Chick-fil-A’s Three-Day Workweek

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Miami has gone to a 3-day workweek.

As Chick-fil-A restaurants are not open on Sundays, they have created 2 groups—referred to as pods. Each pod works 3 consecutive 13- to 14-hour days, and then has 4 days off. They also have one seven-day stretch of time off per month, and rotate weekends off.

In addition to the employees that are in the pods, they have other employees that follow more traditional schedules.

The 3-day workweek appeals to many workers. While […]

Arrival’s Van Microfactory Moving to North Carolina

Arrival, an electric vehicle startup with headquarters in the US and UK, has decided to move all of its Van production to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Instead of investing in mega production facilities, Arrival uses a microfactory model that installs assembly cells in existing facilities to build its all-electric vans.  Arrival cited federal tax credit incentives, large market size, and better margins as factors in its decision to focus on the US market.


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By |2022-11-13T07:18:35+00:00November 15, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

American Airlines PA Glitch: Root Cause Unknown

Halloween came early on a September 2022, American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Dallas. Unexplained moans and groans came across the aircraft’s public announcement system.

The “unsettling” noises began just before takeoff and continued throughout the flight.  Pilots and flight attendants assured passengers that everything was under control and there was no need to worry.


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By |2022-10-27T01:36:52+00:00October 27, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Fordless Fords: Shortages Due to Regulatory Issues

Tribar Technologies is a Michigan-based supplier for Ford’s blue oval badges. Violations of an environmental protection regulation limited Tribar’s production in August, resulting in shortages of the badges for Ford’s F-Series pickups.

Ford has decided to ship many of the badgeless vehicles to dealers and retrofit once badges are available, which will increases costs for the automaker and dealers.

This part shortage is the latest in a year of supply chain crises and shortages. Ford has stated that it intends to “restructure […]

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