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Hog Wild, Choppy Waters and Swimming in Your Own Lane: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Feb. 16, 2024
Also, "Made in America" could benefit more manufacturers.

Boeing is in the news again and, thus, on the minds of the IndustryWeek manufacturing community. In his latest for IW, UCLA Professor Christopher Tang reminds readers that the aerospace manufacturer's current crisis "is not unprecedented." 

Trade, supply chain challenges and AI use in manufacturing also drew attention over the past seven days. Here are the Top 10 most-consumed content pieces on IndustryWeek.com over the past week. Enjoy.

Boeing's Organizational Problems Date Back Two Decades: The aerospace giant began outsourcing 70% of its design, engineering and manufacturing in the early 2000s.

Supply Chains Are Headed Back into Choppy Waters: The end of 2023 brought a glimmer of hope, but caution prevails.

'Made in USA' Works Well for Us: More manufacturers could benefit, if they put the effort into calculating the deeper competitive advantages and savings.

What We Can Learn From AI Use Cases in Manufacturing: A look at company trends through the lens of earnings and investor reports.

Mexico Passes China as No. 1 Source of US: Massive declines in Asian goods sent to the U.S., coupled with growth from Mexico, flips long-standing trade patterns.

So That Happened: Hog Wild on Electrics and Burning Down the Robot Cars: IndustryWeek editors look into those stories, the latest cybersecurity incidents, auto production capacity and offer updates on our upcoming Operations Leadership Summit.

A Valentine for Couples Together in Business: People often ask, ‘What is it like working with your husband?’ It is great if we swim in the same direction in our own lanes.

5 EV Things, 6 Tech Trends and Meet the New No. 1: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Can Additive Manufacturing Deliver the Materials You Need? Tweaking formulations, creating new ones, how much time you’ll have to wait and how to avoid needing something new in the first place.

Production Pulse: Why Joining Contests Is Good for Morale and Operations: With applications for the IndustryWeek Best Plants Award open, we spoke with previous winners and judges about how entering contests is about a lot more than bragging rights.

Editor's Choice

Take Our Black History Month Quiz and Be Smarter Than You Were in January: Who was the "father of the videogame cartridge"? The first Black carmarker? Manufacturing and Black History intersect.

IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Awards Competition: A Guide: This Feb. 19 webinar will share everything you need to know about IW’s annual salute to manufacturing excellence.

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