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Cyber Security: Overcoming the Top Obstacle to the Industrial Internet of Things

In the fourth MHI Annual Industry Report, released last April at ProMat 2017, 60% of the 1,100 top-level manufacturing, logistics and supply chain industry leaders surveyed said that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be a source of competitive advantage or industry disruption within the next 10 years. Simultaneously, 55% believe cyber security (or a lack thereof) poses the biggest barrier to IIoT adoption.
Roadmap 2.0 addresses cyber security on page 63 (as a part of its Logistics Infrastructure section), noting that in this day and age, it’s simply not possible to have any logistics infrastructure—physical or virtual—without some degree of cyber security to defend against malware or malicious attacks. In fact, Roadmap 2.0 suggests that the current lines between cyber and physical security will grow increasingly blurred by 2030, and that the value of information will likely be equal to—or exceed that of—products. This will make cyber security even more critical than it currently is.
What’s a supply chain executive to do to both protect and prepare for this aspect of the coming digital revolution? READ MORE…

MHI Releases White Paper Outlining a Means to Address Supply Chain Skills Gap

The MHI Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, in partnership with Dr. David DeLong of Smart Workforce Solutions, released a new white paper addressing the skills gap in supply chain workforce.

The paper was first issued at the 2017 MHI Annual Conference, in the Innovative Workforce Solutions panel, co-produced with National Center for Supply Chain Automation (NCSCA). The paper outlines initiatives that have been launched by companies and educators to implement internship and training programs from scratch to address talent shortages in supply chain. The paper outlines four case studies and identifies 13 critical steps for implementing effective partnerships between companies and schools. READ MORE…

MHI Releases Video About Roadmap 2.0

A new video on the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics: Version 2.0 has been released by MHI on their video channel, MHI View.

Highlighting today’s lightning fast pace of business, built upon unprecedented interconnectedness and the exponential rate of change for technology, the video showcases the latest technology, consumer, workforce and logistics infrastructure trends impacting material handling and logistics between now and 2030.

Join the Roadmap on LinkedIn: Industry members are encouraged to join the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics Group on LinkedIn and to follow @MHLRoadmap on Twitter.