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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 Great Fuel Cell Challenge: Will Toyota’s 5,600 Free Patents Change the Green Car Game?

Just when you thought you were getting used to the idea of plugging your new electric car into a charging station for an hour or so before electro-gliding into the wild blue yonder, along comes another fuel-efficiency paradigm for the future of the auto i…
Just when you'd got used to the idea of plugging your new electric car into a charging station for an hour or so before electro-gliding into the wild blue yonder, along comes anot… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/great-fuel-cell-challenge-will-toyotas-5600-free-patents-change-green-car-game/

Should Manufacturers Support New Environmental Initiatives?

As members of the United Nations gather this week in Lima, Peru, to try to reach an accord on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama Administration is pursuing plans of its own to cut ozone emissions in the U.S., one in a series of environment initia…
As members of the United Nations gather this week in Lima, Peru, to try to reach an accord on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama Administration is pursuing plans of its o… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/should-manufacturers-support-new-environmental-initiatives/

Paying a Penance for Poor Quality--Thoughts from the Recycling Center

When you are putting in 40-to-80-hour work weeks, it is sometimes good to take the time to do activities that allow you to clear your mind while still being productive. These activities give you time to take a step back and think about how business or pe…
When you are putting in 40-to-80-hour work weeks, it is sometimes good to take the time to do activities that allow you to clear your mind while still being productive.  These act… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/paying-penance-poor-quality-thoughts-recycling-center/

Lean To Green: Manufacturing’s Biggest Innovation Opportunity?

Still think sustainability doesn’t pay? Try telling that to Robert McDonald, chairman, president, and CEO of Procter & Gamble. In P&G’s latest annual Sustainability Report - released last month, McDonald reveals that his company has saved nearly $1 billi…
Still think sustainability doesn’t pay? Try telling that to Robert McDonald, chairman, president, and CEO of Procter & Gamble. In P&G’s latest annual S… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/lean-green-manufacturings-biggest-innovation-opportunity/

Danone’s Global Sustainability Strategy

Between rising oil prices and carbon footprint regulations, manufacturing executives have made energy management a priority in their organizations. But is it a strategy? According to Deloitte Consulting, energy prices will continue to rise as global deman…
Between rising oil prices and carbon footprint regulations, manufacturing executives have made energy management a priority in their organizations. But is it a strategy? Accord… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/danones-global-sustainability-strategy/

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/

Sustainability Demands Innovative Solutions

Sustainability has come a long way. No longer considered the domain of environmentalists and do-gooders, it’s now generally accepted as a critical business imperative for just about every organization. One of the forces driving this shift, of course, is t…
Sustainability has come a long way. No longer considered the domain of environmentalists and do-gooders, it’s now generally accepted as a critical business imperative for ju… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/sustainability-demands-innovative-solutions/

Sustainability: Could the U.S. Fall Behind?

One of the things the recent recession has done is focus greater attention on manufacturing as the foundation of economic vitality and growth. Many of us in the industry welcome the spotlight for a number of reasons. First, it's true that manufacturing is…
One of the things the recent recession has done is focus greater attention on manufacturing as the foundation of economic vitality and growth. Many of us in the industry welcome t… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/sustainability-could-us-fall-behind/

ERP Tackles the Environment

In many ways, the term Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is no longer a good fit for the enterprise software platforms on which most manufacturers rely to run major parts of their business. The ERP term, of course, derives from material requirements plan…
In many ways, the term Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is no longer a good fit for the enterprise software platforms on which most manufacturers rely to run major parts of thei… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/erp-tackles-environment/

Treading a Greener Path to Recovery

What effect has the economic recession had on environmental excellence programs in the manufacturing industry? Has the goal of environmental excellence been, or will it be, sacrificed in the interests of near-term cash flow savings in the post-recessionar…
What effect has the economic recession had on environmental excellence programs in the manufacturing industry? Has the goal of environmental excellence been, or will it be, sacrif… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/treading-greener-path-recovery/

Manufacturers Need a More Holistic Approach to Energy Management

As ever-increasing worldwide demand continues to push energy prices upward, maybe it’s time manufacturing companies took a broader view of how they can save money and manage their energy consumption more effectively. Industry is one of the largest consum…
Are you really using your energy most efficiently? As ever-increasing worldwide demand continues to push energy prices upward, maybe it’s time manufacturing companies too… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturers-need-more-holistic-approach-energy-management/

Sustainability: Are We Making Progress?

The green movement has been on the march for many years now. So how are we doing? Like many things, it depends upon whom you ask. To hear John Gagel tell it, the sustainability movement has crossed an important threshold. The manager of sustainable prac…
The green movement has been on the march for many years now. So how  are we doing? Like many things, it depends upon whom you ask. To hear John Gagel tell it, the (sustainabi… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/sustainability-are-we-making-progress/

Cloud Computing: The Pros and Cons

The increasing pressure to control costs is causing many manufacturing executives to take a closer look at software as a service (SaaS), the computing model that calls for users to access business applications over the Internet rather than having those ap…
The increasing pressure to control costs is causing many manufacturing executives to take a closer look at software as a service (SaaS), the computing model that calls for users t… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/cloud-computing-pros-and-cons/

Growing a Greener Warehouse

If plans for your warehouse/distribution center include becoming more green, consider these tips from Rajiv Saxena, vice president of supply chain solutions, APL Logistics.
  Focus on site. If you can do only one thing to make your DC operations greener, select the most accessible, well-connected facility possible ­ one that's optimally … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/growing-greener-warehouse/

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