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BREXIT: Ten Things Manufacturing Companies Should Know

In an effort to provide some clarity in the midst of the confusion, here are 10 things that manufacturers should know about when trying to assess the future of manufacturing in the U.K., and some of the potential implications of BREXIT on their businesses…
When the world woke up last Friday morning, news that the U.K. had voted to leave the European Union after more than 40 years sent shock waves through the world’s political elite,… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/brexit-ten-things-manufacturing-companies-should-know/

What the BREXIT Vote Says About the Individual vs. Society

The British vote to leave the European Union is a reaction to a perceived lack of sovereignty, frustration with the EU's ability to deal with various crises, immigration, and even globalization. At a societal level, it raises questions about the balance b…
Trying to understand the implications of the United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union reminds me of a story about Henry Kissinger and Zhou Enlai. Kissinger, the nationa… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/what-brexit-vote-says-about-individual-vs-society/

White House Creates Sensor-Focused Innovation Institute, Plans Five More

The Obama Administration has announced the creation of a Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute which, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, will focus on accelerating the development of smart sensors, data analytics, and advanced control s…
The Obama Administration has announced the creation of a Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute which, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, will focus on accelerat… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/white-house-creates-sensor-focused-innovation-institute-plans-five-more/

Top Manufacturing Leadership Awards Winners Show that M4.0 Is Transforming the Industry

When the top winners of the 12th annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards were unveiled at a gala celebration on June 8, one thing became quite clear: The digital transformation that the Manufacturing 4.0 era promises is much more than a theory or a metapho…
When the top winners of the 12th annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards were unveiled at a gala celebration on June 8, one thing became quite clear: The digital transformation tha… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/top-manufacturing-leadership-awards-winners-show-m40-transforming-industry/

Small Manufacturers Will Benefit from M4.0, Too

Why are large manufacturers investing in digitizing their product innovation, supply chain, and production processes? Many would say they recognize the need to respond to rapidly-rising customer expectations by becoming more data-driven and more agile.
Why are large manufacturers investing in digitizing their product innovation, supply chain, and production processes? Many would say they recognize the need to respond to rapidly-… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/small-manufacturers-will-benefit-m40-too/

Are Factories of the Future Sailing Into a Perfect Cyber Storm?

In the Manufacturing 4.0 era, navigating the cyber security waters ahead will not simple, and it must not be thought of as an IT problem, Anthony King, Chief Information Security Officer Director, IT Security Operations/Governance, Risk and Compliance at …
In the Manufacturing 4.0 era, navigating the cyber security waters ahead will not be simple, and it must not be thought of as an IT problem, Anthony King, Chief Information Securit… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/are-factories-future-sailing-perfect-cyber-storm/

2016 Manufacturing Leadership Summit: Industry 4.0 Pioneer Calls for Global Standards to Make M4.0 a Reality

The journey to Manufacturing 4.0 is going to be a rocky road unless industrial companies and international bodies act swiftly to deliver useable interoperability standards that allow modular, plug-and-produce, integrated production lines to become a rapid…
The journey to Manufacturing 4.0 is going to be a rocky road unless industrial companies and international bodies act swiftly to deliver useable interoperability standards that al… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/2016-manufacturing-leadership-summit-industry-40-pioneer-calls-global-standards-make-m40-reality/

M4.0 Will Require a New Leadership Model

As Manufacturing 4.0 takes place in their organizations, manufacturing leaders must get better and collaborating, communicating, making data-driven decisions, and even thinking of ways to use new digitally-enabled processes and business models to drive re…
As Manufacturing 4.0 takes place in their organizations, manufacturing leaders must get better at collaborating, communicating, making data-driven decisions, and even thinking of … http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/m40-will-require-new-leadership-model/

Energizing Leadership to Drive Business Transformation

Since 1950, 88% of all Fortune 500 companies have disappeared, victims of competitive challenges that they did not anticipate or respond to. Today, the transition to Manufacturing 4.0 is likely to prove rewarding for some manufacturers and cataclysmic for…
Since 1950, 88% of all Fortune 500 companies have disappeared, victims of competitive challenges that they did not anticipate or respond to. Today, the transition to Manufacturing… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/energizing-leadership-drive-business-transformation/

2016 Manufacturing Leadership Summit: The M4.0 Tidal Wave is Coming – Are You Ready?

Industry is about to experience more change, across more aspects of the business of manufacturing, and in a shorter time than perhaps any period of transition in the history of manufacturing.
“Industry is about to experience more change, across more aspects of the business of manufacturing, and in a shorter time than perhaps any period of transition in the history of m… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/2016-manufacturing-leadership-summit-m40-tidal-wave-coming-are-you-ready/

Manufacturers Push for Open, Interoperable Control Systems

Now is the time for manufacturers to band together to force providers of real time control systems to replace their closed, proprietary technologies with distributed control systems and programmable logic control systems that are open, interoperable, and …
Now is the time for manufacturers to band together to force providers of real time control systems to replace their closed, proprietary technologies with distributed control syste… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturers-push-open-interoperable-control-systems/

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