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Big Paper, Cybercriminal Love and When One-Piece Flow Is Not a Fit: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

July 14, 2023

Welcome to mid-July and our weekly look at the content attracting the attention of our manufacturing community at IndustryWeek.com. Eclectic best describes the topic mix over the past seven days, with ransomware, lean manufacturing and EV charging standards drawing strong responses. 

What follows is our Top 10 most-popular list from the past week. We invite you to check out this content if you haven't already, and we encourage you to also explore our comprehensive online catalog of manufacturing topics. Enjoy. 

Japan's Largest Port Shut Down By Ransomware Attack: A ransom demand to restore systems at the Port of Nagoya, from which Toyota Motor Corporation ships parts and vehicles, followed shortly after a successful cyberattack.

IW U.S. 500: Top Paper and Timber Companies: The largest producers of lumber, newsprint, napkins and tissue paper from the IndustryWeek U.S. 500 list of largest publicly traded manufacturing companies in the country.

One-Piece Flow Doesn’t Fit All (or Even Most): Exceptions are actually the rule for this widely accepted process improvement strategy.

Why Do Cybercriminals Love Manufacturers So Much? And will the problem ever stop getting worse?

Tackling Resistance with the People Principle of Change: During a lean transformation, pushback is part of the process.

Canada, Stellantis Agree to Resume Construction of Battery Plant: Ottawa has made considerable efforts in recent years to attract investment in its electric vehicle sector, touting tax incentives and clean energy subsidies.

Production Pulse: NACS EV Charging Standard Gains Ground: Executives from EV charging station producer Flo discuss how Ford, GM, Rivian and Volvo's decisions to support Tesla's NACS standard means for the companies making chargers.

Canoo Sticks to 2023 Production Target: The electric vehicle startup had a tough 2022, but executives expect factories to have a production capability of 20,000 by the end of year.

Making Work Better for Workers: Ergonomics in Action at Magna International:A look at how advanced computing technology is improving work for human bodies.

Ford-Backed Electric Battery Venture Approved For $9.2 Billion US Loan: The loan would be the largest in the history of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program, U.S. officials said.

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How and Why to Welcome More Women to the Skilled Trades: Advocating for young girls and women to explore welding, machining, additive manufacturing and other industrials careers can benefit women and the companies that will employ them.

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