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Are Changing Business Models the Key to Manufacturing’s Future?

If manufacturing leaders hope to be ready for the major transformational shifts that lie ahead over the next few years, they will need to adopt business models that are a lot more collaborative and agile and that boost their ability to innovate.
If manufacturing leaders hope to be ready for the major transformational shifts that lie ahead over the next few years, they will need to adopt business models that are a lot more… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/are-changing-business-models-key-manufacturings-future/

Auto Maker Supply Chains Must Get More Resilient - and Local

In an urgent effort to create more resilient supply chains and get closer to their customers, many of the world’s top auto-makers now need to re-assess and transform their global production networks to prepare for a more agile, regionalized, demand-driven…
Popular Discussions In an urgent effort to create more resilient supply chains and get closer to their customers, many of the world’s top auto-makers now need to re-assess and t… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/discussion/auto-maker-supply-chains-must-get-more-resilient-and-local/

Supply Chain Complexity: Europe Shocked By Food Chain Revelations

Yesterday the European Commission in Brussels proposed widespread DNA testing of meat products following a series of revelations in recent weeks over the discovery of horse-meat in a number of processed beef meals sold in European supermarkets.
Yesterday the European Commission in Brussels proposed widespread DNA testing of meat products following a series of revelations in recent weeks over the discovery of horse-meat i… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/discussion/supply-chain-complexity-europe-shocked-food-chain-revelation/

The Global View: Reshoring Means Jobs in Factory Automation and Supply Chain Management

The reshoring trend that appears to be gaining momentum is a natural response to the need to balance the global capacity for manufacturing based on total costs. Like any system, the global manufacturing ecosystem tends to seek a steady state. Changes in l…
Popular Blogs The reshoring trend that appears to be gaining momentum is a natural response to the need to balance the global capacity for manufacturing based on total costs. Li… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-reshoring-means-jobs-factory-automation-and-supp/

Manufacturing Executives: Victims of Group Think

Apple is the latest company to join the U.S. reshoring parade, with CEO Tim Cook announcing that the technology titan will manufacture one of its Mac computers in the country in 2013.
Apple is the latest company to join the U.S. reshoring parade, with CEO Tim Cook announcing that the technology titan will manufacture one of its Mac computers in the country in 2… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-executives-victims-group-think/

Electronics OEMs To Slash Contract Suppliers, While Foxconn Offers to Train US Engineers

Under intense pressure to boost profitability and streamline their global manufacturing operations in the face of rising global competition, around half the world’s major electronics OEMs say they plan to reduce the number of contract manufacturers they w…
Under intense pressure to boost profitability and streamline their global manufacturing operations in the face of rising global competition, around half the world’s major el… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/discussion/electronics-oems-slash-contract-suppliers-while-foxconn-offe/

The Global View: Reshoring Depends on the Right Business Ecosystem

Everyone is excited about reshoring, and there is no doubt that a trend to do more assembly in the United States is under way. However, where and when a reshoring event occurs depends heavily on the existence of a supporting local business ecosystem.
Everyone is excited about reshoring, and there is no doubt that a trend to do more assembly in the United States is under way. However, where and when a reshoring event occurs dep… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-reshoring-depends-right-business-ecosystem/

New Factors to Dominate 21st Century Manufacturing: World Economic Forum

Tomorrow’s manufacturing world could be very different from the way it is today. Future manufacturers must be prepared for more localized manufacturing supply chains, rapid innovation, global talent wars, game-changing new material breakthroughs, extensiv…
Tomorrow’s manufacturing world could be very different from the way it is today. Future manufacturers must be prepared for more localized manufacturing supply chains, rap… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/new-factors-dominate-21st-century-manufacturing-world-economic-forum/

Should You Merge Supply Chain, Manufacturing Organizations?

Printer manufacturer Lexmark International is changing it's business model from being a high-volume, consumer-focused provider to a provider that serves business customers. That (means, says Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations Linda Hollembae…
Printer manufacturer Lexmark International is changing it's business model from being a high-volume, consumer-focused provider to a provider that serves business customers. T… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/discussion/should-you-merge-supply-chain-manufacturing-organizations/

What Are The Real Costs of Outsourcing?

Seven years ago, MIT instructor and design for manufacture engineering expert David Meeker co-authored a report which concluded that manufacturers were overlooking many of the costs associated with outsourcing production to low-labor countries such as Chi…
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Apple, Dell and P&G Lead 2011 Supply Chain Top 25

Three of the world’s leading manufacturing companies - Apple, Dell and Procter and Gamble - topped the annual Gartner Research Supply Chain Top 25 this year.
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Mastering Complexity With Active Decision-Making

Manufacturing companies need a mix of real-time collaborative technologies and analytic applications to make better sense of the increasingly complex flood of information.
Manufacturing companies need a mix of real-time collaborative technologies and analytic applications to make better sense of the increasingly complex flood of information. By Pie… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/mastering-complexity-active-decision-making/

Japanese Earthquake Highlights Global Risk for Manufacturing

While Japan’s emergency services urgently assess the damage and continue rescue operations after the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in the country’s North East, our immediate thoughts and condolences are with all the people and families …
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