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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://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/seeking-engaged-workforce-dont-forget-about-contingent-workers/

Five Things Tesla’s New Manufacturing Leadership Needs to Do

Stung by quality and production snags and needing to dramatically increase output of his company’s expanding line of electronic vehicles, Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk recently parted company with his two top manufacturing executives and publicly invited th…
Stung by quality and production snags and needing to dramatically increase output of his company’s expanding line of electronic vehicles, Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk recently part… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/five-things-teslas-new-manufacturing-leadership-needs-do/

Volkswagen Pays the Price for a Culture of Arrogance

It’s sometimes tempting to think of all of this focus on collaboration and engagement as a soft “nice to have,” something that makes employees feel better about their workplace and their bosses but that has no demonstrable impact on the bottom line. But n…
Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council are always telling us they want to transition their companies to become more collaborative and get more of their employees engaged … http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/volkswagen-pays-price-culture-arrogance/

GM Plant Tour: Culture Really Does Drive Results

So, in 2013, when GM decided to resume hiring at the St. Catherine’s plant in response to an improving automotive market and rising retirements among its highly stable workforce, the company decided to rethink the type of plant floor worker it needed to c…
In 1991, the last time General Motors’ engine and transmission plant in St. Catharines, Ontario hired production workers, gas was $1.16 a gallon, annual tuition at Harvard was $23… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/gm-plant-tour-culture-really-does-drive-results/

Culture of Trust Leads to Employee Engagement

As manufacturers attempt to move beyond incremental operational improvement and achieve transformational performance gains, many quickly realize that one constraint is less-than-engaged front line workers. Unengaged workers are typically uninterested in e…
Popular Discussions As manufacturers attempt to move beyond incremental operational improvement and achieve transformational performance gains, many quickly realize that one con… http://sww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/culture-trust-leads-employee-engagement/

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