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At Women’s Summit, Brand Building, Workforce Issues and the Future of Manufacturing

At the 7th annual Women in Manufacturing Summit, about 300 female manufacturing professionals gathered to hear inspirational keynotes on subjects such as building a personal brand, to engage in a workshop to improve problem-solving skills, to attend plant…
The future of manufacturing can be a complicated subject. There are market forces to understand, new technologies that have to be explored, new skills and job roles that have to b… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/womens-summit-brand-building-workforce-issues-and-future-manufacturing/

It’s Time for Action on Tax, Trade, and Regulatory Reform, Manufacturers Say

Manufacturing leaders are encouraged by the Trump Administration’s early willingness to prioritize, protect, and support the industrial sector but, they emphasize, the industry needs positive, legislative action on tax and trade policies and regulatory re…
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA--Manufacturing leaders are encouraged by the Trump Administration’s early willingness to prioritize, protect, and support the industrial sector but, they emph… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/its-time-action-tax-trade-and-regulatory-reform-manufacturers-say/

From STEM to STEAM: Preparing Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Workforce

“The industrial revolution of 2030 will have creativity at its soul’, believes Larry Thompson, President of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, speaking today at the 10th Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Fl.
Popular Discussions “The industrial revolution of 2030 will have creativity at its soul’, believes Larry Thompson, President of Ringling College of Art and Design in… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/stem-steam-preparing-tomorrows-manufacturing-workforce/

A Salute to the People of Manufacturing

In all the time I have spent at Manufacturing Executive and the Manufacturing Leadership Council, I have enjoyed most of all the hours devoted to the Manufacturing Leadership Awards and the Manufacturing Leadership Summit.
Popular Blogs In all the time I have spent at Manufacturing Executive and the Manufacturing Leadership Council, I have enjoyed most of all the hours devoted to the Manufacturing… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/salute-people-manufacturing/

Workforce Diversity Creates Competitive Advantage

In the early 1970s, my mother decided to go back to work. Following a new marriage a few years earlier, she had tried to play the role of stay-at-home mom, but it didn’t suit her.
Popular Blogs In the early 1970s, my mother decided to go back to work. Following a new marriage a few years earlier, she had tried to play the role of stay-at-home mom, but it … http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/workforce-diversity-creates-competitive-advantage/

Manufacturing Leaders Discuss Growth, Workforce Challenges

The CEOs, VP, owners, and executives of the Manufacturing Leadership Council devoted their first meeting of 2013 to the “mega trends” facing them in the year ahead.
The CEOs, VP, owners, and executives of the Manufacturing Leadership Council devoted their first meeting of 2013 to the “mega trends” facing them in the year ahead. … http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-leaders-discuss-growth-workforce-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://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/look-what-moved-us-2012/

The Future of Work: The Challenges of a Liberated Workforce

Whether we live to work, or work to live, the way we work is unlikely to be the same again. Driven by new technology, transformational shifts are rapidly redefining the very nature of work—and how, when, and where it is performed.
Whether we live to work, or work to live, the way we work is unlikely to be the same again. Driven by new technology, transformational shifts are rapidly redefining the very natur… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/future-work-challenges-liberated-workforce/

Do You Give Your "Bottom 10%" Employees the Boot?

The Manufacturing Leadership Council's Decision Compass working groups provide a lot of food for thought, which is lucky for me, since I'm a voracious eater.
The Manufacturing Leadership Council's Decision Compass working groups provide a lot of food for thought, which is lucky for me, since I'm a voracious eater. During a meeting of o… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/do-you-give-your-bottom-10-employees-boot/

Tying Manufacturing to the Things Kids Love

If you had 10 million orders in your pipeline, what would you do? You’d run extra shifts, spin up idle plants, double down on production efficiency, and call in partners to boost capacity. In short, you’d do whatever it took to accommodate the surge.
If you had 10 million orders in your pipeline, what would you do? You’d run extra shifts, spin up idle plants, double down on production efficiency, and call in partners to … http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/tying-manufacturing-things-kids-love/

Our Brains Have Hit Their Limit

What if the power of our minds turns out to be our greatest limitation? In much the same way that the machines of the industrial age overcame the limits of humans' physical power (to press metal, to lift panels, to weave textiles without tiring), the mach…
What if the power of our minds turns out to be our greatest limitation? In much the same way that the machines of the industrial age overcame the limits of humans' physical pow… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/our-brains-have-hit-their-limit/

Manufacturers and the Value of Diversity

As the United States Supreme Court weighs the legality of affirmative action in colleges and universities, I’d like to take a minute to consider the impact of diversity on the manufacturing workforce and business success.
As the United States Supreme Court weighs the legality of affirmative action in colleges and universities, I’d like to take a minute to consider the impact of diversity on t… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturers-and-value-diversity/

Skills Shortage Not as Severe As Feared?

The shortage of skilled manufacturing workers is not nearly as severe as has been widely reported, and it is unlikely to prevent a resurgence in US manufacturing, according to a new report from the Boston Consulting Group.
The shortage of skilled manufacturing workers is not nearly as severe as has been widely reported, and it is unlikely to prevent a resurgence in US manufacturing, according to a n… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/skills-shortage-not-severe-feared/

First Annual Manufacturing Day Hailed a Success

Columbus has a day. So do grandparents and groundhogs. It’s high time manufacturing had its day.
Columbus has a day. So do grandparents and groundhogs. It’s high time manufacturing had its day. In the United States, Friday, October 5 was Manufacturing Day, the first … http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/first-annual-manufacturing-day-hailed-success/

The Future of Our Cars

On the occasion of California Governor Jerry Brown signing a driverless car law, I thought I’d share an open letter to the insurance industry about the implications of this brave new world of robotic chauffeurs:
Popular Discussions On the occasion of California Governor Jerry Brown signing a driverless car law, I thought I’d share an open letter to the insurance industry abou… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/future-our-cars/

The Executive Migration – CEOs Pack Up Their Desks

Chief executives vacated their corner offices in August in greater numbers than they did in each of the past five months, placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported recently.
Chief executives vacated their corner offices in August in greater numbers than they did in each of the past five months, placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported … http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/executive-migration-ceos-pack-their-desks/

Getting Young People Excited About Manufacturing

Like a lot of manufacturing professionals, Terry Moody worries about the low esteem in which many young people and even some educators hold his field. Most young people still think of manufacturing as dangerous and dirty, Moody says—a dead-end, rather tha…
Like a lot of manufacturing professionals, Terry Moody worries about the low esteem in which many young people and even some educators hold his field. Most young people still thin… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/getting-young-people-excited-about-manufacturing/

Mark Your Calendar: October 5 Is Manufacturing Day

Against the backdrop of a U.S. manufacturing sector that lost 15,000 jobs in the month of August, the organizers of Manufacturing Day, scheduled for October 5, have quite a challenge on their hands. On that day of days, they must get a young generation ex…
Against the backdrop of a U.S. manufacturing sector that lost 15,000 jobs in the month of August, the organizers of Manufacturing Day, scheduled for October 5, have quite a challe… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/mark-your-calendar-october-5-manufacturing-day/

Transforming the Corporate Culture

“If we can leverage the collective brain power of our workforce to drive cost savings and growth, we will create a competitive culture that will drive our future growth in both revenue and jobs,” says VirTex Assembly Services’ CEO Brad Heath.
“If we can leverage the collective brain power of our workforce to drive cost savings and growth, we will create a competitive culture that will drive our future growth in b… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/transforming-corporate-culture/

If Manufacturing Equipment Were Simple, We Wouldn’t Need Skilled Labor

A recent article on Wired.com got me thinking about the beauty of product innovation and design simplicity, as well as the scarcity of skilled labor in manufacturing. In the article, the editors at Wired asked Glenn Lurie, who heads AT&T’s Emerging Device…
A recent article on Wired.com got me thinking about the beauty of product innovation and design simplicity, as well as the scarcity of skilled labor in manufacturing. In the ar… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/if-manufacturing-equipment-were-simple-we-wouldnt-need-skill/

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