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Six Tips for Cashing in on the Promise of Smart Products  in The Innovation Enterprise

Smart, connected products offer manufacturers a wealth of opportunities to reduce operational costs while also driving new sources of revenue and higher levels of customer intimacy. But, in order to realize the promise of smart products, manufacturer… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Nov 21, 2017
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Ongoing Cyber Attacks Target Manufacturers  in Cybersecurity

Manufacturing leaders who still harbor doubts about the serious nature of the cyber attack campaigns today targeting their companies should take a close read of an alert recently issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI. … Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Nov 10, 2017
Views: 3556
Digital Transformation: The Key to Competitiveness?  in Factories of the Future

Speakers at the third annual Smart Factory World Symposium debate whether the U.S. manufacturing industry is still competitive as well as the challenges and opportunities of embracing Manufacturing 4.0, the next wave of industrial progress. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Nov 06, 2017
Views: 9778
Firstronic Plant Tour: Aligning a Manufacturing Organization Behind a Data-Driven Approach  in ML Council

"It was after the downturn in 2010 when we decided to shed 60% of our customer base." John Sammut, CEO of electronic manufacturing services provider Firstronic told members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council at a recent plant tour at his company… Read More →

Posted by Paul Burgo on Oct 18, 2017
Views: 7333
Share Your Insights on Manufacturing Sustainability 4.0  in Sustainability

The Manufacturing Leadership Council invites you to participate in this year's Manufacturing Sustainability 4.0 Research Project. The results of this survey will be published in the December 2017 issue of the Manufacturing Leadership Journal. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Oct 16, 2017
Views: 7849
CHINA JOURNAL: After the Trip, Reflections on China  in Industrial Policy

After a 16-day, four-city trip to China, ML Council co-founder David R. Brousell reflects on what he saw and learned about China and the country's manufacturing direction. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Oct 15, 2017
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Firstronic Plant Tour Shows that M4.0 Is About More than Digitization  in ML Council

We at the Manufacturing Leadership Council are of the belief that the journey to a next-generation manufacturing model isn’t just about aggressively adopting emerging digital technologies. Yes, IIoT, advanced analytics, modeling, smart products, and … Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Oct 12, 2017
Views: 3881
Europe Launches Digital Manufacturing Innovation Hub Network To Boost Industrial Digitization  in Factories of the Future

In a bid to accelerate the European manufacturing industry’s journey to a digital future, the European Union’s Institute of Innovation and Technology’s digital division (EIT Digital) has launched a new initiative to provide European manufacturing com… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Oct 11, 2017
Views: 3936
CHINA JOURNAL: Analytics, Digitization, and AI Dominate Day 2 at MIF2017  in Transformative Technologies

The second and final day of MIF2017 focuses on analytics and digitization, and includes presentations from ML Council members and an award winner. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Oct 01, 2017
Views: 3817
CHINA JOURNAL: From Mass Production to Quality Global Brands  in Factories of the Future

On the first day of the MIF2017 manufacturing conference in Tianjin, Chinese manufacturing executives say they are determined to change China's manufacturing image from a mass producer to one based on high quality brands. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Sep 29, 2017
Views: 4495
CHINA JOURNAL: A Car Plant Tour in Tianjin  in Factories of the Future

A day after arriving in Tianjin, China, ML Co-founder David R. Brousell tours an SUV final assembly plant just outside the city. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Sep 27, 2017
Views: 6416
CHINA JOURNAL: Shanghai is the First Step on the Journey  in Manufacturing Leadership Council

David R. Brousell, the Co-founder of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, begins a 16-day trip to China, where he will speak at the MIF2017 manufacturing conference in Tianjin on the subject of Manufacturing 4.0. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Sep 25, 2017
Views: 9642
Don’t Fool Yourself, Manufacturing 4.0 Means Exponential Change  in The Adaptive Organization

We often hear that, when taking first steps on the digital transformation journey, manufacturers should start small, build on successes, and then expand the vision once results and credibility have been established. This seems like prudent advice. … Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Sep 19, 2017
Views: 4296
At Women’s Summit, Brand Building, Workforce Issues and the Future of Manufacturing  in Next-Generation Leadership and the Changing Workforce

At the 7th annual Women in Manufacturing Summit, about 300 female manufacturing professionals gathered to hear inspirational keynotes on subjects such as building a personal brand, to engage in a workshop to improve problem-solving skills, to attend … Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Sep 19, 2017
Views: 2969
Manufacturing Leadership Awards Nominations Now Open for 2018  in Manufacturing Leadership Council

Manufacturing leaders from around the world are invited to nominate their breakthrough projects and outstanding individual achievements for Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards, the industry’s most prestigious awards program. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Sep 06, 2017
Views: 3467
Manufacturing Leadership Council Releases New Critical Issues Agenda for 2017/2018  in Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council encourages industrial leaders to grasp the competitive opportunities of Manufacturing 4.0 digital technologies, collaborative structures, enterprise-wide innovation, and sustainable production strategies to drive … Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Aug 11, 2017
Views: 6437
Plant Tour: At LAI, M4.0 is a Multi-Step Journey  in Factories of the Future

Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council last week toured LAI International's 75,000-square foot plant in Maine, and heard about how the manufacturer of precision-engineered parts devised its roadmap to Manufacturing 4.0. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Aug 10, 2017
Views: 5427
Public Perception of Manufacturing Mixed but Improving  in Next-Generation Leadership and the Changing Workforce

The good news: Americans continue to believe that the health of the manufacturing industry is vitally important to the health of the country’s economy. And, increasingly, Americans believe that manufacturing jobs of the future will require high tech … Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jul 17, 2017
Views: 5481
Manufacturing Industry is Embracing IoT & Digital Transformation  in Transformative Technologies

Recently, I was lucky enough to have been invited to attend Frost & Sullivan’s 13th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit. The Summit brings together C-suite executives and leaders from some of the largest manufacturers in the US—such as GM, Nike, R… Read More →

Posted by Shahram Mehraban on Jun 29, 2017
Views: 6883
It’s Time for Action on Tax, Trade, and Regulatory Reform, Manufacturers Say  in Manufacturing Advocacy

Manufacturing leaders are encouraged by the Trump Administration’s early willingness to prioritize, protect, and support the industrial sector but, they emphasize, the industry needs positive, legislative action on tax and trade policies and regulato… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jun 27, 2017
Views: 6175
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