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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://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-flexible-leadership-delivers-results/

SMBs and the Digital Manufacturing Technology Gap

INDIANAPOLIS—There’s little doubt that digital manufacturing tools and technologies have made huge strides over the past 25 years or so. Tools such as Siemens PLM Software’s Tecnomatix products allow manufacturers, from within a single, consistent softwar…
INDIANAPOLIS—There’s little doubt that digital manufacturing tools and technologies have made huge strides over the past 25 years or so. Tools such as Siemens PLM Soft… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/smbs-and-digital-manufacturing-technology-gap/

The Global View: Supply Chain Risk: Of Floods, Earthquakes, and False Hope

I am lucky to live in a very beautiful part of the country. There is a very nice harbor and a marina, both of which are protected from the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ana River by a levee built by the Army Corps of Engineers.
I am lucky to live in a very beautiful part of the country. There is a very nice harbor and a marina, both of which are protected from the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ana River by… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-supply-chain-risk-floods-earthquakes-and-false-hope/

The Global View: Supply Chain Risk: Of Floods, Earthquakes, and False Hope

I am lucky to live in a very beautiful part of the country. There is a very nice harbor and a marina, both of which are protected from the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ana River by a levee built by the Army Corps of Engineers.
I am lucky to live in a very beautiful part of the country. There is a very nice harbor and a marina, both of which are protected from the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ana River by… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-supply-chain-risk-floods-earthquakes-and-false-hope1/

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://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/us-manufacturing-moment-truth/

Cluster Theory

Back in the late 1990s, Harvard professor and author Michael E. Porter started advocating the value of what he called clusters, geographic collections of companies in complementary industries and supporting educational institutions and government agencies…
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://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/cluster-theory/

Will the 'Plant-Within-a-Plant' Concept Take Off?

Some automotive manufacturers are adopting a "plant-within-a-plant" strategy in which suppliers produce parts under the same roof as the OEM.
Some automotive manufacturers are adopting a "plant-within-a-plant" strategy in which suppliers produce parts under the same roof as the OEM. In some cases, suppliers own some or … http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-plant-within-plant-concept-take/

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