Manufacturing Executive Announces Critical Issues Agenda for Industry

NEW YORK, June 19, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Manufacturing Executive, the global network for industry leaders that is dedicated to creating a better future for manufacturing, today announced its Critical Issues Agenda for 2012-2013.

The Critical Issues Agenda covers both current topical concerns and longer-term trends, and provides a unique, forward-looking framework for industry debate. It also sets a clear focus for all of Manufacturing Executive's key activities and executive programs for the year ahead. The agenda is the result of an extensive consultation process with more than 100 senior executive members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council and the Manufacturing Leadership Board of Governors.

The Critical Issues are:

* The Adaptive Organization
* Factories of the Future
* Industrial Policy
* Global Value Networks
* The Innovative Enterprise
* Next Generation Leadership and the Changing Workforce
* Sustainability
* Transformative Technologies

For a full description of each Critical Issue, go to

"The Critical Issues Agenda is an agenda for progress for the industry at large, and will serve as an organizing principle for the Manufacturing Leadership Council's work in creating a better future for manufacturing," said David R. Brousell, Vice President & Editorial Director at Manufacturing Executive. "The agenda reflects a set of timely and urgent business and leadership issues that will have a major impact on how manufacturers of all sizes, and in all industry sectors, will do business in the year ahead. The agenda will bind the community in common purpose in finding answers to today's most pressing issues and uncovering tomorrow's most promising opportunities."

About Manufacturing Enterprise Communications

Manufacturing Enterprise Communications, a division of Thomas Publishing Company, LLC, is the producer of the Manufacturing Executive portfolio of leadership networking, information and professional development products, programs, and services for industrial executives worldwide. Manufacturing Executive's mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organization, and the industry at large. Manufacturing Executive's integrated portfolio consists of the Manufacturing Executive Website, an online global business network; the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit conference; the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards program; and the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Journal. For more information, visit us at

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