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Can You Afford to Make Dumb Products?

Our cars are getting smarter. In a recent article in MIT's Technology Review , Ford engineers talked about expanding the definition of the car, and "empowering the vehicle." New technology lies at the heart of this transformation. Some cars can already dr…
Our cars are getting smarter. In a recent article in MIT's Technology Review, Ford engineers talked about expanding the definition of the car, and "empowering the vehicle." N… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-you-afford-make-dumb-products/

Design for Sustainability: Where's the Data?

Increasingly, manufacturers are attempting to drive sustainability into their products at the design stage, conciously engineering in only parts and materials that meet the sustainability criteria of customers and regulators.
Increasingly, manufacturers are attempting to drive sustainability into their products at the design stage, conciously engineering in only parts and materials that meet the sustai… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/design-sustainability-wheres-data/

Welcome Rick Garcia, CIO/CTO of Cisco Systems, Inc. to the Manufacturing Leadership Council

Let's welcome Rick Garcia of Cisco Systems to the Council!
Dear Council Members, Let's welcome Rick Garcia of Cisco Systems to the Council! Rick is a 27-year technology industry professional with an extensive background as a Busines… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/welcome-rick-garcia-ciocto-cisco-systems-inc-manufacturing-l/

Supply Chain Security: Is More Government Attention Required?

As part of his suddenly increasing focus on manufacturing, President Obama this week instructed the US Departments of State and Homeland Security to take a closer look at supply chain risk and security. The President asked those two agencies to develop a …
As part of his suddenly increasing focus on manufacturing, President Obama this week instructed the US Departments of State and Homeland Security to take a closer look at supply c… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/supply-chain-security-more-government-attention-required/

Overcoming the Great Divide: Embedding Corporate Strategies Effectively

When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a row, developing effective strategy implementation plans. When asked to iden…
When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/overcoming-great-divide-embedding-corporate-strategies-effec6/

Pharma Boosts Singapore Manufacturing

Singapore’s efforts to transition to a more (high-value manufacturing base, - Where Next For Expanding Pharma Contract Manufacturing Sector?) with a particular focus on pharmaceutical production, looks like it’s paying off big time.
Singapore’s efforts to transition to a more (high-value manufacturing base,  - Where Next For Expanding Pharma Contract Manufacturing Sector?) with a particular focus o… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/pharma-boosts-singapore-manufacturing/

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/

Should Lead Time Improvement Be Your Primary Goal?

As more manufacturers shift to business models based on customized, build-to-order products, they should prioritize lead time improvement over cost-base and lean optimizations. That's the argument made by University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Emeritus…
As more manufacturers shift to business models based on customized, build-to-order products, they should prioritize lead time improvement over cost-base and lean optimizations. Th… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/should-lead-time-improvement-be-your-primary-goal/

Manufacturing Leadership Council Announces the Appointment of Eight Additional Members

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What Will Make A US Manufacturing Renaissance Happen?

In his State of the Union address to Congress tomorrow evening, President Obama is expected to focus on boosting manufacturing and manufacturing jobs to help rebuild the US economy. Fueling a US manufacturing renaissance looks set to be a central theme of…
In his State of the Union address to Congress tomorrow evening, President Obama is expected to focus on boosting manufacturing and manufacturing jobs to help rebuild the US econom… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-will-make-us-manufacturing-renaissance-happen/

Philips Cardiology Informatics Market Award

Complex workflow, data management, and demanding clients are forcing medical imaging informatics vendors to step up their game. Solutions that actually enhance customers’ o… https://www.gilcommunity.com/gil-talks/bp-january-philips-healthcare/

Does Collaboration Kill Creativity?

A recent New York Times article challenges the current focus at many companies on collaborative, team-based decision-making.
A recent New York Times article challenges the current focus at many companies on collaborative, team-based decision-making. Teams, the article contends, encourage group-think, an… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/does-collaboration-kill-creativity/

Everything You Wanted to Know About Software Selection...

Honestly, you know your business like the back of your hand, but do you know how to find the applications that can give you that operational edge?
But were afraid to ask. Honestly, you know your business like the back of your hand, but do you know how to find the applications that can give you that operational edge? Fo… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/everything-you-wanted-know-about-software-selection/

The Global View: Don't Judge Me by My Dirt Floors

In the 1980s, on one of my first trips to Asia as an engineer, I was in Japan visiting some of the plants that make Seiko watch components. Part of my job was to help transfer precision watch manufacturing equipment and adapt it to new markets oriented to…
In the 1980s, on one of my first trips to Asia as an engineer, I was in Japan visiting some of the plants that make Seiko watch components. Part of my job was to help transfer pre… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-dont-judge-me-my-dirt-floors/

Can Adaptability be Measured, Rewarded?

As manufacturers are forced to improve their ability to adapt to accelerating changes--from natural disasters to rising and shifting customer expectations--some are beginning to focus on assessing and rewarding the collaborative and adaptive capabilities …
As manufacturers are forced to improve their ability to adapt to accelerating changes--from natural disasters to rising and shifting customer expectations--some are beginning to f… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-adaptability-be-measured-rewarded/

The Rise of Two-Tier ERP

A recent blog posting at www.business2community.com points out that cloud-based ERP use is accelerating faster than research firm Gartner had predicted it would. Most of this growth is in the small- to-medium-business (SMB) segment – companies with fewer …
A recent blog posting at www.business2community.com points out that cloud-based ERP use is accelerating faster than research firm Gartner had predicted it would. Most of this grow… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/rise-two-tier-erp/

Manufacturing Complexity: Does BMW’s Mini Problem Raise Bigger Questions?

First Toyota, then Honda, India’s Tata Nano, Ford SUVs and vans, even high-end Ferrari sports cars – and now 235,000 BMW Minis are being recalled worldwide due to quality and safety problems with some of the top of the range Mini Cooper vehicles. The las…
First Toyota, then Honda, India’s Tata Nano, Ford SUVs and vans, even high-end Ferrari sports cars – and now 235,000 BMW Minis are being recalled worldwide due to qual… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-complexity-does-bmws-mini-problem-raise-bigger/

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