Planning & Forecasting


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Planning & Forecasting

When Is It Best to Insource Production?

May 15, 2023
Cost is usually not a primary consideration.
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Public Policy

There Are Better Ways to Build a Domestic PPE Supply Chain

March 10, 2023
Focusing on innovation and supplier relationships will help the US prepare for the next global health emergency.
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Planning & Forecasting

Shifting Supply Chain Winds Favor Regionalism, Restructuring

Feb. 21, 2023
Those who are willing to adapt will reap the benefits.
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Planning & Forecasting

Is Your ‘Best Value’ Country Sourcing Missing the Mark?

Feb. 8, 2023
Nine factors to consider in a total-cost-of-ownership analysis.
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Ebooks & Digital Editions

eBook: IndustryWeek's 2023 Manufacturing Outlook

Jan. 25, 2023
From currency to technology to supply chains to management, a look at what manufacturers should be considering in the new year.


The IndustryWeek US 500

Download the IW U.S. 500

May 24, 2023
Download the list of the 500 largest US public manufacturers in an easy to read .pdf format
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Strategic Planning & Execution

Ford Firms Up Key Suppliers to Produce 2 Million EVs by 2026

July 21, 2022
Tesla's former supply chain leader now leads Ford’s effort to lock down raw materials globally, diversify battery technology and increase production capacity.
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Planning & Forecasting

Supply Chain Leaders Assess Climate Change Risks

July 21, 2022
According to a recent survey, 27% of supply chain leaders have identified critical supply chain risks that could come from climate change.
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Planning & Forecasting

Supply Chain: Shifting Winds to Watch for in the 2nd Half of 2022

June 29, 2022
China restarts, semiconductor shifts and a sinking oil rig in Yemen factor into the global calculus.
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Supply Chain

EV Has a Problem: 90% of the Battery Supply Chain ‘Does Not Exist’

June 20, 2022
The US auto industry needs to step up its efforts—and its investment dollars.