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GM Carves Out Space for Innovation

Most manufacturing engineers live in a very predictable, repeatable world. Standardized work is the goal, and engineers work very hard to eliminate exceptions. So how can you encourage engineers on your team to break away from standard ways of thinking an…
Most manufacturing engineers live in a very predictable, repeatable world. Standardized work is the goal, and engineers work very hard to eliminate exceptions. So how can you enco… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/gm-carves-out-space-innovation/

Looking For Growth? U.S., U.K. and China Top Manufacturing Sector Target List

A new global survey, released today, reveals that many global companies see the U.S., the U.K. and China as the top three target markets for future manufacturing sales growth in the year ahead.
Popular Discussions A new global survey, released today, reveals that many global companies see the U.S., the U.K. and China as the top three target markets for future manufactu… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/looking-growth-us-uk-and-china-top-manufacturing-sector-target-list/

Innovation: How Disciplined Is Your Company?

Most manufacturers would tell you that innovation is one of their most important activities. Without innovation, growth is stymied, the future becomes uncertain. Yet, according to a new Manufacturing Leadership Council poll on innovation-- primarily focus…
Most manufacturers would tell you that innovation is one of their most important activities. Without innovation, growth is stymied, the future becomes uncertain. Yet, according to… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/innovation-how-disciplined-your-company/

‘Activation’: The Next Step in Customer-Centricity

Putting the customer at the center of your business model may sound like an obvious thing to do. After all, what sort of business would you have without customers? But the idea of customer-centricity goes way beyond being responsive to customer demand, ac…
Putting the customer at the center of your business model may sound like an obvious thing to do. After all, what sort of business would you have without customers? But the idea of… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/activation-next-step-customer-centricity/

GE, Local Motors to Cooperate on Crowd Sourcing

Industrial giant General Electric this week inched further into the crowd sourcing innovation space through a new partnership with Local Motors, a leader in co-creation and micro manufacturing.
Popular Discussions Industrial giant General Electric this week inched further into the crowd sourcing innovation space through a new partnership with Local Motors, a leader in … http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/ge-local-motors-cooperate-crowd-sourcing/

Tapping into a Culture of Innovation

What good is a manufacturing renaissance if it doesn’t produce lots of jobs for unskilled or semi-skilled workers? That’s the backlash reaction we so often hear following reports that U.S. manufacturing activity continues to rise. It is certainly true …
What good is a manufacturing renaissance if it doesn’t produce lots of jobs for unskilled or semi-skilled workers? That’s the backlash reaction we so often hear following repor… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/tapping-culture-innovation/

Study: Manufacturers Face Big Gaps Between Strategies and Execution

Coming up with a new idea or better way of doing something is usually a lot easier than making it work. As Thomas Edison once said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” When it comes to manufacturing strategies to gro…
Popular Discussions Coming up with a new idea or better way of doing something is usually a lot easier than making it work. As Thomas Edison once said, “Genius is one perc… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/study-manufacturers-face-big-gaps-between-strategies-and-execution/

China Faces a New Set of Manufacturing Challenges

One of the interesting things about business evolution these days is how short certain cycles seem to be getting. Analysts rooted in silicon would say it all stems from the microprocessor and Moore’s Law. Innovation seems to confer increasingly temporary …
One of the interesting things about business evolution these days is how short certain cycles seem to be getting. Analysts rooted in silicon would say it all stems from the microp… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/china-faces-new-set-manufacturing-challenges/

Has Most Operational Improvement Low-Hanging Fruit Already Been Plucked?

Having spent the past few years intensively pursuing operational efficiencies through philosophies such as Lean, how close are manufacturers today to realizing most of the available cost savings? According to a recently-concluded survey by Oxford Economic…
Popular Discussions Having spent the past few years intensively pursuing operational efficiencies through philosophies such as Lean, how close are manufacturers today to realizi… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/has-most-operational-improvement-low-hanging-fruit-already-been-plucked/

It’s Time For Manufacturing To Drive Innovation: GE Research

“Manufacturing must change to drive growth in today’s more competitive environment,” said Christine Furstoss, technical director for manufacturing and materials technologies at GE Global Research during her keynote speech earlier today at the 2013 Manufac…
“Manufacturing must change to drive growth in today’s more competitive environment,” said Christine Furstoss, technical director for manufacturing and materials … http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/its-time-manufacturing-drive-innovation-ge-research/

The gaps in US manufacturing capability

While the impact of the GFC for Australia's manufacturers was less severe than first thought, the industry experienced an overall decline as a contribution to GDP between 2006 and 2010 falling from 9.5% to 8.7%.
Posted by Steve Bryant on Mar 17, 2013 9:11:05 PM While the impact of the GFC for Australia's manufacturers was less severe than first thought, the industry experienced an over… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/gaps-us-manufacturing-capability/

Innovation: Risks Abound In Cross-Border Commercialization

It looks great in the R&D lab. The innovative new product sits impressively in front of the production and marketing teams – and, like most good inventions, it has a clear consumer focus, can potentially transform the market, and can be built rapidly at a…
Popular Blogs It looks great in the R&D lab. The innovative new product sits impressively in front of the production and marketing teams – and, like most good inventio… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/innovation-risks-abound-cross-border-commercialization/

Airborne Autos: Is A Bold Plan to Build Flying Cars In China About To Take Off?

One of my greatest disappointments about living in the 21st Century is that I still don’t have a flying car. That’s what I expected when I grew up watching the Jetsons and a whole host of futuristic Gerry Anderson animations on TV back in the 1960s. Since…
One of my greatest disappointments about living in the 21st Century is that I still don’t have a flying car. That’s what I expected when I grew up watching the Jetsons… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/airborne-autos-bold-plan-build-flying-cars-china-about-take/

The Global Innovation Advantage: It’s More Than Just Ideas

Much is now being said and written about the critical importance of establishing vibrant innovation cultures as a way of ensuring the continued success of manufacturing economies in increasingly competitive global markets. New ideas are certainly essentia…
Much is now being said and written about the critical importance of establishing vibrant innovation cultures as a way of ensuring the continued success of manufacturing economies … http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-innovation-advantage-its-more-just-ideas/

Corporate Culture: A Critical Element in Change Management

Maintaining steady growth and staying ahead of the competition is a constant concern for all businesses. Shifts in technology, product commercialization, and customer preferences sometimes require companies to pull back and reassess their competitive stre…
Maintaining steady growth and staying ahead of the competition is a constant concern for all businesses. Shifts in technology, product commercialization, and customer preferences … http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/corporate-culture-critical-element-change-management8/

Corporate Culture: A Critical Element in Change Management

Maintaining steady growth and staying ahead of the competition is a constant concern for all businesses. Shifts in technology, product commercialization, and customer preferences sometimes require companies to pull back and reassess their competitive stre…
Maintaining steady growth and staying ahead of the competition is a constant concern for all businesses. Shifts in technology, product commercialization, and customer preferences … http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/corporate-culture-critical-element-change-management6/

Lean To Green: Manufacturing’s Biggest Innovation Opportunity?

Still think sustainability doesn’t pay? Try telling that to Robert McDonald, chairman, president, and CEO of Procter & Gamble. In P&G’s latest annual Sustainability Report - released last month, McDonald reveals that his company has saved nearly $1 billi…
Still think sustainability doesn’t pay? Try telling that to Robert McDonald, chairman, president, and CEO of Procter & Gamble. In P&G’s latest annual S… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/lean-green-manufacturings-biggest-innovation-opportunity/

The Business Value Marketplace

The move from Plan, Build, Run IT operations to a Demand Supply IT - organization, is not a strategic move; it represents the complete commoditization and consumerization of IT. Beyond instituting an ERP system specific to running IT, there exists one mor…
The move from Plan, Build, Run IT operations to a Demand Supply IT organization, is not a strategic move; it represents the complete commoditization and consumerization of IT. Bey… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/business-value-marketplace/

Corporate Culture: A Critical Element in Change Management

Maintaining steady growth and staying ahead of the competition is a constant concern for all businesses. Shifts in technology, product commercialization, and customer preferences sometimes require companies to pull back and reassess their competitive stre…
Maintaining steady growth and staying ahead of the competition is a constant concern for all businesses. Shifts in technology, product commercialization, and customer preferences … http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/corporate-culture-critical-element-change-management5/

Corporate Culture: A Critical Element in Change Management

Maintaining steady growth and staying ahead of the competition is a constant concern for all businesses. Shifts in technology, product commercialization, and customer preferences sometimes require companies to pull back and reassess their competitive stre…
Popular Blogs Maintaining steady growth and staying ahead of the competition is a constant concern for all businesses. Shifts in technology, product commercialization, and custo… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/corporate-culture-critical-element-change-management4/

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