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Does Off-Shoring R&D Increase Risk?

Do manufacturers expose themselves to increased financial, legal, and regulatory risk when they elect to conduct product research and development activities in lower-cost developing countries?
Popular Discussions Do manufacturers expose themselves to increased financial, legal, and regulatory risk when they elect to conduct product research and development activities … http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/does-shoring-rd-increase-risk/

Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff: Raising Manufacturing’s Voice on December 6th

U.S. federal lawmakers have returned to work to confront the looming “fiscal cliff,” a combination of spending cuts and tax increases that many believe could push the economy into another recession if left unchanged.
U.S. federal lawmakers have returned to work to confront the looming “fiscal cliff,” a combination of spending cuts and tax increases that many believe could push the … http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/blog/avoiding-fiscal-cliff-raising-manufacturings-voice-december-6th/

SMBs and the Digital Manufacturing Technology Gap

INDIANAPOLIS—There’s little doubt that digital manufacturing tools and technologies have made huge strides over the past 25 years or so. Tools such as Siemens PLM Software’s Tecnomatix products allow manufacturers, from within a single, consistent softwar…
INDIANAPOLIS—There’s little doubt that digital manufacturing tools and technologies have made huge strides over the past 25 years or so. Tools such as Siemens PLM Soft… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/blog/smbs-and-digital-manufacturing-technology-gap/

Where the Manufacturing Jobs Really Are

As the election season in the U.S. groans into high gear, not a week goes by that you don’t see news photos of a prominent candidate sporting unfortunate protective clothing and touring a manufacturing plant. The message is clear: I’m concerned about crea…
As the election season in the U.S. groans into high gear, not a week goes by that you don’t see news photos of a prominent candidate sporting unfortunate protective clothing… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/blog/where-manufacturing-jobs-really-are/

Dialogue: Eric Fidoten -- Creating a High-Engagement Organization

Campbell Soup’s Eric Fidoten is helping to transform the company’s culture so that staff and supply chain partners can work together to build a more agile, responsive, and competitive business.
Campbell Soup’s Eric Fidoten is helping to transform the company’s culture so that staff and supply chain partners can work together to build a more agile, responsive, and competi… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-eric-fidoten-creating-high-engagement-organization/

New Composite Materials: Aero & Energy Leaders Partner Up

UK and European manufacturers are working together to get ahead of the game in the development and use of complex new composite materials for products like electric cars, new aircraft designs, and renewable energy systems. The European Airbus consortium, …
UK and European manufacturers are working together to get ahead of the game in the development and use of complex new composite materials for products like electric cars, new airc… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/new-composite-materials-aero-energy-leaders-partner/

Though More Pessimistic, Manufacturers Will Keep Funding R&D, Capital Projects

Although senior US-based manufacturing executives have become considerably less optimistic about the prospects for the domestic economy over the past 12 months, they continue to push research and development and capital investments, apparently convinced t…
Although senior US-based manufacturing executives have become considerably less optimistic about the prospects for the domestic economy over the past 12 months, they continue to p… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/though-more-pessimistic-manufacturers-will-keep-funding-rd-c/

Us Against the World

When an offshore manufacturer uses government subsidies or support to sell its products in the U.S. or another country at prices below what it charges in its home market, or in quantities that can’t be explained by normal market competition, it’s called d…
When an offshore manufacturer uses government subsidies or support to sell its products in the U.S. or another country at prices below what it charges in its home market, or in qu… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/blog/us-against-world/

Dialogue: Turning Manufacturing Into a Service

How do you transform a manufacturing enterprise so that it also can be a profitable service company? David Stephenson, director of the Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IMRC) at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, wants to find out. Stephe…
How do you transform a manufacturing enterprise so that it also can be a profitable service company? David Stephenson, director of the Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IM… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-turning-manufacturing-service/

Dialogue: Nestlé's Sweet Spots

Back in 1867, German pharmacist Henri Nestlé saved the life of a neighbour’s child with a new invention: the world’s first infant milk formula. Today, Nestlé is a vast, €72 billion, global conglomerate producing food, nutrition, and health products for c…
Back in 1867, German pharmacist Henri Nestlé saved the life of a neighbour’s child with a new invention: the world’s first infant milk formula. Today, Nestl&eac… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-nestles-sweet-spots/

Rebranding Manufacturing - Manufacturing's Extreme Makeover

The traditional definition of manufacturing is one we are all familiar with. It simply describes taking a raw substance and transforming it into finished products. Yet this definition is as simplistic as it is dated. To many, it reinforces the perception …
By: Mike Gregory The traditional definition of manufacturing is one we are all familiar with. It simply describes taking a raw substance and transforming it into finished produ… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/blog/rebranding-manufacturing-manufacturings-extreme-makeover/

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