Small Manufacturers Play Critical Role in Securing the Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

While 75% of manufacturing companies have a program to promote cybersecurity awareness, only 37% believe that their programs are very to completely effective. Though the manufacturing sector does not attract the sheer volume of total cyberattacks as other areas of the economy, research has shown that coordinated cyber espionage targets manufacturing more than any other sector. manufacturing firms have fewer than 20 employees and 98% have fewer than 500.

How Can Technology be The Game Changer for Your Manufacturing Business?

Cerasis

Coming back to the context of technology, and its significance in helping manufacturing businesses grow, it is to be mentioned that the benefits of adopting the resource are actually productive due to a lot of reasons. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond.

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Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019

IQMS

Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019. to manufacturing value added in 2020.

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European startups secure over EUR160 million of investment capital

Supply Chain Movement

Over the past couple of years, 53 European logistics-related startups have secured over EUR160 million worth of venture capital between them, according to research by Supply Chain Media, publisher of the Dutch trade journal Supply Chain Magazine and the quarterly pan-European magazine Supply Chain Movement. The vertical axis of the matrix shows the degree of maturity, subdivided into startups and scale-ups (companies that have secured more than EUR2 million in capital).

Manufacturing and Cyber Security: A 5 Step Process to Create Internal and Customers’ Peace of Mind

Cerasis

Editor's Note: As we see the transition to digital manufacturing and the use of the cloud and other web-based systems, manufacturing and cyber security continue to collide. Cyber security is rapidly becoming a dominant concern for manufacturers and consumers. According to Andy Szal , the global cyber security market will grow between 20 and 25 percent annually through 2021. When Did Manufacturing and Cyber Security Come Into Focus?

The Changing Face of Supply Chain Security

Logistics Bureau

Security has been an issue since supply chains began. These and other factors have meant a rethink of supply chain security. Basics of Supply Chain Security. Security is part of a bigger whole. They can affect manufacturing, warehousing and transport. Security to defend these areas against deliberate hostility may have several dimensions. Goods origination, third-party security, foreign customs are examples. Security awareness.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

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AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

While many employers would have penalized the employees for tablet breakage , Peggy explored the world of wearables to enable her digital manufacturing transformation. AGCO’s culture of innovation policy deployment enabled employees to pioneer a technology solution for manufacturing. is a publicly held $7B global corporation focused on the manufacturing and distribution of high-tech solutions—tractors, harvest equipment and implements– for professional farmers.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. The Continual Coverage and Now Reality of Smart Manufacturing with 3D Printing. I remember reading an MIT paper on manufacturing technology trends a couple of years ago. It had a fascinating mention of " Additive Manufacturing " (AM) and how it could be a game changer.

Overcoming Safety and Security Challenges in Manufacturing

Dragon Innovation

Despite the common goal of protecting the business, safety and security are somewhat separate problems that require a different approach to solving. Both remain hot topics in manufacturing, especially with respect to risk reduction.

Ireland's Supply Chain Security to lead agenda at The National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference, the largest gathering of manufacturing and supply chain professionals, takes place on the 31st January in the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin with a focus on sustainability, brexit, manufacturing, renewable energy, procurement, recycling and more

10 Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Manufacturing Today

IQMS

to $2T in supply-chain management and manufacturing. By 2021, 20% of leading manufacturers will rely on embedded intelligence, using AI, IoT, and blockchain applications to automate processes and increase execution times by up to 25% according to IDC. Machine learning improves product quality up to 35% in discrete manufacturing industries, according to Deloitte. to $2 in supply-chain management and manufacturing. 7T value to manufacturers.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

Digital transformation in manufacturing – The accelerators and roadmap for manufacturers

ThroughPut

The relevance of digital transformation in manufacturing. PWC predicts that out of every 2,000 manufacturers, 86% will benefit from cost reductions and revenue gains from their digitization efforts over the next five years. Benefits of digital transformation in manufacturing.

5 Reasons Why The Use of the IIoT by Manufacturers Is Unavoidable

Cerasis

The Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ) has been a major topic among manufacturers and third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) for several years. However, the IIoT is beginning to encroach on all aspect of manufacturing and supply chain management for its wide-ranging deployment and application to improving processes. Over 2017, this will become an impossibility as the IIoT by manufacturers moves closer to every aspect of the economy and business operations, and you know why.

Transparency is the first step to securing global supply chains

SupplyShift

Manufacturing industries such as apparel, auto parts and semiconductors have been hit particularly hard as factories shut down in China, followed by other global supply regions. The post Transparency is the first step to securing global supply chains appeared first on SupplyShift. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted supply chains around the globe and brought intense scrutiny to management strategies.

Keeping Sustainability at the Forefront of Packaging Manufacturing

QAD

No manufacturer would be blamed if they put operational sustainability plans on the back burner during the current environment. Yet it seems sustainability will surely survive this moment, which means manufacturers must stay vigilant. .

Four Common Challenges Facing The Manufacturing Industry In 2019

IQMS

The manufacturing industry continues to show strong resiliency, shaking off global trade uncertainty, finding ingenious workarounds to its labor crisis, while still innovating new products using design-to-manufacture workflows. 76% of all manufacturers prioritize improving shop floor productivity as their most valuable growth strategy, 1.4 The manufacturing skills gap could potentially leave an estimated 2.4 Every direct manufacturing job creates an additional 2.5

Penetration Testing: Reasons Manufacturers and Businesses Need to Take This Key Network Security Step Now

Cerasis

We are all now familiar with the concept of the Internet of Things and if you take the manufacturing industry, for example, many manufacturers are now widely operating in an increasingly connected environment and making the most of the Industrial Internet of Things. There are numerous reasons why any business such as a manufacturer, for instance, would be targeted by hackers. But, it also involves testing non-technical security threats, like social engineering.

QAD Adaptive Applications Further Enables Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises

QAD

This latest release further enhances our customers’ ability to intelligently adopt and boost adaptive manufacturing capabilities. Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises can effectively address the increasing pace of change and disruption companies face today.

A Checklist for a Manufacturing Company Internal Audit!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Cyber Security: The Weakest Link is Your Biggest Risk! Today, manufacturing firms face increasing threats from cybercriminals targeting weaknesses in SCADA (supervisory, control, and data acquisition) systems. Regulatory bodies recognize the data security challenges that manufacturers face, and have initiated various requirements and standards of operations meant to safeguard data. Primary Cybersecurity Threats Facing Manufacturing Companies. Subscribe Here!

How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019

IQMS

By 2023, 30% of manufacturing companies with more than $5B in revenue will have implemented Industry 4.0 Blockchain’s greatest potential to deliver business value is in manufacturing. Increasing visibility across every area of manufacturing starting with suppliers, strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality to shop floor operations including machine-level monitoring and service, blockchain can enable entirely new manufacturing business models.

Dealing With Intel’s Massive Security Flaw

Supply Chain Brain

The announcement early this year of the security gap discovered in just about every computer made in the last 23 years had chipmakers and users alike scrambling for a patch. So far, there do not appear to have been any attempts by hackers to exploit the flaw, says Tim Crosby, senior security consultant with Spohn Security Solutions. The problem, it often seems, is public indifference or inaction in the face of these serious security threats. security crisis.

Manufacturing Needs Smart Machines To Grow

IQMS

ISA-95 addressed the rise of global production and distributed supply chains yet are still deficient on the issue of data and security, specifically the proliferation of IIoT sensors, which are the real security perimeter of any manufacturing business. IIoT manufacturing systems are quickly becoming digital manufacturing platforms that integrate ERP, MES, PLM and CRM systems to provide a single unified view of product configurations.

BEC secures partnership with Apex Supply Chain Technologies

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

a market-leading manufacturer of secure automated locker solutions BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd has formed a partnership with Apex Supply Chain Technologies Ltd.,

What's Holding Manufacturing Back in Industry 4.0?

Elementum

Manufacturing is part of the supply chain complex that is being swept up by a digital revolution. Yet a deeply-rooted “if it’s not broke don’t fix it” mentality, and a lack of integration between operating and IT systems, are preventing manufacturing from reaping the benefits of Industry 4.0.

Procurement, Industry 4.0, Cybersecurity, Robotics and Automation: The Image of Manufacturing is Evolving.

Cerasis

What makes or breaks a new technology in manufacturing? Mostly, manufacturers demand technologies that can boost their output without causing an additional strain on resources, and the final five technologies changing manufacturing in 2016 did just that. The implementation of robotics and automation was not universal in manufacturing. In other words, some manufacturers continue to resist the trend. Manufacturing Robotics

Wanted: Innovative Responses to a New Security Threat

Supply Chain @ MIT

The recent cyber attacks and security breaches at Target and Home Depot drew executives’ attention to the vulnerability of their companies to this type of crime. In this case, that means challenging the prevailing method for supply chain security in response to the cyber security threat. High-profile breaches such as the ones cited above have spotlighted cyber security, but awareness of the actual risks involved is still relatively limited.

The Constant F&B Manufacturers Need in a Changing World

QAD

This is the new mantra of food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers. The ERP system is the backbone of a manufacturer, especially for food and beverage companies, and an ERP should provide nothing less than reliability, dependability and adaptability in today’s world. My first experience in food manufacturing started with a quick lesson in finance. Historically, food and beverage manufacturers are low margin businesses. Expect the unexpected.

Digital transformation in manufacturing – The accelerators and roadmap for manufacturers

ThroughPut

The relevance of digital transformation in manufacturing. PWC predicts that out of every 2,000 manufacturers, 86% will benefit from cost reductions and revenue gains from their digitization efforts over the next five years. Fortunately, manufacturing is one industry that can easily harness new-age digital technology to deliver greater supply chain efficiency and productivity using smarter, better and safer operations methodologies. Blog manufacturing

Digital transformation in manufacturing – The accelerators and roadmap for manufacturers

ThroughPut

The relevance of digital transformation in manufacturing. PWC predicts that out of every 2,000 manufacturers, 86% will benefit from cost reductions and revenue gains from their digitization efforts over the next five years. Fortunately, manufacturing is one industry that can easily harness new-age digital technology to deliver greater supply chain efficiency and productivity using smarter, better and safer operations methodologies. Blog manufacturing

Ireland's Supply Chain Security to lead agenda at The National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference, the largest gathering of manufacturing and supply chain professionals, takes place on the 31st January in the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin with a focus on sustainability, brexit, manufacturing, renewable energy, procurement, recycling and more

How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.

Cerasis

In this post, Adam discusses the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI and how it relates to the Made in China 2025 initiative. . China’s new manufacturing policy roadmap, unveiled in 2015 and called Made in China 2025, includes numerous policy initiatives designed to create an advantage for China in 10 key advanced-technology industries. In addition, Made in China 2025 contains provisions for creating 40 Manufacturing Innovation Centers by 2025.

Fighting for Enhanced Supply Chain Security

Global Trade Management

Cargo theft is a global problem affecting manufacturers, logistics providers as well as customers. BSI has recently published the latest Global Supply Chain Security and Business Continuity Risk Index , that highlights the current supply chain security and business continuity threats faced by organizations worldwide. In order to increase the security of global trade, Arviem has just announced its partnership with Powers International based in the US.

5 Quality Metrics Predicting The Future Of Manufacturing

IQMS

Bottom Line: Manufacturers are reaching a new level of results in 2018 because they have clearer, more actionable insights based on real-time manufacturing and quality metrics than ever before. Quality Metrics Enable Customer-Driven Manufacturing Networks.