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Apple Investing More in Advanced Manufacturing

With competitors like Samsung breathing down its neck, Apple is reportedly turning to advanced manufacturing technologies to help it get new designs to market in volume faster and more reliably than its rivals.
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Sustainability That Customers Will Pay For

Sustainability is in the eye of the beholder. That newfangled aphorism was the theme of the most recent meeting of the Manufacturing Leadership Council.
Sustainability is in the eye of the beholder. That newfangled aphorism was the theme of the most recent meeting of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. In particular, many man… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/sustainability-customers-will-pay/

Manufacturing Skills Development: What Responsibility Does Apple Have?

Last week, while announcing his company's plans for limited iMac production in the U.S. next year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the lack of manufacturing skills--not cost--is what has kept Apple from reshoring more manufacturing.
Last week, while announcing his company's plans for limited iMac production in the U.S. next year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the lack of manufacturing skills--not cost--is what has … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-skills-development-what-responsibility-does-ap/

App Stores for Enterprise Software?

App stores, such as Apple's online store for downloading iPhone apps have changed the way consumers find and buy mobile applications. Are manufacturers about to make a similar transition in the way they purchase ERP and other enterprise applications?
App stores, such as Apple's online store for downloading iPhone apps have changed the way consumers find and buy mobile applications. Are manufacturers about to make a similar tra… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/app-stores-enterprise-software/

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… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/services-not-manufacturing-touted-future/

Contract Worker Welfare: How Much Responsibility Do Manufacturers Have?

Just how responsible should brand owners and retailers be held for the health, safety, and growth of the contract workers--often located in far-flung, low-cost countries--who build their products?
Just how responsible should brand owners and retailers be held for the health, safety, and growth of the contract workers--often located in far-flung, low-cost countries--who buil… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/contract-worker-welfare-how-much-responsibility-do-manufactu/

Would Your Suppliers' Labor Practices Pass Scrutiny?

As Apple Computer can testify, manufacturers of consumer products that don't stay on top of the labor practices engaged in by even their furthest-flung suppliers are risking their reputations and, ultimately, their competitiveness.
As Apple Computer can testify, manufacturers of consumer products that don't stay on top of the labor practices engaged in by even their furthest-flung suppliers are risking their… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/would-your-suppliers-labor-practices-pass-scrutiny/

Apple to Audit, Report Contractor Working Conditions

Under ongoing pressure to force reforms at plants run by contractors such as Foxconn, Apple today said it has arranged for an outside agency to audit and publicly report on working conditions. Apple said the Fair Labor Association has already started its …
Under ongoing pressure to force reforms at plants run by contractors such as Foxconn, Apple today said it has arranged for an outside agency to audit and publicly report on workin… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/apple-audit-report-contractor-working-conditions/

Nokia Restructures Global Manufacturing: Assembly Heads East

Intense competitive pressure from Apple and other smartphone manufacturers have forced Finland’s Nokia to radically rethink its global manufacturing strategy.
Intense competitive pressure from Apple and other smartphone manufacturers have forced Finland’s Nokia to radically rethink its global manufacturing strategy. Once the wo… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/nokia-restructures-global-manufacturing-assembly-heads-east/

What Will Make A US Manufacturing Renaissance Happen?

In his State of the Union address to Congress tomorrow evening, President Obama is expected to focus on boosting manufacturing and manufacturing jobs to help rebuild the US economy. Fueling a US manufacturing renaissance looks set to be a central theme of…
In his State of the Union address to Congress tomorrow evening, President Obama is expected to focus on boosting manufacturing and manufacturing jobs to help rebuild the US econom… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-will-make-us-manufacturing-renaissance-happen/

Supplier Responsibility: Apple Opens its Books

Responding to widespread criticism that it has failed to pressure its suppliers to fix working condition problems, Apple this week for the first time published an extensive report that identifies most of its global suppliers and details its audit practice…
Responding to widespread criticism that it has failed to pressure its suppliers to fix working condition problems, Apple this week for the first time published an extensive report… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/supplier-responsibility-apple-opens-its-books/

Environmental Health and Safety: How to Get Chinese Suppliers On Board

It may be because the company is a large, inviting target, but Apple Computer has become the prime example of a Western manufacturer that is taking heat for the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) shortcomings of its suppliers in China.
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Foxconn Responds to Cost, Competitive Pressure

If recent news out of high tech contract manufacturing giant Foxconn International Holdings Ltd is is any indication, even very large manufacturers in China are being squeezed by rising labor, material, and commodity costs, escalating competitive pressure…
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Apple, Mobility Highlight New York Tech Fest

OK, all of you gadget freaks out there. Listen to this. Last night, I had, like, a really cool "digital experience" at a gathering of some 70 tech companies at a place called the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street in New York City. I, like, attend thes…
OK, all of you gadget freaks out there. Listen to this. Last night, I had, like, a really cool "digital experience" at a gathering of some 70 tech companies at a place called the … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/apple-mobility-highlight-new-york-tech-fest/

Conflict Minerals- The “Perfect Storm” of CSR, Sustainability, Politics and Supply Chain Management- Part 1

Last week, it was widely reported that both Intel Corporations and Apple Computers had pulled the plug on sourcing of precious minerals typically used in the manufacturing of its high-tech products from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These b…
Last week, it was widely reported that both Intel Corporations and Apple Computers had pulled the plug on sourcing of precious minerals typically used in the manufacturing of its … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/conflict-minerals-perfect-storm-csr-sustainability-politics-and-supply-chain-management-part-1/

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