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Public Perception of Manufacturing Mixed but Improving

The good news: Americans continue to believe that the health of the manufacturing industry is vitally important to the health of the country’s economy. And, increasingly, Americans believe that manufacturing jobs of the future will require high tech skill…
The good news: Americans continue to believe that the health of the manufacturing industry is vitally important to the health of the country’s economy. And, increasingly, American… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/public-perception-manufacturing-mixed-improving/

Seeking an Engaged Workforce? Don’t Forget about Contingent Workers

In a recent “Factories of the Future” study, we asked manufacturing leaders how their factories would be managed five to 10 years from today. The largest group—39%--said the predominant management approach will be collaborative, “with greater emphasis on …
In a recent “Factories of the Future” study, we asked manufacturing leaders how their factories would be managed five to 10 years from today. The largest group—39%--said the predo… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/seeking-engaged-workforce-dont-forget-about-contingent-workers/

Study: Women Are Becoming More Positive About Manufacturing Careers

Employers and educators have made measureable progress over the past two years in attracting, recruiting, and retaining women to work in the manufacturing industry. But, as a recent study by Deloitte, the Manufacturing Institute, and APICS shows, a great …
Employers and educators have made measureable progress over the past two years in attracting, recruiting, and retaining women to work in the manufacturing industry. But, as a rece… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/study-women-are-becoming-more-positive-about-manufacturing-careers/

Trump Panel: New Administration Must Embrace Comprehensive Strategy to Bolster U.S. Manufacturing

The incoming Trump Administration must move beyond one-off “name and shame” actions aimed at influencing large, global manufacturers to preserve domestic production and, instead, develop an aggressive and comprehensive manufacturing strategy focusing on t…
The incoming Trump Administration must move beyond one-off “name and shame” actions aimed at influencing large, global manufacturers to preserve domestic production and, instead, … http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/trump-panel-new-administration-must-embrace-comprehensive-strategy-bolster-us-manufacturing/

Where Are the Best Places in the U.S. to Be a Manufacturing Worker?

After many years subjected to job losses due to outsourcing, offshoring, and automation, are U.S. manufacturing workers finally in store for some good news? Yes and no. While manufacturing employment is up since the end of the Great Recession—as is overal…
After many years subjected to job losses due to outsourcing, offshoring, and automation, are U.S. manufacturing workers finally in store for some good news? Yes and no. While manu… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/where-are-best-places-us-be-manufacturing-worker/

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…
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 … http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/one-third-production-workers-found-need-public-assistance/

Report: Digitization Means Workforce Disruption, But Jobs Will Be There for Those Who Want Them

Manufacturing’s adoption of ever-greater levels of automation and disruptive new technologies such as advanced robotics and 3D printing doesn’t necessarily mean ongoing job losses, but it will mean a great deal of disruption, as displaced workers strive t…
Manufacturing’s adoption of ever-greater levels of automation and disruptive new technologies such as advanced robotics and 3D printing doesn’t necessarily mean ongoing job losses… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/report-digitization-means-workforce-disruption-jobs-will-be-there-those-who-want-them/

U.S. Manufacturing Leaders Say Government is Failing to Deliver the Help They Need

With several U.S. presidential candidates promising to reinvigorate the manufacturing sector and “bring home” manufacturing jobs, and with the White House attempting to keep pace with manufacturing revitalization initiatives emerging from major global com…
With several U.S. presidential candidates promising to reinvigorate the manufacturing sector and “bring home” manufacturing jobs, and with the White House attempting to keep pace … http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/us-manufacturing-leaders-say-government-failing-deliver-help-they-need/

Employee Engagement is Key Topic at Pepperidge Farm Plant Tour

Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered at Campbell Soup’s 611,000-square foot Pepperidge Farm plant in Denver, PA, last week to see how the state-of-the-art facility makes such iconic brands as Milano cookies and Goldfish crackers and al…
Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered at Campbell Soup’s 611,000-square foot Pepperidge Farm plant in Denver, PA, last week to see how the state-of-the-art faci… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/employee-engagement-key-topic-pepperidge-farm-plant-tour/

Filling the Pipeline of Next-Generation Manufacturing Leaders

Manufacturers should care a great deal what members of the so-called Millennial Generation think. That’s because, by 2025, Millennials—those born from the early 1980s through the early 2000s--will make up 75% of the global workforce. Manufacturers hoping …
Manufacturers should care a great deal what members of the so-called Millennial Generation think. That’s because, by 2025, Millennials—those born from the early 1980s through the … http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/filling-pipeline-next-generation-manufacturing-leaders/

Obama Announces Metals, Digital Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

President Obama yesterday announced the formation of two manufacturing innovation consortiums, one in Detroit that will focus on lightweight metals manufacturing and one in Chicago that will concentrate on digital manufacturing and design technologies.
President Obama yesterday announced the formation of two manufacturing innovation consortiums, one in Detroit that will focus on lightweight metals manufacturing and one in Chicag… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/obama-announces-metals-digital-manufacturing-innovation-institutes/

Manufacturers in a Holding Pattern With Obamacare

Now that the government shutdown impasse in Washington seems to have been broken—at least temporarily--manufacturers can finally move forward under the assumption that, for the near term, Obamacare will be the healthcare law of the land. With that framewo…
Now that the government shutdown impasse in Washington seems to have been broken—at least temporarily--manufacturers can finally move forward under the assumption that, for … http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturers-holding-pattern-obamacare/

Programs to Train Veterans for Manufacturing Careers Gaining Traction

In the 12 years since troops were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, an estimated 2.6 million veterans have returned home to the U.S. As the stream of returning veterans increases, we and many others have noted that these veterans would be a ready and valu…
Popular Discussions In the 12 years since troops were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, an estimated 2.6 million veterans have returned home to the U.S. As the stream of returni… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/discussion/programs-train-veterans-manufacturing-careers-gaining-traction/

Who Needs Another Task Force on the Workforce Issue?

Earlier this month, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that it was forming a “task force” on the workforce issue faced by industry, a long-persisting problem that has been the subject of many surveys, studies, and committees over th…
Earlier this month, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that it was forming a “task force” on the workforce issue faced by industry, a long-persi… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/who-needs-another-task-force-workforce-issue/

Manufacturers: Graduates Aren’t Workforce-Ready

For millions of college and high school students who graduated in the past few weeks, the thrill of receiving diplomas along with tearful congratulations has, no doubt, begun to fade, replaced by worries about finding gainful and rewarding employment. On…
For millions of college and high school students who graduated in the past few weeks, the thrill of receiving diplomas along with tearful congratulations has, no doubt, begun to f… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturers-graduates-arent-workforce-ready/

Manufacturing Leaders Should Get Behind the IB High School Diploma

There is a growing and welcome trend among US high schools to adopt the standards of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program by offering an IB High School Diploma in addition to standard diplomas. Our local high school, for example, has recently add…
There is a growing and welcome trend among US high schools to adopt the standards of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program by offering an IB High School Diploma in addition… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-leaders-should-get-behind-ib-high-school-diploma/

Top Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award Winners Honored at Gala Celebration

Three manufacturing leaders who demonstrated the ability to thrive in times of rapid change and turned global competitive challenges into growth opportunities were recognized this week with top honors in the ninth annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML10…
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 17, 2013 - Three manufacturing leaders who demonstrated the ability to thrive in times of rapid change and turned global competitive challenges i… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/top-manufacturing-leadership-100-award-winners-honored-gala-celebration/

The Rise of Disability in America

Apparently the common man’s approach to not having the skills to access the job market is to claim disability over an indeterminate period of time
Popular Blogs A recent article by Chana Joffe-Walt “Unfit for Work: The startling rise of disability in America” shows how an alarming number of Americans are dealin… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/rise-disability-america/

Manufacturing Leaders Discuss Growth, Workforce Challenges

The CEOs, VP, owners, and executives of the Manufacturing Leadership Council devoted their first meeting of 2013 to the “mega trends” facing them in the year ahead.
The CEOs, VP, owners, and executives of the Manufacturing Leadership Council devoted their first meeting of 2013 to the “mega trends” facing them in the year ahead. … http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-leaders-discuss-growth-workforce-challenges/

A Look at What Moved Us in 2012

Manufacturers have much on their minds as they enter 2013: staying off cliffs, forecasting demand in a mercurial economy, hiring employees to fill what everyone hopes will be a landslide of orders. We at Manufacturing Executive sit at an interesting nexus…
Manufacturers have much on their minds as they enter 2013: staying off cliffs, forecasting demand in a mercurial economy, hiring employees to fill what everyone hopes will be a la… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/look-what-moved-us-2012/

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