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A Human Capital Checkup

In honor of the Innovation Awards, it seems appropriate to discuss the critical importance of human capital.  Innovation occurs with the engagement and involvement of your people.  That's why there is a specific category of the Manufacturers' Council of the Inland Empire's innovation awards for just this topic.   Have [...]

2020-09-24T13:50:44+00:00March 5, 2018|Categories: Skills Gap, Talent|Tags: , , , , , |

Best Practices and the Bellagio Fountain

January 29, 2018 Kash Gokli (head of Harvey Mudd's manufacturing and clinic programs) and I led our 12th Harvey Mudd executive roundtable last week on the topic of best practices.  One of the executives from WET (from designer to maker of the Bellagio fountain and many others like it) [...]

Innovation & the Manufacturing Summit

January 15, 2018 I attended the Manufacturing Summit advisory committee recently since I chair the Innovation Awards and so innovation is top of mind. Is innovation top of mind for you everyday?  In today's Amazon-impacted, highly competitive world, the secret to success is innovation.  Unfortunately, although problems must be [...]

McKinsey Report Predicts 20% Growth in Manufacturing by 2025

November 16, 2017 According to Industry Week, a McKinsey report predicted manufacturing GDP would grow to $3 trillion by 2025  - a 20% increase!  Large U.S. firms have outperformed their global counterparts, according to the new survey, "Making it in America: Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing" by The McKinsey Global Institute.  [...]

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