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It’s Time to Put the EXIM Bank Back in Business

An important step in reviving the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), idled since July when its authority to do business expired, was taken yesterday when the House of Representatives employed a little-used legislative technique to re-sta…
An important step in reviving the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), idled since July when its authority to do business expired, was taken yesterday when the Hou… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/its-time-put-exim-bank-back-business/

Why Is it So Hard to Transplant Lean in Low-Cost Countries?

After rushing to offshore production in pursuit of lower-cost labor, many manufacturers have spent the past few years rethinking that decision. They’ve learned that, while offshoring production bound for core markets to lower-cost countries can bring chea…
After rushing to offshore production in pursuit of lower-cost labor, many manufacturers have spent the past few years rethinking that decision. They’ve learned that, while offshor… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/why-it-so-hard-transplant-lean-low-cost-countries/

A Leadership Playbook for Manufacturing 4.0

Manufacturing executives believe that the new Manufacturing 4.0 era of cyber-physical systems, digitization and information-driven factories will require a major change in leadership approach and skills, but many believe their current executive teams may …
Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership Council By David R. Brousell The recent history of … https://www.gilcommunity.com/leadership-playbook-manufacturing-40/

GE’s Immelt is Right: Manufacturing 4.0 “Infects” Everything

As GE CEO and 2015 Manufacturing Leader of the Year award-winner Jeff Immelt commented in a recent two-part interview with Mckinsey; “Industrial companies are [now] in the information business - whether they want to be or not.” He makes a good point. But …
As GE CEO and 2015 Manufacturing Leader of the Year award-winner Jeff Immelt commented in a recent two-part interview with Mckinsey; “Industrial companies are [now] in the informa… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/ges-immelt-right-manufacturing-40-infects-everything/

Digital Manufacturing Institute Awards First Innovation Research Contracts

Twenty months after its founding, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) this week issues its first five national contract research awards, cumulatively valued at $7 million.
Popular Discussions Twenty months after its founding, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) this week issues its first five national contract researc… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/digital-manufacturing-institute-awards-first-innovation-research-contracts/

P&G Plant Tour: ML Council Members Say Industry Transformation Won’t Affect the Need for Plant Floor Disciplines

Many people in industry today believe that the convergence of manufacturing with new and advanced technologies such as 3D printing, cyber-physical systems, and Big Data will have a profound effect on the way production is organized and conducted. But as l…
Many people in industry today believe that the convergence of manufacturing with new and advanced technologies such as 3D printing, cyber-physical systems, and Big Data will have … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/pg-plant-tour-ml-council-members-say-industry-transformation-wont-affect-need-plant-floor-disciplines/

What’s the Future for 3D Printing in Manufacturing?

A new report suggests that the growth in 3D printing technology in the manufacturing sector over the next three years will largely come in end-use production, with an emphasis on the use of metal materials. These two trends will combine to drive greater d…
Popular Discussions “Within 10 years, every commercial airplane will have 3D printed parts on it,” predicts Stratasys CEO Joe Allison in the foreword to a new report designed to… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/whats-future-3d-printing-manufacturing/

Does Historic Trade Pact Stand to Benefit Manufacturers?

This week’s news that the United States and 11 of its trading partners have preliminarily agreed to terms of a long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement set off predictable comparison’s with NAFTA, the still-controversial North-Ame…
This week’s news that the United States and 11 of its trading partners have preliminarily agreed to terms of a long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement se… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/does-historic-trade-pact-stand-benefit-manufacturers/

Global Manufacturing Growth At Lowest Levels Since July 2013

September wasn’t the best month for global manufacturing. While most Western nations continued to show signs of measured industrial expansion, growth rates continued to slide in many Asian countries, according to the latest monthly Manufacturing Purchasin…
Popular Discussions September wasn’t the best month for global manufacturing.  While most Western nations continued to show signs of measured industrial expansion … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/global-manufacturing-growth-lowest-levels-july-2013/

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