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Sustainability That Customers Will Pay For

Sustainability is in the eye of the beholder. That newfangled aphorism was the theme of the most recent meeting of the Manufacturing Leadership Council.
Sustainability is in the eye of the beholder. That newfangled aphorism was the theme of the most recent meeting of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. In particular, many man… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/sustainability-customers-will-pay/

Lean To Green: Manufacturing’s Biggest Innovation Opportunity?

Still think sustainability doesn’t pay? Try telling that to Robert McDonald, chairman, president, and CEO of Procter & Gamble. In P&G’s latest annual Sustainability Report - released last month, McDonald reveals that his company has saved nearly $1 billi…
Still think sustainability doesn’t pay? Try telling that to Robert McDonald, chairman, president, and CEO of Procter & Gamble. In P&G’s latest annual S… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/lean-green-manufacturings-biggest-innovation-opportunity/

Dialogue: Refining Data Into Value

Guided by VP Terry Burleson, Nalco Co., a provider of specialty chemicals and services, is charting a new role for itself: pioneering purveyor of advanced data services and apps that give customers unique, actionable insight into their markets and busines…
Guided by VP Terry Burleson, Nalco Co., a provider of specialty chemicals and services, is charting a new role for itself: pioneering purveyor of advanced data services and apps t… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-refining-data-value/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and fi… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-survey-results2/

The Council Announces 'Critical Issues' Agenda for Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Leadership Council and its Board of Governors have once again established a unique Critical Issues Agenda for the manufacturing industry for the year ahead. Released today, the Critical Issues Agenda for 2012/2013 anticipates and identif…
The Manufacturing Leadership Council and its Board of Governors have once again established a unique Critical Issues Agenda for the manufacturing industry for the year ahead. Rele… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/council-announces-critical-issues-agenda-manufacturing/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Popular Blogs Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-survey-results1/

Dialogue: Demetri Zervoudis -- Change Before You Have To

Although he heads global production at a large global enterprise, Demetri Zervoudis endeavors never to become complacent and to push for constant improvement. Q. What excites you about your leadership role at BayerMaterialScience LLC? A. The most exciti…
lthough he heads global production at a large global enterprise, Demetri Zervoudis endeavors never to become complacent and to push for constant improvement. Q. What excites yo… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-demetri-zervoudis-change-you-have/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financia… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-su6/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Popular Blogs Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-su5/

Danone’s Global Sustainability Strategy

Between rising oil prices and carbon footprint regulations, manufacturing executives have made energy management a priority in their organizations. But is it a strategy? According to Deloitte Consulting, energy prices will continue to rise as global deman…
Between rising oil prices and carbon footprint regulations, manufacturing executives have made energy management a priority in their organizations. But is it a strategy? Accord… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/danones-global-sustainability-strategy/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Popular Blogs Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-su4/

The Energy Management Movement

The kick-off discussion on the second day of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit focused on energy management in manufacturing.
The kick-off discussion on the second day of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit focused on energy management in manufacturing. Specifically, because of the increasing demand for … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/energy-management-movement/

Dow Has Business to Sustain

Some at Dow Chemical were a bit squeamish when Bill Ginn, chief conservation officer at the Nature Conservancy, visited the company’s Midland, MI, offices on Earth Day in 2011. Most manufacturers would be. But instead of a contentious meeting pitting one …
Some at Dow Chemical were a bit squeamish when Bill Ginn, chief conservation officer at the Nature Conservancy, visited the company’s Midland, MI, offices on Earth Day in 20… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/dow-has-business-sustain/

Cradle-to-Cradle Meets the Subscription Economy

Have you ever been to a garbage dump? The number of washing machines you’ll see will astound you. Seemingly one of the biggest and longer-lasting purchases a household will make, and yet the appliance has an end of life cycle that is needlessly wasteful a…
Have you ever been to a garbage dump? The number of washing machines you’ll see will astound you. Seemingly one of the biggest and longer-lasting purchases a household will … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/cradle-cradle-meets-subscription-economy/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financia… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-su3/

Offshoring in the west. Viable in the long-term or just plain lucky

I found this a very interesting article to come out of WalesOnline. Major multi-national Tata, which makes everything from trucks to tea, has invested £800M in Welsh steelworks facilities. The Tata Steel spokesperson said the reasons for this investment w…
I found this a very interesting article to come out of WalesOnline. Major multi-national Tata, which makes everything from trucks to tea, has invested £800M in Welsh steelwo… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/offshoring-west-viable-long-term-or-just-plain-lucky/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financia… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-su1/

The Implementation Deficit: 2012 Corporate Strategy Priorities Survey Results

Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and financial objectives. In regards to implementation, the focus is on developing an ef…
Strategists continue to struggle with many of the perennial issues they identified in the 2011 survey—developing effective implementation plans and aligning corporate and fi… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/implementation-deficit-2012-corporate-strategy-priorities-survey-results/

Design for Sustainability: Where's the Data?

Increasingly, manufacturers are attempting to drive sustainability into their products at the design stage, conciously engineering in only parts and materials that meet the sustainability criteria of customers and regulators.
Increasingly, manufacturers are attempting to drive sustainability into their products at the design stage, conciously engineering in only parts and materials that meet the sustai… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/design-sustainability-wheres-data/

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