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Tariff Surge, Smooth Sailing and Meet the Finalists: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

May 17, 2024
Also, think twice about focusing solely on the numbers when it comes to sales.

IndustryWeek manufacturing community members put their brain power to the test this past week with our "ripped from the headlines" manufacturing quiz. Tariffs, AI and succession planning are also among topics that attracted attention, as reflected in our latest IW Weekly Reads. 

Our Top 10 content items over the past seven days are: 

Ripped from the Headlines: Manufacturing News Quiz: Test your knowledge of IndustryWeek's most recent articles with our latest quiz.

US to Raise Tariffs on $18 Billion of China Imports Including Chips: The tariff rate on EVs is set to quadruple to 100% this year, the White House said.

Deere, Bosch, Siemens—Manufacturers Are Using Data and AI Holistically to Drive Customer Value: To thrive in today’s competitive environment, manufacturers must move beyond mere machine efficiency.

Porsche Recalls Thousands of Electric Taycans Over Faulty Batteries: As Porsche's first electric model, the Taycan is key for the German brand, which expects 80% of its sales to be electric by 2030.

Welcome the 2024 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalists: Six manufacturing facilities demonstrate strong commitments to operational excellence and continuous improvement.

Are Your Sales Metrics a House of Cards? Focusing solely on numbers, at the expense of training and teambuilding, hurts organizations in the long run.

Family Business Succession: 4 Tips for Smoother Sailing: Generational transitions can be bumpy. They also can be an opportunity for growth and resilience.

Production Pulse: EPA Regulatory Actions Hit Overdrive in April: Two rulings on PFAS forever chemicals and Clean Air Act Enforcement on vinyl production are signs that regulators are getting rules finalized in case of an administration change.

IRA Renewables Tax Credits: Are You Missing Out? A tax expert breaks down the finer points of Inflation Reduction Act incentives for manufacturers.

Fifty Factory Tours that Make America Great: We picked one factory (or industrial site) from each state you can visit that truly represents what has always made America great: hard work and ingenuity. (Slideshow from 2019)

Editor's Choice

5 Steps for Sustaining a Lean Culture: Operational efficiency is a lifestyle, not a journey with a destination or finish line.

2024 IndustryWeek U.S. 500 Announced: The comprehensive list of U.S.-based, publicly traded manufacturing companies would have posted solid profit margins and revenue gains, had it not been for massive declines at the 10 largest energy companies in the world. 


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