As manufacturers extend their operations throughout the world, they face greater dangers to their supply chains. The list of threats is long and peppered with ominous terms, such as earthquake, counterfeiting, faulty infrastructure, and political upheaval.
Unlike today's digital mesh networks, which effortlessly route data around malfunctioning nodes, supply networks remain mostly linear, point-to-point affairs, and that means they are vulnerable.
How to cope?
Source: Managing Automation
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