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Failed Predictions, Cautious Optimism and Yes, It's About People, Not Process: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Jan. 5, 2024
Also, Cummins' emissions cheating devices and the best of 2023.

Welcome back to the IndustryWeek Weekly Reads. We took off last week, so in truth this week's edition of IW's top content reflects the last 14 days rather than the typical seven. About half of the most popular content looks ahead and makes predictions about 2024, and the remainder is a mixed bag of topics. Happy New Year and enjoy. 

Cummins to Pay $1.7 Billion for Emissions Cheating Devices on Ram Pickups: Diesel engine producer plans to settle claims with the Department of Justice on nearly 1 million trucks with Cummins engines.

To Fix Quality, You Must First Fix Culture: Continuous improvement starts with people, not a process or methodology.

So That Happened: When Predictions Fail Badly: IndustryWeek editors looked into blown calls that don't involve NFL officiating, the economics of EV school buses and manufacturing changes at Volvo.

Poll: What's Your Outlook for the New Year in Manufacturing? Hang on to your party hats and noisemakers, 2024 is about to make its grand entrance - and we want to know what's on your mind.

AI, XR and Data: Manufacturing Technology Predictions for 2024: The three technologies manufacturers will most likely employ next year.

Your ERP Can Be a Handy Tool to Track Carbon Footprint: A look at how manufacturers can get started with tracking sustainability targets.

Start 2024 off Strong With a One-Word Goal: Nothing really impactful is accomplished when everyone works on too many projects at once.

Production Pulse: What's Ahead for Manufacturing in 2024: In our bi-weekly livestream, editors from Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Chemical Processing, Pharma Manufacturing, Control Design and Plant Services joined IndustryWeek in discussing the stories that drove 2023 and what that will mean for 2024.

The Resilient Ones: US Manufacturers That Have Achieved Amazing Feats of Longevity: Enjoy our latest salute to U.S. manufacturing companies that achieved, and in many cases exceeded, the century mark.

Best IndustryWeek Manufacturing Stories of 2023 Part 3: See what topics piqued the curiosity of the IW editors and readers this year. This is Part 3 of a four-part series.

 

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