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Rebranding Manufacturing, Minnesota Style

Manufacturing is a dirty, dead-end profession. At least that's the legacy belief still held by many young people and their parents.
Manufacturing is a dirty, dead-end profession. At least that's the legacy belief still held by many young people and their parents. This long-held notion constrains the number of … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/rebranding-manufacturing-minnesota-style/

Must MES Be Mobile?

We are starting to see more ways to turn a manufacturing execution system into a mobile application.
We are starting to see more ways to turn a manufacturing execution system into a mobile application. Wondering if MES vendors will make mobility a capability in future ver… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/must-mes-be-mobile/

How flexible can manufacturing be to accommodate innovation?

Specifically, are plants learning to process more unique SKUs each day, and shortening time to ramp a new product to full volume and quality?
Specifically, are plants learning to process more unique SKUs each day, and shortening time to ramp a new product to full volume and quality?  Can the production lines make c… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/how-flexible-can-manufacturing-be-accommodate-innovation/

ERP Sales Up, Business Confidence Down -- What Does It Mean?

SAP officials announced third-quarter results today, showing a 14% year-over-year improvement.
SAP officials announced third-quarter results today, showing a 14% year-over-year improvement. SAP sells a lot of products these days -- in-memory databases, mobility platfor… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/erp-sales-business-confidence-down-what-does-it-mean/

Though More Pessimistic, Manufacturers Will Keep Funding R&D, Capital Projects

Although senior US-based manufacturing executives have become considerably less optimistic about the prospects for the domestic economy over the past 12 months, they continue to push research and development and capital investments, apparently convinced t…
Although senior US-based manufacturing executives have become considerably less optimistic about the prospects for the domestic economy over the past 12 months, they continue to p… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/though-more-pessimistic-manufacturers-will-keep-funding-rd-c/

Thai Floods Wreak Havoc Across Asian Supply Chains: Are You Vulnerable?

It’s another serious example of how sudden natural disasters can throw the vulnerability of global supply chains into the industrial spotlight.
It’s another serious example of how sudden natural disasters can throw the vulnerability of global supply chains into the industrial spotlight. Severe floods in Thailand … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/thai-floods-wreak-havoc-across-asian-supply-chains-are-you-v/

U.S. Manufacturing: ‘At a Moment of Truth’

Would you call it a perfect storm or a perfect opportunity? Looking at U.S. manufacturing over the last decade, factors such as declining output, less capital investment in new and old plants, and difficulty in finding skilled workers contribute to the v…
Would you call it a perfect storm or a perfect opportunity? Looking at U.S. manufacturing over the last decade, factors such as declining output, less capital investment in new an… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/us-manufacturing-moment-truth/

The Global View: Even Fast Networking Takes Time. But It’s Worth It.

Networking is an important part of any executive career. Although most people agree that sales and marketing careers are built on networking, executives in all roles can benefit from it. Unfortunately, I have found that most manufacturing executives do no…
Networking is an important part of any executive career. Although most people agree that sales and marketing careers are built on networking, executives in all roles can benefit f… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-even-fast-networking-takes-time-its-worth-it/

Managing Workforce Diversity - November 22nd Council Call: Register Now

Join the next Manufacturing Leadership Council Call, Managing Workforce Diversity - Tuesday, November 22, 11:00 am EST.
Dear Council members, Join the next Manufacturing Leadership Council Call, Managing Workforce Diversity - Tuesday, November 22, 11:00 am EST. Maximizing today’s divers… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/managing-workforce-diversity-november-22nd-council-call-regi/

The Talent Shortage: Are Unreasonable Expectations to Blame?

Employers like to blame others--schools, government, supposedly unmotivated young people--for what they say is an increasingly critical skills shortage.
Employers like to blame others--schools, government, supposedly unmotivated young people--for what they say is an increasingly critical skills shortage. But, in a Wall Street Jour… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/talent-shortage-are-unreasonable-expectations-blame/

China Manufacturing Set To Expand in October

Chinese share prices flicked upwards across Asian stock markets this morning as new data suggested China’s manufacturing sector is growing again, despite turmoil in Europe and continuing US economic uncertainty.
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/china-manufacturing-set-expand-october/

How Long Do You Expect Your ERP System to Last?

If you said "25 years," I'd be surprised. But that's just what British company Elanders expects from its new Epicor (ERP - http://www.techmatchpro.com/enterprise-resource-planning) system. Is this wishful thinking or sound planning? Take a read of the sto…
If you said "25 years," I'd be surprised. But that's just what British company Elanders expects from its new Epicor (ERP - http://www.techmatchpro.com/enterprise-resource-planning… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/how-long-do-you-expect-your-erp-system-last/

Electric Vehicles: Are Safe Servicing Technologies Ready Yet?

With around 2.7 million electric and hybrid vehicles expected on the world’s roads by 2015, IDC Manufacturing Insights has uncovered growing concerns about the safety of the technicians employed to service them. In a survey of over 2,000 auto industry pro…
With around 2.7 million electric and hybrid vehicles expected on the world’s roads by 2015, IDC Manufacturing Insights has uncovered growing concerns about the safety of the… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/electric-vehicles-are-safe-servicing-technologies-ready-yet/

Why Is There Government Spending On The Manufacturing Industry And Where Should The Money Go?

Whenever I ask why money is taken out of a paycheck for taxes I am told a few different answers: “It goes into a social security fund for you later in life”, “it goes to help re-build roads, bridges, law enforcement, etc. etc. to help maintain a safe soci…
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Customers Are Driving Investments in Plant Visibility

Historically, manufacturers have invested in manufacturing operations management, manufacturing intelligence, data historians, and other plant visibility systems in order to monitor and understand processes internally. Often the objective was to quickly u…
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/customers-are-driving-investments-plant-visibility/

Reinventing Manufacturing: Germany’s Fulfilling Future

Manufacturing helped Germany recover from the last recession faster than any other major industrialized country. Will rising investments drive its manufacturing future?
Manufacturing helped Germany recover from the last recession faster than any other major industrialized country. Will rising investments drive its manufacturing future? A recent … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/reinventing-manufacturing-germanys-fulfilling-future/

Welcome Charles Beto, Chief Financial Officer of MacLean Fogg Component Solutions to the Council!

Please join me in welcoming (Charles Beto) from MacLean Fogg Component Solutions to the Council! He joined the Council earlier this month and has already participated in his first Council Call.
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/welcome-charles-beto-chief-financial-officer-maclean-fogg-co/

Welcome Mike Kiik, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of GAF to the Manufacturing Leadership Council!

Please join me in welcoming Mike Kiik from GAF to the Council!
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/welcome-mike-kiik-senior-vice-president-and-chief-technology/

Welcome Bill Cousineau, Vice President of Corporate Operations Support of Kohler to the Manufacturing Leadership Council!

(Bill Cousineau) is Vice President of Corporate Operations Support for Kohler Co. Since 2005, he has led a diverse, global technical/engineering service organization that supports Kohler Co. operations globally in the following areas: Construction Enginee…
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/welcome-bill-cousineau-vice-president-corporate-operations-s/

Welcome John Nesi, VP Product Development of Rockwell Automation to the Manufacturing Leadership Council!

John Nesi is Vice President of Market Development for strategic initiatives and industries for the Global Sales and Marketing segment of Rockwell Automation. John has over 31 years of experience in sales, marketing, systems, services, operations and engin…
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