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Firstronic Plant Tour: Aligning a Manufacturing Organization Behind a Data-Driven Approach

"It was after the downturn in 2010 when we decided to shed 60% of our customer base." John Sammut, CEO of electronic manufacturing services provider Firstronic told members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council at a recent plant tour at his company’s Gr…
"It was after the downturn in 2010 when we decided to shed 60% of our customer base." John Sammut, CEO of electronic manufacturing services provider Firstronic told members of the… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/firstronics-plant-tour-aligning-manufacturing-organization-behind-data-driven-approach/

Augmented Reality is Center Stage at AGCO Plant Tour

Agriculture equipment maker AGCO Corp.'s pioneering efforts with Google Glass was the subject of a Manufacturing Leadership Council tour at the company's Jackson, Minn., facility last week. More than 70 ML Council members and invited guests toured the nea…
Is an augmented reality or virtual reality system in your factory’s future? The technology, in the form of Google Glass, has already entered the mainstream of factory operation… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/augmented-reality-center-stage-agco-plant-tour/

Lexmark Plant Tour: Big Data Discussion Centers on Business Rationale

In the third of a series of plant tours and round table discussions held this year, members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered at Lexmark International’s Boulder, CO, plant to see how printer toner and photoconductor drums are made and to di…
In the third of a series of plant tours and round table discussions held this year, members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered at Lexmark International’s Boulder, CO… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/lexmark-plant-tour-big-data-discussion-centers-business-rationale/

AAM Plant Tour: Don’t Underestimate Incremental Innovation, Says ML Council

Breakthrough innovation is what keeps you ahead of the curve. But the message from members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, who convened earlier this week to discuss the many dimensions of innovation as part of a special plant tour at American Axl…
The idea of coming up with a breakthrough innovation that can create competitive advantage captivates many companies these days. The success that companies such as Apple, Amazon, … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/aam-plant-tour-dont-underestimate-incremental-innovation-says-ml-council/

Digitization: A Powerful Trend That's Picking Up Speed

The trend of converting analog information to digital form has been around for a long time. Who doesn't interact with some form of digital information today in their business and personal lives? Mail, business records, financial transactions, ticket purch…
The trend of converting analog information to digital form has been around for a long time. Who doesn't interact with some form of digital information today in their business and … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/digitization-powerful-trend-s-picking-speed/

Call For Plant Tours: By Council Members for Council Members

During the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, we asked Council Members if they would be interested in hosting a plant tour for other Council Members and there was a good deal of interest. We have received 3 very exciting hosting requests so far which will b…
Council Members, During the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, we asked Council Members if they would be interested in hosting a plant tour for other Council Members and there wa… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/call-plant-tours-council-members-council-members/

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