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Digital Innovation: The Best Strategy for Reclaiming U.S. Manufacturing Jobs (preview)

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Created on: Apr 30, 2012 12:22 PM by zvi feuer - Last Modified:  Apr 30, 2012 12:25 PM by zvi feuer (This article was originally published in May 2012 issue of Manufacturing Ex… https://www.gilcommunity.com/docs/digital-innovation-best-strategy-reclaiming/

The More Things Change…

In an era of fast change, keep in mind the things that stay the same. That was just one piece of advice offered by Ron Heifetz, a Harvard professor and the leader of the new {(Adaptive Leadership program at Manufacturing Executive) Adaptive Leadership De…
In an era of fast change, keep in mind the things that stay the same. That was just one piece of advice offered by Ron Heifetz, a Harvard professor and the leader of the new {(… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/more-things-change/

Does Pay-for-Performance Work on the Plant Floor?

It's axiomatic that programs aimed at improving metrics such as quality and on-time performance must start with engagement and buy-in from plant floor workers. But what part should financial compensation in the form of performance bonuses play in generati…
It's axiomatic that programs aimed at improving metrics such as quality and on-time performance must start with engagement and buy-in from plant floor workers. But what part shoul… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/does-pay-performance-work-plant-floor/

Staking a Claim on Innovation Leadership

Can a company that has pursued a strategy based on acquisitions, efficiency, and sales-driven customer retention flip a switch and suddenly start competing successfully as an industry innovator? I found myself pondering this question after spending a coup…
Can a company that has pursued a strategy based on acquisitions, efficiency, and sales-driven customer retention flip a switch and suddenly start competing successfully as an indu… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/staking-claim-innovation-leadership/

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/

Manufacturers Should Take Small Bites Out of the Workforce Challenge

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. This is sound advice for manufacturers struggling to staff up as older workers retire and replacement candidates show up without the needed skills.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. This is sound advice for manufacturers struggling to staff up as older workers retire and replacement candidates show… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturers-should-take-small-bites-out-workforce-challeng/

Cradle-to-Cradle Meets the Subscription Economy

Have you ever been to a garbage dump? The number of washing machines you’ll see will astound you. Seemingly one of the biggest and longer-lasting purchases a household will make, and yet the appliance has an end of life cycle that is needlessly wasteful a…
Have you ever been to a garbage dump? The number of washing machines you’ll see will astound you. Seemingly one of the biggest and longer-lasting purchases a household will … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/cradle-cradle-meets-subscription-economy/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financia… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-su3/

What One Manufacturer Did About the Skills Shortage

The Manufacturing Executive community is a diverse group, made up of individuals in various leadership roles across a plethora of industries.
The Manufacturing Executive community is a diverse group, made up of individuals in various leadership roles across a plethora of industries. They represent many backgrounds and h… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-one-manufacturer-did-about-skills-shortage/

The Story of Effective M&A: 2012 Corporate Development Priorities

It comes as no surprise to learn that corporate development executives are focusing on the challenges associated with M&A. Specifically, respondents’ face challenges with early-stage M&A activities such as aligning acquisition strategy with the corporate …
It comes as no surprise to learn that corporate development executives are focusing on the challenges associated with M&A. Specifically, respondents’ face challenges with earl… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/story-effective-m-2012-corporate-development-priorities3/

Is Kanban Replenishment Always the Right Answer?

Current common wisdom has it that lean-based replenishment techniques based on Kanban systems are always preferable to Min/Max replenishment approaches traditionally supported by ERP/MRP systems. Min/Max is said to favor larger, less frequent orders and h…
Current common wisdom has it that lean-based replenishment techniques based on Kanban systems are always preferrable to Min/Max replenishment approaches traditionally supported by… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/kanban-replenishment-always-right-answer/

Services, Not Manufacturing, Touted as the Future

I’d like to take issue with a blog posted on Forbes by Natalie McCullough, chief marketing officer at ServiceSource. In the post, McCullough claims that the American business landscape is evolving “into a true service economy.”
I’d like to take issue with a blog posted on Forbes by Natalie McCullough, chief marketing officer at ServiceSource. In the post, McCullough claims that the American busines… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/services-not-manufacturing-touted-future/

Is Manufacturing Prowess Transportable to Vastly Different Industries?

Is it possible for a company that has established a reputation for manufacturing excellence in one industry to successfully apply what's it's learned in a completely different vertical industry? South Korea's Samsung Group is about to find out. The maker …
Is it possible for a company that has established a reputation for manufacturing excellence in one industry to successfully apply what's it's learned in a completely different ver… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-prowess-transportable-vastly-different-industr/

48 hours to chain speed increase

Here’s the situation for 4 out of 5 manufacturing companies that have hired my company to deliver managerial training so far: they bring in a number of temporary foreign workers from a given country and settle the basic logistics issues so they have a pla…
Marie Gervais - www.global-leadership.ca Here’s the situation for 4 out of 5 manufacturing companies that have hired my company to deliver managerial training so far: the… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/48-hours-chain-speed-increase1/

48 hours to chain speed increase

Here’s the situation for 4 out of 5 manufacturing companies that have hired my company to deliver managerial training so far: they bring in a number of temporary foreign workers from a given country and settle the basic logistics issues so they have a pla…
Marie Gervais - www.global-leadership.ca Here’s the situation for 4 out of 5 manufacturing companies that have hired my company to deliver managerial training so far: the… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/48-hours-chain-speed-increase/

Closing the Skills Gap by Tapping the Community College Pipeline

The Automation Federation and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) today entered into a partnership that could, in the long term, help shrink the manufacturing skills gap.
The Automation Federation and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) today entered into a partnership that could, in the long term, help shrink the manufacturing sk… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/closing-skills-gap-tapping-community-college-pipeline/

iCubate New Product Innovation Award

The research and clinical communities continually demand new instruments that improve on older technologies, decrease hands-on time and meet strict quality standards. These u… https://www.gilcommunity.com/gil-talks/bp-icubate/

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