supply chain

March 16, 2016

MANUFACTURING

Digitization@Work: The Manufacturing Plant

Digitization is rapidly transforming the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers are now tracking supplies and resources, viewing work flow status, measuring production yield, and predicting downtime through extensive data collection and analytics in real time. Companies that digitize their operation will leave behind those relying on legacy systems. In fact, nearly 4 of the top 10 incumbents […]

March 2, 2016

MANUFACTURING

5 Cybersecurity conversations you aren’t having

In a recent meeting I saw this meme posted in a cubicle: How appropriate for a discussion on business executive moments of enlightenment. I have the opportunity to lead a line-of-business senior executive advisory board with members from the top manufacturing companies across the world. Our recent board meeting focused on digitization in manufacturing where […]

February 10, 2016

MANUFACTURING

3 Secrets to Going Digital from Flex’s CIO

What are the secrets to a successful digital transformation? We’re exploring that in our Going Digital podcast hosted by Peter High, President of Metis Strategy, Author and Keynote...

2015 Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Environment

Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility strategy prioritizes the issues that are most important to our business and to our stakeholders, identified through a formal CSR materiality assessment. We use the Cisco CSR Report to communicate our approach, objectives, progress, and challenges around five high-level priorities. This morning, we’ll focus on the Environment: Over the years, Cisco has built strong relationships with […]

Creating Value in Cisco’s Supply Chain through Diversity

This post was written by guest blogger Unni Nair, manager for Cisco’s Supply Chain Sustainability and Diversity. As companies seek better ways to connect with and compete in markets all around the world, having a diversity mindset plays an increasingly important role. Cisco’s supply chain is particularly relevant to this focus because, as one of […]

December 12, 2015

MANUFACTURING

The Changing Landscape of Digital Manufacturing

Manufacturing is one of the key industries that has been in the forefront of digital transformation. Leading manufacturing organizations have evolved beyond driving efficiencies within their own processes to automating and including their broader ecosystems of customers, partners and vendors in order to enable rich customer experiences. In this new era of digital manufacturing, these […]

December 10, 2015

SECURITY

Securing that Holiday Shopping List with Cloud Web Security

With holiday shopping in full swing many of us are scrambling to buy that must-have toy, hot new gadget, or latest fashion trend. But shoppers aren’t the only ones striving to deliver just the right thing. There’s an entire supply chain working in lock-step to make sure the shelves are stocked with what you want, […]

2015 Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility Report: Supply Chain

Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility strategy prioritizes the issues that are most important to our business and to our stakeholders, identified through a formal CSR materiality assessment. We use the Cisco CSR Report to communicate our approach, objectives, progress, and challenges around five high-level priorities. First, we’ll focus on Supply Chain: At Cisco, supply chain plays a […]

August 25, 2015

CLOUD

Energy Management and the Factory of the Future

“The future of many companies will depend on their willingness and ability to rethink their supply chains, to experiment with new processes and uses for data from Internet-connected objects that may change supply chains at their foundations.” John Kern, Senior Vice President of Cisco Supply Chain As quoted in the Wall Street Journal   We […]