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Webinar: Tips for protecting your product through supply chain uncertainty

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Several weeks ago, I published an article discussing the impact of global instability on supply chain management. Now our partner Global Supply Chain Solutions (GSCS) is hosting a webinar on the topic, intended to help manufacturers navigate risk and achieve a more secure supply chain during uncertain times.

The webinar, which will be held Thursday, June 23rd, at 10am PST, will offer advice on how to:

  • Prevent product delays from sudden component supply shortages

  • Construct a robust supply chain that can withstand changing conditions

  • Manage your EMS and other supply chain partners to gain maximum visibility into risks and potential delays

The webinar will be led by Paul Peck, a seasoned operations expert who specializes in outsourcing, new product introduction and supply chain development, and who has nearly thirty years of experience at companies like Menara Networks, ADVA Optical Networking AG, Navini Networks (acquired by Cisco Systems), and DSC (acquired by Alcatel).

I’m really excited about this webinar—not only is the topic timely, but it is a perfect companion piece to the Manufacturing Outsourcing Strategies & Trends survey we conducted earlier this spring. Results are yet to be published, but early findings indicate that supply chain risk management is on manufacturers’ minds—about 70% of respondents said their bottom line was negatively impacted by global events like the Japan earthquake and tsunami, rising oil prices and severe weather. More than 60% are considering making changes to their supply chains in the coming year in response to such events. Based on these findings, it seems that GSCS’s recommendations couldn’t come at a better time, and we’re excited to hear what Peck has to say.

About GSCS

Founded in 2000, Global Supply Chain Solutions (GSCS) delivers solutions to improve flexibility, speed to market and profitability through greater control of materials. GSCS offers Managed Materials, Turnkey and Product Data Management solutions to support organizations at each stage of the product lifecycle—early production, fast growth and high volume production.

About the Author

Alex Gammelgard

Alex managed social media marketing and communications at Arena from 2011 to 2012. Although coming in fresh to the manufacturing industry, Alex is married to an engineer and is well ...

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