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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://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/us-manufacturing-moment-truth/

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…
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Collaborative Tools Drive Enterprise Value Networks

While the key business drivers for success may not have altered significantly for the manufacturing sector over the past year, the intensity of change continues to increase. This growing intensity now demands new value-chain approaches that harness the la…
While the key business drivers for success may not have altered significantly for the manufacturing sector over the past year, the intensity of change continues to increase. This … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/collaborative-tools-drive-enterprise-value-networks/

Collaborative Innovation: Is it Sustainable?

How do you ensure that your company’s collaborative relationships work, and stay working for the future? It’s not easy. And it’s not just an issue that’s challenging manufacturers either. When IBM asked over 750 CEOs from multiple industries last year abo…
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Collaborative Competition + Sustainability = The 21st Century Supply Chain Solution

Last week, I was honored to be the dinner keynote speaker at the European Petrochemical Associations 2nd Interactive Supply/Demand Chain Workshop in Brussels, Belgium. What a beautiful place, where cobblestones meet bullet trains- two completely differin…
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://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/collaborative-competition-sustainability-21st-century-supply/

Top 10 Countries for Innovation GE REPORT

According to a new “Global Innovation Barometer” report from GE, which polled 1,000 senior execs from 12 countries, the U.S. is the clear “innovation champion” in the world, followed by Germany, Japan and China.
http://www.smartplanet.com/business/blog/smart-takes/top-10-countries-for-innovation-us-leads-germany-japan-follow/13881/ If you want to innovate, the best place to do it is th… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/top-10-countries-innovation-ge-report/

Dialogue: Roche Boosts IT Vitality

Founded in 1896 by Swiss pharmacist Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche, the Roche Group still pursues his original goal of developing innovative drugs of uniform quality and distributing them internationally. Now Europe’s leading healthcare company and the world’s l…
Founded in 1896 by Swiss pharmacist Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche, the Roche Group still pursues his original goal of developing innovative drugs of uniform quality and distributing the… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/dialogue-roche-boosts-it-vitality/

2011: The Year ERP and Social Networking Converge?

Analysts have recently suggested that 2011 will be the year IT and line-of-business executives begin to demand that ERP software vendors begin to integrate social and collaborative networking capabilities directly into their products.
Analysts have recently suggested that 2011 will be the year IT and line-of-business executives begin to demand that ERP software vendors begin to integrate social and collaborativ… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/2011-year-erp-and-social-networking-converge/

Specializing to Expand Markets

Many companies find success by creating or exploiting a niche – sometimes inadvertently. A company might, for example, start out as a provider of general-purpose steel bookshelves for offices and storerooms. Then, one day, a potential customer asks if the…
Many companies find success by creating or exploiting a niche – sometimes inadvertently. A company might, for example, start out as a provider of general-purpose steel books… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/specializing-expand-markets/

Innovation: China’s Next Big Push

It should come as no surprise that the Chinese government is getting serious about growing that country’s industrial innovation capabilities. Although China in recent years has succeeded in breathtaking fashion at becoming the global leader in low-cost, h…
It should come as no surprise that the Chinese government is getting serious about growing that country’s industrial innovation capabilities. Although China in recent years … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/innovation-chinas-next-big-push/

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