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Addressing the Impact of Product Complexity on the Manufacturer

Growth for most companies means more products – with profit driving more growth. As the growth continues, companies struggle to maintain profit margin. As a recent article on Manufacturing-Executive.com pointed out, product proliferation is one of the sin…
Growth for most companies means more products – with profit driving more growth. As the growth continues, companies struggle to maintain profit margin. As a recent article o… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/addressing-impact-product-complexity-manufacturer/

Mark Your Calendar: October 5 Is Manufacturing Day

Against the backdrop of a U.S. manufacturing sector that lost 15,000 jobs in the month of August, the organizers of Manufacturing Day, scheduled for October 5, have quite a challenge on their hands. On that day of days, they must get a young generation ex…
Against the backdrop of a U.S. manufacturing sector that lost 15,000 jobs in the month of August, the organizers of Manufacturing Day, scheduled for October 5, have quite a challe… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/mark-your-calendar-october-5-manufacturing-day/

What Does Your Company Know?

Knowledge is power, but how well are we using it? Most of our software applications focus on collecting, storing, retrieving, and analyzing data so it can be transformed into usable information. People can use data and information as complements to their …
Knowledge is power, but how well are we using it? Most of our software applications focus on collecting, storing, retrieving, and analyzing data so it can be transformed into usab… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/what-does-your-company-know/

Sick of Political Action Committees? Now NAM Has One

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has initiated the process of creating a federal political action committee (PAC), Politico reported Wednesday night. Of course, NAM has had a voice in Washington for a long time, maintaining a stable of lobb…
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has initiated the process of creating a federal political action committee (PAC), Politico reported Wednesday night. Of course… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/sick-political-action-committees-now-nam-has-one/

Supply Chain Risk: After the Aftershocks

Nearly a year after a devastating 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami rocked Japan, scientists are tracking a massive, ocean-borne debris field that continues to migrate eastward. Scientists say the field—2,000 miles long, 1,000 miles wide, and consistin…
Nearly a year after a devastating 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami rocked Japan, scientists are tracking a massive, ocean-borne debris field that continues to migrate eastward… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/supply-chain-risk-after-aftershocks/

What Should Cyber-Regulation Cost You? As Much as It Takes

A cyber-showdown is looming in the U.S. Congress. Legislators are beginning to hash out what cybersecurity should mean to private sector companies such as yours. Fault lines are forming. Hawks are turning intodoves, doves into hawks.
A cyber-showdown is looming in the U.S. Congress. Legislators are beginning to hash out what cybersecurity should mean to private sector companies such as yours. Fault lines are f… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/what-should-cyber-regulation-cost-you-much-it-takes/

The Global View: Branding in the Age of Virtual Communities

My son is in the market for a type of scooter he can use to do tricks on skateboard ramps. Although he had an interest in scooters from manufacturers such as Fuzion and Razor, I found it interesting that he confused the manufacturer's brands with the bran…
My son is in the market for a type of scooter he can use to do tricks on skateboard ramps. Although he had an interest in scooters from manufacturers such as Fuzion and Razor, I f… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-branding-age-virtual-communities/

Where Demand Moves, DCS Follow

Businesses are always keen to identify where populations are migrating and demand is building. Demographic shifts keep retail locations and distribution networks in constant flux. They also illuminate states that are attracting or losing people and busine…
Businesses are always keen to identify where populations are migrating and demand is building. Demographic shifts keep retail locations and distribution networks in constant f… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/where-demand-moves-dcs-follow/

The Engineering Talent Shortage: What Are You Doing About It?

One of the frequent refrains we hear from manufacturing executives is that they are concerned about the lack of well-prepared engineering students emerging from universities. Although many manufacturers in the U.S. and Europe continue to move production—a…
One of the frequent refrains we hear from manufacturing executives is that they are concerned about the lack of well-prepared engineering students emerging from universities. Alth… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/engineering-talent-shortage-what-are-you-doing-about-it/

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