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What Will Factories of the Future Look Like?  in Factories of the Future

The Manufacturing Leadership Council invites you to participate in our latest Factories of the Future Research Project. The results of this survey will be published in the February 2018 issue of the Manufacturing Leadership Journal. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Dec 18, 2017
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Manufacturing Sustainability: Why M4.0 is Changing the Rules  in Sustainability

Here are three key reasons why manufacturing 4.0 should change the way you think about the future of sustainability in your manufacturing organization. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Dec 11, 2017
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At Merck Plant Tour, Digital Skills, Data Take Center Stage  in The Innovation Enterprise

Manufacturing Leadership Council members gather at Merck's manufacturing site in Durham, NC, to see how vaccines and other drugs are made, and to discuss key issues in digital manufacturing, including needed skill sets and how to use data effectively… Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Dec 07, 2017
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Six Tips for Cashing in on the Promise of Smart Products  in The Innovation Enterprise

Smart, connected products offer manufacturers a wealth of opportunities to reduce operational costs while also driving new sources of revenue and higher levels of customer intimacy. But, in order to realize the promise of smart products, manufacturer… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Nov 21, 2017
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Ongoing Cyber Attacks Target Manufacturers  in Cybersecurity

Manufacturing leaders who still harbor doubts about the serious nature of the cyber attack campaigns today targeting their companies should take a close read of an alert recently issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI. … Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Nov 10, 2017
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Digital Transformation: The Key to Competitiveness?  in Factories of the Future

Speakers at the third annual Smart Factory World Symposium debate whether the U.S. manufacturing industry is still competitive as well as the challenges and opportunities of embracing Manufacturing 4.0, the next wave of industrial progress. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Nov 06, 2017
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Firstronic Plant Tour: Aligning a Manufacturing Organization Behind a Data-Driven Approach  in ML Council

"It was after the downturn in 2010 when we decided to shed 60% of our customer base." John Sammut, CEO of electronic manufacturing services provider Firstronic told members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council at a recent plant tour at his company… Read More →

Posted by Paul Burgo on Oct 18, 2017
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Share Your Insights on Manufacturing Sustainability 4.0  in Sustainability

The Manufacturing Leadership Council invites you to participate in this year's Manufacturing Sustainability 4.0 Research Project. The results of this survey will be published in the December 2017 issue of the Manufacturing Leadership Journal. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Oct 16, 2017
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CHINA JOURNAL: After the Trip, Reflections on China  in Industrial Policy

After a 16-day, four-city trip to China, ML Council co-founder David R. Brousell reflects on what he saw and learned about China and the country's manufacturing direction. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Oct 15, 2017
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Firstronic Plant Tour Shows that M4.0 Is About More than Digitization  in ML Council

We at the Manufacturing Leadership Council are of the belief that the journey to a next-generation manufacturing model isn’t just about aggressively adopting emerging digital technologies. Yes, IIoT, advanced analytics, modeling, smart products, and … Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Oct 12, 2017
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Europe Launches Digital Manufacturing Innovation Hub Network To Boost Industrial Digitization  in Factories of the Future

In a bid to accelerate the European manufacturing industry’s journey to a digital future, the European Union’s Institute of Innovation and Technology’s digital division (EIT Digital) has launched a new initiative to provide European manufacturing com… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Oct 11, 2017
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CHINA JOURNAL: Analytics, Digitization, and AI Dominate Day 2 at MIF2017  in Transformative Technologies

The second and final day of MIF2017 focuses on analytics and digitization, and includes presentations from ML Council members and an award winner. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Oct 01, 2017
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CHINA JOURNAL: From Mass Production to Quality Global Brands  in Factories of the Future

On the first day of the MIF2017 manufacturing conference in Tianjin, Chinese manufacturing executives say they are determined to change China's manufacturing image from a mass producer to one based on high quality brands. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Sep 29, 2017
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CHINA JOURNAL: A Car Plant Tour in Tianjin  in Factories of the Future

A day after arriving in Tianjin, China, ML Co-founder David R. Brousell tours an SUV final assembly plant just outside the city. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Sep 27, 2017
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CHINA JOURNAL: Shanghai is the First Step on the Journey  in Manufacturing Leadership Council

David R. Brousell, the Co-founder of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, begins a 16-day trip to China, where he will speak at the MIF2017 manufacturing conference in Tianjin on the subject of Manufacturing 4.0. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Sep 25, 2017
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Don’t Fool Yourself, Manufacturing 4.0 Means Exponential Change  in The Adaptive Organization

We often hear that, when taking first steps on the digital transformation journey, manufacturers should start small, build on successes, and then expand the vision once results and credibility have been established. This seems like prudent advice. … Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Sep 19, 2017
Views: 9966
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At Women’s Summit, Brand Building, Workforce Issues and the Future of Manufacturing  in Next-Generation Leadership and the Changing Workforce

At the 7th annual Women in Manufacturing Summit, about 300 female manufacturing professionals gathered to hear inspirational keynotes on subjects such as building a personal brand, to engage in a workshop to improve problem-solving skills, to attend … Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Sep 19, 2017
Views: 8079
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Manufacturing Leadership Awards Nominations Now Open for 2018  in Manufacturing Leadership Council

Manufacturing leaders from around the world are invited to nominate their breakthrough projects and outstanding individual achievements for Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards, the industry’s most prestigious awards program. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Sep 06, 2017
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Manufacturing Leadership Council Releases New Critical Issues Agenda for 2017/2018  in Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council encourages industrial leaders to grasp the competitive opportunities of Manufacturing 4.0 digital technologies, collaborative structures, enterprise-wide innovation, and sustainable production strategies to drive … Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Aug 11, 2017
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Plant Tour: At LAI, M4.0 is a Multi-Step Journey  in Factories of the Future

Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council last week toured LAI International's 75,000-square foot plant in Maine, and heard about how the manufacturer of precision-engineered parts devised its roadmap to Manufacturing 4.0. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Aug 10, 2017
Views: 12272
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