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Manufacturing Leadership Awards Nominations Now Open for 2018

Manufacturing leaders from around the world are invited to nominate their breakthrough projects and outstanding individual achievements for Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards, the industry’s most prestigious awards program.
Manufacturing leaders from around the world are invited to nominate their breakthrough projects and outstanding individual achievements for Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 Manufacturi… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/manufacturing-leadership-awards-nominations-now-open-2018/

Manufacturers Must Pick Up the Pace on Digital Transformation

Manufacturing leaders must lift their sights above day-to-day operational challenges and embrace three types of significant change if they are to capitalize on the transformational opportunities presented by the digitized, Manufacturing 4.0 era, Manufactu…
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA--Manufacturing leaders must lift their sights above day-to-day operational challenges and embrace three types of significant change if they are to capitalize … http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/manufacturers-must-pick-pace-digital-transformation/

10 Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2017

As the New Year begins, the editorial team at the Manufacturing Leadership Council offers its predictions for the year ahead. Contributors to this blog include David R. Brousell, Jeff Moad, Sankara Narayanan, and Paul Tate.
As the New Year begins, the editorial team at the Manufacturing Leadership Council offers its predictions for the year ahead. Contributors to this blog include David R. Brousell, … http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/10-manufacturing-trends-watch-2017/

Manufacturing 4.0: Invest Now or Risk Falling Behind, Report Warns

Manufacturers across all vertical industries are poised to dramatically ramp up investments in smart products, digitized processes and related technologies, skills, and training over the next four years, significantly altering the competitive landscape an…
Manufacturers across all vertical industries are poised to dramatically ramp up investments in smart products, digitized processes and related technologies, skills, and training o… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/manufacturing-40-invest-now-or-risk-falling-behind-report-warns/

M4.0 Will Require a New Leadership Model

As Manufacturing 4.0 takes place in their organizations, manufacturing leaders must get better and collaborating, communicating, making data-driven decisions, and even thinking of ways to use new digitally-enabled processes and business models to drive re…
As Manufacturing 4.0 takes place in their organizations, manufacturing leaders must get better at collaborating, communicating, making data-driven decisions, and even thinking of … http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/m40-will-require-new-leadership-model/

IBM Plant Tour: Becoming a Data-Driven Manufacturing Enterprise

There’s no doubt that the tools that enable big data and advanced analytics applications—everything from data management and storage platforms to data visualization tools—have, in recent years, matured dramatically, becoming faster, cheaper, and more powe…
There’s no doubt that the tools that enable big data and advanced analytics applications—everything from data management and storage platforms to data visualization tools—have, in… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/ibm-plant-tour-becoming-data-driven-manufacturing-enterprise/

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://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/6-lessons-about-future-manufacturing-winners-ml-awards/

Do Manufacturers Need Chief Digital Officers?

On a recent Manufacturing Leadership Council Roundtable call, Dr. Dean Bartles, Executive Director of the Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute and a member of the Council’s Board of Governors, laid out his vision of manufacturing’s digiti…
On a recent Manufacturing Leadership Council Roundtable call, Dr. Dean Bartles, Executive Director of the Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute and a member of the… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/do-manufacturers-need-chief-digital-officers/

Dow Chemical and GE CEO Among Top Winners At Manufacturing Leadership Awards Celebration

At the 11th annual Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards ceremony, produced by the Manufacturing Leadership Community, part of Frost & Sullivan, standout companies and individuals received top honors for their breakthrough achievements.
CARLSBAD, Calif—June 5, 2014— At the 11th annual Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards ceremony, produced by the Manufacturing Leadership Community, part of Frost & Sullivan, s… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/dow-chemical-and-ge-ceo-among-top-winners-manufacturing-leadership-awards-celebration/

Participate in the Council’s Big Data Research Project

In order to better understand one of the hottest and most controversial technology topics of the day – big data and analytics – the Manufacturing Leadership Council has launched a research study on the topic.
Popular Discussions In order to better understand one of the hottest and most controversial technology topics of the day – big data and analytics – the Manufacturing… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/participate-councils-big-data-research-project/

Manufacturing Leadership Awards Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards has been extended to December 12, 2014. “We wanted to give manufacturers ample time to prepare their nominations for this year’s ML Awards program, which we expect to be …
The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards has been extended to December 12, 2014. “We wanted to give manufacturers ample time to prepar… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/manufacturing-leadership-awards-deadline-extended/

Top Three Predictions for Manufacturers in 2014

The past several years have been great for the manufacturing industry. One might even argue stellar is an appropriate adjective. Growth is up, investment in expansion is booming, and plant optimization levels appear to be increasing worldwide, at least in…
The past several years have been great for the manufacturing industry. One might even argue stellar is an appropriate adjective. Growth is up, investment in expansion is booming, … http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/top-three-predictions-manufacturers-2014/

Supply Chain Risk: Pay Attention to the Little Things

Contrary to widespread assumption, there’s no correlation between how much a manufacturer spends with a given supplier and the severity of the impact that would result if the flow of product from that supplier were disrupted.
Popular Discussions Contrary to widespread assumption, there’s no correlation between how much a manufacturer spends with a given supplier and the severity of the impact t… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/supply-chain-risk-pay-attention-little-things/

Car Makers Shift to Post-Recession Manufacturing Strategies

With unemployment numbers continuing their long, very slow descent, manufacturing output numbers rising, and real estate markets surging, it’s easy to forget the dark economic days of 2008 when the Great Recession was strengthening its grip and there was …
With unemployment numbers continuing their long, very slow descent, manufacturing output numbers rising, and real estate markets surging, it’s easy to forget the dark econom… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/car-makers-shift-post-recession-manufacturing-strategies/

Big Data Means Big Network Upgrades

Manufacturers have been among the most avid adopters of big data analytics, for fairly obvious reasons: By aggregating and analyzing vast quantities of near-real-time plant floor and product lifecycle data, manufacturers can gain valuable, even predictive…
Popular Discussions Manufacturers have been among the most avid adopters of big data analytics, for fairly obvious reasons: By aggregating and analyzing vast quantities of near-… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/big-data-means-big-network-upgrades/

Simple Modeling Can Lead to Significant Supply Chain Savings

At a recent professional development dinner, I got a chance to hear from fellow UCLA Anderson alum Kristen Kravitz, who shared a project she worked on as a consultant to examine and find cost savings in the supply chain.
Popular Blogs Posted by Everette Phillips on Mar 28, 2013 10:18:48 AM At a recent professional development dinner, I got a chance to hear from fellow UCLA Anderson alum Krist… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/simple-modeling-can-lead-significant-supply-chain-savings/

Leveraging Data to Fight Product Proliferation

In most organizations, the functional units rarely come together around “one dinner table,” but when they do they all seem to speak different languages based on misaligned objectives and competing goals, creating confusion and eroding profit. In fact, the…
In most organizations, the functional units rarely come together around “one dinner table,” but when they do they all seem to speak different languages based on misali… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/leveraging-data-fight-product-proliferation1/

Leveraging Data to Fight Product Proliferation

In most organizations, the functional units rarely come together around “one dinner table,” but when they do they all seem to speak different languages based on misaligned objectives and competing goals, creating confusion and eroding profit. In fact, the…
Popular Discussions In most organizations, the functional units rarely come together around “one dinner table,” but when they do they all seem to speak different lan… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/leveraging-data-fight-product-proliferation/

Will Software and Analytics Drive Industrial Productivity?

Last week, GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt told a San Francisco audience that, over the next 30 years, the most important enhancements to his company's complex manufactured products such as aircraft engines and locomotives will come from the applicatio…
Last week, GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt told a San Francisco audience that, over the next 30 years, the most important enhancements to his company's complex manufactured pro… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/will-software-and-analytics-drive-industrial-productivity/

The Promise of the Industrial Internet

Instrumented, intelligent machines, coupled with advanced, predictive analytics and mobile and cloud-based technologies are poised to bring new levels of efficiency to a wide range of industrial environments, driving a surge in productivity that will be c…
Instrumented, intelligent machines, coupled with advanced, predictive analytics and mobile and cloud-based technologies are poised to bring new levels of efficiency to a wide rang… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/promise-industrial-internet/

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