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One-Third of Production Workers Found to Need Public Assistance

In the latest issue of the Manufacturing Leadership Journal, a senior manufacturing executive from a large life sciences company said that the most important leadership qualities for the future will be “the ability to empower all the different levels in t…
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Global Manufacturing Competitiveness: Time To Redraw The World Map

If you still think the world is split into traditional high-cost production locations in the developed economies of the West, and low-cost locations in the emerging economies of the East, it may be time to think again.
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Harvard Survey: U.S. Competitiveness at a Crossroads

Concerned about long-term structural issues such as the educational system, the tax code, and partisan politics, business leaders are continuing to voice pessimism about the state and direction of U.S.competitiveness, according to a new survey by the Harv…
Posted by David Brousell on Mar 11, 2013 3:52:08 PM Concerned about long-term structural issues such as the educational system, the tax code, and partisan politics, business le… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/harvard-survey-us-competitiveness-crossroads/

Manufacturing's Profile Rises, But Not Among the Young

Perhaps partly as an echo from the current political campaign, public awareness of the importance of manufacturing to overall economic prosperity and of the competitiveness of US manufacturing appear to be on the rise, according to a recently-released sur…
Perhaps partly as an echo from the current political campaign, public awareness of the importance of manufacturing to overall economic prosperity and of the competitiveness of US … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturings-profile-rises-not-among-young/

US Manufacturers' Cost Disadvantage Grows

US manufacturers must cope with structural costs that are 20% greater, on average, than those faced by manufacturers in the United States' nine largest trading partners. And that structural cost disadvantage--driven mainly by higher corporate taxes and hi…
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Lean: Is It All or Nothing?

I've noticed that many advocates of lean transformation insist that organizations must faithfully abide by all lean doctrines and implement lean tools across the manufacturing enterprise. Anything less, say these advocates, amounts to an ineffective half …
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Turning All Workers into Innovators

Is innovation up and down the organization the key to competitiveness in the future? How can manufacturers put this into practice? Don't manufacturers pursuing continuous improvement programs such as lean already empower innovation at all levels?
In his latest book, "That Used To Be US", NT Times columnist Thomas Friedman argues that, if the US economy is to regain its mojo, businesses and other institutions must empower a… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/turning-all-workers-innovators/

Manufacturing Chiefs Stress Importance of U.S. Competitiveness, BI, Mobility

At the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, industry leaders coalesce around the importance of business intelligence, enterprise mobility, and boosting America’s industry position in the world.
At the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, industry leaders coalesce around the importance of business intelligence, enterprise mobility, and boosting America’s industry positi… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-chiefs-stress-importance-us-competitiveness-bi/

Manufacturing Competitiveness: Is Talent the Key Driver?

Talent-driven innovation is the number one contributor to innovation and a key factor influencing where manufacturers decide to locate production, according to a recently-completed Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index produced by Deloitte and U.S. C…
Talent-driven innovation is the number one contributor to innovation and a key factor influencing where manufacturers decide to locate production, according to a recently-complete… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-competitiveness-talent-key-driver/

Why Have Some High-Wage Countries Been Able to Hold Onto Manufacturing?

Recently I came across an interesting chart, put together by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, that compared manufacturing labor rates in different countries with the percentage of GDP represented by manufacturing in those countries…
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