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Is Big Brother Coming to the Factory Floor?

Manufacturers invest lots of money and intellectual capital defining and documenting the philosophies and standard practices under which they want their plants to operate. Operations bibles such as the legendary Toyota Production System not only lay out s…
Manufacturers invest lots of money and intellectual capital defining and documenting the philosophies and standard practices under which they want their plants to operate. Operati… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/big-brother-coming-factory-floor/

Study: Dramatic Sustainability Gains Are Due to Process Improvement, Not Offshoring

U.S. manufacturers have made dramatic gains over the past few years in reducing polluting emissions, even as the industry as a whole has increased production. But have those gains been primarily the result of process improvements and new technologies? Or …
U.S. manufacturers have made dramatic gains over the past few years in reducing polluting emissions, even as the industry as a whole has increased production. But have those gains… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/study-dramatic-sustainability-gains-are-due-process-improvement-not-offshoring/

Employee Engagement is Key Topic at Pepperidge Farm Plant Tour

Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered at Campbell Soup’s 611,000-square foot Pepperidge Farm plant in Denver, PA, last week to see how the state-of-the-art facility makes such iconic brands as Milano cookies and Goldfish crackers and al…
Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered at Campbell Soup’s 611,000-square foot Pepperidge Farm plant in Denver, PA, last week to see how the state-of-the-art faci… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/employee-engagement-key-topic-pepperidge-farm-plant-tour/

Want Engaged Employees? Try Opening the Books

Call it the Engagement Paradox. On one hand, manufacturers tell us that a self-directed, engaged workforce is an increasingly important competitive advantage. Why? As more real-time information is available on the plant floor, workers need to be able to …
Call it the Engagement Paradox. On one hand, manufacturers tell us that a self-directed, engaged workforce is an increasingly important competitive advantage. Why? As more real… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/want-engaged-employees-try-opening-books/

The Key to Transformational Improvement: Worker Engagement

Here’s one of the inconvenient truths about continuous improvement initiatives such as Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma: Many companies find that, over time, these programs lose momentum and generate diminishing returns.
Here’s one of the inconvenient truths about continuous improvement initiatives such as Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma: Many companies find that, over time, these programs … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/key-transformational-improvement-worker-engagement/

3 Reasons Employees Don’t Meet Performance Expectations

Being an effective leader is less about you and your skills and more about what you are able to get accomplished with the team around you. In short, it’s all about getting things done without always doing them yourself.
Being an effective leader is less about you and your skills and more about what you are able to get accomplished with the team around you.  In short, it’s all about get… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/3-reasons-employees-dont-meet-performance-expectations/

5 Steps to Minimizing Performance Barriers

When developing and maintaining a Continuous Improvement culture in organizations today, it is critical that leaders provide employees with a process for overcoming obstacles. Whether anticipated, or unforeseen, barriers can easily derail employees’ effor…
When developing and maintaining a Continuous Improvementculture in organizations today, it is critical that leaders provide employeeswith a process for overcoming obstacles. Wheth… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/5-steps-minimizing-performance-barriers/

Collaborative Innovation: Is it a game? Will it be?

It may sound like a youthful distraction at first, but the creation of virtual games to reflect real world business challenges is likely to take a significant step forward in the next few years – and innovation is among the top targets on the business gam…
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