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Are Franchised, Micro Factories in Your Future?

If U.S. manufacturing is to continue its revival, manufacturers will need to begin creating innovative new business models as well as leveraging new technologies such as advanced robotics and 3D printing.
If U.S. manufacturing is to continue its revival, manufacturers will need to begin creating innovative new business models as well as leveraging new technologies such as advanced … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/are-franchised-micro-factories-your-future/

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://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/its-time-manufacturing-drive-innovation-ge-research/

Office of the Cloud CIO

Joseph Campbell (Mythologist, Scholar and inspiration for Star Wars) described disruption as, forces that will break your ego.
Posted by Sina Moatamed on Mar 25, 2013 6:50:30 PM Joseph Campbell (Mythologist, Scholar and inspiration for Star Wars) described disruption as, forces that will break your ego… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/office-cloud-cio/

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://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/gaps-us-manufacturing-capability/

2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award Winners Revealed

Synopsis: Alcoa, Eli Lilly, Ford, Lockheed Martin, and fellow award winners from across the manufacturing world to be honored at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit Manufacturing Executive and the Manufacturing Leadership Council today honored 100 world-c…
Popular Blogs Synopsis: Alcoa, Eli Lilly, Ford, Lockheed Martin, and fellow award winners from across the manufacturing world to be honored at the Manufacturing Leadership Summi… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/2013-manufacturing-leadership-100-award-winners-revealed/

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://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/innovation-risks-abound-cross-border-commercialization/

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://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-innovation-advantage-its-more-just-ideas/

Want to Attract the Best and the Brightest? Burnish Your Brand

In recent weeks, researchers and experts have taken to arguing over just how many manufacturing jobs are going unfilled in the United States due to a shortage of qualified candidates. Some claim the number is 600,000, while others say that no more than 10…
In recent weeks, researchers and experts have taken to arguing over just how many manufacturing jobs are going unfilled in the United States due to a shortage of qualified candida… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/want-attract-best-and-brightest-burnish-your-brand1/

The power of storytelling

Storytelling is the art of creating or delivering a narrative—a description of events that people can relate to, learn from, and remember. Stories are powerful tools because they do more than merely convey information: They are a meaningful and enjoyable …
Storytelling is the art of creating or delivering a narrative—a description of events that people can relate to, learn from, and remember. Stories are powerful tools because… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/power-storytelling/

Get Physical, Not Digital: Dyson Advocates Engineering Innovation and IP

Launching his $8 million incubator for innovative, design-based start-ups at London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) last month, British engineer and inventor Sir James Dyson offered some strong words about the world’s current romance with the digital economy…
Launching his $8 million incubator for innovative, design-based start-ups at London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) last month, British engineer and inventor Sir James Dyson of… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/get-physical-not-digital-dyson-advocates-engineering-innovat/

Innovating Around Cost Pressure

Every kid knows that resources are precious; elementary school teachers hammer home that principle in countless lessons and assignments. Every purchasing manager at a manufacturing company relearns this lesson many times over. Raw materials are both the …
Every kid knows that resources are precious; elementary school teachers hammer home that principle in countless lessons and assignments. Every purchasing manager at a manufacturin… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/innovating-around-cost-pressure/

Is the Cloud Casting a Shadow on IT?

Today, technology is woven directly into the corporate fabric. Network infrastructure and enterprise applications allow us to easily share data, run reports, and ultimately make quicker, more accurate business decisions. We’ve become so dependent upon the…
Today, technology is woven directly into the corporate fabric. Network infrastructure and enterprise applications allow us to easily share data, run reports, and ultimately make q… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/cloud-casting-shadow-it/

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://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/smbs-and-digital-manufacturing-technology-gap/

Will the Cloud Redefine Manufacturing Intelligence?

To compete in today’s complex and fast-paced business environment, manufacturers need to reinforce and share their business-process rigor and operational excellence along the value chain, and seek to create higher degrees of business speed and decision-ma…
New research shows that large manufacturers now recognize that the cloud can help them combine competitive intelligence from across their value chains, factories, and people. B… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/will-cloud-redefine-manufacturing-intelligence/

Innovating Out of a Competitive Pressure Cooker

As I sat drinking my morning brew and reading the local news, my eyes naturally gravitated toward a headline about the K-Cup, the one-cup coffee pod that I had popped into my Keurig machine moments before. The article reported that Green Mountain Coffee R…
As I sat drinking my morning brew and reading the local news, my eyes naturally gravitated toward a headline about the K-Cup, the one-cup coffee pod that I had popped into my Keur… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/innovating-out-competitive-pressure-cooker/

Two rules for rolling revisions up the tree

So, in response to the blog post from yesterday, here are two rules that could guide how component revisions impact assembly-level revisions. This is a tricky call to make because if you always let minor changes to low-level parts trigger new revisions t…
So, in response to the blog post from yesterday, here are two rules that could guide how component revisions impact assembly-level revisions. This is a tricky call to make because… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/two-rules-rolling-revisions-tree/

Should a new component revision trigger a new assembly revision?

At Arena, we work with a lot of high-tech electrical-hardware engineers and OEMs. In our thousands of conversations with prospects and customers, here is one of the most common questions we get - - if you revise a component used in your designs, or swap i…
At Arena, we work with a lot of high-tech electrical-hardware engineers and OEMs. In our thousands of conversations with prospects and customers, here is one of the most common qu… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/should-new-component-revision-trigger-new-assembly-revision/

Sir James Dyson, Nalco Co., and Chirch Global Manufacturing Win Top ML100 Awards

PALM BEACH, FL -- Three manufacturing leaders who distinguished themselves by forging innovative new business models and advocating forcefully for their industry were recognized last night with top honors in the eighth annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 …
PALM BEACH, FL -- Three manufacturing leaders who distinguished themselves by forging innovative new business models and advocating forcefully for their industry were recognized l… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/sir-james-dyson-nalco-co-and-chirch-global-manufacturing-win/

Conquering Complexity: Learn From Your Mistakes Faster

I recently finished reading a sprawling, fascinating novel called Shantaram that follows the exploits of an Australian prison escapee who finds his way to Mumbai, India, where he becomes, at various times, an untrained slum doctor, a heroin addict, a gang…
I recently finished reading a sprawling, fascinating novel called Shantaram that follows the exploits of an Australian prison escapee who finds his way to Mumbai, India, wher… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/conquering-complexity-learn-your-mistakes-faster/

What's better? A formal or an informal change process?

There's a lot of give and take when it comes to setting up a change process, and a lot of factors that determine if your process should be highly formalized, or loosely managed. A loose change process, where individual engineers have the discretion to eit…
There's a lot of give and take when it comes to setting up a change process, and a lot of factors that determine if your process should be highly formalized, or loosely managed. A… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/whats-better-formal-or-informal-change-process/

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