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March Madness, Recruiting Tips and Rivian's Struggle to Turn a Profit: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

March 1, 2024
Also, leadership coaching and the scoop on true pricing.

Welcome to the IndustryWeek Weekly Reads. The IW manufacturing community concluded the final seven days February by perusing a wide range of content on www.IndustryWeek.com. We encourage you to catch up with this Top 10 list of the most popular content and then stay for more.

Rivian Announces Soft Production Outlook, Job Cuts for 2024: Despite doubling its production and deliveries from 2022 to 2023, the company continues to struggle to turn a profit.

Leader or Manager? You Need to Be Both: Leaders must achieve great management results, so what’s the difference really?

The White-Hot Demand for Engineering Talent Is Cooling, but ... the ratio of job listings to engineers is still more than 3-1. Here are some recruiting tips for manufacturers.

Did the US Really Import More Goods from Mexico than China? Doubtful. An in-depth analysis sets off warning bells.

Clorox Cyberattack Cost $356 Million: The bleach manufacturer this week begins the cleanup process to fully repair damage from an attack first reported in mid-August that slowed production and caused product shortages. (November 2023 article)

Revved for March Madness? Look for These Lessons in Operational Excellence: Seven parallels between action on the court and activity on the shop floor.

Tackling Strategic Planning in an Unstable World: What will the global economy hold as politics, technology, climate change and social structures shift?

True Pricing: Should Manufacturers Embrace It? The model goes beyond pure economics to consider organizational objectives and societal expectations.

Production Pulse: DEI Hiring to Overcome Labor Shortages: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives are under attack in many economic segments, but labor experts say manufacturers must embrace diversity in hiring practices if they have any hopes of filling a growing number of unfilled jobs.

Leadership Coaching 3.0: Directing Human Potential: If we want to maximize an individual or a team’s performance, we need coaches to be trained on solutions for common problems.

Editor's Choice

5 Things to Know about China and EVs: 'How do you cut the price of EVs in half? China's already done it.'

Enter the 2024 IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards Competition: This annual awards competition salutes manufacturing excellence across North America. Deadline is March 18.

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