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AAM Plant Tour: Don’t Underestimate Incremental Innovation, Says ML Council

Breakthrough innovation is what keeps you ahead of the curve. But the message from members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, who convened earlier this week to discuss the many dimensions of innovation as part of a special plant tour at American Axl…
The idea of coming up with a breakthrough innovation that can create competitive advantage captivates many companies these days. The success that companies such as Apple, Amazon, … http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/aam-plant-tour-dont-underestimate-incremental-innovation-says-ml-council/

Innovation Urgency: A Framework For Success?

The stark reality of today’s highly competitive markets is that if you don’t innovate rapidly, effectively and continuously – well, you probably won’t be around very long. Angel Mendez, Cisco’s Senior Vice President of Transformation and a member of the M…
Today’s speed of business waits for no leader. The stark reality of today’s highly competitive markets is that if you don’t innovate rapidly, effectively and con… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/innovation-urgency-framework-success/

Manufacturing Leadership Council Announces 2013/2014 'Critical Issues' Agenda: New Focus on Cybersecurity and Advocacy

The Manufacturing Leadership Council and its Board of Governors have established a new Critical Issues Agenda for the manufacturing industry for 2013/2014. The new Critical Issues agenda anticipates and identifies the most important issues facing the manu…
The Manufacturing Leadership Council and its Board of Governors have established a new Critical Issues Agenda for the manufacturing industry for 2013/2014. The new Critical Issues… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-leadership-council-announces-20133014-critical-issues-agenda-new-focus-cybersecurity-and-advocacy/

Office of the Cloud CIO

Joseph Campbell (Mythologist, Scholar and inspiration for Star Wars) described disruption as, forces that will break your ego.
Posted by Sina Moatamed on Mar 25, 2013 6:50:30 PM Joseph Campbell (Mythologist, Scholar and inspiration for Star Wars) described disruption as, forces that will break your ego… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/office-cloud-cio/

Innovating Around Cost Pressure

Every kid knows that resources are precious; elementary school teachers hammer home that principle in countless lessons and assignments. Every purchasing manager at a manufacturing company relearns this lesson many times over. Raw materials are both the …
Every kid knows that resources are precious; elementary school teachers hammer home that principle in countless lessons and assignments. Every purchasing manager at a manufacturin… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/innovating-around-cost-pressure/

Is the Cloud Casting a Shadow on IT?

Today, technology is woven directly into the corporate fabric. Network infrastructure and enterprise applications allow us to easily share data, run reports, and ultimately make quicker, more accurate business decisions. We’ve become so dependent upon the…
Today, technology is woven directly into the corporate fabric. Network infrastructure and enterprise applications allow us to easily share data, run reports, and ultimately make q… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/cloud-casting-shadow-it/

SMBs and the Digital Manufacturing Technology Gap

INDIANAPOLIS—There’s little doubt that digital manufacturing tools and technologies have made huge strides over the past 25 years or so. Tools such as Siemens PLM Software’s Tecnomatix products allow manufacturers, from within a single, consistent softwar…
INDIANAPOLIS—There’s little doubt that digital manufacturing tools and technologies have made huge strides over the past 25 years or so. Tools such as Siemens PLM Soft… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/smbs-and-digital-manufacturing-technology-gap/

Will the Cloud Redefine Manufacturing Intelligence?

To compete in today’s complex and fast-paced business environment, manufacturers need to reinforce and share their business-process rigor and operational excellence along the value chain, and seek to create higher degrees of business speed and decision-ma…
New research shows that large manufacturers now recognize that the cloud can help them combine competitive intelligence from across their value chains, factories, and people. B… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/will-cloud-redefine-manufacturing-intelligence/

Innovating Out of a Competitive Pressure Cooker

As I sat drinking my morning brew and reading the local news, my eyes naturally gravitated toward a headline about the K-Cup, the one-cup coffee pod that I had popped into my Keurig machine moments before. The article reported that Green Mountain Coffee R…
As I sat drinking my morning brew and reading the local news, my eyes naturally gravitated toward a headline about the K-Cup, the one-cup coffee pod that I had popped into my Keur… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/innovating-out-competitive-pressure-cooker/

Sir James Dyson, Nalco Co., and Chirch Global Manufacturing Win Top ML100 Awards

PALM BEACH, FL -- Three manufacturing leaders who distinguished themselves by forging innovative new business models and advocating forcefully for their industry were recognized last night with top honors in the eighth annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 …
PALM BEACH, FL -- Three manufacturing leaders who distinguished themselves by forging innovative new business models and advocating forcefully for their industry were recognized l… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/sir-james-dyson-nalco-co-and-chirch-global-manufacturing-win/

Conquering Complexity: Learn From Your Mistakes Faster

I recently finished reading a sprawling, fascinating novel called Shantaram that follows the exploits of an Australian prison escapee who finds his way to Mumbai, India, where he becomes, at various times, an untrained slum doctor, a heroin addict, a gang…
I recently finished reading a sprawling, fascinating novel called Shantaram that follows the exploits of an Australian prison escapee who finds his way to Mumbai, India, wher… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/conquering-complexity-learn-your-mistakes-faster/

Manufacturing Executive Announces Critical Industry Issues Agenda for 2011–2012

Manufacturing Executive today announces its 2011/2012 Critical Issues Agenda for the global manufacturing industry. This year’s Agenda is focused around a single guiding principle: “Re-Inventing Manufacturing”.
New critical manufacturing issues for the year ahead "Re-Inventing Manufacturing" is overall theme Created by the global Manufacturing Executive Leadership Board and Council S… http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-executive-announces-critical-industry-issues/

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