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ML Council Explores Strategies for Accelerating Innovation and Supply Chain Performance at Flex Plant Tour

Last week, members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered in Milpitas, CA, to tour the campus of electronics manufacturing services company Flex (formerly Flextronics) and to learn from each other how to accelerate innovation and speed up their …
In a world of mobile access to ubiquitous e-commerce sites and free overnight shipping, consumers have come to expect practically unlimited product choice and nearly instant grati… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/blog/ml-council-explores-strategies-accelerating-innovation-and-supply-chain-performance-flex-plant-tour/

Collaboration: More Decision-Making Structure is Required

Last week, the Manufacturing Leadership Council held a special meeting and tour of the historic Ford River Rouge plant—now known as the Dearborn Truck Plant—where the dramatic changes that have come to automotive manufacturing over the past 85 years were …
Last week, the Manufacturing Leadership Council held a special meeting and tour of the historic Ford River Rouge plant—now known as the Dearborn Truck Plant—where the … http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/blog/collaboration-more-decision-making-structure-required/

Outsourcing Vs. the Value of Co-locating R&D, Engineering, and Production

In recent weeks I've spoken with several manufacturing executives who are reevaluating the value of co-locating R&D, engineering, and production functions. The conclusion that many have come to is that there are significant efficiency advantages to be had…
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What Are The Real Costs of Outsourcing?

Seven years ago, MIT instructor and design for manufacture engineering expert David Meeker co-authored a report which concluded that manufacturers were overlooking many of the costs associated with outsourcing production to low-labor countries such as Chi…
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