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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:
American spending has shifted and now Target is canceling orders, mostly for home goods and clothing.
On Wednesday, three U.S. companies were accused of sending blueprints and technical drawings for satellites, rocket technology and other defense prototypes to China.
Labor market struggles have proven to be too much for Deere & Co., so the company is moving some production to Mexico.
A Jeep Wrangler had a hiccup during a crash test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). During a "small overlap crash test" a 2022 model tipped onto its side.
Walmart is the latest major retailer to drop Chaokoh coconut milk brand after allegations of forced monkey labor.
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Fillogic takes underutilized spaces, primarily shopping malls, and converts them into tech-enabled micro-distribution hubs.
The U.S. Dept of Labor recently released data that underscores the challenges facing businesses when it comes to worker retention. Worker shortages have gotten so severe, employers appear to be actively avoiding terminating existing employees.
Are we going to see more of this? And do striking workers need to be careful that CNH doesn’t pull a John Deere?
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