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Manufacturing Leadership Council Releases New Critical Issues Agenda for 2017/2018

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 futur…
The Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC), the world’s foremost executive leadership organization dedicated to driving transformational growth for the world’s manufacturing compa… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-leadership-council-releases-new-critical-issues-agenda-20172018/

Leadership Development Is a Key Theme at Women in Manufacturing Summit

More women in key manufacturing leadership positions would help companies improve their business performance, including decision-making and even profitability and shareholder value, panelists at the 6th Women in Manufacturing Summit said..
More women in key manufacturing leadership positions would help companies improve their business performance, including decision-making and even profitability and shareholder valu… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/leadership-development-key-theme-women-manufacturing-summit/

Manufacturing Leadership’s New “Critical Issues” Focus on Manufacturing 4.0

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the member-driven global business network for senior industrial executives, has identified a new set of six Critical Issues facing the manufacturing industry for 2015/2016. This year, the Council’s Crit…
Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the member-driven global business network for senior industrial executives, has identified a new set of six Critical Issue… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-leaderships-new-critical-issues-focus-manufacturing-40/

Diversity: Are You Leaving Leadership Assets on the Table?

For many manufacturers, devising and executing a next-generation leadership succession plan is critically important for one rather obvious reason: Leadership in many manufacturing organizations—particularly small and mid-size companies—is getting pretty l…
Most manufacturing skills gap discussions tend to focus on the shortage of engineering and skilled resources on the plant floor. Whatever your opinion about the causes of the shor… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/diversity-are-you-leaving-leadership-assets-table/

Manufacturing Leadership Council Announces 2013/2014 'Critical Issues' Agenda: New Focus on Cybersecurity and Advocacy

The Manufacturing Leadership Council and its Board of Governors have established a new Critical Issues Agenda for the manufacturing industry for 2013/2014. The new Critical Issues agenda anticipates and identifies the most important issues facing the manu…
The Manufacturing Leadership Council and its Board of Governors have established a new Critical Issues Agenda for the manufacturing industry for 2013/2014. The new Critical Issues… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-leadership-council-announces-20133014-critical-issues-agenda-new-focus-cybersecurity-and-advocacy/

When the Quick Fix Is Not the Best Fix

Have younger workers, raised on text-messaging and micro-blogging, lost the ability to systematically and comprehensively study and understand a problem before trying to solve it?
Have younger workers, raised on text-messaging and micro-blogging, lost the ability to systematically and comprehensively study and understand a problem before trying to solve it?… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/when-quick-fix-not-best-fix/

Getting Young People Excited About Manufacturing

Like a lot of manufacturing professionals, Terry Moody worries about the low esteem in which many young people and even some educators hold his field. Most young people still think of manufacturing as dangerous and dirty, Moody says—a dead-end, rather tha…
Like a lot of manufacturing professionals, Terry Moody worries about the low esteem in which many young people and even some educators hold his field. Most young people still thin… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/getting-young-people-excited-about-manufacturing/

Catch 22: Is the Skills Shortage Undermining Certification Programs?

The US federal government and organizations such as the ISA and the Manufacturing Institute have been pushing hard for manufacturers to embrace skills competency models and certification programs as a way to, among other things, guide new workers into ski…
The US federal government and organizations such as the ISA and the Manufacturing Institute have been pushing hard for manufacturers to embrace skills competency models and certif… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/catch-22-skills-shortage-undermining-certification-programs/

Looking for Leadership? Think Jazz

Collaboration. Improvisation. Spontaneity. Individual talent. All the qualities future manufacturing leaders are expected to display as they strive to cope with the constantly turbulent and ever-changing nature of today’s global industry.
Collaboration. Improvisation. Spontaneity. Individual talent. All the qualities future manufacturing leaders are expected to display as they strive to cope with the constantly tur… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/looking-leadership-think-jazz/

Dialogue: Flexible Leadership Delivers Results

“Materials, markets, and events will force rapid changes of focus and resources in the next five years,” says Mike Kiik of GAF. “Leaders will require skills in knowing the resources available, knowing what can be changed and what cannot and why, and overc…
Mike Kiik, a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, is Senior VP and CTO at GAF Materials Corp “Materials, markets, and events will force rapid changes o… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-flexible-leadership-delivers-results/

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/

The Next Generation: Making Manufacturing Dreams Come True

You’re a young, high-energy female student with a proven aptitude and an intense passion for robotics and engineering. So, how do you pursue a dream career in manufacturing?
You’re a young, high-energy female student with a proven aptitude and an intense passion for robotics and engineering. So, how do you pursue a dream career in manufacturing?… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/next-generation-making-manufacturing-dreams-come-true/

The Trust Gap

When a mid-level executive at Goldman Sachs named Greg Smith resigned a couple of months ago by authoring a letter to The New York Times that was highly critical of the Wall Street giant, some were quick to question his motives. Smith, some said, was suff…
When a mid-level executive at Goldman Sachs named Greg Smith resigned a couple of months ago by authoring a letter to The New York Times that was highly critical of the Wall Stree… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/trust-gap/

The Global View: What’s in a Name?

I have always been fascinated by the practice of many Asian businesspeople to assume an English name. There are two aspects that interest me: the names themselves, and the stories behind the names.
I have always been fascinated by the practice of many Asian businesspeople to assume an English name. There are two aspects that interest me: the names themselves, and the stories… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-whats-name/

Next Gen Workforce: The Global Perspective

Call them Millennials. Call them Next Gen workers. Whatever you call the incoming generation of manufacturing employees, you've got to understand their unique expectations and assumptions if you have any hope of turning them into productive contributors t…
Call them Millennials. Call them Next Gen workers. Whatever you call the incoming generation of manufacturing employees, you've got to understand their unique expectations and ass… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/next-gen-workforce-global-perspective/

Creating a Continuous Improvement Culture in a Decentralized Company

In a meeting of the Manufacturing Leadership Council's Operational Excellence Group today, one member described in some detail how his company has successfully adopted standard processes, tools, and metrics for initiating and sustaining continuous improve…
In a meeting of the Manufacturing Leadership Council's Operational Excellence Group today, one member described in some detail how his company has successfully adopted standard pr… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/creating-continuous-improvement-culture-decentralized-compan/

Adaptive Leadership: Do You Have a Passion for Change?

As the father of evolution, Charles Darwin, once put it: “It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.”
As the father of evolution, Charles Darwin, once put it: “It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/adaptive-leadership-do-you-have-passion-change/

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/

Buy American

Following a recent Manufacturing Leadership Council meeting in Chicago, I enjoyed an interesting post-dinner discussion with a tableful of manufacturers. We had spent most of the day together talking about how to stimulate the revival of U.S. manufacturin…
Following a recent Manufacturing Leadership Council meeting in Chicago, I enjoyed an interesting post-dinner discussion with a tableful of manufacturers. We had spent most of the … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/buy-american/

Leadership Culture: Manufacturing's Next Generation Expects …

If manufacturing is going to attract and retain the top professionals it needs for the future, companies must rapidly transform their working cultures to better reflect the changing values, perspectives and expectations of younger, up and coming generatio…
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/leadership-culture-manufacturings-next-generation-expects/

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