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Shifting Into Growth Mode

As the economy continues its uneven recovery, are manufacturers beginning to invest in new technologies and processes in anticipation of growth? Or are most continuing to hold off on major capital investments, looking to conserve cash?
As the economy continues its uneven recovery, are manufacturers beginning to invest in new technologies and processes in anticipation of growth? Or are most continuing to hold off… http://www.gii-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/shifting-growth-mode/

Is There a ‘Watson’ in Our Future?

In February, an IBM Power7 computer system called Watson was able to stage a dramatic win on the syndicated American television game show Jeopardy! The show’s format emphasizes natural-language clues and categories with a tendency toward puns, word-play, …
In February, an IBM Power7 computer system called Watson was able to stage a dramatic win on the syndicated American television game show Jeopardy! The show’s format emphasi… http://www.gii-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/there-watson-our-future/

Mastering Complexity With Active Decision-Making

Manufacturing companies need a mix of real-time collaborative technologies and analytic applications to make better sense of the increasingly complex flood of information.
Manufacturing companies need a mix of real-time collaborative technologies and analytic applications to make better sense of the increasingly complex flood of information. By Pie… http://www.gii-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/mastering-complexity-active-decision-making/

It’s Time to Take a Strategic Approach to Security

Stuxnet is just the beginning of the security threat for which manufacturing executives must prepare.
Stuxnet is just the beginning of the security threat for which manufacturing executives must prepare. Most top executives and IT leaders figured out a long time ago that develo… http://www.gii-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/its-time-take-strategic-approach-security/

Dialogue: The Future of European Manufacturing

Heinrich Flegel is a member of the supervisory board of German automaker Daimler AG and chairman of the High Level Group of the European ManuFuture initiative. In Manufacturing Executive’s first Dialogue with a European thought leader, Executive Editor Pa…
Heinrich Flegel is a member of the supervisory board of German automaker Daimler AG and chairman of the High Level Group of the European ManuFuture initiative. In Manufacturing Ex… http://www.gii-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-future-european-manufacturing/

Dialogue: Life in the Fast Lane

Iconic sports car maker Ferrari is a beautiful maverick in Italy’s €59 billion Fiat Group. The Maranello-based company has pioneered the manufacture of high-quality sports cars and blisteringly fast racing cars for over 60 years and now boasts one of the…
Iconic sports car maker Ferrari is a beautiful maverick in Italy’s €59 billion Fiat Group. The  Maranello-based company has pioneered the manufacture of high-quali… http://www.gii-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-life-fast-lane1/

Sober Optimism Pervades Manufacturing As 2011 Begins

As I was “crunching the numbers” of a new survey of manufacturers about their outlook for 2011, I was struck by how much a sense of realism about the economy and the business of manufacturing came right through the data.
As I was “crunching the numbers” of a new survey of manufacturers about their outlook for 2011, I was struck by how much a sense of realism about the economy and the b… http://www.gii-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/sober-optimism-pervades-manufacturing-2011-begins/

Cloud Computing: Are We Secure Yet?

Cloud computing, though essentially an information technology innovation, at least in theory offers manufacturers an opportunity to refocus their businesses on adding value. By shifting servers, storage, and other IT resources to public clouds, for exampl…
Cloud computing, though essentially an information technology innovation, at least in theory offers manufacturers an opportunity to refocus their businesses on adding value. By sh… http://www.gii-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/cloud-computing-are-we-secure-yet/

How Electric Cars Will Disrupt Auto Manufacturing

While most traditional automakers are busy trying to maintain their existing manufacturing practices and factory landscapes, the emergence of new electric cars looks set to have a disruptive impact on how automobiles are produced and components sourced in…
While most traditional automakers are busy trying to maintain their existing manufacturing practices and factory landscapes, the emergence of new electric cars looks set to have a… http://www.gii-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/how-electric-cars-will-disrupt-auto-manufacturing1/

Future Factories: The Elegance of Simplicity

Thousands of manufacturers began gathering yesterday to attend the 19th annual Automation Fair, Rockwell Automation’s user conference and partner event, at the vast Orlando Convention Center. They come to network with each other and share stories, learn h…
Thousands of manufacturers began gathering yesterday to attend the 19th annual Automation Fair, Rockwell Automation’s user conference and partner event, at the vast Orlando … http://www.gii-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/future-factories-elegance-simplicity/

Manufacturing Will Only Get Smarter

Someone looking to sketch the factory of the future could easily get lost in visions of sci-fi fancy, from the production facility devoid of humans to the obsolescence of factories themselves and the creation of personalized manufacturing capabilities. Wi…
Someone looking to sketch the factory of the future could easily get lost in visions of sci-fi fancy, from the production facility devoid of humans to the obsolescence of factorie… http://www.gii-events.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-will-only-get-smarter/

Best Practices Not the Best, Biz Professor Says

You have to admire the iconoclasm when someone proclaims, “Best practices get you only so far.”
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HAL Goes to Work

One way to get to the factory of the future would be to marry artificial intelligence with production lines. In a recent report on AI, Forbes magazine found several examples where such cleverness is poised for manufacturing consumption.
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