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Manufacturers and Makers Finding Ways to Work Together

For a long time, the maker movement and the world of quality, high-volume production have been worlds apart. Contract manufacturers and job shops didn’t know how to sell or cater their services to makers who may have been interested in moving their creati…
Popular Discussions For a long time, the maker movement and the world of quality, high-volume production have been worlds apart. Contract manufacturers and job shops didn’t know… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturers-and-makers-finding-ways-work-together/

Reshoring: Extricating Equipment Can Be a Challenge

As U.S. manufacturers continue to reshore of some production, some are running into an unexpected challenge: Getting tooling and critical equipment out of China. In a discussion this week among members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, several sai…
Popular Discussions As U.S. manufacturers continue to reshore of some production, some are running into an unexpected challenge: Getting tooling and critical equipment out of Ch… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/reshoring-extricating-equipment-can-be-challenge/

Electronics OEMs To Slash Contract Suppliers, While Foxconn Offers to Train US Engineers

Under intense pressure to boost profitability and streamline their global manufacturing operations in the face of rising global competition, around half the world’s major electronics OEMs say they plan to reduce the number of contract manufacturers they w…
Under intense pressure to boost profitability and streamline their global manufacturing operations in the face of rising global competition, around half the world’s major el… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/electronics-oems-slash-contract-suppliers-while-foxconn-offe/

Pharma Boosts Singapore Manufacturing

Singapore’s efforts to transition to a more (high-value manufacturing base, - Where Next For Expanding Pharma Contract Manufacturing Sector?) with a particular focus on pharmaceutical production, looks like it’s paying off big time.
Singapore’s efforts to transition to a more (high-value manufacturing base,  - Where Next For Expanding Pharma Contract Manufacturing Sector?) with a particular focus o… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/pharma-boosts-singapore-manufacturing/

The Global View: Don't Judge Me by My Dirt Floors

In the 1980s, on one of my first trips to Asia as an engineer, I was in Japan visiting some of the plants that make Seiko watch components. Part of my job was to help transfer precision watch manufacturing equipment and adapt it to new markets oriented to…
In the 1980s, on one of my first trips to Asia as an engineer, I was in Japan visiting some of the plants that make Seiko watch components. Part of my job was to help transfer pre… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-dont-judge-me-my-dirt-floors/

China Crisis? Foxconn Workers Threaten Mass Rooftop Suicide

Chinese labor relations took a turn for the worse last week at massive electronics manufacturer Foxconn, which employs around 1 million people at its Chinese plants.
Chinese labor relations took a turn for the worse last week at massive electronics manufacturer Foxconn, which employs around 1 million people at its Chinese plants. After an a… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/china-crisis-foxconn-workers-threaten-mass-rooftop-suicide/

The Global View: Career Planning: Sewing Your Own Parachute

Many of the manufacturing executives and engineers I know have an unusual dedication to their craft and to the companies that employ them. This has historically translated into lengthy careers with the same company or the same peer group of companies. By …
Many of the manufacturing executives and engineers I know have an unusual dedication to their craft and to the companies that employ them. This has historically translated into le… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-career-planning-sewing-your-own-parachute/

The Global View: Supply Chain Risk: Of Floods, Earthquakes, and False Hope

I am lucky to live in a very beautiful part of the country. There is a very nice harbor and a marina, both of which are protected from the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ana River by a levee built by the Army Corps of Engineers.
I am lucky to live in a very beautiful part of the country. There is a very nice harbor and a marina, both of which are protected from the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ana River by… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-supply-chain-risk-floods-earthquakes-and-false-hope/

The Global View: Supply Chain Risk: Of Floods, Earthquakes, and False Hope

I am lucky to live in a very beautiful part of the country. There is a very nice harbor and a marina, both of which are protected from the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ana River by a levee built by the Army Corps of Engineers.
I am lucky to live in a very beautiful part of the country. There is a very nice harbor and a marina, both of which are protected from the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ana River by… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-supply-chain-risk-floods-earthquakes-and-false-hope1/

The Global View: My Strategy? Invest in American Manufacturing

Buy American manufacturing stocks. That, in a nutshell, is my plan for the current economic turmoil. I like making stuff, and making stuff takes time. So, I invest with a longer-term view. Here is my disclaimer: I am not an investment advisor or a lawyer,…
Buy American manufacturing stocks. That, in a nutshell, is my plan for the current economic turmoil. I like making stuff, and making stuff takes time. So, I invest with a longe… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-my-strategy-invest-american-manufacturing/

Where Next For Expanding Pharma Contract Manufacturing Sector?

As the world’s major pharmaceutical companies rush to introduce innovative new drug products for world markets, their dependence on contract manufacturers to provide scalable manufacturing capacity looks set to increase rapidly over the next few years.
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/where-next-expanding-pharma-contract-manufacturing-sector/

The Global View: Taking Responsibility for Quality -- People Can Get Hurt

In Asia, it is not uncommon for my company’s customers to share manufacturing plant capacity with other companies. One interesting outcome is that the same plant with the same equipment, management team, and employees can produce products of different qua…
In Asia, it is not uncommon for my company’s customers to share manufacturing plant capacity with other companies. One interesting outcome is that the same plant with the sa… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-taking-responsibility-quality-people-can-get-hurt/

Foxconn Responds to Cost, Competitive Pressure

If recent news out of high tech contract manufacturing giant Foxconn International Holdings Ltd is is any indication, even very large manufacturers in China are being squeezed by rising labor, material, and commodity costs, escalating competitive pressure…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/foxconn-responds-cost-competitive-pressure/

Welcome to 'The Global View'

Manufacturing Executive is pleased to launch a new feature, The Global View blog, by Everette Phillips. The Global View will explore a wide range of issues and challenges facing manufacturers as they seek new opportunities in emerging markets and low-cost…
Manufacturing Executive is pleased to launch a new feature, The Global View blog, by Everette Phillips. The Global View will explore a wide range of issues and challenges facing m… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/welcome-global-view/

Will Contract Manufacturing Make Pharma More Agile?

Size may matter when it comes to running a global pharma business. The problem is, the more mergers you have, the bigger you get, and the harder it becomes to stay flexible and responsive to rapidly changing market demands and new competition. And with a …
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-contract-manufacturing-make-pharma-more-agile/

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