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Cyber Risks in Additive Manufacturing Threaten to Unravel the Digital Thread

By Simon Goldenberg and Mark Cotteleer Wherever data and information are transmitted, used, or accessed, companies must anticipate that someone, somewhere may try to exploit those data and information for personal gain, or to inflict harm or damage. For organizations deploying additive manufacturing (AM) technology, acknowledging this sad reality is not just a business imperative,…

Securing the Keys to the Kingdom

Hardening the IoT-connected supply chain In the IT community, it is often said that the best defense against a cyber-attack is to “think like a hacker.” This tactic may work when an attack is directed at network infrastructure, and the goal is to protect technical information from exfiltration or exploitation. But, when the threat reaches…

Inflection Points

By Ivan Kelly In January 2018, HP Inc. closed the facility at which I had spent the bulk of my professional career. It was not a surprise. We all knew it was coming and had worked hard in the months prior to assure the transition of business to other HP Inc. facilities went as smoothly…

AI as a Force for Good in Supply Chain Management

By Unni Nair As artificial intelligence (AI) moves from research to reality, new insights and increasingly automated decision making are disrupting entire supply chain networks. AI will affect everything-from raw materials sourcing to factory floor productivity. These emerging technologies will unlock business value while simultaneously revealing opportunities to better utilize the workers within those ecosystems.…

Stuart Pann, Chief Supply Chain Officer, HP Inc.

One-on-One Profile Education: MBA from the University of Michigan, 1993; Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, 1981 Background: Began professional career with Intel in 1981 and rose through the organizational ranks, in positions including sales management; co-manager of geographic operation; co-general manager of the Customer Fulfillment, Planning and Logistics Group as well as the…

From the Desk of Wade McDaniel

Welcome to the Spring 2018 edition of Supply Chain Navigator. Last month, more than 150 million of Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal customer accounts were compromised, in one of the largest reported cyber breaches to date. What’s most distressing about this incident is that it wasn’t the worst cybercrime news of the week. Just a few days…

Natural Resources on a Tightrope

Managing dependencies in supply chains By Dimitra Kalaitzi, Aristides Matopoulos, Michael Bourlakis and Wendy Tate As economic growth in developing nations accelerates, competition for natural resources is intensifying, leaving the manufacturing industry exposed to a number of challenges, including rising material prices, shortages of minerals (e.g. antimony and zinc) and rare-earth metals (e.g. dysprosium and…

Co-Creating the “Art of the Possible”

General Dynamics Mission Systems innovates the innovation process “Without comms, we’re done.” This statement made by U.S. Army Sergeant Martha Montes, succinctly yet powerfully, expresses how crucial a real-time, secure communications network backbone has become to ensure both the safety and lethality of the U.S. Army’s force of the future. As a developer of mission-critical…

John Kern, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, Cisco Systems, Inc.

One-on-One Profile Education: BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame Background: U.S. Army National Guard, semiconductor sales, networking startup Interests: Golf, skiing, hiking, biking, scuba, running, yoga, drums and supporting educators (board member for Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) and the Krause Center for Innovation). Honors/Recognitions: Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day Distinguished Volunteer Fundraiser (2015), Cisco…