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Vehicle Recalls: Does Anybody Care?

In one sense, this has been a tough year for General Motors and its new chief executive Mary T. Barra. Since the start of this year, the auto maker has been buffeted by a car safety and recall crisis that has claimed the lives of at least 13 people and ha…
In one sense, this has been a tough year for General Motors and its new chief executive Mary T. Barra. Since the start of this year, the auto maker has been buffeted by a car safe… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/vehicle-recalls-does-anybody-care/

Australian Manufacturing Exodus: BP, Boeing, Alcoa, Philip Morris Axe Jobs

Already reeling from recent announcements that GM, Toyota and Ford will all close down their direct auto manufacturing operations in Australia over the next few years, there’s more bad news for the nation’s manufacturing sector this week.
Popular Discussions Already reeling from recent announcements that GM, Toyota and Ford will all close down their direct auto manufacturing operations in Australia over the next … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/australian-manufacturing-exodus-bp-boeing-alcoa-philip-morris-axe-jobs/

Toyota Follows Ford, GM And Quits Australia: Oz Auto Sector Faces Meltdown

Japan’s Toyota, the last major carmaker left in the country, announced this weekend that it will cease local car production entirely in Australia in 2017, shedding 2,500 jobs. The move follows last year’s announcements by Ford to withdraw from the country…
Popular Discussions Australia’s auto sector looks like it’s on the road to nowhere after 2017. Japan’s Toyota, the last major carmaker left in the country, … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/toyota-follows-ford-gm-and-quits-australia-oz-auto-sector-faces-meltdown/

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://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/car-makers-shift-post-recession-manufacturing-strategies/

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://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/collaboration-more-decision-making-structure-required/

Freeform Fabrication: Ford’s Bold Idea To Create Rapid, Personalized, Low-Volume Products

Ford Motor Company says its engineers are now working on a new and highly flexible advanced production technology that could revolutionize the way companies create sheet metal parts for low volume product applications.
Popular Discussions Ford Motor Company says its engineers are now working on a new and highly flexible advanced production technology that could revolutionize the way companies … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/freedom-fabrication-fords-bold-idea-create-rapid-personalized-low-volume-products/

Is This How Reshoring Will Happen?

Leveling labor cost isn’t the only driver of reshoring. In the end, in fact, it won’t be the most important driver. What will be a much more powerful driver for reshoring will be the need for manufacturers to innovate and produce their products closer to …
Mercedes-Benz is investing $70 million in a new parts consolidation center at its Tuscaloosa County, Alabama assembly plant. Ford’s Cleveland, OH, engine plant is getting … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/how-reshoring-will-happen/

Ford Targets Standard Manufacturing Operating System to Achieve Agility

As manufacturers plan for a future in which demand is global and less predictable and the pace of new product innovation is accelerating, how can they avoid the supply chain complexity and product design and production process variability that, in the pas…
As manufacturers plan for a future in which demand is global and less predictable and the pace of new product innovation is accelerating, how can they avoid the supply chain compl… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/ford-targets-standard-manufacturing-operating-system-achieve/

Cloud-Enabled, Kandy-Kolored, Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

Bill Ford is the great-grandson of Henry Ford and currently the executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. But he is also apparently Ford’s Chief Worrying Officer (CWO). The 55-year-old Ford worries about how his company’s products are impacting the environmen…
Bill Ford is the great-grandson of Henry Ford and currently the executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. But he is also apparently Ford’s Chief Worrying Officer (CWO). The 55… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/cloud-enabled-kandy-kolored-tangerine-flake-streamline-baby/

Ford and the Demise of Command and Control

At the Eighth Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, Ford's top manufacturing executive, John Fleming, discussed how his company's focus on implementing standard product platforms and processes globally is profoundly changing the decision-making process …
At the Eighth Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, Ford's top manufacturing executive, John Fleming, discussed how his company's focus on implementing standard product platform… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/ford-and-demise-command-and-control/

U.S. Automotive Sector: “I’m Not Dead Yet”

The U.S.automotive industry has reprised the role made famous in a classic Monty Python sketch: One lucky soul about to be cast atop a heap of bodies cries out, “I’m not dead yet.” It’s hard to believe, but just a few years ago, many in the United States…
The U.S.automotive industry has reprised the role made famous in a classic Monty Python sketch: One lucky soul about to be cast atop a heap of bodies cries out, “I’m n… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/us-automotive-sector-im-not-dead-yet/

Can Ford Beat Asia’s Finest On Their Home Ground?

Ford today signed a major memorandum of understanding to build a new $1 billion integrated auto production facility in the Indian state of Gujurat.
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://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-ford-beat-asias-finest-their-home-ground/

Social Networking to Enable the Tweeting Prius

Automotive manufacturers apparently see social media and mobile applications as platforms that can be used not just to enhance traditional marketing methods but as vehicles for rolling out a new range of information-based services that will deepen their r…
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://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/social-networking-enable-tweeting-prius/

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://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/car-markets-rebounding-what-have-we-learned/

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://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-plant-within-plant-concept-take/

Progressive Manufacturing Awards Program Honors 100 Manufacturing Companies

“The inventive spirit and resourcefulness that have always driven manufacturing are not only alive and well, but flourishing,” said David R. Brousell, Editor-in-Chief of MEC and a PM100 judge. “These companies have demonstrated an ability to rethink their…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nicoal I Crawford, CMP Manufacturing Enterprise Communications, Inc. T:212.629.1570 mailto:ncrawford@thomaspublishing.com PROGRESSIVE MANUFACTURI… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/progressive-manufacturing-awards-program-honors-100-manufact/

Auto Logistics: Revving Up Service Parts Logistics Operations

To say that Ford Motor Company’s service parts supply chain is complex may be the understatement of the millennium. As one of the world’s largest automakers, Ford boasts $118 billion in revenue and nearly 200,000 employees worldwide. Its U.S. service part…
To boost efficiency and pave the road for global service parts logistics management, Ford is steering a 10-year plan to revamp its service parts network, processes, and technolog… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/auto-logistics-revving-service-parts-logistics-operations/

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