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Manufacturing Workers Still Not Optimistic

Although measures such as the Institute for Supply Management's closely-watched Purchasing Managers Index shows that manufacturing employment has been growing, the mood of U.S. manufacturing workers continues to be wary, with a significant percentage sayi…
Although measures such as the Institute for Supply Management's closely-watched Purchasing Managers Index shows that manufacturing employment has been growing, the mood of U.S. ma… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-workers-still-not-optimistic/

Young People Uninterested in Manufacturing Jobs… in China

Manufacturing leaders in the United States are fighting to resurrect the image of manufacturing as a viable career for high school and college graduates. It appears that China now faces a similar challenge.
Manufacturing leaders in the United States are fighting to resurrect the image of manufacturing as a viable career for high school and college graduates. It appears that China now… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/young-people-uninterested-manufacturing-jobs-china/

Global Economy to Grow 3.5% This Year, Frost & Sullivan Says

Despite anemic growth in the United States and Europe still struggling to recover from its fiscal woes, the world’s economy should grow by 3.5% in 2013, driven in large part by China and emerging nations.
Despite anemic growth in the United States and Europe still struggling to recover from its fiscal woes, the world’s economy should grow by 3.5% in 2013, driven in large part… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/global-economy-grow-35-year-frost-sullivan-says/

Manufacturing's Profile Rises, But Not Among the Young

Perhaps partly as an echo from the current political campaign, public awareness of the importance of manufacturing to overall economic prosperity and of the competitiveness of US manufacturing appear to be on the rise, according to a recently-released sur…
Perhaps partly as an echo from the current political campaign, public awareness of the importance of manufacturing to overall economic prosperity and of the competitiveness of US … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturings-profile-rises-not-among-young/

A New Era of Thrift

Recently, I came across a blog post I originally published in 2009, and was struck by how relevant the thoughts are today. From the June 2009 posting: Perhaps prematurely, I’m contemplating the scars that our Great Recession might leave behind. The foremo…
Recently, I came across a blog post I originally published in 2009, and was struck by how relevant the thoughts are today. From the June 2009 posting: Perhaps prematurely, I&rs… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/new-era-thrift/

Services, Not Manufacturing, Touted as the Future

I’d like to take issue with a blog posted on Forbes by Natalie McCullough, chief marketing officer at ServiceSource. In the post, McCullough claims that the American business landscape is evolving “into a true service economy.”
I’d like to take issue with a blog posted on Forbes by Natalie McCullough, chief marketing officer at ServiceSource. In the post, McCullough claims that the American busines… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/services-not-manufacturing-touted-future/

In Defense of Moderate Growth

Several recent measures of the U.S. economy have shown that it is expanding at a moderate or modest pace. This is good news, although you might not know it from the general mood of the country. Federal Reserve economists, in their most recent Beige Book …
Several recent measures of the U.S. economy have shown that it is expanding at a moderate or modest pace. This is good news, although you might not know it from the general mood o… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/defense-moderate-growth/

Supply Chain Risk: After the Aftershocks

Nearly a year after a devastating 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami rocked Japan, scientists are tracking a massive, ocean-borne debris field that continues to migrate eastward. Scientists say the field—2,000 miles long, 1,000 miles wide, and consistin…
Nearly a year after a devastating 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami rocked Japan, scientists are tracking a massive, ocean-borne debris field that continues to migrate eastward… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/supply-chain-risk-after-aftershocks/

Though More Pessimistic, Manufacturers Will Keep Funding R&D, Capital Projects

Although senior US-based manufacturing executives have become considerably less optimistic about the prospects for the domestic economy over the past 12 months, they continue to push research and development and capital investments, apparently convinced t…
Although senior US-based manufacturing executives have become considerably less optimistic about the prospects for the domestic economy over the past 12 months, they continue to p… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/though-more-pessimistic-manufacturers-will-keep-funding-rd-c/

The Global View: Even Fast Networking Takes Time. But It’s Worth It.

Networking is an important part of any executive career. Although most people agree that sales and marketing careers are built on networking, executives in all roles can benefit from it. Unfortunately, I have found that most manufacturing executives do no…
Networking is an important part of any executive career. Although most people agree that sales and marketing careers are built on networking, executives in all roles can benefit f… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-even-fast-networking-takes-time-its-worth-it/

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… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/does-manufacturing-deserve-cabinet-post/

Signs that the Tsunami's Effects Are Beginning to Ease

Recently US Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernankey predicted that, "The effects of the Japanese disaster on manufacturing output are likely to dissipate in coming months." Today's Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing ISM Report on Business seems to suppo…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/signs-tsunamis-effects-are-beginning-ease/

Is It Time to Invest in the Recovery?

Manufacturing activity in the US rose in January at the fastest pace since May of 2004, according to a report released today by the Institute of Supply Management. The increase marked the 18th straight month in which manufacturing activity in the US has g…
Manufacturing activity in the US rose in January at the fastest pace since May of 2004, according to a report released today by the Institute of Supply Management. The increase ma… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/it-time-invest-recovery/

CEO Check-list for 2011 | From Deliberate Disruption to the Mobile Society

We make our predictions for 2011 in our recent blog post at The View from C-Level:
We make our predictions for 2011 in our recent blog post at The View from C-Level: http://theviewfromclevel.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/ceo-check-list-for-2011-from-deliberate-dis… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/ceo-check-list-2011-deliberate-disruption-mobile-society/

Sober Optimism Pervades Manufacturing As 2011 Begins

As I was “crunching the numbers” of a new survey of manufacturers about their outlook for 2011, I was struck by how much a sense of realism about the economy and the business of manufacturing came right through the data.
As I was “crunching the numbers” of a new survey of manufacturers about their outlook for 2011, I was struck by how much a sense of realism about the economy and the b… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/sober-optimism-pervades-manufacturing-2011-begins/

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