up to Speed? The interconnectedness of systems, processes and data requires a different risk management approach.

IW U.S. 500: Top Industrial Machinery Companies: Meet the biggest U.S. publicly held manufacturers of industrial machinery, supplies and components in the 2023 IW U.S. 500.

So That Happened: Nikola Trucks on Fire, the Death of a Hacker and Pfizer’s Tornado Recovery: IndustryWeek editors look into those stories and STEM diversity efforts in manufacturing.

Masterful Use of Data Is Manufacturing’s Future: Who's Ready? Overlapping data from multiple sources can help manufacturers more dependably track fluctuations in cost, energy, shipping, processes, labor and more.

IW U.S. 500: Top Building Materials Companies: The largest producers of building materials, manufactured structures and basic construction supplies from the IW U.S. 500 list of largest publicly traded manufacturing companies in the country.

The Semiconductor Industry Must Do More to Bring Girls and Women into STEM Careers: More targeted outreach would help meet increased demand for knowledge workers.

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Talent Advisory Board: Taking a Vacation in the Always-Connected Manufacturing World: The IndustryWeek Talent Advisory Board offers monthly advice on how its members got to where they are in the manufacturing world.

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