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Thailand: Latest Example of Offshoring Risk

As the leadership crisis continues to play out in Thailand, manufacturers are receiving a clear reminder of the risks that social and political upheaval can mean to offshore production.
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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… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/cybersecurity-nist-issues-framework-protect-critical-infrastructure/

CAD in the Cloud? Sorry, It’s Not Happening

Now that many manufacturers are finally embracing cloud enablement of a wider range of systems and data—including salesforce automation, HR, procurement, even ERP—can a migration of core product data and CAD applications to the cloud be far behind? Yes, …
Popular Discussions Now that many manufacturers are finally embracing cloud enablement of a wider range of systems and data—including salesforce automation, HR, procuremen… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/cad-cloud-sorry-its-not-happening/

Innovation: Risks Abound In Cross-Border Commercialization

It looks great in the R&D lab. The innovative new product sits impressively in front of the production and marketing teams – and, like most good inventions, it has a clear consumer focus, can potentially transform the market, and can be built rapidly at a…
Popular Blogs It looks great in the R&D lab. The innovative new product sits impressively in front of the production and marketing teams – and, like most good inventio… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/innovation-risks-abound-cross-border-commercialization/

Supply Chain Risk Rises to a C-Suite Issue

Insurance companies are apparently getting more skittish about offering policies that indemnify manufacturers against losses due to various supply chain disruptions. Underwriters are reportedly charging more for such policies and asking for much more deta…
Insurance companies are apparently getting more skittish about offering policies that indemnify manufacturers against losses due to various supply chain disruptions. Underwriters … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/supply-chain-risk-rises-c-suite-issue/

The Global View: How Small Manufacturers Can Swim With the Big Fish

Over the past weekend, I was a speaker at a UCLA Strategy and Operations Management Association (SOMA) event. One question came up regarding the risk for a small vendor dealing with a larger manufacturer. What if something goes wrong? How can a small vend…
Over the past weekend, I was a speaker at a UCLA Strategy and Operations Management Association (SOMA) event. One question came up regarding the risk for a small vendor dealing wi… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-how-small-manufacturers-can-swim-big-fish/

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… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-manufacturing-executive-should-know-about-hedging/

The Global View: Supply Chain Risk: Of Floods, Earthquakes, and False Hope

I am lucky to live in a very beautiful part of the country. There is a very nice harbor and a marina, both of which are protected from the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ana River by a levee built by the Army Corps of Engineers.
I am lucky to live in a very beautiful part of the country. There is a very nice harbor and a marina, both of which are protected from the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ana River by… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-supply-chain-risk-floods-earthquakes-and-false-hope1/

The Global View: Supply Chain Risk: Of Floods, Earthquakes, and False Hope

I am lucky to live in a very beautiful part of the country. There is a very nice harbor and a marina, both of which are protected from the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ana River by a levee built by the Army Corps of Engineers.
I am lucky to live in a very beautiful part of the country. There is a very nice harbor and a marina, both of which are protected from the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ana River by… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-supply-chain-risk-floods-earthquakes-and-false-hope/

Cutting Inventory? Know the Consequences

Efforts to cut costs in these financially trying times, coupled with Lean initiatives that strive to remove waste from the supply chain, have resulted in many manufacturers reducing inventory to the point where they may be more vulnerable to supply disrup…
Efforts to cut costs in these financially trying times, coupled with Lean initiatives that strive to remove waste from the supply chain, have resulted in many manufacturers reduci… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/cutting-inventory-know-consequences/

Is Manufacturing At Risk From A Financial Timebomb?

Turbulent political and financial instabilities over the last year – from the Japanese earthquake to the effects of the Arab Spring – have highlighted numerous risks for manufacturing supply chains across the world.
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 … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-risk-financial-timebomb/

Lesson from Japan Disaster: Infrastructure Matters

The disaster in Japan has once again highlighted how much increasingly global supply chains depend on sound infrastructure. Long after the shaking has stopped and radiation levels have been contained, Japan will be struggling to rebuild roads, telecommuni…
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 … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/lesson-japan-disaster-infrastructure-matters/

Conflict Minerals- The “Perfect Storm” of CSR, Sustainability, Politics and Supply Chain Management- Part 1

Last week, it was widely reported that both Intel Corporations and Apple Computers had pulled the plug on sourcing of precious minerals typically used in the manufacturing of its high-tech products from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These b…
Last week, it was widely reported that both Intel Corporations and Apple Computers had pulled the plug on sourcing of precious minerals typically used in the manufacturing of its … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/conflict-minerals-perfect-storm-csr-sustainability-politics-and-supply-chain-management-part-1/

Japanese Manufacturers Predict 3-Month Downturn

The aftermath of the Japanese disaster and continuing nuclear fears will have a severe impact on the Japanese manufacturing sector for at least the next three months, according to a new survey among leading Japanese manufacturers.
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 … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/japanese-manufacturers-predict-3-month-downturn/

The Supply Chain Is Changing. Are You Ready?

A supply chain is a dynamic thing. Supplier capabilities and prices change. Currency exchange rates fluctuate daily. Commodities have been particularly volatile recently. Transportation costs vary with the price of oil and are affected by geopolitical eve…
A supply chain is a dynamic thing. Supplier capabilities and prices change. Currency exchange rates fluctuate daily. Commodities have been particularly volatile recently. Transpor… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/supply-chain-changing-are-you-ready/

Lesson from Japan Disaster: Infrastructure Matters

The disaster in Japan has once again highlighted how much increasingly global supply chains depend on sound infrastructure. Long after the shaking has stopped and radiation levels have been contained, Japan will be struggling to rebuild roads, telecommuni…
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 … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/lesson-japan-disaster-infrastructure-matters1/

Will Turbulence Slow Middle East Manufacturing Investment and Growth?

Manufacturing IT growth in the Middle East may be hampered, or even driven, by the increasing need to manage risk.
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 … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-turbulence-slow-middle-east-manufacturing-investment/

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