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Consequences of UAW Strike Win Emerge, Dusting Off Gemba Walks: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Dec. 1, 2023
Also, Stellantis issues recall.

Welcome to the IndustryWeek Weekly Reads, which in this instance should really be called the Biweekly Reads. Given that we did not publish last Friday, this week's edition showcases the Top 10 most-read content over the past 14 days rather than the past seven days. We're happy to be back with a taste of the great content on IndustryWeek.com. 

How to Keep Your Gemba Walks Fresh: It’s a challenge to keep the traditional tools we use for continuous improvement or lean efforts fresh and meaningful.

The UAW’s Strike Win on Plant Closures Is Too Rigid: Flexible plant capacity for the Detroit 3 is essential to profitability during the EV transition.

GM Executives Detail UAW Deals’ $575-per-Car Costs: CEO Mary Barra and her team expect to be able to cut costs and spending to absorb the financial impact of the new four-and-a-half-year contracts.

Feast Your Eyes on Our Thanksgiving Quiz: We've got you covered with Thanksgiving-related manufacturing trivia, from canned pumpkin to ingenious business ideas for leftover turkey.

Expect More UAW Strikes, and Be Prepared: Any North American auto manufacturer or supplier – whether unionized or not – faces a substantial risk of a business disruption in the months ahead.

Updated: Clorox Cyberattack Cost $356 Million: The bleach manufacturer begins the cleanup process to fully repair damage from an attack first reported in mid-August that slowed production and caused product shortages.

Manufacturers ‘Want to See the Dust Settle’ in ’24: A panel assembled by IndustryWeek this week discussed the outlook for the industrial economy and some of the forces shaping leaders’ decisions.

Stellantis Recalls Over 32,000 SUVs Over Potential Fire Risk: The recall applies to some 2021-2024 Wrangler 4xe models.

How Can Technology Advance Our Lean Effort? Digital works best when it’s pulled in to add value for specific process improvements.

Workplace Violence Is on the Rise, and So Are Regulations: In 2020, there were nearly 400 homicides and more than 37,000 injuries from intentional violence.

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