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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://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/blog/volkswagen-pays-price-culture-arrogance/

VW and Digital Deception: A Warning to All Smart Product Makers

Volkswagen’s confession that it cheated regulatory authorities by embedding ‘defeat device’ software into 11 million diesel-powered vehicles to falsify the results of official emissions tests, raises serious issues about the need for greater vigilance by …
Martin Winterkorn’s plans for the next few months are going to be very different than he expected. The former CEO of Germany’s Volkswagen, the world’s largest carmaker in 2014… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/blog/vw-and-digital-deception-warning-all-smart-product-makers/

Hannover Highlights – Day 1: Industry 4.0, Clever Collaborations and “Plug and Produce”

Even on the first day of this year’s Hannover Fair, the world’s largest industrial event, some clear themes began to emerge about the future of manufacturing. What they all have in common is they presage a very different world for manufacturing than we h…
By Paul Tate and David R. Brousell Even on the first day of this year’s Hannover Fair, the world’s largest industrial event, some clear themes began to emerge about the future … http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/blog/hannover-highlights-day-1-industry-40-clever-collaborations-and-plug-and-produce/

Car Markets Rebounding, But What Have We Learned?

A new research report by Datamonitor predicts that revenue generated by the global car manufacturing industry will grow by 24% between 2010 and 2015 to $904 billion.
A new research report by Datamonitor predicts that revenue generated by the global car manufacturing industry will grow by 24% between 2010 and 2015 to $904 billion. The number of… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/car-markets-rebounding-what-have-we-learned/

Volkswagen Investments Change the Image of Manufacturing

While manufacturers in many Western countries continue to struggle to get young high-achievers interested in manufacturing careers, manufacturers in Germany don't seem to share this problem.
While manufacturers in many Western countries continue to struggle to get young high-achievers interested in manufacturing careers, manufacturers in Germany don't seem to share th… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/volkswagen-investments-change-image-manufacturing1/

Volkswagen Investments Change the Image of Manufacturing

While manufacturers in many Western countries continue to struggle to get young high-achievers interested in manufacturing careers, manufacturers in Germany don't seem to share this problem. There, the government and industry have gone out of their way to…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership… http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/volkswagen-investments-change-image-manufacturing/

Will the 'Plant-Within-a-Plant' Concept Take Off?

Some automotive manufacturers are adopting a "plant-within-a-plant" strategy in which suppliers produce parts under the same roof as the OEM.
Some automotive manufacturers are adopting a "plant-within-a-plant" strategy in which suppliers produce parts under the same roof as the OEM. In some cases, suppliers own some or … http://gil-efents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-plant-within-plant-concept-take/

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