Avnet Journal Reveals Keys to Hardening the IoT-Connected Supply Chain

April 2018 edition of Supply Chain Navigator also includes exclusive interview with HP Inc. CSCO Stuart Pann

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:00 am MST



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PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, released the latest edition of the Supply Chain Navigator, supply chain thought leadership journal, with an exclusive interview with HP Inc. Chief Supply Chain Officer Stuart Pann, and an in-depth look at how IoT connectivity in the Factory of the Future has put industrial supply chains in the crosshairs of the world’s most sophisticated and malicious cybercriminals.

“The distinct challenges around fortifying today’s connected industrial control and civil infrastructure systems are often either misunderstood or underestimated,” said Wade McDaniel, publisher of Supply Chain Navigator and vice president of solutions development and delivery, Avnet Velocity. “In this issue, we share insights from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cisco, and other highly respected voices in the cybersecurity field into the distinct cyber risk challenges facing members of the industrial supply chain, as well as tips for building more effective cyber hygiene into today’s IoT-enabled value networks.”

Supply Chain Navigator April 2018 issue highlights:

  • One-on-One with Stuart Pann, Chief Supply Chain Officer, HP Inc.
  • Contributed Commentary: Cyber Risks in Additive Manufacturing Threaten to Unravel the Digital Thread
  • Best Practice: General Dynamics Mission Systems Innovates Innovation with Suppliers
  • Research Notes: Managing Natural Resource Dependencies in Supply Chains
  • Contributed Commentary: AI as a Force for Good in Supply Chain Management
  • Op-Ed: Reflections on a Career, and Profession, in Transition

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Supply Chain Navigator is a 2017 winner of the APEX awards for Publication Excellence. The publication reaches more than 150,000 purchasing, supply chain, manufacturing, operations and logistics professionals throughout the global electronics industry. Supply Chain Navigator’s quality writing, distinct content and thought-provoking insights have earned the publication a 2017  PRSA Phoenix Copper Anvil Award  of Merit, as well as recognition from  Feedspot Top 75 Supply Chain Blogs  (#16) and  “25 Best Supply Chain and Procurement Twitter Accounts”  to follow.

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HP Inc. Chief Supply Chain Officer Stuart Pann shares some of the innovative supply chain initiatives behind the company's ongoing success. (Photo: Business Wire)
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