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Lincoln Electric Charges Ahead, Stellantis Warns, Goals Set the Tone: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Dec. 15, 2023
Also, how to tell if your training program has lost its way.

A wide range of content attracted the IndustryWeek manufacturing community over the past seven days, including the potential for big job cuts, setting goals for the new year and hearing from Lincoln Electric's incoming CEO. 

Here is the Top 10 most-consumed content over the past week, plus one Editor's Choice selection. 

Stellantis Warns Thousands in US of Potential Job Cuts: The European automaker on Thursday notified 2,455 workers in Detroit and 1,225 in Ohio of potential job loss under the federal Warn Act.  

What Are the Obstacles to Reshoring? US manufacturing is moving in the right direction, but too slowly. 

Lincoln Electric's Next CEO Charges Ahead: Steve Hedlund talks about his shift from COO to CEO in the New Year and plans for the welding company's EV charging business. 

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

So That Happened: Four-Day Work Weeks in Italy, Setting Realistic EV Expectations: IndustryWeek editors write about those issues and the latest in EV charging investments and why AI might not be great at running factories. 

How to Tell If Your Training Program Is Going Off the Rails: 'Sink or swim’ and ‘training light’ approaches are the fast track to failure.  

Playing the Blame Game and Struggles of a New Lean Leader: IW's Weekly Reads: Also, how to recharge a stagnant leadership culture and the obstacles to greater reshoring. 

A Bold Proposition to Connect the Supply Chain: OEMs must take the lead on supplier connectivity, collaboratively and with a phased approach.

Updated: Clorox Cyberattack Cost $356 Million: The bleach manufacturer begins the cleanup process to fully repair damage from an attack first reported in mid-August that slowed production and caused product shortages. 

With Hacks on the Rise, Manufacturers Hone Their Cybersecurity Smarts: Cyber-maturity is finally catching up to digital transformation, a new Manufacturers Alliance study finds.

Editor’s Choice

Tales From the Transcript: Public-Company Leaders See ‘Stickier’ Inflation, Look to Offset Wage Growth: Sentiment about demand takes another step down; ‘We know we cannot defy gravity.’  

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