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Risk Alert: Competitive Cyber Threats Rising for Manufacturing Supply Chains

In its latest Global State of Information Security Survey, consultants PriceWaterhouseCoopers found that the number of detected security breaches across all industries last year leapt to 42.8 million, a massive 48% increase over 2013. Resulting financial …
Some things you may never be able to predict with any certainty – floods, earthquakes, or sudden political upheavals. Any of these could suddenly wreak unexpected havoc across man… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/risk-alert-competitive-cyber-threats-rising-manufacturing-supply-chains/

Supply Chain Risk At Its Lowest Level For 18 Months: But It May Not Last.

According to the latest study from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K and Dun & Bradstreet, the level of risk in global manufacturing supply chains in Q2 of this year hit its lowest level for 18 months, after decreasing for…
Popular Discussions According to the latest study from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K. and Dun & Bradstreet, the level of risk in global … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/supply-chain-risk-its-lowest-level-18-months-it-may-not-last/

Supply Chain Risk: Pay Attention to the Little Things

Contrary to widespread assumption, there’s no correlation between how much a manufacturer spends with a given supplier and the severity of the impact that would result if the flow of product from that supplier were disrupted.
Popular Discussions Contrary to widespread assumption, there’s no correlation between how much a manufacturer spends with a given supplier and the severity of the impact t… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/supply-chain-risk-pay-attention-little-things/

A Supply Chain Contingency Plan Can Save Your Business

There is a company in your supply chain that is in trouble, and soon their problems will become yours. But you do not know which company poses a threat or nor what the problem will be. In spite of this you can and should have a plan in place to mitigate s…
There is a company in your supply chain that is in trouble, and soon their problems will become yours. But you do not know which company poses a threat or nor what the problem wil… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/supply-chain-contingency-plan-can-save-your-business/

Tension In Korea: Manufacturing Becomes A Pawn In a Dangerous Game

At the end of March it was all going so well. South Korea’s manufacturing sector was showing renewed growth with a Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rising at its fastest rate for a year and new export orders up to the highest level for two years.
At the end of March it was all going so well. South Korea’s manufacturing sector was showing renewed growth with a Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rising at its faste… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/tension-korea-manufacturing-becomes-pawn-dangerous-game/

The Hurricane in Your Supply Chain’s Future

A good friend of mine from Queens, NY, contacted me in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, saying he and his family were doing fine, and asking how we had weathered the storm here in Massachusetts. I should have called him first, since New York City took the gre…
A good friend of mine from Queens, NY, contacted me in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, saying he and his family were doing fine, and asking how we had weathered the storm here in Mas… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/hurricane-your-supply-chains-future/

Would Your Suppliers' Labor Practices Pass Scrutiny?

As Apple Computer can testify, manufacturers of consumer products that don't stay on top of the labor practices engaged in by even their furthest-flung suppliers are risking their reputations and, ultimately, their competitiveness.
As Apple Computer can testify, manufacturers of consumer products that don't stay on top of the labor practices engaged in by even their furthest-flung suppliers are risking their… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/would-your-suppliers-labor-practices-pass-scrutiny/

Supply Chain Risk: Does Uncertainty Still Dominate Your Supply Chain?

Global companies seem better prepared to cope with market volatility than before the recession, but many are still having major problems managing their supply chain strategies in the face of continued economic and euro-zone uncertainty.
Global companies seem better prepared to cope with market volatility than before the recession, but many are still having major problems managing their supply chain strategies in … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/supply-chain-risk-does-uncertainty-still-dominate-your-suppl/

Supply Chain Security: Is More Government Attention Required?

As part of his suddenly increasing focus on manufacturing, President Obama this week instructed the US Departments of State and Homeland Security to take a closer look at supply chain risk and security. The President asked those two agencies to develop a …
As part of his suddenly increasing focus on manufacturing, President Obama this week instructed the US Departments of State and Homeland Security to take a closer look at supply c… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/supply-chain-security-more-government-attention-required/

Thai Floods Wreak Havoc Across Asian Supply Chains: Are You Vulnerable?

It’s another serious example of how sudden natural disasters can throw the vulnerability of global supply chains into the industrial spotlight.
It’s another serious example of how sudden natural disasters can throw the vulnerability of global supply chains into the industrial spotlight. Severe floods in Thailand … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/thai-floods-wreak-havoc-across-asian-supply-chains-are-you-v/

Is Top-Line Growth Now Key for Global Manufacturers?

If you think the future looks bleak for global manufacturing right now, think again. The world’s top manufacturers continue to be optimistic about rapid growth through innovative new products, strategic acquisitions and partnerships, and increased capacit…
If you think the future looks bleak for global manufacturing right now, think again. The world’s top manufacturers continue to be optimistic about rapid growth through in… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/top-line-growth-now-key-global-manufacturers/

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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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/

What Are The Real Costs of Outsourcing?

Seven years ago, MIT instructor and design for manufacture engineering expert David Meeker co-authored a report which concluded that manufacturers were overlooking many of the costs associated with outsourcing production to low-labor countries such as Chi…
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/what-are-real-costs-outsourcing/

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