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Proto Labs CEO Vicki Holt Joins the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Board of Governors

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the foremost global business network for senior industrial executives, announces the election of President and CEO of Proto Labs, Inc. Vicki M. Holt, to the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Board of G…
Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the foremost global business network for senior industrial executives, announces the election of President and CEO of Pr… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/proto-labs-ceo-vicki-holt-joins-manufacturing-leadership-councils-board-governors/

BREXIT Panel: With Political Uncertainty Still Hovering, It Is Business As Usual in the U.K.

In the weeks since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, much uncertainty about the political, economic, and social implications of the decision remains. But manufacturers are pressing ahead with business as usual, adopting a “wait and wat…
In the weeks since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, much uncertainty about the political, economic, and social implications of the decision remains. But manufa… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/brexit-panel-political-uncertainty-still-hovering-it-business-usual-uk/

Join Us at The Smart Factory World Symposium In Chicago, June 2

The Manufacturing Leadership Council's Global Vice President of Research and Editorial Director, David R. Brousell, will deliver the opening session on “The Smart Factory” at the 2nd Annual Smart Factory World Symposium, organized by Forcam on June 2, 201…
The Manufacturing Leadership Council's Global Vice President of Research and Editorial Director, David R. Brousell, will deliver the opening session on “The Smart Factory” at the … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/join-us-smart-factory-world-symposium-chicago-june-2/

Procter & Gamble and Graphicast Join Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Board of Governors

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the global business network for senior industrial executives, today announced the election of Procter & Gamble’s Director of Corporate Global Manufacturing Pietro D’Arpa, and Val Zanchuk, President and …
Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the global business network for senior industrial executives, announces the election of Procter & Gamble’s Director of… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/procter-gamble-and-graphicast-join-manufacturing-leadership-councils-board-governors/

ML Germany Panel: European Leaders Share Front-Line Insights Into Manufacturing 4.0

On the outskirts of the medieval Bavarian city of Nuremberg in southern Germany late last month, senior executives from leading European organizations shared their unique insights into the key issues emerging from the real-life application of Manufacturin…
On the outskirts of the medieval Bavarian city of Nuremberg in southern Germany late last month, senior executives from leading European organizations shared their unique insights… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/ml-germany-panel-european-leaders-share-front-line-insights-manufacturing-40/

German Industry 4.0 Pioneer and DMDII Executive Director Join Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Board of Governors

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the global business network for senior industrial executives, today announced the election of Industry 4.0 pioneer Prof. Dr. Detlef Zühlke, Chairman of the German SmartFactory Technology Initiative, and…
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 30, 2015 – Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the global business network for senior industrial executives, today announced the … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/director-join-manufacturing-leadership-councils-board-governors/

Lexmark Plant Tour: Big Data Discussion Centers on Business Rationale

In the third of a series of plant tours and round table discussions held this year, members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered at Lexmark International’s Boulder, CO, plant to see how printer toner and photoconductor drums are made and to di…
In the third of a series of plant tours and round table discussions held this year, members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered at Lexmark International’s Boulder, CO… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/lexmark-plant-tour-big-data-discussion-centers-business-rationale/

Dell's VP of Global Supply Chain Operations Joins the Manufacturing Leadership Board

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the global business network for senior industrial executives, today announced the election of Patrick P. Poljan, Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations at Dell Inc. to the Manufacturing Leader…
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 28, 2014 – Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the global business network for senior industrial executives,… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/dells-vp-global-supply-chain-operations-joins-manufacturing-leadership-board/

Participate in the Factories of the Future Survey

The pace of business is speeding up, and the rate of technological change is so great that many companies have a hard time keeping up. Planning becomes more difficult in such an environment, which is why manufacturers need as much data as they can get now…
Popular Discussions The pace of business is speeding up, and the rate of technological change is so great that many companies have a hard time keeping up. Planning becomes more … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/participate-factories-future-survey/

Employee Engagement is Key Topic at Pepperidge Farm Plant Tour

Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered at Campbell Soup’s 611,000-square foot Pepperidge Farm plant in Denver, PA, last week to see how the state-of-the-art facility makes such iconic brands as Milano cookies and Goldfish crackers and al…
Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered at Campbell Soup’s 611,000-square foot Pepperidge Farm plant in Denver, PA, last week to see how the state-of-the-art faci… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/employee-engagement-key-topic-pepperidge-farm-plant-tour/

Collaboration: Many Firms Are Playing Catch-Up

As theories go, few have questioned the soundness of the collaborative idea, or at least the value of a properly-balanced collaborative model. More brains concentrated on generating new ideas or on solving problems would seem to offer a greater likelihood…
For a number of years now, manufacturing companies have been trying to act more collaboratively with their employees, customers, and partners. The theory is that by unleashing the… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/collaboration-many-firms-are-playing-catch/

AAM Plant Tour: Don’t Underestimate Incremental Innovation, Says ML Council

Breakthrough innovation is what keeps you ahead of the curve. But the message from members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, who convened earlier this week to discuss the many dimensions of innovation as part of a special plant tour at American Axl…
The idea of coming up with a breakthrough innovation that can create competitive advantage captivates many companies these days. The success that companies such as Apple, Amazon, … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/aam-plant-tour-dont-underestimate-incremental-innovation-says-ml-council/

Manufacturing Leaders Announce New ‘Critical Issues’ Agenda

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the global business network for senior industrial executives, has established a new Critical Issues Agenda for manufacturing for 2014/2015.
Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the global business network for senior industrial executives, has established a new Critical Issues Agenda for manufacturi… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-leaders-announce-new-critical-issues-agenda/

Collaboration: Is the Bloom Coming Off the Rose?

For several years now, manufacturing companies have been courting the concept of collaboration – the notion that flatter organizational structures combined with more open communications and processes involving employees, customers, and partners would lead…
For several years now, manufacturing companies have been courting the concept of collaboration – the notion that flatter organizational structures combined with more open co… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/collaboration-bloom-coming-rose/

What Are You Doing For Manufacturing Day On Oct 4?

One of the most important Critical Issues identified by members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council this year is Manufacturing Advocacy – the need to continually promote manufacturing as a clean, vibrant and innovative economic growth engine that offe…
Popular Discussions One of the most important Critical Issues identified by members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council this year is Manufacturing Advocacy – the need … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-are-you-doing-manufacturing-day-oct-4/

Manufacturing Leadership Council Announces 2013/2014 'Critical Issues' Agenda: New Focus on Cybersecurity and Advocacy

The Manufacturing Leadership Council and its Board of Governors have established a new Critical Issues Agenda for the manufacturing industry for 2013/2014. The new Critical Issues agenda anticipates and identifies the most important issues facing the manu…
The Manufacturing Leadership Council and its Board of Governors have established a new Critical Issues Agenda for the manufacturing industry for 2013/2014. The new Critical Issues… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-leadership-council-announces-20133014-critical-issues-agenda-new-focus-cybersecurity-and-advocacy/

Are Manufacturing Supply Chains Ripe For Renewal?

Fundamental shifts in market demand, the emergence of close-to-market production strategies, and the need to reduce global risk are beginning to transform modern manufacturing supply chains, agreed a senior group of Manufacturing Leadership Council member…
Popular Discussions Fundamental shifts in market demand, the emergence of close-to-market production strategies, and the need to reduce global risk are beginning to transform mo… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/are-manufacturing-supply-chains-ripe-renewal/

The Courage to Change: Competitive Pressures Create New Core Values

Most manufacturing companies operate under a set of core values, attributes and principles—either clearly stated, or implied—that inform and guide the actions and decisions of all employees, from the CEO to the operator on the plant floor.
Popular Blogs Posted by Jeff Moad on Mar 25, 2013 1:35:04 PM Most manufacturing companies operate under a set of core values, attributes and principles—either clearly s… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/courage-change-competitive-pressures-create-new-core-values/

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/

Should Frost & Sullivan, in cooperation with the MLC, act as a government watch dog?

The impending "fiscal cliff" is only one of many areas in which the actions or inactions of government pose a very real threat to the future of manufacturing. With that as a catalyst for discussion, do you think that Frost & Sullivan, in cooperation with …
The impending "fiscal cliff" is only one of many areas in which the actions or inactions of government pose a very real threat to the future of manufacturing. With that as a catal… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/should-frost-sullivan-cooperation-mlc-act-government-watch-d/

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