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Cybersecurity: NIST Issues a Framework to Protect Critical Infrastructure

The National Institute of Science and Technology has issued a set of standards and best practices to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure – including information systems and industrial control systems in manufacturing companies – from cyber attack…
The National Institute of Science and Technology has issued a set of standards and best practices to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure – including information systems a… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/cybersecurity-nist-issues-framework-protect-critical-infrastructure/

Seven Offshoring Lessons for Global CEOs: What Are Yours?

Boeing’s recent Dream liner problems have prompted business author Steve Denning to assess the downside of the off shoring trend in manufacturing in broader terms--not just as a one-company issue for Boeing, but as what he calls "an economy-wide problem."
Boeing’s recent Dream liner problems have prompted business author Steve Denning to assess the downside of the off shoring trend in manufacturing in broader terms--not just … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/seven-offshoring-lessons-global-ceos-what-are-yours/

What a Manufacturing Executive Should Know About Hedging

Congress is wrestling a cactus, and manufacturing executives should take heed. Against the backdrop of an economy still bruised by the fallout from exotic financial products, Congress is fighting to protect a manufacturer’s power to hedge its financial ri…
Congress is wrestling a cactus, and manufacturing executives should take heed. Against the backdrop of an economy still bruised by the fallout from exotic financial products, C… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-manufacturing-executive-should-know-about-hedging/

Procurement: Is It Pulling Its Strategic Weight?

Is your company still struggling to master supplier risk management, demand management, and supply chain reporting? If so, it may be at least in part due to shortcomings in your procurement organization.
Is your company still struggling to master supplier risk management, demand management, and supply chain reporting? If so, it may be at least in part due to shortcomings in your p… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/procurement-it-pulling-its-strategic-weight/

Supply Chain Risk: After the Aftershocks

Nearly a year after a devastating 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami rocked Japan, scientists are tracking a massive, ocean-borne debris field that continues to migrate eastward. Scientists say the field—2,000 miles long, 1,000 miles wide, and consistin…
Nearly a year after a devastating 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami rocked Japan, scientists are tracking a massive, ocean-borne debris field that continues to migrate eastward… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/supply-chain-risk-after-aftershocks/

Manufacturing in China: Labor Unrest Rises

As the growth of China's economy begins to slow, many manufacturers there are reportedly facing a rash of strikes and labor unrest, as workers react to employer efforts to reduce costs.
As the growth of China's economy begins to slow, many manufacturers there are reportedly facing a rash of strikes and labor unrest, as workers react to employer efforts to reduce … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-china-labor-unrest-rises/

Coping with Global Regulatory and Political Risk

As manufacturing becomes increasingly global, it's critical that executives understand the regulatory and political environments in which they and their partners operate overseas. Failure to do so can undermine brands and curtail production.
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Plant-Floor Security Must Be Taken Seriously

Disruptive malware, interconnected production systems, wireless applications, and new, networked devices all make the plant floor potentially more vulnerable to cyber-threats.
Disruptive malware, interconnected production systems, wireless applications, and new, networked devices all make the plant floor potentially more vulnerable to cyber-threats. Th… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/plant-floor-security-must-be-taken-seriously/

Warranty Management: Still an Afterthought?

You would think that, with US manufacturers and other enterprises shelling out an estimated $23.6 billion in warranty claims payments in 2010, management scrutiny of warranty organizations would be intense. But, according to a new survey by IDC Manufactur…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/warranty-management-still-afterthought/

Japanese Earthquake Highlights Global Risk for Manufacturing

While Japan’s emergency services urgently assess the damage and continue rescue operations after the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in the country’s North East, our immediate thoughts and condolences are with all the people and families …
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/japanese-earthquake-highlights-global-risk-manufacturing/

Managing Supply Chain Risk in Turbulent Times

Uncertainty is one of the biggest challenges facing manufacturers and their supply chains. Events such as the global economic crisis and recent political instability in the Middle East demonstrate the need for long-term strategy to mitigate risk to global…
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Supply Chain & Logistics Surveys Underscore Positive Benefits, Challenges Ahead for Sustainability- New Blog Post

Hello all- I am inviting you all to review and discuss my latest post: Supply Chain & Logistics Surveys Underscore Positive Benefits, Challenges Ahead for Sustainability
Hello all- I am inviting you all to review and discuss my latest post: Supply Chain & Logistics Surveys Underscore Positive  Benefits, Challenges Ahead for Sustainability… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/supply-chain-logistics-surveys-underscore-positive-benefits/

Compliance with the EPA’s MRR Standard

Today’s sustainability landscape looks more like a sprawling metropolis with no building design than it does well-intentioned regulations threaded together to provide transparency and visibility to consumers, governmental agencies, and investors.
(Taken from the View from C-Level blog, January 11, 2010). Today’s sustainability landscape looks more like a sprawling  metropolis with no building design than it d… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/compliance-epas-mrr-standard/

Recession Lessons

In global recession, suppliers have gone under or become less reliable, and global transportation capacity has become less predictable. Has the recession caused you to rethink global supply chain risk?
In global recession, suppliers have gone under or become less  reliable, and global transportation capacity has become less  predictable. Has the recession caused you to… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/recession-lessons/

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