© Adeliepenguin | Dreamstime.com
Panama Canal Ship L 9478390

Traffic Jammed, Strikes Authorized, Lawsuit Settled: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Sept. 1, 2023
Also, celebrating the 2023 IW Best Plants Award winners and how football teaches leadership.

Welcome to the weekend. It's Friday, and we're back with the IW Weekly Reads, our Top 10 list from the past seven days. What follows are the most-popular pieces of content with our IW manufacturing community over the past week, plus one Editor's Choice. This week's Editor's Choice gives a nod to the Labor Day holiday.

Without further ado, the Top 10. Enjoy.

The Panama Canal Traffic Jam: Will the Supply Chain Suffer? Droughts affecting the region and decades of poor water management have created ongoing issues for the waterway.

2023 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award Winners: Simply Excellent: It takes the right mix of people, process and dogged determination to deliver plant performances that shine.

UAW Votes to Authorize Strikes Against Big Three: The union’s contracts with General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis all expire September 14.

IW U.S. 500: Top Semiconductor and Equipment Companies (slideshow): The manufacturers pushing the most silicon and leading U.S. reshoring efforts.

Lordstown Settles Karma Lawsuit, Proceeds With Foxconn Case: Foxconn tried to get its lawsuit thrown out, but the motion was dismissed by a judge.

From Gridiron to Boardroom: Football Teaches Leadership: Watching from the sidelines as my kids play, I’m struck by the business lessons.

Talent Advisory Board: How to Give and Get Constructive Criticism: We all need to know when we're not performing, but hearing that in a way that promotes growth can be difficult.

Esmark Defers to USW, Won’t Pursue U.S. Steel Purchase: The USW has vowed to use its powers to block the sale of the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker to any company except Cleveland-Cliffs.

Middle-Market Manufacturers Confront Inflation, Supply Chain and Talent Risk: According to a Chubb and the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) report, 76% of middle-market manufacturers project overall performance improvements this year.

Manufacturing Delusions, Mulling Maintenance and Honda's Fast Fashion: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads: Also, prerequisites for nearshoring success and Intel abandons Tower deal.

Editor's Choice:

The Ultimate Labor Day Playlist for Industrial Workers: The top songs to listen to preparing for your Labor day BBQ or finishing that last home project.

Popular Sponsored Recommendations

Smarter Savings for Manufacturers - Guide

Sept. 12, 2023
Enhance your service experiences and boost revenue while reducing costs. Learn how one platform can help your business be more agile and productive in today's market.

Digitally Transforming Data and Processes With Product Lifecycle Management

Oct. 29, 2023
Manufacturers face increasing challenges in product development as they strive to consistently deliver improved results. Discover how industry leaders are improving time-to-market...

Lean Manufacturing in the Age of the Industrial Internet

Oct. 24, 2023
Read how advanced MES capabilities can help you improve your labor utilization, reduce WIP, and optimize your production. Download the white paper today.

Shifting Your Business from Products to Service-Based Business Models: Generating Predictable Revenues

Oct. 27, 2023
Executive summary on a recent IndustryWeek-hosted webinar sponsored by SAP

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of IndustryWeek, create an account today!