Airlines Stuck on Runway with Pilot Shortages?

With demand for travel rebounding, pilot shortages have caused a host of flight cancellations in recent months.  There is no easy solution in sight.

Some airlines in the United States are looking to hire pilots from other countries such as Australia, Canada, and many other global locations to fill the gap.  Candidates from Australia are particularly attractive because of a “specialty occupation” U.S. visa that is fairly easy to get and can be renewed two years at a time as many […]

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Are We Ready for the Four-Day Workweek?

For decades, the idea of a four-day workweek has gained and lost momentum several times. Because the pandemic has dramatically altered the way people work, proposals for a four-day workweek have reemerged. But doubts about its impact on productivity and its applicability to most professions remain. Would the new schedules boost or constrain operations?


Video Spotlight: Atlantic Staff Writer Makes the Case for a Four Day Work Week  (June 21, 2021, CNBC Television) 


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Ford’s Build-to-Order Strategy

Almost every automobile manufacturer has been forced to shutdown production during the pandemic for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest problems has been caused by a chip shortage, as shared in the OM in the News post, Chip Shortage Puts the Brakes on Automakers.

Automakers are rethinking how they run their business. Most are looking at their supply chain, and ensuring the availability of parts. Many are looking at the future with electric vehicles (EVs), and designing […]

Peloton Manufacturing Cycles to the U.S.

Peloton has selected Troy Township, Ohio, as the location for its first factory in the U.S. to build bikes and high-end treadmill machines.

The factory will have one million square feet of manufacturing, office, and amenities space.  More than 2,000 jobs will be added to the area.  When the new factory is up and running by 2023, Peloton will become less dependent on its third-party manufacturers in Asia to produce home fitness equipment to meet surging local demand in the U.S..


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