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Outsourcing Vs. the Value of Co-locating R&D, Engineering, and Production

In recent weeks I've spoken with several manufacturing executives who are reevaluating the value of co-locating R&D, engineering, and production functions. The conclusion that many have come to is that there are significant efficiency advantages to be had…
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Reshoring US Manufacturing -- 3 part series

The final part in a 3 part series on re-shoring has just been published. Part 1 is titled Velocity Manufacturing - and is authored by Dr Lisa Lang. Part 2 is titled Total Cost of Ownership Calculation and is authored by Harry Moser. Then Part 3 was co-…
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Report: Lean Comes up Short on Reducing Costs

Lean, Six Sigma and other continuous improvement programs are failing to delivery significant, sustained cost reductions to manufacturers, a study recently published by consulting firm AlixPartners LLC contends.
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Is U.S. Manufacturing Coming Back?

U.S. consumers could see more products labeled "Made in the USA" on store shelves in the near future. As labor rates in China soar and manufacturers discover unforeseen complications at overseas production facilities, many businesses are revisiting the ad…
Shifting perspectives on supply chain management, coupled with the realities of total landed cost, are driving manufacturers to weigh the benefits of flinging production opera… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/us-manufacturing-coming-back/

Are Made in America claims always honest and true?

Read more with this great Q & A with Julie Reiser of Made in USA Certified.
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How Long Should You Hold onto Manufacturing Data?

U.S. federal officials last week said they have not been able to track down the manufacturing breakdowns that led the fuselage sections of Boeing 757-200 and 737-300 aircraft to tear open during mid-flight last year. The reason: Boeing discarded manufactu…
U.S. federal officials last week said they have not been able to track down the manufacturing breakdowns that led the fuselage sections of Boeing 757-200 and 737-300 aircraft to t… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/how-long-should-you-hold-manufacturing-data/

Special Offer for Council Members

I wanted to you know about a special program and offer for you to recommend qualified executives outside your organization for a Council membership.
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Can New Import Tax Protect Brazil’s Local Auto Makers?

The Brazilian government announced last week that it intends to slap an additional tax on imported vehicles to help protect the development of its local auto industry and encourage foreign makers to set up plants there.
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Arab Spring For Saudi Women In Manufacturing?

At one time, Saudi Arabian traditions prevented women from entering many industrial sectors at all. But as the Arab Spring continues its impact across the region, the times are changing for Saudi Arabian women too.
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Can Manufacturers Afford to Be Customer-Driven?

In this era of prolonged slow growth--or rapidly repeated recessions--can manufacturers afford to continue focusing exclusively or even primarily on customer demand signals when managing complex global supply networks? According to several participants in…
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German Manufacturing Flatlines: Eurozone in Contraction

Europe’s manufacturing sector is not enjoying the late summer months.
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2012 Manufacturing Leadership Awards (ML100) Webcast is Now Available!

If you were unable to attend the webcast earlier this week, please note the recording of the meeting is now available at this link:
If you were unable to attend the webcast earlier this week, please note the recording of the meeting is now available at this link: https://thomasmeeting.webex.com/thomasmeeting/l… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/2012-manufacturing-leadership-awards-ml100-webcast-now-avail/

Lean: Is It All or Nothing?

I've noticed that many advocates of lean transformation insist that organizations must faithfully abide by all lean doctrines and implement lean tools across the manufacturing enterprise. Anything less, say these advocates, amounts to an ineffective half …
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Environmental Health and Safety: How to Get Chinese Suppliers On Board

It may be because the company is a large, inviting target, but Apple Computer has become the prime example of a Western manufacturer that is taking heat for the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) shortcomings of its suppliers in China.
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Does Manufacturing Deserve a Cabinet Post?

A number of people have responded, mostly in the negative, to my suggestion for a federal Department of Manufacturing. I made the suggestion in a letter in Sunday's New York Times which had earlier published a story asking whether manufacturing is falling…
A number of people have responded, mostly in the negative, to my suggestion for a federal Department of Manufacturing. I made the suggestion in a letter in Sunday's New York Times… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/does-manufacturing-deserve-cabinet-post/

Chinese Manufacturing Set to Shrink … Again.

Economic turbulence in the US and the Euro-zone has weakened global demand for manufactured products and caused a further contraction in China’s manufacturing sector in September, the third monthly dip in a row.
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Social Technologies On Manufacturing’s Front Line

Manufacturing executives from around the world are among the winners of a new Management 2.0 Challenge which recognizes achievement in using social media technologies to help make management more adaptable, innovative, inspiring, and accountable.
Manufacturing executives from around the world are among the winners of a new Management 2.0 Challenge which recognizes achievement in using social media technologies to help make… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/social-technologies-manufacturings-front-line/

Executive Bulletin - Top 10 Global Mega Trends and their Impact on Business, Cultures and Society

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Popular Documents Sarwant Singh, Partner, Frost & Sullivan This presentation sets the stage for visionary thinking by identifying the most important global Mega Trends, p… http://www.gilcommunity.com/docs/executive-bulletin-top-10-global-mega-trends-and-their-impac/

Is Top-Line Growth Now Key for Global Manufacturers?

If you think the future looks bleak for global manufacturing right now, think again. The world’s top manufacturers continue to be optimistic about rapid growth through innovative new products, strategic acquisitions and partnerships, and increased capacit…
If you think the future looks bleak for global manufacturing right now, think again. The world’s top manufacturers continue to be optimistic about rapid growth through in… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/top-line-growth-now-key-global-manufacturers/

Please welcome Craig D. Hartman, Senior Executive Director, Sector Lead Americas Business Transformation Group of Cisco Systems, Inc., to the Manufacturing Leadership Council!

As a Sr. Executive Director in Cisco’s Business Transformation Group, Craig Hartman is responsible for helping to catalyze and accelerate customer business impact from technology investment across the Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Energy and Smart & Conne…
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