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Share Your Insights on Manufacturing Sustainability 4.0

The Manufacturing Leadership Council invites you to participate in this year's Manufacturing Sustainability 4.0 Research Project. The results of this survey will be published in the December 2017 issue of the Manufacturing Leadership Journal.
What are the key factors that are motivating manufacturing companies to embrace sustainable approaches to business operations, products, and production? How are manufacturing sust… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/share-your-insights-manufacturing-sustainability-40/

Unique Nike Partnership Aims to Rebuild Domestic Supply Base

We often hear manufacturers based in the U.S. and Europe say that, even if wanted to bring production back from Asia and other low-cost locations, they couldn’t because the very specialized supplier networks that they would need have atrophied or disappea…
We often hear manufacturers based in the U.S. and Europe say that, even if they wanted to bring production back from Asia and other low-cost locations, they couldn’t because the v… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/unique-nike-partnership-aims-rebuild-domestic-supply-base/

Green Manufacturers Are Taking the LEED

Perhaps one of the most uncharted implications of the journey to Manufacturing 4.0 is how new digital technologies, pervasive sensor networks, lean production models, smart products, and advanced new materials can help the global manufacturing industry ac…
Perhaps one of the most uncharted implications of the journey to Manufacturing 4.0 is how new digital technologies, pervasive sensor networks, lean production models, smart produc… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/green-manufacturers-are-taking-leed/

The Future of Manufacturing in Europe

Seven transformative forces are poised to change the fabric of manufacturing and drive economic prosperity in Europe.
Change is inevitable in manufacturing. The future of manufacturing is often defined by doing more with less, re-ordering the world to create more compact products, and re-aligning… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/future-manufacturing-europe/

P&G, Alcoa, Tesla Pair Up With Clean Energy Experts To Foster Sustainable Manufacturing

Backed by $2.6 million in state funds, the U.S. Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative has announced a new program of two-year “Technology in Residence” pilot projects, pairing up a leading clean energy expert from a U.S. national lab, …
Popular Discussions Backed by $2.6 million in state funds, the U.S. Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative has announced a new program of two-year &ldqu… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/pg-alcoa-tesla-pair-clean-energy-experts-foster-sustainable-manufacturing/

Sweet Green Tomatoes: Symbiotic Manufacturing Sustainability In Action

Sustainable manufacturing initiatives are becoming ever more inventive, it seems.
Sustainable manufacturing initiatives are becoming ever more inventive, it seems. Talking with Dr. Padmakshi Rana yesterday evening, one of the researchers at the U.K.’s … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/sweet-green-tomatoes-symbiotic-manufacturing-sustainability/

Green Pharma Goes Mobile: Safer Solvents App Launched By Industry Leaders

In an effort to slash the amount of potentially harmful waste in the development and production of new drugs and medicines, a group of leading global pharmaceuticals companies have joined forces to help create a new mobile app that guides developers in th…
In an effort to slash the amount of potentially harmful waste in the development and production of new drugs and medicines, a group of leading global pharmaceuticals companies hav… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/green-pharma-goes-mobile-safer-solvents-app-launched-industr/

Are Made in America claims always honest and true?

Read more with this great Q & A with Julie Reiser of Made in USA Certified.
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How To Be Green & Grow? UK Manufacturers Question Green Growth Policies

In a week when global food and household goods giant Unilever proudly announced it has achieved ‘zero landfill’ across all its 11 UK manufacturing plants, Britain’s manufacturing industry group, the EEF, has raised serious questions about whether current …
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BMW, Roche, PepsiCo Among Dow Jones 2011 Sustainability Leaders

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index announced its 2011 rankings today, recognizing companies that have outperformed their sector peers across a range of sustainability metrics over the last year.
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US Program to Support Solar Panel Production Too Little, Too Late?

In 1995, the US dominated solar panel manufacturing, producing 43% of all photovoltaic panels.
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Senior Executives Are Buying into Sustainable Procurement, But Challenges Remain

Large enterprises in Europe have made significant strides over the past year in obtaining top management support for sustainable procurement programs, but many still struggle to gain support from middle managers and to reconcile sometimes competing demand…
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Auto Makers Switch On To Solar

The number of global automakers harnessing solar energy to help drive their production lines and power other facilities seems to be increasing rapidly.
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BMW Plans Sustainable i-Series Production

German carmaker BMW released more details of its upcoming new i-Series models in Munich today, stressing the sustainable manufacturing processes and materials to be used in their construction.
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The Clean Economy is a Manufacturing Economy

A large proportion of clean economy activity and jobs in the US are directly tied to manufacturing.
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Australians Put a Price on Carbon Emissions

While political support for carbon dioxide emission cap-and-trade legislation has all but disappeared in the US, Australia this week moved aggressively toward putting market prices on emissions with a proposed climate change package that would begin taxin…
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Supplier Sustainability: How Fast Can You Move the Needle?

As manufacturers begin to extend sustainability efforts into their supply chains, pushing suppliers to meet emission and other standards and measuring their performance, how quickly can manufacturers expect to see measurable results?
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Sustainability Assessment and Reporting Standards Proliferate

As manufacturers continue to look for objective ways to assess their own sustainability performance and to document their sustainability achievements externally, the number of "standard" assessment and reporting protocols and tools has proliferated.
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Would Consistent Global Sustainability Regulations Foster More Profitable Manufacturing?

One of the biggest challenges to creating more sustainable global production, product and supply chain strategies, is the many different types and levels of sustainability regulations that exist around the world in each sector.
One of the biggest challenges to creating more sustainable global production, product and supply chain strategies, is the many different types and levels of sustainability regulat… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/would-consistent-global-sustainability-regulations-foster-mo1/

Would Consistent Global Sustainability Regulations Foster More Profitable Manufacturing?

One of the biggest problems in creating more sustainable global production, product and supply chain strategies, is the many different types and levels of sustainability regulations that exist around the world in each sector.
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