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6 Lessons About the Future of Manufacturing from the Winners of the ML Awards

For the past 12 years it’s been our pleasure to sponsor the Manufacturing Leadership Awards. One reason it’s a great experience is that it’s rewarding to help honor manufacturing innovators who, all too often, don’t get the recognition they deserve. Anoth…
For the past 12 years it’s been our pleasure to sponsor the Manufacturing Leadership Awards. One reason it’s a great experience is that it’s rewarding to help honor manufacturing … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/6-lessons-about-future-manufacturing-winners-ml-awards/

Would Social Media Have Saved J&J?

Pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson this week agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and pay a small fine to settle legal charges stemming from an embarrassing series of quality problems and management shortcomings that affected consumers of some of …
Popular Discussions Pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson this week agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and pay a small fine to settle legal charges stemming from an e… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/would-social-media-have-saved-jj/

The New Face of Vision Systems

Manufacturers are no strangers to vision systems, having used them for years to automate the monitoring of things such as product quality and equipment performance. But now solution providers are putting a new spin on vision systems, rolling out products …
Popular Discussions Manufacturers are no strangers to vision systems, having used them for years to automate the monitoring of things such as product quality and equipment perfo… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/new-face-vision-systems/

Pursuit of Productivity and Social Selling: 2012 APAC Sales Leadership Priorities Survey Results

This year’s survey results indicate sales executives’ 2012 challenges are shaped by their need to increase productivity. Specifically, sales executives need to pinpoint the highest-value sales activities, streamline their sales processes to match, and inv…
This year’s survey results indicate sales executives’ 2012 challenges are shaped by their need to increase productivity. Specifically, sales executives need to pinpoint the highes… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/pursuit-productivity-and-social-selling-2012-apac-sales-lead2/

Pursuit of Productivity and Social Selling: 2012 APAC Sales Leadership Priorities Survey Results

This year’s survey results indicate sales executives’ 2012 challenges are shaped by their need to increase productivity. Specifically, sales executives need to pinpoint the highest-value sales activities, streamline their sales processes to match, and inv…
This year’s survey results indicate sales executives’ 2012 challenges are shaped by their need to increase productivity. Specifically, sales executives need to pinpoint the highes… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/pursuit-productivity-and-social-selling-2012-apac-sales-lead1/

What Your Company Can Learn From the Socialympics

With just 22 days left before the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, the excitement surrounding the event is building faster than the Olympic flame can be passed. Perhaps that’s because you can watch the torch relay live from the Games’ London 20…
With just 22 days left before the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, the excitement surrounding the event is building faster than the Olympic flame can be passed. Perhaps… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/what-your-company-can-learn-socialympics/

Pursuit of Productivity and Social Selling: 2012 APAC Sales Leadership Priorities Survey Results

This year’s survey results indicate sales executives’ 2012 challenges are shaped by their need to increase productivity. Specifically, sales executives need to pinpoint the highest-value sales activities, streamline their sales processes to match, and inv…
This year’s survey results indicate sales executives’ 2012 challenges are shaped by their need to increase productivity. Specifically, sales executives need to pinpoint the highes… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/pursuit-productivity-and-social-selling-2012-apac-sales-lead/

Social Media: Should You Monitor Employees for Potential Security Breaches?

As social media becomes a pervasive part of life in many parts of the world, employers are becoming concerned that its use by employees may lead to security breaches and intellectual property losses.
As social media becomes a pervasive part of life in many parts of the world, employers are becoming concerned that its use by employees may lead to security breaches and intellect… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/social-media-should-you-monitor-employees-potential-security/

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/

What Does Your Company Know?

Knowledge is power, but how well are we using it? Most of our software applications focus on collecting, storing, retrieving, and analyzing data so it can be transformed into usable information. People can use data and information as complements to their …
Knowledge is power, but how well are we using it? Most of our software applications focus on collecting, storing, retrieving, and analyzing data so it can be transformed into usab… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/what-does-your-company-know/

Social Media: Young Workers Expect On-the-Job Access

How important are social media, work time/place flexibility, and smartphone and other personal device usage to the new workforce entering your business? Very important, if a new study commissioned by Cisco Systems is to be believed.
How important are social media, work time/place flexibility, and smartphone and other personal device usage to the new workforce entering your business? Very important, if a new s… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/social-media-young-workers-expect-job-access/

Outsourcing Vs. the Value of Co-locating R&D, Engineering, and Production

In recent weeks I've spoken with several manufacturing executives who are reevaluating the value of co-locating R&D, engineering, and production functions. The conclusion that many have come to is that there are significant efficiency advantages to be had…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/outsourcing-vs-value-co-locating-rd-engineering-and-producti/

Social Technologies On Manufacturing’s Front Line

Manufacturing executives from around the world are among the winners of a new Management 2.0 Challenge which recognizes achievement in using social media technologies to help make management more adaptable, innovative, inspiring, and accountable.
Manufacturing executives from around the world are among the winners of a new Management 2.0 Challenge which recognizes achievement in using social media technologies to help make… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/social-technologies-manufacturings-front-line/

Game Changing Technologies - September 20th Council Call: Register Now

Join the next Manufacturing Leadership Council Call, Game Changing Technologies - Tuesday, September 20, 11:00 am EST.
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/game-changing-technologies-september-20th-council-call-regis/

Social Networking: It's Not Just For Your Kids Anymore

Social networking web sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and foursquare have rightfully been thought of as playgrounds for the young.
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/social-networking-its-not-just-your-kids-anymore/

Growing SMBs Say Web Strategies Are Key

The Internet is an increasingly important source of revenue growth for small and medium-size manufacturers in the US, and many of them are beginning to pay attention to social media tools for business applications, according to a survey that was recently …
The Internet is an increasingly important source of revenue growth for small and medium-size manufacturers in the US, and many of them are beginning to pay attention to social med… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/growing-smbs-say-web-strategies-are-key/

Social Media Becoming a Key Customer Service Tool

More than half of Fortune 1000 companies are currently using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter as a component of their customer care operations and strategy, according to survey recently sponsored by consulting and outsourcing provider Capge…
More than half of Fortune 1000 companies are currently using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter as a component of their customer care operations and strategy, accordi… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/social-media-becoming-key-customer-service-tool/

Leadership Culture: Manufacturing's Next Generation Expects …

If manufacturing is going to attract and retain the top professionals it needs for the future, companies must rapidly transform their working cultures to better reflect the changing values, perspectives and expectations of younger, up and coming generatio…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/leadership-culture-manufacturings-next-generation-expects/

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