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Manufacturing Megatrends That Will Change Your World

A quick snapshot of the companies listed in the Fortune 500 ten years ago is a sobering exercise.
Posted by Paul Tate on Mar 19, 2013 A quick snapshot of the companies listed in the Fortune 500 ten years ago is a sobering exercise. Over half of those organizations have now … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-megatrends-will-change-your-world1/

Tying Manufacturing to the Things Kids Love

If you had 10 million orders in your pipeline, what would you do? You’d run extra shifts, spin up idle plants, double down on production efficiency, and call in partners to boost capacity. In short, you’d do whatever it took to accommodate the surge.
If you had 10 million orders in your pipeline, what would you do? You’d run extra shifts, spin up idle plants, double down on production efficiency, and call in partners to … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/tying-manufacturing-things-kids-love/

The Awful Truth About the Workforce Issue

It's time to get serious about the workforce issue in manufacturing.
It's time to get serious about the workforce issue in manufacturing. This issue has been discussed, dissected, and studied from every angle imaginable for a long period of time… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/awful-truth-about-workforce-issue/

Where the Manufacturing Jobs Really Are

As the election season in the U.S. groans into high gear, not a week goes by that you don’t see news photos of a prominent candidate sporting unfortunate protective clothing and touring a manufacturing plant. The message is clear: I’m concerned about crea…
As the election season in the U.S. groans into high gear, not a week goes by that you don’t see news photos of a prominent candidate sporting unfortunate protective clothing… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/where-manufacturing-jobs-really-are/

Kennametal: "Partner Smart" with Customers, Community, and Government

Carlos Cardoso, Chairman, President, and CEO of Kennametal took the stage at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit to talk about building a skilled workforce for the future of manufacturing. The company is proactively partnering with educational institutio…
Carlos Cardoso, Chairman, President, and CEO of Kennametal took the stage at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit to talk about building a skilled workforce for the future of manuf… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/kennametal-partner-smart-customers-community-and-government/

48 hours to chain speed increase

Here’s the situation for 4 out of 5 manufacturing companies that have hired my company to deliver managerial training so far: they bring in a number of temporary foreign workers from a given country and settle the basic logistics issues so they have a pla…
Marie Gervais - www.global-leadership.ca Here’s the situation for 4 out of 5 manufacturing companies that have hired my company to deliver managerial training so far: the… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/48-hours-chain-speed-increase1/

48 hours to chain speed increase

Here’s the situation for 4 out of 5 manufacturing companies that have hired my company to deliver managerial training so far: they bring in a number of temporary foreign workers from a given country and settle the basic logistics issues so they have a pla…
Marie Gervais - www.global-leadership.ca Here’s the situation for 4 out of 5 manufacturing companies that have hired my company to deliver managerial training so far: the… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/48-hours-chain-speed-increase/

Offshoring in the west. Viable in the long-term or just plain lucky

I found this a very interesting article to come out of WalesOnline. Major multi-national Tata, which makes everything from trucks to tea, has invested £800M in Welsh steelworks facilities. The Tata Steel spokesperson said the reasons for this investment w…
I found this a very interesting article to come out of WalesOnline. Major multi-national Tata, which makes everything from trucks to tea, has invested £800M in Welsh steelwo… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/offshoring-west-viable-long-term-or-just-plain-lucky/

What Does Your Company Know?

Knowledge is power, but how well are we using it? Most of our software applications focus on collecting, storing, retrieving, and analyzing data so it can be transformed into usable information. People can use data and information as complements to their …
Knowledge is power, but how well are we using it? Most of our software applications focus on collecting, storing, retrieving, and analyzing data so it can be transformed into usab… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/what-does-your-company-know/

Manufacturing Leadership: Will Adaptability Rule the Future?

Are today’s manufacturing leaders as adaptable as their factories and supply chains? Not yet, perhaps. But they need to be.
Are today’s manufacturing leaders as adaptable as their factories and supply chains? Not yet, perhaps. But they need to be. Many of the world’s leading manufacturer… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-leadership-will-adaptability-rule-future/

Will Inshoring Create More Manufacturing Jobs in 2012?

“Asia has stolen our manufacturing jobs!” Sound familiar? It’s the kind of lingering lament you still hear at some Western manufacturing events - from Milan to Michigan, from Maine to Manchester.
“Asia has stolen our manufacturing jobs!” Sound familiar? It’s the kind of lingering lament you still hear at some Western manufacturing events - from Milan to M… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-inshoring-create-more-manufacturing-jobs-2012/

The Global View: Career Planning: Sewing Your Own Parachute

Many of the manufacturing executives and engineers I know have an unusual dedication to their craft and to the companies that employ them. This has historically translated into lengthy careers with the same company or the same peer group of companies. By …
Many of the manufacturing executives and engineers I know have an unusual dedication to their craft and to the companies that employ them. This has historically translated into le… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-career-planning-sewing-your-own-parachute/

Automation and Offshoring - The Engine That Drives Fear (Megatrends 2012)

Although roboticsand technological innovation will undoubtedly attract the youthful "tinkers" (even if they are at a minimum), how does the manufacturing sector expect to attract anyone outside of that bright and engineer-oriented "2%" when the three most…
Although roboticsand technological innovation will undoubtedly attract the youthful "tinkers" (even if they are at a minimum), how does the manufacturing sector expect to attract … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/automation-and-offshoring-engine-drives-fear-megatrends-2012/

Dyson Sponsors $2M Manufacturing Chair At Cambridge: Do we Need More Engineers On The Board?

Entrepreneurial UK engineer and serial inventor Sir James Dyson is to fund a new professorship at Cambridge University to boost high-level research and business skills in the manufacturing and engineering sector.
Entrepreneurial UK engineer and serial inventor Sir James Dyson is to fund a new professorship at Cambridge University to boost high-level research and business skills in the manu… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/dyson-sponsors-2m-manufacturing-chair-cambridge-do-we-need-m/

US Manufacturing Skills Shortage At Boiling Point?

A revealing new report on the growing skills gap in US manufacturing has discovered that American companies cannot fill an estimated 600,000 skilled positions across the nation right now.
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/us-manufacturing-skills-shortage-boiling-point/

The Second Economy: Where Will The Jobs Come From?

Writing in McKinsey's latest Quarterly e-journal, US economist and technologist W. Brian Arthur argues that digitization is rapidly creating a ‘second economy’ that’s vast, automatic, and invisible.
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/second-economy-where-will-jobs-come/

How Do You Develop Future Manufacturing Talent? The BMW Approach

Encouraging and developing new talent is a vital issue for manufacturing companies around the world.
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/how-do-you-develop-future-manufacturing-talent-bmw-approach/

Arab Spring For Saudi Women In Manufacturing?

At one time, Saudi Arabian traditions prevented women from entering many industrial sectors at all. But as the Arab Spring continues its impact across the region, the times are changing for Saudi Arabian women too.
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/arab-spring-saudi-women-manufacturing/

Motherhood, Apple Pie, and Manufacturing

When President Obama advocated forcefully for a more globally competitive U.S. manufacturing sector in his highly anticipated jobs speech last week, legislators from both sides of the aisle rose and applauded. Clearly, at a time of slow or no jobs growth …
When President Obama advocated forcefully for a more globally competitive U.S. manufacturing sector in his highly anticipated jobs speech last week, legislators from both sides of… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/motherhood-apple-pie-and-manufacturing/

US Top For Global Talent: But The World Needs More Creative Leaders

Global research across 60 countries by executive recruitment specialists Heidrick and Struggles and The Economist Intelligence Unit confirms that the US will remain the world’s top talent location for business through to 2015.
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/us-top-global-talent-world-needs-more-creative-leaders/

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