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The Global View: Manufacturing Technology and the Inertia Factor

There was a time when manufacturing was one of the few occupations in which someone of modest academic achievement could make wages that could support a rather high standard of living. But this is less true today. And a lot of the change has been brought…
There was a time when manufacturing was one of the few occupations in which someone of modest academic achievement could make wages that could support a rather high standard of li… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-manufacturing-technology-and-inertia-factor/

Lesson from Japan Disaster: Infrastructure Matters

The disaster in Japan has once again highlighted how much increasingly global supply chains depend on sound infrastructure. Long after the shaking has stopped and radiation levels have been contained, Japan will be struggling to rebuild roads, telecommuni…
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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/

Hot off the press! Manufacturing leadership case studies

Managing the workforce in a manufacturing setting is not for the faint of heart.
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Navigating Sustainable Supply Chain Management in China Takes a Keen Eye & Business Sense

2010 marked a watershed moment in supply chain sourcing among worldwide manufacturers and retailers. Sustainability observers and practitioners read nearly weekly announcements of yet another major manufacturer or retailer setting the bar for greener supp…
2010 marked a watershed moment in supply chain sourcing among worldwide manufacturers and retailers. Sustainability observers and practitioners read nearly weekly announcements of… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/navigating-sustainable-supply-chain-management-china-takes-keen-eye-business-sense/

Report: Chinese Distribution, Logistics Providers Are Maturing

Chinese third-party logistics providers and warehouse operators are rapidly supporting more sophisticated schemes for moving product manufactured in China-- or elsewhere in Asia--to markets in North America and Europe, according to a report issued today b…
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Becoming a culturally competent manager: Here's mine, what's yours?

The more frequent and contextually varied experiences wehave with individuals and groups that are dis-similar to ours, the more likely we are to be able to appreciate and manage a diverse workforce.
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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…
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Genitals in the sink? And you thought your job was rough

The HR department in a large factory received an anonymous complaint: it was observed that men from certain ethnic groups would wash their genitals in the sink after using the washroom.
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Lesson from Japan Disaster: Infrastructure Matters

The disaster in Japan has once again highlighted how much increasingly global supply chains depend on sound infrastructure. Long after the shaking has stopped and radiation levels have been contained, Japan will be struggling to rebuild roads, telecommuni…
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/lesson-japan-disaster-infrastructure-matters1/

Are You Taking a Centralized Approach to Managing Global Complexity?

In a world of rising complexity, volatility, and customer expectations how can large, global manufacturing enterprises optimize their disbursed production assets and inventories? We are beginning to see more such enterprises create centralized supply chai…
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Infor's Bid for Lawson: Good News for Lawson Customers?

The news that Infor has launched a $1.8 billion unsolicited bid for Lawson software should come as absolutely no surprise to Lawson customers. Enterprise software companies have been swallowing each other for years. Although Infor and Oracle have been the…
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Finding Top Talent is Becoming a Global Game

Where will tomorrow's manufacturing leaders come from?
Where will tomorrow's manufacturing leaders come from? Many manufacturers are beginning to look to Asia and other rapidly-developing geographies for the next generation of managem… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/finding-top-talent-becoming-global-game/

Will Davos Recognize Manufacturing’s Value?

World leaders gather on Jan. 26 to start their annual five-day think-fest among the snowy slopes of Davos in Switzerland. Their task is to determine the prospects for continued industrial and economic recovery, and identify the key challenges facing globa…
World leaders gather on Jan. 26 to start their annual five-day think-fest among the snowy slopes of Davos in Switzerland. Their task is to determine the prospects for continued in… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/will-davos-recognize-manufacturings-value/

Where Are Manufacturing’s New Leaders?

As the global manufacturing industry enters a crucial growth phase after the upheaval of the last few years, many companies are now wondering where the next wave of leaders is going to come from.
As the global manufacturing industry enters a crucial growth phase after the upheaval of the last few years, many companies are now wondering where the next wave of leaders is goi… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/where-are-manufacturings-new-leaders/

CEO Check-list for 2011 | From Deliberate Disruption to the Mobile Society

We make our predictions for 2011 in our recent blog post at The View from C-Level:
We make our predictions for 2011 in our recent blog post at The View from C-Level: http://theviewfromclevel.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/ceo-check-list-for-2011-from-deliberate-dis… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/ceo-check-list-2011-deliberate-disruption-mobile-society/

SAP's Balancing Acts

Under the theme of “Delivering on the Vision,” enterprise applications provider SAP last week held its 7th annual Influencer Summit, a gathering of market researchers, analysts, and press who came to Santa Clara, CA, for an update on what the company is …
Under the theme of “Delivering on the Vision,” enterprise applications provider SAP last week held its 7th annual Influencer Summit, a gathering of market researchers,… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/saps-balancing-acts/

Does culture matter? Do we still have to consider this topic? Or is it now a given?

During my academic years (1994 to 1998) we studied the impact of leadership on employee culture, we reviewed some case studies displaying organisations with very poor employee culture and ones with very strong company culture.
During my academic years (1994 to 1998)  we studied the impact of leadership on employee culture, we reviewed some case studies displaying organisations with very poor employ… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/does-culture-matter-do-we-still-have-consider-topic-or-it-no/

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