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Dialogue: Flexible Leadership Delivers Results

“Materials, markets, and events will force rapid changes of focus and resources in the next five years,” says Mike Kiik of GAF. “Leaders will require skills in knowing the resources available, knowing what can be changed and what cannot and why, and overc…
Mike Kiik, a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, is Senior VP and CTO at GAF Materials Corp “Materials, markets, and events will force rapid changes o… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-flexible-leadership-delivers-results/

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/

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/

Manufacturing Surges in the West: China Slows

More good news: manufacturing activity continued to surge in February on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Will the Egyptian Crisis Affect Global Supply Chains?

As the world watches the Egyptian political crisis march into its second week, much mainstream news coverage has focused on the uprising in Egyptian cities, the fate of President Hosni Mubarak, and what a post-Mubarak political environment might look like…
As the world watches the Egyptian political crisis march into its second week, much mainstream news coverage has focused on the uprising in Egyptian cities, the fate of President … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-egyptian-crisis-affect-global-supply-chains/

Will Consumers in China Settle for Less?

The explosion of consumer demand in emerging markets—think cars in China—is forcing massive changes in how manufacturers coordinate and execute production on a global scale. The automotive industry, for example, has spent decades focusing on mass producti…
The explosion of consumer demand in emerging markets—think cars in China—is forcing massive changes in how manufacturers coordinate and execute production on a global … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/will-consumers-china-settle-less/

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