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Hacked, Tiptoes and Trying Times: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Jan. 26, 2024
Also, top cities for STEM professionals and why some managers can't get lean.

Here's what caught the interest of the IndustryWeek manufacturing community over the past 7 days. Read and enjoy, and then peruse the remainder of the IW site. 

Microsoft Hacked by the Russians: The same cybercriminals, linked to Russian intelligence services, are also responsible for one of the most infamous hacks of all time.

Some Managers Just Can’t Get Lean: Though professing a commitment to continuous improvement, they never really grasp what it’s all about.

Trying Times for Tesla: From a union strike to price cuts, 2024 has been a rough year so far for the company, but bright spots remain.

Top 10 Cities for STEM Professionals: A new WalletHub report compares the 100 most populated metro areas in the U.S.

Lack of Women’s PPE Causes Safety Issues. Is Anything Being Done? How the manufacturing industry is responding to ill-fitting women's safety gear and delivering a more welcoming message to a category of workers that often has been overlooked.

Who vs. How: Which Leadership Camp Are You in? I love process, but lately I've been thinking more about the importance of choosing the right person for the job.

Updated: Accelera by Cummins, Daimler Truck, PACCAR Choose Mississippi for Battery Cell Joint Venture: A look into the billions of dollars being invested in new battery plants and expansions in recent years.

Alcoa Execs Tiptoeing Into ’24: Spending cuts will play a central role as the aluminum manufacturer waits to see if ‘the potential for a moderate recovery’ becomes reality.

Turning Sustainability Principles into Profits: An 8-Step Framework: Industry leaders are developing ways to monetize their ESG initiatives.

So That Happened: Younger Workers Willing to Consider Manufacturing Jobs: IndustryWeek editors look into that story, Hertz's decision to dump Tesla EVs, infrastructure spending and cool gadgets.

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