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Microsoft Buys Yammer, and Manufacturers Should Take Notice

Microsoft's agreement yesterday to buy the four-year-old social networking software maker Yammer for $1.2 billion has turned up the spotlight on the idea of the social enterprise--a force that is coming your way faster than you may think. The idea of the…
Microsoft's agreement yesterday to buy the four-year-old social networking software maker Yammer for $1.2 billion has turned up the spotlight on the idea of the social enterprise-… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/microsoft-buys-yammer-and-manufacturers-should-take-notice/

Dialogue: Demetri Zervoudis -- Change Before You Have To

Although he heads global production at a large global enterprise, Demetri Zervoudis endeavors never to become complacent and to push for constant improvement. Q. What excites you about your leadership role at BayerMaterialScience LLC? A. The most exciti…
lthough he heads global production at a large global enterprise, Demetri Zervoudis endeavors never to become complacent and to push for constant improvement. Q. What excites yo… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-demetri-zervoudis-change-you-have/

Dialogue: Eric Fidoten -- Creating a High-Engagement Organization

Campbell Soup’s Eric Fidoten is helping to transform the company’s culture so that staff and supply chain partners can work together to build a more agile, responsive, and competitive business.
Campbell Soup’s Eric Fidoten is helping to transform the company’s culture so that staff and supply chain partners can work together to build a more agile, responsive, and competi… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-eric-fidoten-creating-high-engagement-organization/

Staking a Claim on Innovation Leadership

Can a company that has pursued a strategy based on acquisitions, efficiency, and sales-driven customer retention flip a switch and suddenly start competing successfully as an industry innovator? I found myself pondering this question after spending a coup…
Can a company that has pursued a strategy based on acquisitions, efficiency, and sales-driven customer retention flip a switch and suddenly start competing successfully as an indu… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/staking-claim-innovation-leadership/

Million-Dollar Idea: Kinecting with Your Feet

Nike is busy (revolutionizing footwear manufacturing, according to a recent BusinessWeek article. With its new Flynit technology, Nike says it can asemble a running sneaker from just three pieces: the sole, the tongue, and the "upper." Compare that to the…
Nike is busy revolutionizing footwear manufacturing, according to a recent BusinessWeek article. With its new Flynit technology, Nike says it can asemble a running sneaker fr… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/million-dollar-idea-kinecting-your-feet/

Applying Manufacturing Technology at the Edge, and in Between

Reading through several of the projects crowned winners of the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards, I'm struck by the ways in which the winning companies applied technology to improve business efficiency.
Reading through several of the projects crowned winners of the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards, I'm struck by the ways in which the winning companies applied technology t… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/applying-manufacturing-technology-edge-and-between/

Customer Service: Take a Lesson From Best Buy

As companies strive to reduce costs, streamline the supply chain, increase efficiency, lower inventory, and undertake other improvement efforts, it is important that they keep a keen eye on customer service. Several high-profile retailers and e-tailers ha…
As companies strive to reduce costs, streamline the supply chain, increase efficiency, lower inventory, and undertake other improvement efforts, it is important that they keep a k… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/customer-service-take-lesson-best-buy/

100% Rise In US Manufacturing Technology Orders Flags Focus On Productivity

Despite a slight slowdown in May this year, U.S. manufacturing technology orders for 2011 are already up by a substantial 108% over 2010, according to the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA), and The Association For Manufacturing Techn…
Despite a slight slowdown in May this year, U.S. manufacturing technology orders for 2011 are already up by a substantial 108% over 2010, according to the American Machine Tool Di… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/100-rise-us-manufacturing-technology-orders-flags-focus-prod/

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