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Transformation is Major Theme at Jefferies Industrial Conference  in The Adaptive Organization

I traveled to New York City last week to attend the 11th annual Jefferies Industrial Conference, a diverse gathering of more than 200 companies in the chemicals, aerospace and defense, automotive, metal fabrication, biofuels, and other market segment… Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Aug 17, 2015
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ML Council Explores Strategies for Accelerating Innovation and Supply Chain Performance at Flex Plant Tour  in The Innovation Enterprise

Last week, members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered in Milpitas, CA, to tour the campus of electronics manufacturing services company Flex (formerly Flextronics) and to learn from each other how to accelerate innovation and speed up t… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Aug 11, 2015
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U.S. Manufacturing Leaders Say Government is Failing to Deliver the Help They Need  in Manufacturing Advocacy

With several U.S. presidential candidates promising to reinvigorate the manufacturing sector and “bring home” manufacturing jobs, and with the White House attempting to keep pace with manufacturing revitalization initiatives emerging from major globa… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Aug 04, 2015
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The Jeep Cyber Attack: Can We Control Our Connected World?  in Cybersecurity

The warnings about the perils of our increasingly connected world keep coming.This past weekend Fiat Chrysler issued a recall of 1.4 million vehicles after it was revealed that two researchers hacked and took control of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Burrowi… Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Jul 28, 2015
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Are Changing Business Models the Key to Manufacturing’s Future?  in The Innovation Enterprise

If manufacturing leaders hope to be ready for the major transformational shifts that lie ahead over the next few years, they will need to adopt business models that are a lot more collaborative and agile and that boost their ability to innovate. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jul 14, 2015
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Twelve New U.S. Manufacturing Communities Eligible for $1 Billion in Federal Funds  in Manufacturing Advocacy

Seeking to stimulate the development of regional, collaborative manufacturing hubs across the U.S., the federal Department of Commerce has identified 12 Manufacturing Communities that will be eligible to tap into a $1 billion fund being offered by a … Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jul 14, 2015
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Does the Road to Manufacturing 4.0 Begin Here?  in Transformative Technologies

Manufacturing 4.0, with its promise of plants populated with smart, connected machines, conjures an alluring vision of the future. Armed with loads of real-time data generated by ever-more-intelligent machines, manufacturers will be able to address p… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jul 06, 2015
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Global Manufacturing Slows in June, But U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Surge  in Manufacturing Leadership Community

Though overall global manufacturing growth slowed last month, according to the latest figures from industry researchers Markit Economics, the worldwide manufacturing industry continued to expand and the U.S. showed especially strong gains in manufact… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jul 06, 2015
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German Industry 4.0 Pioneer and DMDII Executive Director Join Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Board of Governors  in Manufacturing Leadership Council

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the global business network for senior industrial executives, today announced the election of Industry 4.0 pioneer Prof. Dr. Detlef Zühlke, Chairman of the German SmartFactory Technology Initiative… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jun 30, 2015
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Attracting Manufacturing’s Next Generation  in Next-Generation Leadership and the Changing Workforce

Where are your new employees going to come from over the next five years? What will they seek from a manufacturing career? How do you retain them? And what kind of jobs will they want to do? Could rapid technology adoption, more collaborative decisio… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jun 23, 2015
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Millennials to Manufacturers: Get Better at Collaboration  in Next-Generation Leadership and the Changing Workforce

If manufacturers want to attract, engage, and retain the best and the brightest of the Millennial Generation, they need to do a better job of embracing collaboration, and they need to be prepared to give Millennials a wide range of on-the-job experie… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jun 10, 2015
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The Next Great Paradigm Shift, Manufacturing 4.0 Is Real, and It’s Here  in Transformative Technologies

Whether you call it Manufacturing 4.0, Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet, or Smart Manufacturing, the next major transformational era is here, it is real, and it represents a major opportunity for industrial enterprises. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jun 09, 2015
Views: 22736
Dow Chemical and GE CEO Among Top Winners At Manufacturing Leadership Awards Celebration  in The Innovation Enterprise

At the 11th annual Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards ceremony, produced by the Manufacturing Leadership Community, part of Frost & Sullivan, standout companies and individuals received top honors for their breakthrough achievements. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jun 05, 2015
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Digital Tapestry: Manufacturing's Magic Carpet Ride  in Transformative Technologies

Lockheed Martin Space Systems' Dennis Little shows Manufacturing Leadership Summit attendees how his company's end-to-end digital process can reduce cycle time, and so much more. Read More →

Posted by Sue Pelletier on Jun 03, 2015
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Manufacturing Transformation: From Product to Experience  in The Innovation Enterprise

Today’s pace and scale of change across the high-tech manufacturing is a once-in-a-century transformation. The resulting convergence and disruption, affecting every corner of the manufacturing sector, is profoundly and permanently altering the indust… Read More →

Posted by Matthew Doan on Jun 02, 2015
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An Emerging Approach to Industrial Cybersecurity  in Cybersecurity

As manufacturing companies become more reliant on connectivity and smart processes, they are becoming more susceptible to cyber adversaries. To attack the problem and succeed in this new cyber environment, companies need to exercise two of the most i… Read More →

Posted by Matthew Doan on May 26, 2015
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Rethinking the Manufacturing Organization in the Age of IoT  in Transformative Technologies

BOSTON--We all know the Internet of Things (IoT) will dramatically change the products we manufacture and use, making them smart, connected, and, ultimately, more autonomous. But what impact will the IoT and all of those smart products have on the c… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on May 12, 2015
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QAD Reaches for the Cloud  in Transformative Technologies

The road to progress with every new generation of technology is paved with two things – a leap of faith and a lot of stamina. So it was with mainframes to minicomputers, from minis to personal computers, from PCs to client-server computing, and so it… Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on May 11, 2015
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Summit Think Tanks Take Deep Dive into Key Manufacturing Issues and Technologies  in Manufacturing Leadership Community

Attend the exclusive series of Think Tanks at the 11th annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 3-4, Carlsbad, CA, and join other leading senior executives to take a deep dive into the intricacies of vital industry trends. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on May 05, 2015
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Chinese Manufacturing Hits 12-Month Low: U.S. Grows, But at a Slower Rate  in Manufacturing Leadership Community

The latest figures measuring manufacturing activity during April suggest China’s industrial sector has hit its lowest level of performance for the last year, adding further pressure on the Chinese government to find ways of boosting economic growth. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Apr 28, 2015
Views: 10155