SOM Tour Guest Blog: Bristol-Myers Squibb Showcases Technology and Logistics Hub in Tampa

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SOM Tour Guest Blog: Bristol-Myers Squibb Showcases Technology and Logistics Hub in Tampa

 The following is a guest blog from Wayne Lewis, Bristol-Myers Squibb Associate Director of Communications and Community Relations, posted following NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons’ visit to their North America Capability Center in Tampa, Fl.

Recently the National Association of Manufacturers State of Manufacturing Tour visited Bristol-Myers Squibb’s state-of-the-art North America Capability Center (NACC) in Tampa, Florida. Bristol-Myers Squibb has 15 manufacturing and process development sites, a network of distribution centers and numerous external partners. Business capabilities located at the NACC, such as Enterprise Services (shared knowledge services) and Information Technology are key enablers of the company’s Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) organization’s vision to be the industry’s benchmark. Here we create capabilities, provide services, and constantly focus on business process innovations that help GMS improve the speed and efficiency of operations, manage and maximize access of facilities, and meet the needs of patients and customers around the world.

These include delivering tools and systems to carry out the manufacturing strategy: providing financial reporting, forecasting and accounting for manufacturing; facilitating customer setups and invoicing; contract manufacturing; analysis, monitoring and verification of our manufacturing systems; and providing guidance and lead computer system validation effort for manufacturing systems, all of which enable manufacturing to take place. Our highly automated manufacturing facilities literally cannot operate without the support of these functions.

The tools, systems and support provided by functions at the NACC and around the world, are truly accelerating the GMS journey to benchmark.  Our employees in Tampa further build the company’s capabilities and expertise to support our company’s mission to deliver innovative medicines to patients with serious diseases.

Intellectual Property And Trade Secrets Must Be Protected At Home And Abroad

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Today, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons continued the 2016 State of Manufacturing Tour with  stops in Philadelphia, PA.

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons addresses business and community leaders at Glaxo KlineSmith while in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: David Bohrer, NAM

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons addresses business and community leaders at Glaxo KlineSmith while in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: David Bohrer, NAM

 

Manufacturing plays a critical role in Pennsylvania, employing more than 569,000 workers and contributing nearly $80 billion to the state’s economy. Pennsylvania’s economy, like many manufacturing-intensive states, also relies heavily on foreign markets, exporting over $36 billion in manufactured goods in 2014. Speaking at Glaxo SmithKline, Timmons shared his vision for how manufacturing in America can reach its full potential and highlighted how government policies can help or hinder those efforts. Read More

State of Manufacturing Tour Day 3 Daily Wrap: Visiting Boeing and Trident Technical College

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NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and the NAM team stop in Charleston, South Carolina on the third day of the State of Manufacturing Tour. While highlighting manufacturing opportunity and growth in the state, Timmons along with South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Ted Pitts and Siemens USA president and CEO Eric Spiegel tour  a state-of-the-art Boeing shopfloor and meet with students, faculty and business leaders at Trident Technical College.

jay tridentAt Trident Technical College, Timmons delivered the State of Manufacturing Address highlighting key workforce issues, especially important to students looking to start careers in manufacturing, teachers and professors who are educating future manufacturers and business leaders who are creating these opportunities.

From Timmons’ address: “There’s a reason more South Carolinians have jobs today. There’s a reason more than 26,000 new manufacturing jobs have been announced, and the state continues to recruit more jobs.  There’s a reason why Boeing and others are investing billions of dollars here to create state-of-the-art facilities. We can find solutions to drive growth, if only we find the will first. We also need to use that will to strengthen our workforce. Over the next decade, we will need to fill an estimated 3.4 million manufacturing jobs. But 2 million of those positions will likely remain empty because there’s a shortage of workers with the right skills—often high-tech skills.”

To read Timmons’ full remarks, check it out on the President’s blog.

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ted Pitts joined Timmons for this stop and has been a vocal advocate for continued growth in manufacturing.

“We are proud to partner with the NAM and Trident Technical College in order to highlight the importance of manufacturing in South Carolina,” said Pitts. “Representing 30 percent of jobs in South Carolina, the success of our manufacturers is critical to our state. But their success hinges on being able to fill their jobs with highly skilled people. Over the next decade, more than 3 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, and 2 million are expected to go unfilled due to the skills gap. A top priority at the State Chamber, as laid out in our 2016 Competitiveness Agenda, is addressing the skills gap in South Carolina. Ultimately, what it will take to be successful is for our state, schools and businesses to work together to address our workforce needs. And Trident Technical College, with its aeronautical training center, is a prime example of a collaboration to fill our state’s workforce needs as we continue to bring in high-tech manufacturers to South Carolina.”

Timmons also continued to showcase “Competing to Win: Manufacturers’ Agenda for Economic Growth and American Exceptionalism” —a roadmap to guide manufacturing voters and candidates.
“At the NAM, we want to make it easy on our leaders, said Timmons. “We’re spelling out exactly the right policies for manufacturers to compete and win, so that America can compete and win. Last week, we unveiled our 2016 Agenda for Economic Growth and American Exceptionalism. ‘Competing to Win’ is an agenda that is guided by four core values that also happen to be foundational principles of this country that we love.”

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Today Timmons also premiered a brand new Get Out The Vote video to engage and spark excitement ahead of the Iowa Caucuses and the primary season. The video narrated by NAM member and owner of Atlas Machine and Supply Company Rich Gimmel  urges all manufacturing voters participate in the upcoming primaries and general elections.  For more information on how to engage, check out our election center.

In The News:

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Joint Op-Ed from Charleston Post and Courier: Building a workforce for the future
By Dr. Mary Thornley and Jay Timmons

As the 2016 election cycle heats up, South Carolina grabs national attention as the first primary in the South. The Palmetto State should take this opportunity to define the national agenda — putting a spotlight on what America needs to succeed.
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Even as many college graduates struggle to find work, manufacturers cannot fill a significant proportion of their open positions

To read the full op-ed, click here.

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SOM Tour Day 2 Wrap! Exploring Modern Manufacturing at The University of South Florida, Sun Hydraulics & The Port of Tampa

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NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and the NAM team take The State of Manufacturing Tour to Florida

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The State of Manufacturing Tour has been making it’s way through the Sunshine State! With stops at The University of South Florida, Sun Hydraulics and the Port of Tampa. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons has been talking with students, educators, workers and business leaders about the story of modern manufacturing, workforce opportunities and trade and infrastructure! Check out the highlights below and be sure to hop back on the tour with us next Monday in Charleston, South Carolina!

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons Offers Remarks at The Port of Tampa:

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“I am honored to have been invited to visit the bustling Port Tampa Bay. Your facility embodies what the National Association of Manufacturers is all about…the commerce that drives our economy and our nation.  It’s a privilege to see it in action. And to be in Florida, where your governor, Rick Scott, has declared 2016, ‘The year of the manufacturer. 

Already today I visited Sun Hydraulics in Sarasota—a company pioneering the advancement of fluid power. And then I took a tour here in Tampa of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s state-of-the-art North American Capabilities Center, which is furthering innovation and excellence. Innovative manufacturing is everywhere, across America and in the Sunshine State. From Ryder System’s strides in alternative fuel solutions and energy efficiency… …to the sustainable infrastructure developed by CSX. From Rayonier Advanced Materials’ development of high-value ethers that enable the development of slow release medications… …to Amgen or Bayer’s research and production of cancer-fighting and life-improving drugs. We’re talking about everything from the precision metal-formed parts produced by Hialeah Metal Spinning… …to the vast new world of the Internet of Things, where everyday objects are now digitally interconnected by the web. First it was our phones. Then it was our thermostats, our watches, our cars. Soon it will be everything from our contact lenses to our entire homes…from smart wall board, to autonomous automobiles to transcontinental pipelines. Companies like Jabil are making the “digital home” a reality. And thanks to companies like Honeywell, for example, you can control your home security, lighting and energy management with the touch of a button from around the world. That’s the Internet of Things…and that’s modern manufacturing.”  – NAM President and CEO, Jay Timmons

In The News:

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Breaking down barriers to a robust U.S. economy
By JAY TIMMONS AND TOM FEENEY
Special to The Tampa Tribune
Published: January 29, 2016
At kitchen tables and family events, in presidential stump speeches and televised debates, Americans are seeking answers to similar questions: How can we engineer a more resilient economy? How can we create more and better jobs? How can we build widespread prosperity? There are many solutions out there, but one thing is clear: To reach our loftiest goals, U.S. manufacturing must be part of the answer.

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State of Manufacturing Tour Day 1 Part 2: Tampa, Florida Jay Timmons Opening Remarks

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Jay Timmons, President and CEO of The National Association of Manufacturers Delivers Opening Remarks From University of South Florida

January 28, 2016

Good evening. It’s great to be here in the Sunshine State in January.

It is a privilege to speak to educators and others working so hard to develop the talent this country relies on…and especially to address the students in this room who will soon be leading the U.S. economy forward. It’s good to see so many from the Muma College of Business and the College of Engineering.

I want to thank Dr. Stiling and the University of South Florida for hosting us. And I also want to thank Tom Feeney of Associated Industries of Florida for his partnership and tireless work on our tour…as well as Chris Hart of CareerSource Florida and Doug Bailey of Anheuser-Busch for being part of this important conversation. I’m here today to share with you the State of Manufacturing in the United States. Now, why manufacturing? It’s simple really. It’s because the strength of manufacturing in America is responsible for the success of America in the world. That is an indisputable fact. When manufacturing succeeds, America succeeds. That may sound counterintuitive to some, and it belies the picture some would like to paint: that manufacturing means things of the past—old, gritty factories, simple tools and rudimentary machines. If that’s the image the word “manufacturing” conjures in your mind, then come with me, ladies and gentlemen. It’s time to introduce you to modern manufacturing.

Today’s manufacturing is vastly different from yesterday’s. The National Association of Manufacturers has more than 14,000 member companies—from world-recognized brands to family-owned small businesses, and we are the voice of more than 12 million working men and women, their families and the communities they build. Just a quick look at some of our members’ work will show you: modern manufacturing touches every aspect of our lives. Innovative manufacturing is everywhere, across America and here in Florida. From Ryder System’s strides in alternative fuel solutions and energy efficiency……to the sustainable infrastructure developed by CSX. From Rayonier Advanced Materials’ development of high-value ethers that enable the development of slow-release medications……to Amgen or Bayer’s research and production of cancer-fighting and life-improving drugs.

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We’re talking about everything from the precision metal-formed parts produced by Hialeah Metal Spinning……to the vast, new world of the Internet of Things, where everyday objects are now digitally interconnected by the web. First it was our phones. Then it was our thermostats, our watches, our cars. Soon it will be everything from our contact lenses to our entire homes…from smart wallboard, to autonomous automobiles, to transcontinental pipelines. Companies like Jabil are making the “digital home” a reality. And thanks to companies like Honeywell, for example, you can control your home security and energy management with the touch of a button from around the world.

That’s the Internet of Things…and that’s modern manufacturing.

By the year 2020, 26 billion objects will be linked together by the Internet. Manufacturing is truly changing everything…and all these things are changing America and changing our lives. That’s why, today, manufacturing in the United States is leading an innovation revolution—a revolution that will win us jobs and restore our mantle of leadership around the world.

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The NAM State Of Manufacturing Tour Daily Wrap-Up: Stop 1 – New Hampshire

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Catch our daily wrap-up of the 2016 NAM State of Manufacturing Tour: Stop 1. New Hampshire

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Today kicked off our 2016 State of Manufacturing Tour! The tour is a series of speeches and events being held across the country in January and February to highlight the vital role that the industry plays in the U.S. economy and in changing perceptions of manufacturing.

The Tour began today at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. with an address from NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. Timmons provided tremendous insights into how manufacturers continue to drive economic growth in the United States and how they are leading an innovation revolution that will win jobs for America, raise standards of living and restore our nation’s standing around the world!  In New Hampshire Timmons unveiled “Competing to Win: Manufacturers’ Agenda for Economic Growth and American Exceptionalism”—a roadmap to guide manufacturing voters and candidates as they navigate the upcoming elections.

We invite you to take a look at some of the key highlights from our first stop below! … And now on to Florida for stop 2!

Opening Remarks from NAM President and CEO, Jay Timmons

Behind the Scenes:

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NAM Offers Blueprint to Bolster Manufacturing Competitiveness

Manufacturing head says industry will help environment, not government

Manufacturing leader takes pro-growth campaign outside the Beltway

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SOM Tour Video Blog: US Senator Kelly Ayotte Discusses New Hampshire Manufacturing

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We’ve made our first stop on the State of Manufacturing Tour and sat down with U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte!

Senator Ayotte is our first in a series of State of Manufacturing Tour Video Guest Blogs! She was kind enough to share her thoughts on the challenges and opportunities for manufacturers in the Granite State and shares how she is working hard to help support New Hampshire Manufacturers and their workers, we invite you to check it out!

New Hampshire is the first stop on our State of Manufacturing Tour, and one of seven stops across the country over the next week to highlight the vital role the industry plays in the U.S. economy and the changing perceptions of manufacturing.

State of Manufacturing Tour: Manchester, N.H. Jay Timmons Opening Remarks

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Jay Timmons, President and CEO of The National Association of Manufacturers Delivers Opening Remarks From The New Hampshire Institute of Politics, During Day One of the State of Manufacturing Tour

Good morning. It’s great to be here in New Hampshire at this exciting time. The eyes of the nation, even the world, are on your first-in-the-nation primary.

With the steady stream of candidates passing through the doors of the Institute of Politics, the eyes of the world have also been on Saint Anselm. So what a privilege to join you.

Neil, thank you for welcoming us. And Jim [Roche], thank you for the introduction—and for your leadership for manufacturers and the business community here in New Hampshire.

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I’m grateful to have two NAM board members with us: Doug Starrett, president and CEO of the L.S. Starrett Company; and Don Welch, president of Globe Manufacturing Company.

Bill McCourt, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, thank you for coming—and for your partnership.

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I’m here today to share with you the State of Manufacturing in the United States. Why manufacturing? It’s simple really. It’s because the strength of manufacturing in America is responsible for the success of America in the world. That is an indisputable fact. When manufacturing succeeds, America succeeds.
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