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The start of the year is a good time to think about what lies ahead. We have identified three trends to keep an eye on in 2024. Each will affect both large and small manufacturers in every industry. Senior editor Austin Weber discusses how the skilled labor shortage, data analytics and artificial intelligence will affect manufacturers. 

This episode also covers:

  • How BMW is retooling its assembly plant in Oxford, England, to produce EVs.
  • The opening of LG Electronics’ new factory in Fort Worth, TX, which will make charging stations for EVs.
  • Boeing’s efforts to improve quality control following a Jan. 5 incident when a fuselage door plug blew off a 737 Max 9 jet operated by Alaska Airlines.
  • How Ford researchers are creating sustainable plastics—from the organic waste produced by olive orchards.

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