More salaried positions will be eliminated at Deere and Co., the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported. The plan is part of the manufacturer’s previously announced Smart Industrial Redesign; the company did not specify how many positions would be cut. In a statement released Monday, Deere said its goal is “to become a leaner organization that’s more capable of responding to rapidly changing market conditions and customer demands with enhanced speed and flexibility. To do this, we’re broadening spans of control and reducing layers across our company to further empower employees, drive efficiencies, improve communication, and respond to changing market conditions more quickly.” This week's announcement comes immediately after a second round of buyouts for salaried employees ended July 31, which was also part of the Smart Industrial Redesign.