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Where Are the Best Places in the U.S. to Be a Manufacturing Worker?

After many years subjected to job losses due to outsourcing, offshoring, and automation, are U.S. manufacturing workers finally in store for some good news? Yes and no. While manufacturing employment is up since the end of the Great Recession—as is overal…
After many years subjected to job losses due to outsourcing, offshoring, and automation, are U.S. manufacturing workers finally in store for some good news? Yes and no. While manu… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/where-are-best-places-us-be-manufacturing-worker/

Is Reshoring Dead?

Reshoring of production to the U.S. lost significant momentum in 2015 as manufacturers took advantage of opportunities in lower-cost countries in Asia and Southeast Asia, claims a new report by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.
Reshoring of production to the U.S. lost significant momentum in 2015 as manufacturers took advantage of opportunities in lower-cost countries in Asia and Southeast Asia, claims a… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/reshoring-dead/

Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2014

As 2013 transitions into 2014, the Manufacturing Leadership Community’s editorial department offers 10 issues that should be top of mind for manufacturers in the new year.
As 2013 transitions into 2014, the Manufacturing Leadership Community’s editorial department offers 10 issues that should be top of mind for manufacturers in the new year. … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-trends-watch-20141/

Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2014

As 2013 transitions into 2014, the Manufacturing Leadership Community’s editorial department offers 10 issues that should be top of mind for manufacturers in the new year.
As 2013 transitions into 2014, the Manufacturing Leadership Community’s editorial department offers 10 issues that should be top of mind for manufacturers in the new year. … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-trends-watch-2014/

Offshoring: How Do You Cope with Time Zone Burnout?

By now, many of the downsides associated with offshoring are painfully well-known to manufacturing executives: High transportation costs, long lead times, quality and intellectual property protection concerns and, increasingly, rising labor costs.But one …
Popular Discussions By now, many of the downsides associated with offshoring are painfully well-known to manufacturing executives: High transportation costs, long lead times, qu… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/offshoring-how-do-you-cope-time-zone-burnout/

Getting Real about Reshoring

In the discussions, conference calls, and face-to-face meetings we conduct regularly with members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, top executives tell us they want to focus on a fairly consistent range of issues and concerns such as how to achieve…
In the discussions, conference calls, and face-to-face meetings we conduct regularly with members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, top executives tell us they want to focu… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/getting-real-about-reshoring/

Globalization Presents a Challenge for Women Seeking to Rise in Manufacturing

It’s never been easy for women seeking to rise to leadership roles in manufacturing. Manufacturing, in many respects, has been a male-dominated culture, and women say they struggle to find role models and mentors. But globalization and widespread outsour…
Popular Discussions It’s never been easy for women seeking to rise to leadership roles in manufacturing. Manufacturing, in many respects, has been a male-dominated culture… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/globalization-presents-challenge-women-seeking-rise-manufacturing/

Manufacturing Employment May Be Greater than Reported

Official estimates may be significantly underrepresenting the number of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., according to a recently-released academic report. The report by Andrew Bernard and Teresa Fort of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business notes that, in q…
Popular Discussions Official estimates may be significantly underrepresenting the number of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., according to a recently-released academic report. … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-employment-may-be-greater-reported/

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Did Outsourcing Lead to Boeing's 787 Problems?

Popular Discussions A recent Seattle Times article makes the case that delays in Boeing’s Dreamliner program--and specifically the plane's recent battery problems--can be … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/did-outsourcing-lead-boeings-787-problems/

Manufacturing Executives: Victims of Group Think

Apple is the latest company to join the U.S. reshoring parade, with CEO Tim Cook announcing that the technology titan will manufacture one of its Mac computers in the country in 2013.
Apple is the latest company to join the U.S. reshoring parade, with CEO Tim Cook announcing that the technology titan will manufacture one of its Mac computers in the country in 2… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-executives-victims-group-think/

Outsourcing? Hold onto Your Key Engineering Talent

For all the recent talk of reshoring, outsourcing continues to be central to many manufacturers' strategies for capturing customers in emerging markets and reducing operational costs. But manufacturers who imagine that adopting an outsourcing strategy mea…
For all the recent talk of reshoring, outsourcing continues to be central to many manufacturers' strategies for capturing customers in emerging markets and reducing operational co… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/outsourcing-hold-your-key-engineering-talent/

Outsourcing: When Politics Meets Globalization

Should presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney step in to try to save 170 jobs at a manufacturing company in Illinois that are destined to be outsourced to China by the end of the year? That would seem an odd question to ask of Romney, an…
Should presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney step in to try to save 170 jobs at a manufacturing company in Illinois that are destined to be outsourced to China b… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/outsourcing-when-politics-meets-globalization/

Supply Chain Risk Rises to a C-Suite Issue

Insurance companies are apparently getting more skittish about offering policies that indemnify manufacturers against losses due to various supply chain disruptions. Underwriters are reportedly charging more for such policies and asking for much more deta…
Insurance companies are apparently getting more skittish about offering policies that indemnify manufacturers against losses due to various supply chain disruptions. Underwriters … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/supply-chain-risk-rises-c-suite-issue/

Are Import Duties Driving Your Global Manufacturing Strategy?

Want to sell your products into fast-expanding markets like Brazil or India? It could cost you well over 40% of the product cost in import duties if you don’t manufacture in the country. Does that make you want to set up a factory there?
Want to sell your products into fast-expanding markets like Brazil or India? It could cost you well over 40% of the product cost in import duties if you don’t manufacture in… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/are-import-duties-driving-your-global-manufacturing-strategy/

Contract Worker Welfare: How Much Responsibility Do Manufacturers Have?

Just how responsible should brand owners and retailers be held for the health, safety, and growth of the contract workers--often located in far-flung, low-cost countries--who build their products?
Just how responsible should brand owners and retailers be held for the health, safety, and growth of the contract workers--often located in far-flung, low-cost countries--who buil… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/contract-worker-welfare-how-much-responsibility-do-manufactu/

The Global View: Book Early at the Hotel Biotech

As I talk with manufacturers about attractive markets for the future, I am hearing two distinct themes: medical devices and biotechnology. For example, friends in aerospace and defense will mention medical devices and/or biotechnology as a future directio…
As I talk with manufacturers about attractive markets for the future, I am hearing two distinct themes: medical devices and biotechnology. For example, friends in aerospace and de… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-book-early-hotel-biotech/

Reshoring Manufacturing: Are Taxes a Significant Factor?

When President Obama submits his proposed federal budget next week, it is expected to include new tax measures intended specifically to encourage manufacturers to re-shore or retain domestic production. But just how strongly do manufacturers consider tax …
When President Obama submits his proposed federal budget next week, it is expected to include new tax measures intended specifically to encourage manufacturers to re-shore or reta… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/reshoring-manufacturing-are-taxes-significant-factor/

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