The Manufacturing Leadership Awards consist of 11 categories that recognize different facets of digital transformation, innovation, and leadership.

2021 MANUFACTURING
LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Recognizing Excellence

The 2021 ML Awards are Now Open

We encourage you to nominate your most innovative projects and impactful leaders for the 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Awards. Entry deadline is December 18, 2020.

What Are Your Critical Issues on Manufacturing 4.0?

GROWING


The Next Generation
of Leaders in Manufacturing

CREATING


Responsive and Sustainable
Factories for The Future

ADOPTING & SCALING


Manufacturing 4.0 Technologies
To Be More Competitive

TRANSFORMING


Silos Into a Collaborative Enterprise For Increased Agility and Accuracy

Join the conversations that are shaping the future of manufacturing.

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08dec11:00 am1:00 pmThe Future of Supply Chains Webinar2020 Digital Supply Chain Survey Report Webinar11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

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Special NAM Webinar — 2020 Digital Supply Chain Survey Report Webinar featuring Grant Thornton and the MLC

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET

How are supply chains holding up under the stresses of COVID-19? How are companies preparing their supply chains for the future? As manufacturing endures a difficult year, these are key questions for all of us.

Fortunately, the new 2020 Digital Supply Chain Survey—a research initiative from Grant Thornton, the Manufacturing Leadership Council and the NAM—is here to tell us what we need to know.

The good news: While COVID-19 has caused widespread disruption in economic activity—and three-quarters of survey respondents reported some level of supply chain disruption—60% of respondents say that the disruption was only “minor.”

Still, according to the report, “around half had to rapidly reforecast demand, almost a third had to reduce production and two in five began to identify new suppliers as their existing global networks tried to cope with the initial disruption.”

The growth areas: The survey also identified a few areas where companies need to invest or make further progress:

  • There’s room for growth in identifying supply chain risks (only 23% of companies called themselves “very capable” of doing so) and in accelerating digital maturity (just 17% of companies say their supply chains are fully integrated).
  • More than half of companies—approximately 53%—say they are already beginning or considering redesigns of their entire supply chain processes.
  • Transformational tech: Companies are increasingly focused on making use of new technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning systems and advanced analytics that would allow them to respond better to challenges—from shifts in markets to disasters like COVID-19.

The bottom line: “While transformational initiatives were already underway in many manufacturing supply chains before the COVID crisis, the lessons learned so far this year have clearly given those plans a new sense of urgency and a clearer focus for the years ahead.”

Sign up to get the executive summary and the forthcoming full report here. You can also register for a Dec. 8 webinar about the report, featuring Grant Thornton and the MLC, here.

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(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

09dec11:00 am1:00 pmCooley Group Virtual Plant TourFrom Legacy to Smart Tech: Leveraging Data to Make M.0 Decisions11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Wednesday, December 9 | 11:00am to 1:00pm ET
Theme: From Legacy to Smart Tech: Leveraging Data to Make M.0 Decisions

Cooley Group and the Manufacturing Leadership Council invite you on a virtual tour of three of Cooley’s facilities. The virtual tour will take you inside the company’s journey that named them MLC’s High Achiever of the Year for “Industrial Internet of the Things: Transforming Legacy Machinery into Smart Tech.” Over the course of the last five years, this 95-year-old business used their collaborative culture to drive transformation by leveraging cross-functional teams across all levels of the organization, implementing best practices gained through the company’s active participation in the MLC, and knowledge sharing with their global partners.

The tour will showcase how Cooley operates today versus how they used to operate. With complete transparency, the team will address the challenges and success stories that accompanied their journey and give you plenty of time to ask Cooley’s leadership team direct questions about their digital transformation.

In addition to the Industrial Internet of Things High Achiever Award, Cooley won MLC awards for their Collaborative Innovation and Sustainability in Manufacturing in 2020.

 

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10dec11:00 am12:00 pmDecision Compass Call: Next Gen Leadership & Workforce Cultural Transformation for Business Growth | Members Only11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

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Next Generation Leadership & the Changing Workforce —

Thursday, December 10, 2020 – 11:00 am ET
Topic: Cultural Transformation for Business Growth
Topic Leader: Bryan Van Itallie, COO, Grace Technologies, Inc.

Meeting Link: https://www.gotomeet.me/meetmlc

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Code: 632-677-949

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17dec11:00 am12:00 pmDecision Compass Call: Supply NetworksSupply Chain Sustainability & the Circular Economy |
Members Only
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

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Supply Networks Virtual Meeting

Thursday, December 17, 2020 – 11:00 am EDT
Topic: Supply Chain Sustainability & the Circular Economy
Topic Leader: Tom Leeson, MSc, Senior Industry Strategist, Manufacturing Sector, OpenText; Jeff Eckel, Director of Product Marketing, B2B Supply Chain, OpenText

Meeting Link: https://www.gotomeet.me/meetmlc

Dial in option:
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
Code: 632-677-949

Outside US:

United Kingdom: +44 330 221 0088
Australia: +61 2 8355 1050
Austria: +43 7 2081 5427
Belgium: +32 28 93 7018
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82
Finland: +358 923 17 0568
France: +33 170 950 594
Germany: +49 692 5736 7317
Ireland: +353 16 572 651
Italy: +39 0 230 57 81 42
Mexico: +52 55 3687 7278
Netherlands: +31 207 941 377
New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302
Norway: +47 21 93 37 51
Spain: +34 932 75 2004
Sweden: +46 853 527 836
Switzerland: +41 225 4599 78

Questions? LMcCaffrey@nam.org

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