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Welcome in the Workplace and What Makes a Manufacturer: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

May 26, 2023
Also, a conversation with the Siemens USA CEO, reshoring, and the domination of oil and gas production.

IndustryWeek debuted the 2023 IW U.S. 500 this week, and our audience took notice. Two of the top 10 most-read items on IndustryWeek.com over the past seven days are part of that package—so check them out if you haven't already. A conversation with the Siemens USA CEO, reshoring and welcoming non-native speakers helped round out IW's most popular content over the past week. 

The complete list is as follows: 

IW U.S. 500 Rejects: Apple, Nike, Hasbro and 68 Other Companies that Don't Make Their Own Products Removed from Manufacturers List: Stricter criteria limited the IW U.S. 500 list of the country's largest publicly traded manufacturing companies to only ones that own and operate their own facilities.

Why Stellantis Stopped, Let's Talk Insourcing, Remembering Rosie the Riveter: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads: Also, Polestar's cost-cutting measures and the latest in our Generation Now Leadership series

Generation Now Leadership: Career Advancement by Design at Northrop Grumman: Sara Simser plots a course to manufacturing leadership. Two keys: Always be learning and don’t fear failure.

Siemens USA CEO Humpton: Digital Transformation for Small Businesses and Space Exploration: In a preview to her speech Wednesday at Automate 2023, the executive shares her thoughts on how to bring enterprise software power to SMEs and the potential new technology has for the world.

Reshoring, Foreign Direct Investment Add 101,500 Jobs in First Quarter: “Reshoring continues to outpace FDI 62% to 38% - the most extreme rate in recent history,” according to a recent report.

2023 IW U.S. 500: Oil & Gas Production Dominate Manufacturing: Without strong numbers from ExxonMobil, Chevron, Marathon, Valero and Phillips 66, manufacturing profits would have declined last year.

Stellantis Halts Canada Battery Plant Construction: The new Stellantis-LGES facility had been scheduled to begin operation in 2024 and employ 2,500 workers.

Creating a Welcoming Workplace for Non-Native Speakers: Communicating in other languages is a small investment with an immediate and big return.

AR/VR Matures, IIoT Unhappiness Rises: IndustryWeek 2023 Tech Survey: Justifying technology spending is getting easier, but getting IT and OT departments aligned remains challenging.

So, You’re a Leader Now. Forget Everything You’ve Learned: Leading people requires a whole different set of skills than distinguishing yourself in project-based work.

Editor's Choice: 

Generation Now Leadership: Co-op to Advanced Manufacturing Management in a Decade at Freudenberg-NOK: If you start with the right company, you don’t have to job hop to advance your career, says young leader Dan Keys.

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