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What the BREXIT Vote Says About the Individual vs. Society

The British vote to leave the European Union is a reaction to a perceived lack of sovereignty, frustration with the EU's ability to deal with various crises, immigration, and even globalization. At a societal level, it raises questions about the balance b…
Trying to understand the implications of the United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union reminds me of a story about Henry Kissinger and Zhou Enlai. Kissinger, the nationa… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/what-brexit-vote-says-about-individual-vs-society/

Globalization Presents a Challenge for Women Seeking to Rise in Manufacturing

It’s never been easy for women seeking to rise to leadership roles in manufacturing. Manufacturing, in many respects, has been a male-dominated culture, and women say they struggle to find role models and mentors. But globalization and widespread outsour…
Popular Discussions It’s never been easy for women seeking to rise to leadership roles in manufacturing. Manufacturing, in many respects, has been a male-dominated culture… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/globalization-presents-challenge-women-seeking-rise-manufacturing/

Are You Ready for 'Truly Global' Manufacturing?

For a number of years now, I’ve been a subscriber to various reports and publications from McKinsey & Co., the respected, 87-year-old management consultancy that offers perspectives on business trends and management and organizational issues that affect m…
For a number of years now, I’ve been a subscriber to various reports and publications from McKinsey & Co., the respected, 87-year-old management consultancy that offers … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/are-you-ready-truly-global-manufacturing/

Overcoming the Great Divide: Embedding Corporate Strategies Effectively

When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a row, developing effective strategy implementation plans. When asked to iden…
When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/overcoming-great-divide-embedding-corporate-strategies-effec4/

Outsourcing: When Politics Meets Globalization

Should presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney step in to try to save 170 jobs at a manufacturing company in Illinois that are destined to be outsourced to China by the end of the year? That would seem an odd question to ask of Romney, an…
Should presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney step in to try to save 170 jobs at a manufacturing company in Illinois that are destined to be outsourced to China b… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/outsourcing-when-politics-meets-globalization/

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/

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://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/new-factors-dominate-21st-century-manufacturing-world-economic-forum/

Overcoming the Great Divide: Embedding Corporate Strategies Effectively

When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a row, developing effective strategy implementation plans. When asked to iden…
Popular Blogs When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/overcoming-great-divide-embedding-corporate-strategies-effectively/

Overcoming the Great Divide: Embedding Corporate Strategies Effectively

When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a row, developing effective strategy implementation plans. When asked to iden…
When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/overcoming-great-divide-embedding-corporate-strategies-effectively1/

Overcoming the Great Divide: Embedding Corporate Strategies Effectively

When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a row, developing effective strategy implementation plans. When asked to iden…
When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/overcoming-great-divide-embedding-corporate-strategies-effec5/

Overcoming the Great Divide: Embedding Corporate Strategies Effectively

When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a row, developing effective strategy implementation plans. When asked to iden…
When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/overcoming-great-divide-embedding-corporate-strategies-effec3/

Overcoming the Great Divide: Embedding Corporate Strategies Effectively

When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a row, developing effective strategy implementation plans. When asked to iden…
When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/overcoming-great-divide-embedding-corporate-strategies-effec2/

Overcoming the Great Divide: Embedding Corporate Strategies Effectively

When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a row, developing effective strategy implementation plans. When asked to iden…
When the Growth Team Membership (GTM) program surveyed corporate strategy executives to identify their top challenges for 2011, the primary challenge was, for the second year in a… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/overcoming-great-divide-embedding-corporate-strategies-effec1/

Consider Pre-nuptial Agreements When Signing on with Global Partners

At a recent panel discussion on globalization, speakers cautioned that, before signing on with offshore partners, manufacturers need to have a dis-engagement strategy. Speaking at the event which was put on by the Greater Louisville Inc., Kevin Lynch, chi…
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/consider-pre-nuptial-agreements-when-signing-global-partners/

Becoming a culturally competent manager: Here's mine, what's yours?

The more frequent and contextually varied experiences wehave with individuals and groups that are dis-similar to ours, the more likely we are to be able to appreciate and manage a diverse workforce.
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/becoming-culturally-competent-manager-heres-mine-whats-yours/

Global Sourcing and Production: The Long-Term View

The thrilling and alarming insurrections in the Middle East and the resulting jump in oil prices--not to mention the earthquake in Japan--have served to remind manufacturers that it’s a big, scary world out there. At times such as these, it can be temptin…
The thrilling and alarming insurrections in the Middle East and the resulting jump in oil prices--not to mention the earthquake in Japan--have served to remind manufacturers that … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-sourcing-and-production-long-term-view/

Finding Top Talent is Becoming a Global Game

Where will tomorrow's manufacturing leaders come from?
Where will tomorrow's manufacturing leaders come from? Many manufacturers are beginning to look to Asia and other rapidly-developing geographies for the next generation of managem… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/finding-top-talent-becoming-global-game/

Recession Lessons

In global recession, suppliers have gone under or become less reliable, and global transportation capacity has become less predictable. Has the recession caused you to rethink global supply chain risk?
In global recession, suppliers have gone under or become less  reliable, and global transportation capacity has become less  predictable. Has the recession caused you to… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/recession-lessons/

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