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Tesla: Suppliers Are Holding Us Back

How can a small, start-up manufacturer establish credibility with key suppliers so that the suppliers will buy into the manufacturer’s demand forecasts and ramp up production accordingly? That was a challenged faced by electric car manufacturer Tesla Mot…
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Manufacturing Workers Still Not Optimistic

Although measures such as the Institute for Supply Management's closely-watched Purchasing Managers Index shows that manufacturing employment has been growing, the mood of U.S. manufacturing workers continues to be wary, with a significant percentage sayi…
Although measures such as the Institute for Supply Management's closely-watched Purchasing Managers Index shows that manufacturing employment has been growing, the mood of U.S. ma… http://www.gjl-events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-workers-still-not-optimistic/

Integrated Supply Chain: Can It Really Make You More Agile, Customer-Focused?

Does knocking down walls between supply chain, manufacturing, and other enterprise functions help make a company more agile and more responsive to customers? Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois is about to find out. The $7.4 billion manufacturer t…
Does knocking down walls between supply chain, manufacturing, and other enterprise functions help make a company more agile and more responsive to customers? Glass container manuf… http://www.gjl-events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/integrated-supply-chain-can-it-really-make-you-more-agile-cu/

When Lean Cuts Too Deep

Do manufacturers pursuing lean and other continuous improvement programs run the risk of cutting too deep, of removing not just fat, but also the muscle and bone needed for a healthy organization? The answer is yes if you believe cereal and snack food mak…
Do manufacturers pursuing lean and other continuous improvement programs run the risk of cutting too deep, of removing not just fat, but also the muscle and bone needed for a heal… http://www.gjl-events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/when-lean-cuts-too-deep/

Conflict Minerals Regulations: Manufacturers Lagging on Compliance

Although the US Congress passed legislation over a year ago requiring it, few manufacturers have put in place policies regarding their use of so-called conflict minerals, and even fewer are able to determine the source of potential conflict minerals, acco…
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