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Tapping into a Culture of Innovation

What good is a manufacturing renaissance if it doesn’t produce lots of jobs for unskilled or semi-skilled workers? That’s the backlash reaction we so often hear following reports that U.S. manufacturing activity continues to rise. It is certainly true …
What good is a manufacturing renaissance if it doesn’t produce lots of jobs for unskilled or semi-skilled workers? That’s the backlash reaction we so often hear following repor… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/tapping-culture-innovation/

Manufacturing in China: Is It Hollowing Out?

Much has been written in recent months about reshoring which is being driven, in part, by rising labor costs in China and increasing transportation costs. In fact, at least one writer has recently gone so far as to predict that China will become the next …
Popular Discussions Much has been written in recent months about reshoring which is being driven, in part, by rising labor costs in China and increasing transportation costs. In… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-china-it-hollowing-out/

The Hurricane in Your Supply Chain’s Future

A good friend of mine from Queens, NY, contacted me in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, saying he and his family were doing fine, and asking how we had weathered the storm here in Massachusetts. I should have called him first, since New York City took the gre…
A good friend of mine from Queens, NY, contacted me in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, saying he and his family were doing fine, and asking how we had weathered the storm here in Mas… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/hurricane-your-supply-chains-future/

Shifting Supply Chain Power Back to Suppliers

Manufacturing Leadership Council board member (Larry Lapide) offered an interesting perspective on the supplier–OEM relationship during a recent Manufacturing Executive webcast on supply chain integration. Larry has been active in supply chain management …
Manufacturing Leadership Council board member (Larry Lapide) offered an interesting perspective on the supplier–OEM relationship during a recent Manufacturing Executive webc… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/shifting-supply-chain-power-back-suppliers/

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/

New Factors to Dominate 21st Century Manufacturing: World Economic Forum

Tomorrow’s manufacturing world could be very different from the way it is today. Future manufacturers must be prepared for more localized manufacturing supply chains, rapid innovation, global talent wars, game-changing new material breakthroughs, extensiv…
Tomorrow’s manufacturing world could be very different from the way it is today. Future manufacturers must be prepared for more localized manufacturing supply chains, rap… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/new-factors-dominate-21st-century-manufacturing-world-economic-forum/

Reshoring: Seven Industries to Reach Tipping Point in Five Years

In the next five years, seven major manufacturing industries will reach the tipping point where it becomes more economical for them to shift the production of products consumed in the US to the US from China, according to a report released last week by th…
In the next five years, seven major manufacturing industries will reach the tipping point where it becomes more economical for them to shift the production of products consumed in… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/reshoring-seven-industries-reach-tipping-point-five-years/

Manufacturing Competitiveness: A Road Map for Strengthening U.S. Industry

If politicians and policy-makers really want to know what they can do to support the revival of U.S. manufacturing and put their constituents back to work, they should start by reading “Make: An American Manufacturing Movement."
If politicians and policy-makers really want to know what they can do to support the revival of U.S. manufacturing and put their constituents back to work, they should start by re… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-competitiveness-road-map-strengthening-us-indu/

What Are The Real Costs of Outsourcing?

Seven years ago, MIT instructor and design for manufacture engineering expert David Meeker co-authored a report which concluded that manufacturers were overlooking many of the costs associated with outsourcing production to low-labor countries such as Chi…
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/what-are-real-costs-outsourcing/

The Global View: Protecting Your IP in International Joint Ventures

Recently I had a revealing conversation with a friend about his customer's joint venture in China. The customer went to visit the joint venture, and during the plant tour he came across some boxes roughly the size of his cartons. But the information on th…
Recently I had a revealing conversation with a friend about his customer's joint venture in China. The customer went to visit the joint venture, and during the plant tour he came … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-protecting-your-ip-international-joint-ventures/

What's Up With Cotton?

Between August of 2010 and March of this year, the price of cotton on the US futures market jumped by 270%, placing incredible cost pressures on apparel and other manufacturers as well as retailers. The rising cost of cotton pushed apparel prices up, putt…
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/whats-cotton/

The Future Ain't What It Used to Be

As baseball’s Bard of Brooklyn, Yogi Berra, once said, “It is tough making predictions, especially about the future.” Those who orchestrate supply networks and supporting transportation and logistics operations in volatile economic times face stark remind…
As baseball’s Bard of Brooklyn, Yogi Berra, once said, “It is tough making predictions, especially about the future.” Those who orchestrate supply networks and … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/future-aint-what-it-used-be/

The Mideast Revolution: What’s Manufacturing Got to Do With It?

Freedom is on the march in the Middle East, and nothing is going to stop it. While the suicide of a Tunisian man who had been mistreated by the government was the shot heard ’round the region, the seeds of what is happening now in the Middle East were pla…
Freedom is on the march in the Middle East, and nothing is going to stop it. While the suicide of a Tunisian man who had been mistreated by the government was the shot heard &r… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/mideast-revolution-whats-manufacturing-got-do-it/

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