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Supply Chain Risk At Its Lowest Level For 18 Months: But It May Not Last.

According to the latest study from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K and Dun & Bradstreet, the level of risk in global manufacturing supply chains in Q2 of this year hit its lowest level for 18 months, after decreasing for…
Popular Discussions According to the latest study from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K. and Dun & Bradstreet, the level of risk in global … http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/supply-chain-risk-its-lowest-level-18-months-it-may-not-last/

Model for Measuring Product Sustainability Proposed

Manufacturers typically track and report their sustainability improvement progress in terms of resource savings and emission reductions. But what about the sustainability characteristics of the products themselves? What if manufacturers—and their customer…
Popular Discussions Manufacturers typically track and report their sustainability improvement progress in terms of resource savings and emission reductions. But what about the s… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/model-measuring-product-sustainability-proposed/

Global Manufacturing Competitiveness: Time To Redraw The World Map

If you still think the world is split into traditional high-cost production locations in the developed economies of the West, and low-cost locations in the emerging economies of the East, it may be time to think again.
Popular Discussions If you still think the world is split into traditional high-cost production locations in the developed economies of the West, and low-cost locations in the e… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/global-manufacturing-competitiveness-time-redraw-world-map/

3 Day MBA - London: Managing with Strategic Vision - Master the strategic aspects and functions of business

This 3-day workshop is designed to give you a thorough overview of the strategic aspects of business and the way that each function interlinks; planning the business (strategic thinking); doing the business (operations management); managing the business (…
Price: £1,595 (First Delegate Rate) £1,445 (Additional Delegate Rate) Click HERE to book this workshop Are you a good operational manger but don’t feel as confiden… http://www.gilcommunity.com/event/3-day-mba-london-managing-strategic-vision-master-strategic-aspects-and-functions-business-aug/

Manufacturing Leadership Awards Open, with New Big Data, Mobility, and Internet of Things Categories

The Manufacturing Leadership Community (MLC) has opened nominations for the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, adding significant enhancements to the ML Awards program, including new award categories for manufacturers that are transforming their busin…
The Manufacturing Leadership Community (MLC) has opened nominations for the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, adding  significant enhancements to the ML Awards program, includ… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-leadership-awards-open-new-big-data-mobility-and-internet-things-categories/

New Generation of Robots Will Force Cultural Change

A new generation of smart, mobile, autonomous, and relatively inexpensive robots is about to hit the manufacturing plant floor and supply chain. These include telepresence robots that let supervisors and engineers thousands of miles away see what’s going …
Popular Discussions A new generation of smart, mobile, autonomous, and relatively inexpensive robots is about to hit the manufacturing plant floor and supply chain. These includ… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/new-generation-robots-will-force-cultural-change/

AAM Plant Tour: Don’t Underestimate Incremental Innovation, Says ML Council

Breakthrough innovation is what keeps you ahead of the curve. But the message from members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, who convened earlier this week to discuss the many dimensions of innovation as part of a special plant tour at American Axl…
The idea of coming up with a breakthrough innovation that can create competitive advantage captivates many companies these days. The success that companies such as Apple, Amazon, … http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/aam-plant-tour-dont-underestimate-incremental-innovation-says-ml-council/

Diversity: Are You Leaving Leadership Assets on the Table?

For many manufacturers, devising and executing a next-generation leadership succession plan is critically important for one rather obvious reason: Leadership in many manufacturing organizations—particularly small and mid-size companies—is getting pretty l…
Most manufacturing skills gap discussions tend to focus on the shortage of engineering and skilled resources on the plant floor. Whatever your opinion about the causes of the shor… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/diversity-are-you-leaving-leadership-assets-table/

Move Over Cloud: Are Data Lakes the Key to Managing IoT Big Data?

GE has announced a joint development with industrial software company Pivotal to create what it calls “the first-ever industrial data lake approach” to help major manufacturing companies better access, analyse and store petabytes of industrial-strength Bi…
Popular Discussions GE CEO Jeff Immelt’s vision of ‘Brilliant Factories’ – using pervasive, real-time, complex data feeds from multiple factory tools, processes and assets to he… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/move-over-cloud-are-data-lakes-key-managing-iot-big-data/

Professional Product Management North America - Chicago

Product Management while essential to a company’s efforts, can often be a complex and frustrating function depending on the philosophy and evolution within a given enterprise. This dynamic and fast paced program addresses these challenges by delivering a …
Price: $1,995 (First Delegate Rate) $1,795.5 (Additional Delegate Rate) Click HERE to book this workshop Product Management while essential to a company’s effor… http://www.gilcommunity.com/event/professional-product-management-north-america-chicago-aug/

Major Account Management - Toronto: North America

To get the best out of their companies’ key accounts, attendees will learn the art and science of key account management. Participants will discover distinctive strategic and tactical practices to more effectively select, grow, and defend key accounts. Du…
Price: $1,595 (First Delegate Rate) $1,435 (Additional Delegate Rate) Click HERE to book this workshop To get the best out of their companies’ key accounts, attendees … http://www.gilcommunity.com/event/major-account-management-toronto-north-america-aug/

IoT Will Require a Renewed Focus on Data Accuracy

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to bring unprecedented levels of operational insight and product performance and use knowledge to manufacturers, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of new market value in the near future. But the IoT wi…
Popular Discussions The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to bring unprecedented levels of operational insight and product performance and use knowledge to manufacturers, res… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/iot-will-require-renewed-focus-data-accuracy/

How to Influence and Consult Strategically - Frankfurt: Lift your influencing, consulting and advisory skills to the next level

This challenging three day workshop, built around the R5 Advisory Skills Framework, will provide you with the skills, tools and frameworks to lift your influencing, consulting and advisory skills to a new level, helping you to manage upwards, push through…
Price: £1,595 (First Delegate Rate) £1,445 (Additional Delegate Rate) Click HERE to book this workshop Do you need to influence at a strategic level to push thro… http://www.gilcommunity.com/event/how-influence-and-consult-strategically-frankfurt-lift-your-influencing-consulting-and-advisory-skills-next-level-aug/

Is Your Organization Ready for Digitization?

Today, businesses are realizing more and more value through investments in digitization, but the trajectory is anything but smooth or predicable. A recent McKinsey survey on digitization, for example, says that many organizations are not realizing the ful…
Any time a new, pervasive technology is injected into an organization, something transformational happens. We’ve seen it with enterprise resource planning systems, customer relati… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/your-organization-ready-digitization1/

Professional Product Management Europe - London: Give your products the greatest chance of success

As a Product Manager in industrial or technical industries you will find this comprehensive workshop an essential tool in your professional development and probably the most relevant course of your career!
Price: £1,595 (First Delegate Rate) £1,435 (Additional Delegate Rate) Click HERE to book this workshop The truly excellent product manager must have a diverse rang… http://www.gilcommunity.com/event/professional-product-management-europe-london-give-your-products-greatest-chance-success-aug/

GIL 2014: New Zealand

To survive and thrive in the future business environment, both as an individual and as a company, innovation has now become an essential ingredient. Find out why innovation is critical to success, where innovation comes from, how to become a visionary inn…
To survive and thrive in the future business environment, both as an individual and as a company, innovation has now become an essential ingredient. Find out why innovation i… http://www.gilcommunity.com/event/gil-2014-new-zealand/

U.K. Spy Agency Fosters Cybersecurity Skills At British Universities

Britain’s central surveillance and intelligence agency, known as GCHQ, is hoping to boost the European country’s cybersecurity skills by fostering the next generation of cyber-savvy experts at British universities.
Popular Discussions Britain’s central surveillance and intelligence agency, known as GCHQ, is hoping to boost the European country’s cybersecurity skills by fosterin… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/uk-spy-agency-fosters-cybersecurity-skills-british-universities/

Assertiveness at Work - London: Achieve a win win outcome

This workshop provides you with some practical tips, which will help you make requests assertively, say no to unreasonable demands, to achieve a win/win outcome. It will also give you the opportunity to practise these skills in a safe and supportive envir…
Price: £1,095 (First Delegate Rate) £985 (Additional Delegate Rate) Click HERE to book this workshop Do you ever feel that your requests get ignored or you feel that y… http://www.gilcommunity.com/event/assertiveness-work-london-achieve-win-win-outcome-aug/

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