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Report: Digitization Means Workforce Disruption, But Jobs Will Be There for Those Who Want Them

Manufacturing’s adoption of ever-greater levels of automation and disruptive new technologies such as advanced robotics and 3D printing doesn’t necessarily mean ongoing job losses, but it will mean a great deal of disruption, as displaced workers strive t…
Manufacturing’s adoption of ever-greater levels of automation and disruptive new technologies such as advanced robotics and 3D printing doesn’t necessarily mean ongoing job losses… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/report-digitization-means-workforce-disruption-jobs-will-be-there-those-who-want-them/

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/

Women in Manufacturing Conference Attendees Urged to Take Risks, Have Greater Confidence

Last week’s Women in Manufacturing Summit in Minneapolis revealed concerns among attendees that the role of women in industry is not what it should be, that women are not only under-represented but also viewed and judged differently than their male counte…
I travelled to Minneapolis last week to participate in the fifth annual conference of Women in Manufacturing (WiM), an organization that is dedicated to inspiring women in industr… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/women-manufacturing-conference-attendees-urged-take-risks-have-greater-confidence/

Manufacturing Leadership’s New “Critical Issues” Focus on Manufacturing 4.0

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the member-driven global business network for senior industrial executives, has identified a new set of six Critical Issues facing the manufacturing industry for 2015/2016. This year, the Council’s Crit…
Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the member-driven global business network for senior industrial executives, has identified a new set of six Critical Issue… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-leaderships-new-critical-issues-focus-manufacturing-40/

Could The Industrial Internet Actually Create More Manufacturing Jobs?

It may seem counter-intuitive at first sight, but a new report from GE suggests that the greater adoption of industrial Internet technologies will not only transform the manufacturing workplace, but will also create new jobs connecting increasingly intell…
Popular Discussions It may seem counter-intuitive at first sight, but a new report from GE suggests that the greater adoption of industrial Internet technologies will not only t… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/could-industrial-internet-actually-create-more-manufacturing-jobs/

Can State Governors Help Fix the Workforce Issue?

Manufacturing workforce issues such as the skills gap and the shortage of qualified workers have been well-known and much-discussed subjects at the national level for some time. The Obama Administration, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Manu…
Popular Discussions Manufacturing workforce issues such as the skills gap and the shortage of qualified workers have been well-known and much-discussed subjects at the national … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-state-governors-help-fix-workforce-issue/

Getting Young People Excited About Manufacturing

Like a lot of manufacturing professionals, Terry Moody worries about the low esteem in which many young people and even some educators hold his field. Most young people still think of manufacturing as dangerous and dirty, Moody says—a dead-end, rather tha…
Like a lot of manufacturing professionals, Terry Moody worries about the low esteem in which many young people and even some educators hold his field. Most young people still thin… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/getting-young-people-excited-about-manufacturing/

The Council Announces 'Critical Issues' Agenda for Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Leadership Council and its Board of Governors have once again established a unique Critical Issues Agenda for the manufacturing industry for the year ahead. Released today, the Critical Issues Agenda for 2012/2013 anticipates and identif…
The Manufacturing Leadership Council and its Board of Governors have once again established a unique Critical Issues Agenda for the manufacturing industry for the year ahead. Rele… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/council-announces-critical-issues-agenda-manufacturing/

Manufacturing 2035: Where Have All the Workers Gone

Cisco pays Dave Evans, its chief futurist, to think about the future, to discern thin lines in the sand and trace them to their conclusions. This is how Evans sees one of those lines ending: By the year 2035, the manufacturing workforce will be obsolete.
Cisco pays Dave Evans, its chief futurist, to think about the future, to discern thin lines in the sand and trace them to their conclusions. This is how Evans sees one of those li… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-2035-where-have-all-workers-gone/

What One Manufacturer Did About the Skills Shortage

The Manufacturing Executive community is a diverse group, made up of individuals in various leadership roles across a plethora of industries.
The Manufacturing Executive community is a diverse group, made up of individuals in various leadership roles across a plethora of industries. They represent many backgrounds and h… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-one-manufacturer-did-about-skills-shortage/

Skills Shortage Called an Illusion

There's a great discussion already under way on Manufacturing Executive about the role of apprenticeship and training programs in the talent shortage.
There's a great discussion already under way on Manufacturing Executive about the role of apprenticeship and training programs in the talent shortage. After reading an articl… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/skills-shortage-called-illusion/

US Manufacturing Skills Shortage At Boiling Point?

A revealing new report on the growing skills gap in US manufacturing has discovered that American companies cannot fill an estimated 600,000 skilled positions across the nation right now.
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Will China Move Manufacturing Jobs To Africa?

World Bank president Robert Zoellick has announced that he’s opened discussions with Chinese authorities about moving around five million low cost manufacturing jobs from China to Africa.
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Germany’s Growing Skills Crisis: Time For Global Action?

In a culture renowned for its engineering and manufacturing prowess, it may seem strange that one of the world’s foremost manufacturing economies is facing a growing skills gap.
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Wanted: Experienced Workforce. Will Relocate.

Pharmaceutal manufacturers are reportedly beginning to shift some production to locations in developed economies where they can more easily access experienced manufacturing employees.
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Tomorrow’s Workforce and the Mandate for Leadership

Manufacturing faces an increasingly urgent talent shortage as the current generation of experienced executives approach retirement or seek careers elsewhere.
Manufacturing faces an increasingly urgent talent shortage as the current generation of experienced executives approach retirement or seek careers elsewhere. How can the industry … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/tomorrows-workforce-and-mandate-leadership/

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