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GE’s Immelt is Right: Manufacturing 4.0 “Infects” Everything

As GE CEO and 2015 Manufacturing Leader of the Year award-winner Jeff Immelt commented in a recent two-part interview with Mckinsey; “Industrial companies are [now] in the information business - whether they want to be or not.” He makes a good point. But …
As GE CEO and 2015 Manufacturing Leader of the Year award-winner Jeff Immelt commented in a recent two-part interview with Mckinsey; “Industrial companies are [now] in the informa… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/ges-immelt-right-manufacturing-40-infects-everything/

Attracting Manufacturing’s Next Generation

Where are your new employees going to come from over the next five years? What will they seek from a manufacturing career? How do you retain them? And what kind of jobs will they want to do? Could rapid technology adoption, more collaborative decision-mak…
Where are your new employees going to come from over the next five years? What will they seek from a manufacturing career? How do you retain them? And what kind of jobs will they … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/attracting-manufacturings-next-generation/

Manufacturing and Millennials: Why Closing The Generation Gap Is Critical

You must have been asleep if you haven’t noticed the global indicators over the last few months showing the U.S. manufacturing sector enjoying a much-welcomed period of sustained growth. But continued expansion for U.S. companies in the longer term will d…
You must have been asleep if you haven’t noticed the global indicators over the last few months showing the U.S. manufacturing sector enjoying a much-welcomed period of sustained … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-and-millennials-why-closing-generation-gap-critical/

How to Assemble Your 'A Team'

Every business leader knows that one of the keys to success is to build your organization around individuals who possess traits such as creative problem solving, customer-centricity, and passion. Employees who fit this mold are sometimes called "A Team" P…
Every business leader knows that one of the keys to success is to build your organization around individuals who possess traits such as creative problem solving, customer-centrici… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/how-assemble-your-team/

Thawing Out the "Frozen Middle"

I first came across the term "The Frozen Middle" in a Harvard Business Review article written a few years ago by consultant and lecturer Johathan Byrnes.
I first came across the term "The Frozen Middle" in a Harvard Business Review article written a few years ago by consultant and lecturer Johathan Byrnes. Byrnes made the point tha… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/thawing-out-frozen-middle/

'J. Edgar' in Perspective: Is Loyalty Overrated?

There is a scene in the new Clint Eastwood film J. Edgar in which FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, tells his longtime aide and apparent lover Clyde Tolson that the most important thing to him, even beyond intelligence and compete…
There is a scene in the new Clint Eastwood film J. Edgar in which FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, tells his longtime aide and apparent lover Clyde Tolso… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/j-edgar-perspective-loyalty-overrated/

The Global View: The Spy Who Liked Me

I have had the pleasure of working with many Japanese companies that have offices and factories in the U.S. and Europe. If you have worked for a Japanese firm or had a Japanese firm as a customer or vendor, you may have noticed that the local business uni…
I have had the pleasure of working with many Japanese companies that have offices and factories in the U.S. and Europe. If you have worked for a Japanese firm or had a Japanese fi… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-spy-who-liked-me/

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

The Global View: Even Fast Networking Takes Time. But It’s Worth It.

Networking is an important part of any executive career. Although most people agree that sales and marketing careers are built on networking, executives in all roles can benefit from it. Unfortunately, I have found that most manufacturing executives do no…
Networking is an important part of any executive career. Although most people agree that sales and marketing careers are built on networking, executives in all roles can benefit f… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-even-fast-networking-takes-time-its-worth-it/

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/

The Global View: The Fallacy of ‘When in Rome...’

Sometimes we are taught things as children that need to be questioned again when we become adults. I have recently been forced to re-examine the bromide, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Like all sayings of sage advice passed down across the ages, thi…
Sometimes we are taught things as children that need to be questioned again when we become adults. I have recently been forced to re-examine the bromide, "When in Rome, do as the … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-fallacy-when-rome/

Does Manufacturing Deserve a Cabinet Post?

A number of people have responded, mostly in the negative, to my suggestion for a federal Department of Manufacturing. I made the suggestion in a letter in Sunday's New York Times which had earlier published a story asking whether manufacturing is falling…
A number of people have responded, mostly in the negative, to my suggestion for a federal Department of Manufacturing. I made the suggestion in a letter in Sunday's New York Times… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/does-manufacturing-deserve-cabinet-post/

Factory Feedback Loops

A recent article in Wired magazine (“Harnessing the Power of Feedback Loops,” July 2011) discusses the power of feedback in changing behaviors.
A recent article in Wired magazine (“Harnessing the Power of Feedback Loops,” July 2011) discusses the power of feedback in changing behaviors. One prime example is … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/factory-feedback-loops/

The S&P Decision: It's Time for Some Perspective

Thirty-seven years ago today, Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency, the first and still only U.S. chief executive to do so. The U.S. at that time was rocked by the Watergate scandal, which brought Nixon down, as well as the war in Vietnam, which was s…
Thirty-seven years ago today, Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency, the first and still only U.S. chief executive to do so. The U.S. at that time was rocked by the Watergate s… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/sp-decision-its-time-some-perspective/

Leadership Culture: Manufacturing's Next Generation Expects …

If manufacturing is going to attract and retain the top professionals it needs for the future, companies must rapidly transform their working cultures to better reflect the changing values, perspectives and expectations of younger, up and coming generatio…
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://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/leadership-culture-manufacturings-next-generation-expects/

Manufacturing Executive Announces Critical Industry Issues Agenda for 2011–2012

Manufacturing Executive today announces its 2011/2012 Critical Issues Agenda for the global manufacturing industry. This year’s Agenda is focused around a single guiding principle: “Re-Inventing Manufacturing”.
New critical manufacturing issues for the year ahead "Re-Inventing Manufacturing" is overall theme Created by the global Manufacturing Executive Leadership Board and Council S… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-executive-announces-critical-industry-issues/

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