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Manufacturers and Makers Finding Ways to Work Together

For a long time, the maker movement and the world of quality, high-volume production have been worlds apart. Contract manufacturers and job shops didn’t know how to sell or cater their services to makers who may have been interested in moving their creati…
Popular Discussions For a long time, the maker movement and the world of quality, high-volume production have been worlds apart. Contract manufacturers and job shops didn’t know… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturers-and-makers-finding-ways-work-together/

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/

VW and Digital Deception: A Warning to All Smart Product Makers

Volkswagen’s confession that it cheated regulatory authorities by embedding ‘defeat device’ software into 11 million diesel-powered vehicles to falsify the results of official emissions tests, raises serious issues about the need for greater vigilance by …
Martin Winterkorn’s plans for the next few months are going to be very different than he expected. The former CEO of Germany’s Volkswagen, the world’s largest carmaker in 2014… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/vw-and-digital-deception-warning-all-smart-product-makers/

Germany Announces Five Industry 4.0 Competence Centers for SMEs

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has appointed its first five Centers of Competence to help support the country’s small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises in the development and adoption of Industry 4.0 technologi…
Popular Discussions Last week, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) appointed its first five Centers of Competence to help support the country&rsquo… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/germany-announces-five-industry-40-competence-centers-smes/

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/

P&G, Alcoa, Tesla Pair Up With Clean Energy Experts To Foster Sustainable Manufacturing

Backed by $2.6 million in state funds, the U.S. Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative has announced a new program of two-year “Technology in Residence” pilot projects, pairing up a leading clean energy expert from a U.S. national lab, …
Popular Discussions Backed by $2.6 million in state funds, the U.S. Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative has announced a new program of two-year &ldqu… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/pg-alcoa-tesla-pair-clean-energy-experts-foster-sustainable-manufacturing/

GE to Move Some Production Offshore in Search of Export Financing

General Electric said it will move some assembly and production of its aeroderivatives turbines to plants outside the U.S. in order to obtain access to government-backed export credit financing.
Popular Discussions General Electric said it will move some assembly and production of its aeroderivatives turbines to plants outside the U.S. in order to obtain access to gover… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/ge-move-some-production-offshore-search-export-financing/

Do Manufacturers Need Chief Digital Officers?

On a recent Manufacturing Leadership Council Roundtable call, Dr. Dean Bartles, Executive Director of the Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute and a member of the Council’s Board of Governors, laid out his vision of manufacturing’s digiti…
On a recent Manufacturing Leadership Council Roundtable call, Dr. Dean Bartles, Executive Director of the Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute and a member of the… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/do-manufacturers-need-chief-digital-officers/

What Are You Doing for Manufacturing Day on October 2?

This year, America’s annual Manufacturing Day falls on October 2 and provides manufacturers large and small with a high-profile opportunity to showcase their achievements to potential future generations of employees, and to promote both the economic and s…
Popular Discussions Attracting fresh and motivated new employees into manufacturing is more important than ever, especially as the industry increasingly recognises it will need … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-are-you-doing-manufacturing-day-october-2/

Alcoa Sinking $60 Million into R&D Center for 3D Printing

In a move that could boost the use of 3D-printed parts for production, particularly in the aerospace industry, Alcoa said is investing $60 million on an expansion of its Alcoa Technical Center near Pittsburgh, PA.
Popular Discussions In a move that could boost the use of 3D-printed parts for production, particularly in the aerospace industry, Alcoa said it is investing $60 million on an e… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/alcoa-sinking-60-million-rd-center-3d-printing/

Risk Alert: Competitive Cyber Threats Rising for Manufacturing Supply Chains

In its latest Global State of Information Security Survey, consultants PriceWaterhouseCoopers found that the number of detected security breaches across all industries last year leapt to 42.8 million, a massive 48% increase over 2013. Resulting financial …
Some things you may never be able to predict with any certainty – floods, earthquakes, or sudden political upheavals. Any of these could suddenly wreak unexpected havoc across man… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/risk-alert-competitive-cyber-threats-rising-manufacturing-supply-chains/

Manufacturing 4.0: Is Your Leadership Team Up to the Challenge?

The emerging world of Manufacturing 4.0 will offer a host of potential benefits to manufacturing companies, but many firms will have to strengthen their leadership ranks in order to take advantage of this next wave of industrial progress.
The emerging world of Manufacturing 4.0 will offer a host of potential benefits to manufacturing companies, but many firms will have to strengthen their leadership ranks in order … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-40-your-leadership-team-challenge/

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