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China To Scrap Six Million Dirty Cars This Year

The Chinese government announced plans this week to remove up to six million dirty vehicles from its roads by the end of the year in an urgent bid to reduce the devastating levels of pollution clogging up its cities.
Popular Discussions The Chinese government announced plans earlier this week to remove up to six million dirty vehicles from its roads by the end of the year in an urgent bid to… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/china-scrap-six-million-dirty-cars-year/

China Faces a New Set of Manufacturing Challenges

One of the interesting things about business evolution these days is how short certain cycles seem to be getting. Analysts rooted in silicon would say it all stems from the microprocessor and Moore’s Law. Innovation seems to confer increasingly temporary …
One of the interesting things about business evolution these days is how short certain cycles seem to be getting. Analysts rooted in silicon would say it all stems from the microp… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/china-faces-new-set-manufacturing-challenges/

Chinese Manufacturing Slows Again In June: Should You Be Worried?

Stock markets around the world became increasingly concerned this week as preliminary figures for China’s manufacturing sector showed a continued slow down of industrial activity in June.
Popular Discussions Stock markets around the world became increasingly concerned this week as preliminary figures for China’s manufacturing sector showed a continued slow … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/chinese-manufacturing-slows-again-june-should-you-be-worried/

Manufacturing Cybersecurity: Not Just A China Issue

Manufacturers shouldn’t be distracted by the alleged conduct of any single foreign economic power when it comes to the serious business of cybersecurity. It’s a far bigger problem than that. There are multiple issues involved - and not just for U.S. manuf…
As President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping settled into their ‘informal’ Californian-desert Summit last weekend, the issue of Cybersecurity was already very m… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-cybersecurity-not-just-china-issue/

Manufacturing in China: Is It Hollowing Out?

Much has been written in recent months about reshoring which is being driven, in part, by rising labor costs in China and increasing transportation costs. In fact, at least one writer has recently gone so far as to predict that China will become the next …
Popular Discussions Much has been written in recent months about reshoring which is being driven, in part, by rising labor costs in China and increasing transportation costs. In… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-china-it-hollowing-out/

Will New BRICS Initiative Impact The Future Of Global Manufacturing?

Later this month, senior industrial and political leaders from key BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - will gather together in Durban on Africa’s Indian ocean coast to explore new ways to cooperate and strengthen their manufact…
Popular Discussions Later this month, senior industrial and political leaders from key BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - will gather together in Du… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-new-brics-initiative-impact-future-global-manufacturing/

The Global View: Cheaper, Better Robots Are on the Way, But Who Will Benefit?

Recently I had the chance to walk around a trade show in Anaheim, CA, where I saw evidence of major trends in automation technologies : washdown robots, small 5-axis robots, high-speed/high-precision robots, as well as less expensive and human-contact rob…
Popular Blogs Recently I had the chance to walk around a trade show in Anaheim, CA, where I saw evidence of major trends in automation technologies : washdown robots, small 5-ax… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-cheaper-better-robots-are-way-who-will-benefit/

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://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-reshoring-means-jobs-factory-automation-and-supp/

Is Manufacturing Bouncing Back? Global Activity Points To A Better 2013

Following an erratic and worrying 2012 for many of the world’s major industrial economies, global manufacturing posted a welcome rise in activity for the first month of 2013.
Following an erratic and worrying 2012 for many of the world’s major industrial economies, global manufacturing posted a welcome rise in activity for the first month of 2013… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-bouncing-back-global-activity-points-better-20/

Young People Uninterested in Manufacturing Jobs… in China

Manufacturing leaders in the United States are fighting to resurrect the image of manufacturing as a viable career for high school and college graduates. It appears that China now faces a similar challenge.
Manufacturing leaders in the United States are fighting to resurrect the image of manufacturing as a viable career for high school and college graduates. It appears that China now… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/young-people-uninterested-manufacturing-jobs-china/

The Global Innovation Advantage: It’s More Than Just Ideas

Much is now being said and written about the critical importance of establishing vibrant innovation cultures as a way of ensuring the continued success of manufacturing economies in increasingly competitive global markets. New ideas are certainly essentia…
Much is now being said and written about the critical importance of establishing vibrant innovation cultures as a way of ensuring the continued success of manufacturing economies … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-innovation-advantage-its-more-just-ideas/

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://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-executives-victims-group-think/

Report: Manufacturing in China Set to Bounce Back

Following a 2012 that has seen manufacturing sales and value-add, and export value growth slow significantly, 2013 will bring rebound, underpinned by increased domestic spending on infrastructure and housing, according to a new report by the Manufacturers…
Following a 2012 that has seen manufacturing sales and value-add, and export value growth slow significantly, 2013 will bring rebound, underpinned by increased domestic spending o… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/report-manufacturing-china-set-bounce-back/

Reshoring Manufacturing: A Reality Check

How many manufacturers plan to reshore to the U.S.? Would you believe just 14%?
How many manufacturers plan to reshore to the U.S.? Would you believe just 14%? That’s the number a new study by MIT places on something we’ve been talking about a … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/reshoring-manufacturing-reality-check/

Riots Hit Chinese Manufacturing Hub: Is Your Production At Risk?

Reports are emerging of street riots this week in China’s Guangdong province, often known as the ‘world’s factory floor’ due to its intense concentration of manufacturing plants and companies.
Reports are emerging of street riots this week in China’s Guangdong province, often known as the ‘world’s factory floor’ due to its intense concentration o… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/riots-hit-chinese-manufacturing-hub-your-production-risk/

Reflections on Facebook: Is Privacy the Next Big Thing?

I'm often asked to give people an idea of what's ahead, what's around the corner, so to speak, based on my understanding of the key social, economic, business, and technology trends shaping our industry. The stock answer is usually some combination of fa…
I'm often asked to give people an idea of what's ahead, what's around the corner, so to speak, based on my understanding of the key social, economic, business, and technology tren… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/reflections-facebook-privacy-next-big-thing/

American Products Gain Cachet in China

An interesting inversion is occurring in the manufacturing world. The history is long, but the math is simple: Decades ago, China set out to become a manufacturing powerhouse. It built itself into a factory for the world, eventually selling billions of do…
An interesting inversion is occurring in the manufacturing world. The history is long, but the math is simple: Decades ago, China set out to become a manufacturing powerhouse. It … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/american-products-gain-cachet-china/

The Global View: The Changing Chinese Worker

Have the expectations and attitudes of the average worker in China changed during the past 10 years? This question was asked of a panel on which I spoke recently at UCLA’s Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference. It is an interesting and fundament…
Have the expectations and attitudes of the average worker in China changed during the past 10 years? This question was asked of a panel on which I spoke recently at UCLA’s W… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-changing-chinese-worker/

Supply Chain Drives Nestle's China Acquisitions

When Nestle bid to buy controlling stakes of two growing food brands in China at the end of last year, it was widely assumed that the driver was the Swiss CPG giant's desire to add new product categories and new brands in a rapidly-expanding consumer mark…
When Nestle bid to buy controlling stakes of two growing food brands in China at the end of last year, it was widely assumed that the driver was the Swiss CPG giant's desire to ad… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/supply-chain-drives-nestles-china-acquisitions/

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