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The Auto Market is Just Not Customer-Centric Enough

In the midst of a booming market, the news in the automotive industry these days is anything but euphoric, as recent reports about General Motors, Toyota, and Tesla Motors would suggest, raising some gut-level questions about the notion of customer-centri…
In the midst of a booming market, the news in the automotive industry these days is anything but euphoric, as recent reports about General Motors, Toyota, and Tesla Motors would s… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/auto-market-just-not-customer-centric-enough/

GE, Local Motors to Cooperate on Crowd Sourcing

Industrial giant General Electric this week inched further into the crowd sourcing innovation space through a new partnership with Local Motors, a leader in co-creation and micro manufacturing.
Popular Discussions Industrial giant General Electric this week inched further into the crowd sourcing innovation space through a new partnership with Local Motors, a leader in … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/ge-local-motors-cooperate-crowd-sourcing/

Car Makers Shift to Post-Recession Manufacturing Strategies

With unemployment numbers continuing their long, very slow descent, manufacturing output numbers rising, and real estate markets surging, it’s easy to forget the dark economic days of 2008 when the Great Recession was strengthening its grip and there was …
With unemployment numbers continuing their long, very slow descent, manufacturing output numbers rising, and real estate markets surging, it’s easy to forget the dark econom… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/car-makers-shift-post-recession-manufacturing-strategies/

Tesla: Suppliers Are Holding Us Back

How can a small, start-up manufacturer establish credibility with key suppliers so that the suppliers will buy into the manufacturer’s demand forecasts and ramp up production accordingly? That was a challenged faced by electric car manufacturer Tesla Mot…
Popular Discussions How can a small, start-up manufacturer establish credibility with key suppliers so that the suppliers will buy into the manufacturer’s demand forecasts… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/tesla-suppliers-are-holding-us-back/

Auto Maker Supply Chains Must Get More Resilient - and Local

In an urgent effort to create more resilient supply chains and get closer to their customers, many of the world’s top auto-makers now need to re-assess and transform their global production networks to prepare for a more agile, regionalized, demand-driven…
Popular Discussions In an urgent effort to create more resilient supply chains and get closer to their customers, many of the world’s top auto-makers now need to re-assess and t… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/auto-maker-supply-chains-must-get-more-resilient-and-local/

Additive Manufacturing Moves into Metals

Additive manufacturing--also known as 3D printing--appears to be rapidly expanding beyond the maker movement to find a home in large-scale commercial manufacturing. Most recently, automotive powerhouse Daimler AG revealed that it collaborated in the devel…
Additive manufacturing--also known as 3D printing--appears to be rapidly expanding beyond the maker movement to find a home in large-scale commercial manufacturing. Most rece… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/additive-manufacturing-moves-metals/

Manufacturing Reckoning in Europe?

Is the economic slowdown in Europe a temporary, cyclical event or does it reflect a long-term, structural change? This is the question many manufacturing executives are asking themselves as they decide where in the world to invest in expanding production …
Is the economic slowdown in Europe a temporary, cyclical event or does it reflect a long-term, structural change? This is the question many manufacturing executives are asking the… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-reckoning-europe/

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/

Dialogue: McLaren's Flexible Factory

British automotive company McLaren is heading for the fast lane of the world’s luxury car market with an innovative new sports car design. McLaren’s new purpose-built production facility, with Alan Foster in charge, is based on a forward-thinking operatio…
British automotive company McLaren is heading for the fast lane of the world’s luxury car market with an innovative new sports car design. McLaren’s new purpose-built … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-mclarens-flexible-factory/

Critical Metals and Minerals: From Just in Time to Just Not There

As the planet's population grows and, in many developing companies, becomes more affluent, and as geopolitical and policy issues continue to grow, manufacturers increasingly face risks related to unstable supplies of certain critical metals and minerals, …
As the planet's population grows and, in many developing companies, becomes more affluent, and as geopolitical and policy issues continue to grow, manufacturers increasingly face … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/critical-metals-and-minerals-just-time-just-not-there/

Renault-Nissan Tap In-Car IT Innovations In Silicon Valley

Another global auto giant is lining up to grasp the potential opportunities of advanced in-car communications technologies.
Another global auto giant is lining up to grasp the potential opportunities of advanced in-car communications technologies. Franco-Japanese auto partners Renault-Nissan plan to… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/renault-nissan-tap-car-it-innovations-silicon-valley/

Automotive Assets on Managing Automation

Below are some assets on the Managing Automation site that might be of interest to anyone within Automotive:
Below are some assets on the Managing Automation site that might be of interest to anyone within Automotive: Automating Change Management Responsibly - Live Webcast Event 6/8 @… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/automotive-assets-managing-automation/

Is Your Car The Next Wi Fi Hot Spot?

Is your car about to become the next Wi Fi hot spot?
Is your car about to become the next Wi Fi hot spot? Some luxury vehicles already support optional Wi Fi connections to allow drivers and passengers to hook into internet sites… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/your-car-next-wi-fi-hot-spot/

Is There a Chinese Car in Your Future?

Chinese car maker Geely Automobile this week reported that its sales rose 43% last year to 20.1 billion yuan, while its net profit was up 16% for the year.
Chinese car maker Geely Automobile this week reported that its sales rose 43% last year to 20.1 billion yuan, while its net profit was up 16% for the year. In order to keep up wit… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/there-chinese-car-your-future/

Does the Japan Disaster Validate or Refute the Value of Pull-Based Manufacturing?

In the wake of the quake/tsunami/nuclear disaster in Japan, a debate has broken out about pull-based supply chains, or what we used to call just-in-time manufacturing. On one side, critics say the disaster has exposed the risks lurking behind the lean, in…
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/does-japan-disaster-validate-or-refute-value-pull-based-manu/

Does GM's Japanese Parts Shortage Herald More Plant Closures?

GM said today (March 17) it has been forced to close one of its truck plants in Shreveport, Louisiana due to the sudden shortage of Japanese-made parts resulting from the disruption caused by the massive quake and tsunami in Japan's North East last Friday…
GM said today (March 17) it has been forced to close one of its truck plants in Shreveport, Louisiana due to the sudden shortage of Japanese-made parts resulting from the disrupti… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/does-gms-japanese-parts-shortage-herald-more-plant-closures/

MPE Machine Tool Inc., MiaSolé, and CPI Aero Join the Manufacturing Leadership Council

“We are delighted to welcome Thomas Fontecchio, President, MPE Machine Tool Inc.; Amiya Ranjan,VP, Director of Information Technology, MiaSolé; and Edward Fred, CEO and President, CPI Aero, to the Manufacturing Leadership Council,” said Heather Holst-Knud…
MPE Machine Tool Inc., MiaSolé, and CPI Aero Join the Manufacturing Leadership Council Manufacturing Enterprise Communications announces three additional Manufacturing L… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/mpe-machine-tool-inc-miasole-and-cpi-aero-join-manufacturing/

Will the 'Plant-Within-a-Plant' Concept Take Off?

Some automotive manufacturers are adopting a "plant-within-a-plant" strategy in which suppliers produce parts under the same roof as the OEM.
Some automotive manufacturers are adopting a "plant-within-a-plant" strategy in which suppliers produce parts under the same roof as the OEM. In some cases, suppliers own some or … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-plant-within-plant-concept-take/

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