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Innovation: Risks Abound In Cross-Border Commercialization

It looks great in the R&D lab. The innovative new product sits impressively in front of the production and marketing teams – and, like most good inventions, it has a clear consumer focus, can potentially transform the market, and can be built rapidly at a…
Popular Blogs It looks great in the R&D lab. The innovative new product sits impressively in front of the production and marketing teams – and, like most good inventio… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/innovation-risks-abound-cross-border-commercialization/

Seven Offshoring Lessons for Global CEOs: What Are Yours?

Boeing’s recent Dream liner problems have prompted business author Steve Denning to assess the downside of the off shoring trend in manufacturing in broader terms--not just as a one-company issue for Boeing, but as what he calls "an economy-wide problem."
Boeing’s recent Dream liner problems have prompted business author Steve Denning to assess the downside of the off shoring trend in manufacturing in broader terms--not just … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/seven-offshoring-lessons-global-ceos-what-are-yours/

The Global View: Reshoring Depends on the Right Business Ecosystem

Everyone is excited about reshoring, and there is no doubt that a trend to do more assembly in the United States is under way. However, where and when a reshoring event occurs depends heavily on the existence of a supporting local business ecosystem.
Everyone is excited about reshoring, and there is no doubt that a trend to do more assembly in the United States is under way. However, where and when a reshoring event occurs dep… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-reshoring-depends-right-business-ecosystem/

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/

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/

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/

Additive Manufacturing: Can It Bring Manufacturing Home?

Sometimes a new technology comes along, or reaches a critical stage of maturity, and then rapidly transforms an entire industry. The jet engine. The mobile phone. The electric car. There’s a long list. Additive manufacturing – a production technique usi…
Sometimes a new technology comes along, or reaches a critical stage of maturity, and then rapidly transforms an entire industry. The jet engine. The mobile phone. The electric … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/additive-manufacturing-can-it-bring-manufacturing-home/

Manufacturing in Mexico Just Got a Little Easier

Interest in manufacturing in Mexico--sometimes called near-sourcing--seems to be gaining steam, at least if attendance at a session on the subject at Plex Online's annual customer conference is any indication. That shouldn't come as a surprise. Under Mexi…
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