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The Global View: Reshoring Means Jobs in Factory Automation and Supply Chain Management

The reshoring trend that appears to be gaining momentum is a natural response to the need to balance the global capacity for manufacturing based on total costs. Like any system, the global manufacturing ecosystem tends to seek a steady state. Changes in l…
Popular Blogs The reshoring trend that appears to be gaining momentum is a natural response to the need to balance the global capacity for manufacturing based on total costs. Li… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-reshoring-means-jobs-factory-automation-and-supp/

A Look at What Moved Us in 2012

Manufacturers have much on their minds as they enter 2013: staying off cliffs, forecasting demand in a mercurial economy, hiring employees to fill what everyone hopes will be a landslide of orders. We at Manufacturing Executive sit at an interesting nexus…
Manufacturers have much on their minds as they enter 2013: staying off cliffs, forecasting demand in a mercurial economy, hiring employees to fill what everyone hopes will be a la… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/look-what-moved-us-2012/

The Global View: Reshoring Depends on the Right Business Ecosystem

Everyone is excited about reshoring, and there is no doubt that a trend to do more assembly in the United States is under way. However, where and when a reshoring event occurs depends heavily on the existence of a supporting local business ecosystem.
Everyone is excited about reshoring, and there is no doubt that a trend to do more assembly in the United States is under way. However, where and when a reshoring event occurs dep… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-reshoring-depends-right-business-ecosystem/

Is the Next-Generation Manufacturing Worker a Smart Robot?

While robots have become increasingly commonplace in many manufacturing environments—boosting productivity and efficiency across plant floors worldwide—there are still significant advances to be made to make them smarter, cheaper, more flexible and adapta…
While robots have become increasingly commonplace in many manufacturing environments—boosting productivity and efficiency across plant floors worldwide—there are still… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/next-generation-manufacturing-worker-smart-robot/

The Global View: Don’t Re-Shore the “Factory-Within-a-Factory” Concept

I first heard the term “factory-within-a-factory” while helping to automate the assembly of pagers at Motorola. You—unlike my kids—remember pagers, the advanced technology that predated cellphones.
I first heard the term “factory-within-a-factory” while helping to automate the assembly of pagers at Motorola. You—unlike my kids—remember pagers, the adv… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-dont-re-shore-factory-within-factory-concept/

Reshoring Manufacturing: A Reality Check

How many manufacturers plan to reshore to the U.S.? Would you believe just 14%?
How many manufacturers plan to reshore to the U.S.? Would you believe just 14%? That’s the number a new study by MIT places on something we’ve been talking about a … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/reshoring-manufacturing-reality-check/

American Products Gain Cachet in China

An interesting inversion is occurring in the manufacturing world. The history is long, but the math is simple: Decades ago, China set out to become a manufacturing powerhouse. It built itself into a factory for the world, eventually selling billions of do…
An interesting inversion is occurring in the manufacturing world. The history is long, but the math is simple: Decades ago, China set out to become a manufacturing powerhouse. It … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/american-products-gain-cachet-china/

Reshoring Manufacturing: Are Taxes a Significant Factor?

When President Obama submits his proposed federal budget next week, it is expected to include new tax measures intended specifically to encourage manufacturers to re-shore or retain domestic production. But just how strongly do manufacturers consider tax …
When President Obama submits his proposed federal budget next week, it is expected to include new tax measures intended specifically to encourage manufacturers to re-shore or reta… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/reshoring-manufacturing-are-taxes-significant-factor/

Caterpillar Reshores Japanese Production Back Home: Part Of A Trend?

Caterpillar, the world’s largest heavy equipment maker, plans to bring 1,000 manufacturing jobs back to North America by moving production of some of its global product lines out of Japan.
Caterpillar, the world’s largest heavy equipment maker, plans to bring 1,000 manufacturing jobs back to North America by moving production of some of its global product line… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/caterpillar-reshores-japanese-production-back-home-part-tren/

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