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Report: China Lengthens Manufacturing Lead, but Faces Challenges

Citing recently released research from the United Nations, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) reported that China in 2011 increased its advantage as the world's number one manufacturing country. The research measures what th…
Citing recently released research from the United Nations, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) reported that China in 2011 increased its advantage as… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/report-china-lengthens-manufacturing-lead-faces-challenges/

A Look at What Moved Us in 2012

Manufacturers have much on their minds as they enter 2013: staying off cliffs, forecasting demand in a mercurial economy, hiring employees to fill what everyone hopes will be a landslide of orders. We at Manufacturing Executive sit at an interesting nexus…
Manufacturers have much on their minds as they enter 2013: staying off cliffs, forecasting demand in a mercurial economy, hiring employees to fill what everyone hopes will be a la… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/look-what-moved-us-2012/

Employees' Bad Habits Cost Employers Money

Unhealthy habits cost employers billions of dollars every year. How much is it costing you?
Unhealthy habits cost employers billions of dollars every year. How much is it costing you? Employees spend the majority of their waking hours at work so what they do there has… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/employees-bad-habits-cost-employers-money/

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://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/reinventing-manufacturing-germanys-fulfilling-future/

Don’t Fear Chinese Manufacturing. Embrace It.

A lot of people “blame” China for the difficulties Western manufacturing is facing. The dramatic declines in the number of factories and factory jobs in the U.S. and other developed areas are matched by the increasing amount of production taking place in …
A lot of people “blame” China for the difficulties Western manufacturing is facing. The dramatic declines in the number of factories and factory jobs in the U.S. and o… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/dont-fear-chinese-manufacturing-embrace-it/

The Global View: Voodoo and the Real Value of Software

I am a believer in technology. I think that, when used well, software and mechatronics can greatly improve productivity, improve quality, and reduce waste. I was extremely lucky to have my first job as a robotics engineer, where I truly was able to integr…
I am a believer in technology. I think that, when used well, software and mechatronics can greatly improve productivity, improve quality, and reduce waste. I was extremely luck… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-voodoo-and-real-value-software/

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://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/conflict-minerals-perfect-storm-csr-sustainability-politics-and-supply-chain-management-part-1/

Mastering Complexity, Reducing Complication

There’s a big difference between complexity and complication in today’s manufacturing business. While one may be inevitable, the other should be avoided at all costs. Over the past few years, the manufacturing industry has undergone extensive business tra…
There’s a big difference between complexity and complication in today’s manufacturing business. While one may be inevitable, the other should be avoided at all costs. … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/mastering-complexity-reducing-complication/

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