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Additive Outlook, Wrong Priorities and the Dazzling Dozen: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Jan. 12, 2024
Also, leaders grow more confident.

As we approach the middle of the month, the IndustryWeek manufacturing community continued catch up on predictions and outlooks for the year 2024, while also intrigued by leadership topics and semiconductor innovation. Please enjoy the following: IW's top reads for the past seven days. 

The CHIPS Act Helps the Wrong Companies: The future of semiconductors is all about innovation, but that's not a priority of US funding.

Dazzling Dozen: 12 of the Best in Lean and Continuous Improvement in 2023: Top reads addressed topics from gemba walks and tennis ball challenges to winners of manufacturing excellence.

What To Expect from Additive Manufacturing in 2024: Another merger circus? Will someone finally perfect the technology for mass production?

AI, XR and Data: Manufacturing Technology Predictions for 2024: The three technologies manufacturers will most likely employ next year.

Failed Predictions, Cautious Optimism and Yes, It's About People, Not Process: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

The 32-Hour, 4-day Workweek: A Win-Win or a Risky Move? There’s been a lot of talk on the employer side about the idea, but very little action.

We Asked Readers: What’s Your Outlook for the New Year? Manufacturing leaders share their takes on 2024.

Cummins to Pay $1.7 Billion for Emissions Cheating Devices on Ram Pickups: Diesel engine producer plans to settle claims with the Department of Justice on nearly 1 million trucks with Cummins engines.

As Uncertainty Fades, Leaders Grow More Confident—And Prepared to Invest: Recent surveys from the ISM, Duke University and others show corporate attitudes getting closer to the “normal” we knew before COVID arrived.

Leaders Shape Their Teams’ Identity, for Better or Worse: Hostility comes from competing with ‘them.’ Collaboration comes from goals ‘we’ pursue.

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