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MegaTrends 2012 - December 13th Council Call: Register Now

Powerful trends such as social media, mobility, cloud computing and enterprise integration are coursing through manufacturing, raising questions about how manufacturers should develop strategies to take advantage of them and what they should expect in ter…
Dear Council members, Join the next Manufacturing Leadership Council Call, MegaTrends 2012 - Tuesday, December 13, 11:00 am EST. Powerful trends such as social media, mobili… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/megatrends-2012-december-13th-council-call-register-now/

Overcoming the Great Divide: Embedding Corporate Strategies Effectively

When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a row, developing effective strategy implementation plans. When asked to iden…
When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/overcoming-great-divide-embedding-corporate-strategies-effec1/

New Composite Materials: Aero & Energy Leaders Partner Up

UK and European manufacturers are working together to get ahead of the game in the development and use of complex new composite materials for products like electric cars, new aircraft designs, and renewable energy systems. The European Airbus consortium, …
UK and European manufacturers are working together to get ahead of the game in the development and use of complex new composite materials for products like electric cars, new airc… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/new-composite-materials-aero-energy-leaders-partner/

Manufacturing in China: Labor Unrest Rises

As the growth of China's economy begins to slow, many manufacturers there are reportedly facing a rash of strikes and labor unrest, as workers react to employer efforts to reduce costs.
As the growth of China's economy begins to slow, many manufacturers there are reportedly facing a rash of strikes and labor unrest, as workers react to employer efforts to reduce … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/manufacturing-china-labor-unrest-rises/

Dyson Sponsors $2M Manufacturing Chair At Cambridge: Do we Need More Engineers On The Board?

Entrepreneurial UK engineer and serial inventor Sir James Dyson is to fund a new professorship at Cambridge University to boost high-level research and business skills in the manufacturing and engineering sector.
Entrepreneurial UK engineer and serial inventor Sir James Dyson is to fund a new professorship at Cambridge University to boost high-level research and business skills in the manu… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/dyson-sponsors-2m-manufacturing-chair-cambridge-do-we-need-m/

Have you heard of operational intelligence software?

Manufacturers are in need of new ways to reduce waste, avoid downtime, and cut costs.
Manufacturers are in need of new ways to reduce waste, avoid downtime, and cut costs. As a result, many operations management and enterprise intelligence vendors are delivering so… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/have-you-heard-operational-intelligence-software/

Latest Manufacturing Data: China Down, US Stronger, Europe Struggles

The latest manufacturing performance figures show continuing volatility across global manufacturing economies.
The latest manufacturing performance figures show continuing volatility across global manufacturing economies. China: Chinese manufacturing output is set to fall to its lowest … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/latest-manufacturing-data-china-down-us-stronger-europe-stru/

Welcome Edward Sherron, VP of Manufacturing for H L Technologies, to the Manufacturing Leadership Council!

(Edward Sherron) is a manufacturing operations executive with 30+ years of management experience and consistent success in achieving revenue, cost, productivity, and customer satisfaction goals. He has held a variety of operational roles from QA Manager,…
(Edward Sherron) is a manufacturing operations executive with 30+ years of management experience and consistent success in achieving revenue, cost, productivity, and customer sati… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/welcome-edward-sherron-vp-manufacturing-h-l-technologies-man/

Can Social Media Shame Manufacturers into Sustainability?

In a recent blog I traced the evolution of free speech, which, in centuries past, actually cost a lot to deliver. Only with the emergence of the Internet and social media has free speech become truly free.
In a recent blog I traced the evolution of free speech, which, in centuries past, actually cost a lot to deliver. Only with the emergence of the Internet and social media has… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/can-social-media-shame-manufacturers-sustainability/

Skills Shortage: Why Aren't There More Apprenticeship Programs?

Manufacturers seem to be of two minds about the value of apprenticeship programs.
Manufacturers seem to be of two minds about the value of apprenticeship programs. Many seem to believe that apprenticeship programs can play a valuable role in overcoming the skil… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/skills-shortage-why-arent-there-more-apprenticeship-programs/

5 Reasons Why ERP Implementations Fail

When listening to fears and concerns about ERP solutions, implementation is usually on the top of most lists. Yes, it can be daunting, but it is the cornerstone of the overall project. So why do implementations fail? Below is our countdown of the most com…
When listening to fears and concerns about ERP solutions, implementation is usually on the top of most lists.  Yes, it can be daunting, but it is the cornerstone of the overa… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/5-reasons-why-erp-implementations-fail/

Welcome Hamid Khorramian, Vice President, North America Operations for Steelcase Inc., to the Manufacturing Leadership Council!

Please join me in welcoming (Hamid Khorramian) from Steelcase Inc. to the Council!
Dear Council Members, Please join me in welcoming (Hamid Khorramian) from Steelcase Inc. to the Council! Hamid Khorramian is vice president, North America Operations, for St… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/welcome-hamid-khorramian-vice-president-north-america-operat/

Using Mobile Solutions to Improve Insurance Sector Performance

A white paper developed for Sprint on using mobile solutions to control cost, manage risk, and create new revenue. Using Mobile Solutions to Improve Insurance Sector Performa… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/docs/using-mobile-solutions-improve-insurance-sector-performance/

'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://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/j-edgar-perspective-loyalty-overrated/

Overcoming the Great Divide: Embedding Corporate Strategies Effectively

When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a row, developing effective strategy implementation plans. When asked to iden…
When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/overcoming-great-divide-embedding-corporate-strategies-effec/

World’s Lightest Material: Could You Use It?

Research engineers at the University of California, Irvine, HRL Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology have developed what they believe is the world’s lightest ever material. Formed as a metallic micro-lattice, with minute, hollow metall…
Research engineers at the University of California, Irvine, HRL Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology have developed what they believe is the world’s … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/worlds-lightest-material-could-you-use-it/

‘Big Data’ as a Strategic Resource

A recent article published by McKinsey and Co. (www.mckinseyquarterly.com) explores the emerging use of what it calls “Big Data” as a strategic resource for enhanced competitiveness. The article cites a retailer using point-of-sale data plus tight links w…
A recent article published by McKinsey and Co. (www.mckinseyquarterly.com) explores the emerging use of what it calls “Big Data” as a strategic resource for enhanced c… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/big-data-strategic-resource/

Software Piracy Costs Emerging Market Manufacturers $2.9 Billion In Competitive Advantage

Legitimate manufacturing companies in emerging countries are suffering a massive loss of competitive advantage due to software piracy among some of their local competitors, according to a new Microsoft sponsored report.
Legitimate manufacturing companies in emerging countries are suffering a massive loss of competitive advantage due to software piracy among some of their local competitors, accord… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/software-piracy-costs-emerging-market-manufacturers-29-billi/

McLaren Premiers Flexible, Eco-Friendly Factory of the Future

UK high performance car maker McLaren, best known for its racing heritage, is aiming for a bigger slice of the global sports car business with a new $79 million, 32,000 square meter, state of the art production facility. Opened today, the new production p…
UK high performance car maker McLaren, best known for its racing heritage, is aiming for a bigger slice of the global sports car business with a new $79 million, 32,000 square met… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/mclaren-premiers-flexible-eco-friendly-factory-future/

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