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Study: Women Are Becoming More Positive About Manufacturing Careers

Employers and educators have made measureable progress over the past two years in attracting, recruiting, and retaining women to work in the manufacturing industry. But, as a recent study by Deloitte, the Manufacturing Institute, and APICS shows, a great …
Employers and educators have made measureable progress over the past two years in attracting, recruiting, and retaining women to work in the manufacturing industry. But, as a rece… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/study-women-are-becoming-more-positive-about-manufacturing-careers/

M4.0 Will Require a New Leadership Model

As Manufacturing 4.0 takes place in their organizations, manufacturing leaders must get better and collaborating, communicating, making data-driven decisions, and even thinking of ways to use new digitally-enabled processes and business models to drive re…
As Manufacturing 4.0 takes place in their organizations, manufacturing leaders must get better at collaborating, communicating, making data-driven decisions, and even thinking of … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/m40-will-require-new-leadership-model/

One-Third of Production Workers Found to Need Public Assistance

In the latest issue of the Manufacturing Leadership Journal, a senior manufacturing executive from a large life sciences company said that the most important leadership qualities for the future will be “the ability to empower all the different levels in t…
In the latest issue of the Manufacturing Leadership Journal, a senior manufacturing executive from a large life sciences company said that the most important leadership qualities … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/one-third-production-workers-found-need-public-assistance/

GM Plant Tour: Culture Really Does Drive Results

So, in 2013, when GM decided to resume hiring at the St. Catherine’s plant in response to an improving automotive market and rising retirements among its highly stable workforce, the company decided to rethink the type of plant floor worker it needed to c…
In 1991, the last time General Motors’ engine and transmission plant in St. Catharines, Ontario hired production workers, gas was $1.16 a gallon, annual tuition at Harvard was $23… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/gm-plant-tour-culture-really-does-drive-results/

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 … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/leadership-playbook-manufacturing-40/

Filling the Pipeline of Next-Generation Manufacturing Leaders

Manufacturers should care a great deal what members of the so-called Millennial Generation think. That’s because, by 2025, Millennials—those born from the early 1980s through the early 2000s--will make up 75% of the global workforce. Manufacturers hoping …
Manufacturers should care a great deal what members of the so-called Millennial Generation think. That’s because, by 2025, Millennials—those born from the early 1980s through the … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/filling-pipeline-next-generation-manufacturing-leaders/

Globalization Presents a Challenge for Women Seeking to Rise in Manufacturing

It’s never been easy for women seeking to rise to leadership roles in manufacturing. Manufacturing, in many respects, has been a male-dominated culture, and women say they struggle to find role models and mentors. But globalization and widespread outsour…
Popular Discussions It’s never been easy for women seeking to rise to leadership roles in manufacturing. Manufacturing, in many respects, has been a male-dominated culture… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/globalization-presents-challenge-women-seeking-rise-manufacturing/

Study: North American Companies Lack Global Leadership Perspective

North American companies place far less emphasis than their European and Asian counterparts on offshore experience as a component of leadership development, a new study has found. And this lack of global perspective is harming leadership development among…
Popular Discussions North American companies place far less emphasis than their European and Asian counterparts on offshore experience as a component of leadership development, … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/study-north-american-companies-lack-global-leadership-perspective/

Corporate Culture: A Compelling Narrative Can Make a Difference

In his recent book, Harvard Professor Emeritus James Heskett claims that a vibrant company culture “can account for 20-30% of the differential in corporate performance when compared with ‘culturally unremarkable’ competitors.” If true, those are some pre…
In his recent book, Harvard Professor Emeritus James Heskett claims that a vibrant company culture “can account for 20-30% of the differential in corporate performance when … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/corporate-culture-compelling-narrative-can-make-difference/

Is Manufacturing Ready For The Internet Of Things?

Newly connected and digitally-enabled ‘things’ will need to be manufactured in some way. The big question is, how is manufacturing now going to switch from its traditional focus on hard physical entities, to learn how to embed, test and monitor whole leve…
Industrial revolutions are never easy to handle, especially when you don't see them coming. The imminent 'Internet of Things' (IoT) revolution over the next few years could well b… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-ready-internet-things/

Office of the Cloud CIO

Joseph Campbell (Mythologist, Scholar and inspiration for Star Wars) described disruption as, forces that will break your ego.
Posted by Sina Moatamed on Mar 25, 2013 6:50:30 PM Joseph Campbell (Mythologist, Scholar and inspiration for Star Wars) described disruption as, forces that will break your ego… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/office-cloud-cio/

Seven Offshoring Lessons for Global CEOs: What Are Yours?

Boeing’s recent Dream liner problems have prompted business author Steve Denning to assess the downside of the off shoring trend in manufacturing in broader terms--not just as a one-company issue for Boeing, but as what he calls "an economy-wide problem."
Boeing’s recent Dream liner problems have prompted business author Steve Denning to assess the downside of the off shoring trend in manufacturing in broader terms--not just … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/seven-offshoring-lessons-global-ceos-what-are-yours/

Manufacturing Executives: Victims of Group Think

Apple is the latest company to join the U.S. reshoring parade, with CEO Tim Cook announcing that the technology titan will manufacture one of its Mac computers in the country in 2013.
Apple is the latest company to join the U.S. reshoring parade, with CEO Tim Cook announcing that the technology titan will manufacture one of its Mac computers in the country in 2… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-executives-victims-group-think/

Windstream Competitive Strategy Award

Scalability, reliability and cost efficiency are just a few of the reasons many enterprises are choosing Ethernet services over traditional broadband. As revenues grow, Co… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/gil-talks/bp-2012-windstream/

The power of storytelling

Storytelling is the art of creating or delivering a narrative—a description of events that people can relate to, learn from, and remember. Stories are powerful tools because they do more than merely convey information: They are a meaningful and enjoyable …
Storytelling is the art of creating or delivering a narrative—a description of events that people can relate to, learn from, and remember. Stories are powerful tools because… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/power-storytelling/

Echopass North America Market Share Leadership Award

Today, nearly every industry knows the power of the cloud. Contact centers have been using the power of the cloud for years but the real power is in the nearly 2 billion dolla… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/gil-talks/bp-2012-echopass/

5 Steps to Minimizing Performance Barriers

When developing and maintaining a Continuous Improvement culture in organizations today, it is critical that leaders provide employees with a process for overcoming obstacles. Whether anticipated, or unforeseen, barriers can easily derail employees’ effor…
When developing and maintaining a Continuous Improvementculture in organizations today, it is critical that leaders provide employeeswith a process for overcoming obstacles. Wheth… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/5-steps-minimizing-performance-barriers/

Transforming the Corporate Culture

“If we can leverage the collective brain power of our workforce to drive cost savings and growth, we will create a competitive culture that will drive our future growth in both revenue and jobs,” says VirTex Assembly Services’ CEO Brad Heath.
“If we can leverage the collective brain power of our workforce to drive cost savings and growth, we will create a competitive culture that will drive our future growth in b… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/transforming-corporate-culture/

Looking for Leadership? Think Jazz

Collaboration. Improvisation. Spontaneity. Individual talent. All the qualities future manufacturing leaders are expected to display as they strive to cope with the constantly turbulent and ever-changing nature of today’s global industry.
Collaboration. Improvisation. Spontaneity. Individual talent. All the qualities future manufacturing leaders are expected to display as they strive to cope with the constantly tur… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/looking-leadership-think-jazz/

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