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What's Next: Beyond Manufacturing 4.0

Ted Duclos outlines a biologically inspired vision of sustainability--and manufacturing--at the ML Summit 2015.
Popular Discussions Ted Duclos, President of Freudenberg-NOK, delivered an interesting vision of what is, and what may be to come, at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit. And an… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/whats-next-beyond-manufacturing-40/

Should Lead Time Improvement Be Your Primary Goal?

As more manufacturers shift to business models based on customized, build-to-order products, they should prioritize lead time improvement over cost-base and lean optimizations. That's the argument made by University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Emeritus…
As more manufacturers shift to business models based on customized, build-to-order products, they should prioritize lead time improvement over cost-base and lean optimizations. Th… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/should-lead-time-improvement-be-your-primary-goal/

Lean: Is It All or Nothing?

I've noticed that many advocates of lean transformation insist that organizations must faithfully abide by all lean doctrines and implement lean tools across the manufacturing enterprise. Anything less, say these advocates, amounts to an ineffective half …
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Next Step Function: Innovation

I had a bit of a déjà vu moment earlier this week while attending the Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco. The packed solar energy industry show and its 22,000 attendees had me thinking back on computer and semiconductor industry trade sh…
I had a bit of a déjà vu moment earlier this week while attending the Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco. The packed solar energy industry show and… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/next-step-function-innovation/

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