Tag Archives: supply chain innovation

As Cyber Threats Grow, Companies Adopt Cybersecurity as a Service

Feature BY MARY LOU JAY ANDREY SUSLOV/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM How good is your company at detecting intrusions into your computer network? Even if you aren’t aware of any problems, hackers may already be in your system and accessing your data. “It’s not at all uncommon that the first time a company knows they’ve been attacked is when the FBI comes and tells ...

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Cybersecurity, By the Numbers

By the Numbers In September, Keeper Security released its second annual U.S. Cybersecurity Census, polling 516 information-technology decision-makers at U.S. companies. Here are some key findings. 22% Percentage of U.S. businesses subjected to more than 250 attacks annually, while 12% experience more than 500 attacks per year. 57% Percentage of respondents saying it’s now taking longer to identify and respond ...

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Cyber Risk and Vendor Security Management

Feature BY TOM GRESHAM ISTOCK.COM/2D ILLUSTRATIONS AND PHOTOS The digital supply chain has brought new efficiencies and strengthened connectivity among partners. For companies to remain competitive today, engaging in the digital supply chain simply cannot be avoided. However, the digital supply chain also has brought an array of fresh challenges, including a heightened risk for cyberattacks. A major part of ...

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Using Connected Data to Manage Supply Chain Deliveries

Feature BY SARA PEARSON SPECTER GREENBUTTERFLY/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM One of the key takeaways for companies operating disrupted supply chains during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic (and its aftermath) was how imperative it had become to gain visibility throughout multiple tiers of suppliers—specifically their inbound deliveries. By gaining a more precise view of where a product was enroute, not to mention its ...

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Working to Create Connectivity Among All Smart Devices

Product Spotlight: ECMA BY NICK FORTUNA PHOTO PROVIDED BY BOSCH REXROTH For the supply chain industry to harness the full power of Industry 4.0, stakeholders must come together to increase the connectivity of material handling equipment and the uniformity of the data it produces. Only then can end users realize the full potential of artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and other ...

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Protecting Your Greatest Asset

CEO Update This famous quote has never been truer, yet while managing unpredictable supply chain disruptions and meeting increasing customer demands, many businesses overlook the importance of the worker experience and having a strategic workplace safety program in place. At its core, it’s about caring about your people and creating a culture that they want to be a part of—one ...

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RPA Poised To Transform Supply Chains?

Robotic Process Automation Serves as an Intelligent Automation Tool Capable of Increasing Efficiency, Accuracy Feature   BY SARA PEARSON SPECTER SERGEYBITOS/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Intelligent automation technologies—artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, cloud computing, and more—are increasingly being leveraged within supply chains to help manage the tremendous complexity associated with getting goods into the hands of the ...

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Building Out Your Net-Zero Team

Just like safety, productivity and other key business imperatives, reaching your net-zero emissions goals won’t happen without a dedicated team pulling together, and the best way to deploy your human capital will look different depending on the nature and size of your organization. Feature BY DAVID H. COBURN When Michelle Tarry joined American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) in 2013, her work ...

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Redefining Cross-Department Collaboration

Feature BY TOM GRESHAM G-STOCK STUDIO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM As supply chain organizations grow increasingly complex, many workers are serving in highly specialized roles. In that environment, the inclination can be to keep everyone operating in their lanes, focused on narrowly defined responsibilities. However, companies following that game plan will struggle to innovate, according to experts. Instead, they say, companies should choose a ...

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