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Study: Skills Gap Will Mean 2 Million Unfilled Manufacturing Jobs by 2025

If current trends continue, U.S. manufacturers will be unable to fill 2 million manufacturing jobs by 2025 due to a worsening shortage of required skills, according to a report issued this week by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte.
If current trends continue, U.S. manufacturers will be unable to fill 2 million manufacturing jobs by 2025 due to a worsening shortage of required skills, according to a report is… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/study-skills-gap-will-mean-2-million-unfilled-manufacturing-jobs-2025/

GM Carves Out Space for Innovation

Most manufacturing engineers live in a very predictable, repeatable world. Standardized work is the goal, and engineers work very hard to eliminate exceptions. So how can you encourage engineers on your team to break away from standard ways of thinking an…
Most manufacturing engineers live in a very predictable, repeatable world. Standardized work is the goal, and engineers work very hard to eliminate exceptions. So how can you enco… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/gm-carves-out-space-innovation/

2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award Winners Announced

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council today honored 100 world-class manufacturing companies and individual leaders as winners of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards (ML Awards). In a world of intensifying global competition and accele…
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 17, 2014 — Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council today honored 100 world-class manufacturing companies and individual leaders as wi… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/2014-manufacturing-leadership-award-winners-announced/

Manufacturing Leaders Should Get Behind the IB High School Diploma

There is a growing and welcome trend among US high schools to adopt the standards of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program by offering an IB High School Diploma in addition to standard diplomas. Our local high school, for example, has recently add…
There is a growing and welcome trend among US high schools to adopt the standards of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program by offering an IB High School Diploma in addition… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-leaders-should-get-behind-ib-high-school-diploma/

Overcoming Product Cost Management Blind Spots

Why do many organizations do such a poor job of product cost management? According to a recent post by PCM consultancy Hiller Associates, much of the reason lies with the siloed nature of most functionally-organized companies.
Why do many organizations do such a poor job of product cost management? According to a recent post  by PCM consultancy Hiller Associates, much of the reason lies with the… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/overcoming-product-cost-management-blind-spots/

Predictive Analytics for Talent Management?

The talent management game has changed, particularly for manufacturers in industries such as aerospace and defense who are facing a wave of retirements among current technical employees and a shortage of qualified new engineering talent.
The talent management game has changed, particularly for manufacturers in industries such as aerospace and defense who are facing a wave of retirements among current technical emp… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/predictive-analytics-talent-management/

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… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/lean-green-manufacturings-biggest-innovation-opportunity/

Outsourcing? Hold onto Your Key Engineering Talent

For all the recent talk of reshoring, outsourcing continues to be central to many manufacturers' strategies for capturing customers in emerging markets and reducing operational costs. But manufacturers who imagine that adopting an outsourcing strategy mea…
For all the recent talk of reshoring, outsourcing continues to be central to many manufacturers' strategies for capturing customers in emerging markets and reducing operational co… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/outsourcing-hold-your-key-engineering-talent/

The Future of Our Cars

On the occasion of California Governor Jerry Brown signing a driverless car law, I thought I’d share an open letter to the insurance industry about the implications of this brave new world of robotic chauffeurs:
Popular Discussions On the occasion of California Governor Jerry Brown signing a driverless car law, I thought I’d share an open letter to the insurance industry abou… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/future-our-cars/

Is Manufacturing Part of the CEO's Growth Team?

The other day I found myself speaking with a group of very smart non-manufacturing people when the discussion turned to this question: Should manufacturing executives (defined broadly to include supply chain, engineering, etc.) be part of the CEO's growt…
The other day I found myself  speaking with a group of very smart non-manufacturing people when the discussion turned to this question: Should manufacturing executives (defin… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-part-ceos-growth-team/

The Next Generation: Making Manufacturing Dreams Come True

You’re a young, high-energy female student with a proven aptitude and an intense passion for robotics and engineering. So, how do you pursue a dream career in manufacturing?
You’re a young, high-energy female student with a proven aptitude and an intense passion for robotics and engineering. So, how do you pursue a dream career in manufacturing?… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/next-generation-making-manufacturing-dreams-come-true/

Using the innovation BOM to bring order to creativity

Product development is never as easy as going from “What's the market solution” to “what's the engineering design” - there are many decisions in the middle that need to be made around the general design, tech requirements, and main components. (For examp…
Product development is never as easy as going from “What's the market solution” to “what's the engineering design”  - there are many decisions in the … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/using-innovation-bom-bring-order-creativity/

Two rules for rolling revisions up the tree

So, in response to the blog post from yesterday, here are two rules that could guide how component revisions impact assembly-level revisions. This is a tricky call to make because if you always let minor changes to low-level parts trigger new revisions t…
So, in response to the blog post from yesterday, here are two rules that could guide how component revisions impact assembly-level revisions. This is a tricky call to make because… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/two-rules-rolling-revisions-tree/

Should a new component revision trigger a new assembly revision?

At Arena, we work with a lot of high-tech electrical-hardware engineers and OEMs. In our thousands of conversations with prospects and customers, here is one of the most common questions we get - - if you revise a component used in your designs, or swap i…
At Arena, we work with a lot of high-tech electrical-hardware engineers and OEMs. In our thousands of conversations with prospects and customers, here is one of the most common qu… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/should-new-component-revision-trigger-new-assembly-revision/

Kennametal: "Partner Smart" with Customers, Community, and Government

Carlos Cardoso, Chairman, President, and CEO of Kennametal took the stage at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit to talk about building a skilled workforce for the future of manufacturing. The company is proactively partnering with educational institutio…
Carlos Cardoso, Chairman, President, and CEO of Kennametal took the stage at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit to talk about building a skilled workforce for the future of manuf… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/kennametal-partner-smart-customers-community-and-government/

Differences in how engineers and manufacturers deal with a BOM

Ok. So this is a post about work - and work conflicts. Particularly between manufacturing and engineering.
Ok. So this is a post about work - and work conflicts. Particularly between manufacturing and engineering. I think that oftentimes, manufacturing and engineering are asked to w… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/differences-how-engineers-and-manufacturers-deal-bom/

Automation and Offshoring - The Engine That Drives Fear (Megatrends 2012)

Although roboticsand technological innovation will undoubtedly attract the youthful "tinkers" (even if they are at a minimum), how does the manufacturing sector expect to attract anyone outside of that bright and engineer-oriented "2%" when the three most…
Although roboticsand technological innovation will undoubtedly attract the youthful "tinkers" (even if they are at a minimum), how does the manufacturing sector expect to attract … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/automation-and-offshoring-engine-drives-fear-megatrends-2012/

Outsourcing Vs. the Value of Co-locating R&D, Engineering, and Production

In recent weeks I've spoken with several manufacturing executives who are reevaluating the value of co-locating R&D, engineering, and production functions. The conclusion that many have come to is that there are significant efficiency advantages to be had…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/outsourcing-vs-value-co-locating-rd-engineering-and-producti/

Manufacturers: Retire the Apprenticeship

I found that message hidden in the announcement this week that 50 U.S. companies will boost their offering of engineering internships in 2012, an effort coordinated by the White House, the National Association of Manufacturers, the American Chemistry Coun…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturers-retire-apprenticeship/

Can Manufacturing Really Be a Jobs Generation Engine?

As unemployment remains stubbornly high, the economic recovery stumbles, and the presidential election looms, urgent calls for the revival of manufacturing have begun to intensify. Manufacturing has traditionally been not only an unrivaled source of wealt…
As unemployment remains stubbornly high, the economic recovery stumbles, and the presidential election looms, urgent calls for the revival of manufacturing have begun to intensify… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/can-manufacturing-really-be-jobs-generation-engine/

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