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Public Perception of Manufacturing Mixed but Improving

The good news: Americans continue to believe that the health of the manufacturing industry is vitally important to the health of the country’s economy. And, increasingly, Americans believe that manufacturing jobs of the future will require high tech skill…
The good news: Americans continue to believe that the health of the manufacturing industry is vitally important to the health of the country’s economy. And, increasingly, American… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/public-perception-manufacturing-mixed-improving/

Seeking an Engaged Workforce? Don’t Forget about Contingent Workers

In a recent “Factories of the Future” study, we asked manufacturing leaders how their factories would be managed five to 10 years from today. The largest group—39%--said the predominant management approach will be collaborative, “with greater emphasis on …
In a recent “Factories of the Future” study, we asked manufacturing leaders how their factories would be managed five to 10 years from today. The largest group—39%--said the predo… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/seeking-engaged-workforce-dont-forget-about-contingent-workers/

Study: Women Are Becoming More Positive About Manufacturing Careers

Employers and educators have made measureable progress over the past two years in attracting, recruiting, and retaining women to work in the manufacturing industry. But, as a recent study by Deloitte, the Manufacturing Institute, and APICS shows, a great …
Employers and educators have made measureable progress over the past two years in attracting, recruiting, and retaining women to work in the manufacturing industry. But, as a rece… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/study-women-are-becoming-more-positive-about-manufacturing-careers/

M4.0 Success Will Require Adoption of a Digital Culture

The transition to Manufacturing 4.0 will be more demanding than any previous era of industry transformation, a panel composed of senior manufacturing leaders told the Manufacturing Leadership Council recently. That’s because, for most manufacturers, the t…
The transition to Manufacturing 4.0 will be more demanding than any previous era of industry transformation, a panel composed of senior manufacturing leaders told the Manufacturin… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/m40-success-will-require-adoption-digital-culture/

Where Are the Best Places in the U.S. to Be a Manufacturing Worker?

After many years subjected to job losses due to outsourcing, offshoring, and automation, are U.S. manufacturing workers finally in store for some good news? Yes and no. While manufacturing employment is up since the end of the Great Recession—as is overal…
After many years subjected to job losses due to outsourcing, offshoring, and automation, are U.S. manufacturing workers finally in store for some good news? Yes and no. While manu… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/where-are-best-places-us-be-manufacturing-worker/

Leadership Development Is a Key Theme at Women in Manufacturing Summit

More women in key manufacturing leadership positions would help companies improve their business performance, including decision-making and even profitability and shareholder value, panelists at the 6th Women in Manufacturing Summit said..
More women in key manufacturing leadership positions would help companies improve their business performance, including decision-making and even profitability and shareholder valu… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/leadership-development-key-theme-women-manufacturing-summit/

Can Competency-Based Education Help Solve the Manufacturing Skills Shortage?

We frequently hear manufacturers complain that recent graduates who they hire often turn out to lack the kind of knowledge and workforce readiness required to for them to become productive on the job quickly. A diploma from a community college, a career t…
We frequently hear manufacturers complain that recent graduates who they hire often turn out to lack the kind of knowledge and workforce readiness required to for them to become p… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/can-competency-based-education-help-solve-manufacturing-skills-shortage/

M4.0 Will Require a New Leadership Model

As Manufacturing 4.0 takes place in their organizations, manufacturing leaders must get better and collaborating, communicating, making data-driven decisions, and even thinking of ways to use new digitally-enabled processes and business models to drive re…
As Manufacturing 4.0 takes place in their organizations, manufacturing leaders must get better at collaborating, communicating, making data-driven decisions, and even thinking of … http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/m40-will-require-new-leadership-model/

Energizing Leadership to Drive Business Transformation

Since 1950, 88% of all Fortune 500 companies have disappeared, victims of competitive challenges that they did not anticipate or respond to. Today, the transition to Manufacturing 4.0 is likely to prove rewarding for some manufacturers and cataclysmic for…
Since 1950, 88% of all Fortune 500 companies have disappeared, victims of competitive challenges that they did not anticipate or respond to. Today, the transition to Manufacturing… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/energizing-leadership-drive-business-transformation/

Five Things Tesla’s New Manufacturing Leadership Needs to Do

Stung by quality and production snags and needing to dramatically increase output of his company’s expanding line of electronic vehicles, Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk recently parted company with his two top manufacturing executives and publicly invited th…
Stung by quality and production snags and needing to dramatically increase output of his company’s expanding line of electronic vehicles, Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk recently part… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/five-things-teslas-new-manufacturing-leadership-needs-do/

One-Third of Production Workers Found to Need Public Assistance

In the latest issue of the Manufacturing Leadership Journal, a senior manufacturing executive from a large life sciences company said that the most important leadership qualities for the future will be “the ability to empower all the different levels in t…
In the latest issue of the Manufacturing Leadership Journal, a senior manufacturing executive from a large life sciences company said that the most important leadership qualities … http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/one-third-production-workers-found-need-public-assistance/

Report: Digitization Means Workforce Disruption, But Jobs Will Be There for Those Who Want Them

Manufacturing’s adoption of ever-greater levels of automation and disruptive new technologies such as advanced robotics and 3D printing doesn’t necessarily mean ongoing job losses, but it will mean a great deal of disruption, as displaced workers strive t…
Manufacturing’s adoption of ever-greater levels of automation and disruptive new technologies such as advanced robotics and 3D printing doesn’t necessarily mean ongoing job losses… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/report-digitization-means-workforce-disruption-jobs-will-be-there-those-who-want-them/

U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Hit 7-Year High

While some industrial indicators may suggest that the U.S. manufacturing sector is undergoing a tough time right now, the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday, suggests that manufacturers are certainly not letting a few …
While some industrial indicators may suggest that the U.S. manufacturing sector is undergoing a tough time right now, the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, r… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/us-manufacturing-jobs-hit-7-year-high/

Davos 2016: Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution Unleash a Global Jobs Crisis?

As many of the world’s leading politicians, industrialists, and academics gathered on the snowy slopes of Davos, Switzerland for the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) late last month, a new report warned that the world may face a net loss of over 5 million …
As many of the world’s leading politicians, industrialists, and academics gathered on the snowy slopes of Davos, Switzerland for the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) late last mont… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/davos-2016-will-fourth-industrial-revolution-unleash-global-jobs-crisis/

GM Plant Tour: Culture Really Does Drive Results

So, in 2013, when GM decided to resume hiring at the St. Catherine’s plant in response to an improving automotive market and rising retirements among its highly stable workforce, the company decided to rethink the type of plant floor worker it needed to c…
In 1991, the last time General Motors’ engine and transmission plant in St. Catharines, Ontario hired production workers, gas was $1.16 a gallon, annual tuition at Harvard was $23… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/gm-plant-tour-culture-really-does-drive-results/

Women in Manufacturing Conference Attendees Urged to Take Risks, Have Greater Confidence

Last week’s Women in Manufacturing Summit in Minneapolis revealed concerns among attendees that the role of women in industry is not what it should be, that women are not only under-represented but also viewed and judged differently than their male counte…
I travelled to Minneapolis last week to participate in the fifth annual conference of Women in Manufacturing (WiM), an organization that is dedicated to inspiring women in industr… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/women-manufacturing-conference-attendees-urged-take-risks-have-greater-confidence/

Manufacturing 4.0: Is Your Leadership Team Up to the Challenge?

The emerging world of Manufacturing 4.0 will offer a host of potential benefits to manufacturing companies, but many firms will have to strengthen their leadership ranks in order to take advantage of this next wave of industrial progress.
The emerging world of Manufacturing 4.0 will offer a host of potential benefits to manufacturing companies, but many firms will have to strengthen their leadership ranks in order … http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-40-your-leadership-team-challenge/

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://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/attracting-manufacturings-next-generation/

Millennials to Manufacturers: Get Better at Collaboration

If manufacturers want to attract, engage, and retain the best and the brightest of the Millennial Generation, they need to do a better job of embracing collaboration, and they need to be prepared to give Millennials a wide range of on-the-job experiences …
If manufacturers want to attract, engage, and retain the best and the brightest of the Millennial Generation, they need to do a better job of embracing collaboration, and they nee… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/millennials-manufacturers-get-better-collaboration/

Study: Skills Gap Will Mean 2 Million Unfilled Manufacturing Jobs by 2025

If current trends continue, U.S. manufacturers will be unable to fill 2 million manufacturing jobs by 2025 due to a worsening shortage of required skills, according to a report issued this week by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte.
If current trends continue, U.S. manufacturers will be unable to fill 2 million manufacturing jobs by 2025 due to a worsening shortage of required skills, according to a report is… http://gill-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/study-skills-gap-will-mean-2-million-unfilled-manufacturing-jobs-2025/

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