Cybersecurity Requirements Looming for North Dakota Manufacturers

Cybersecurity guidelines required by the Department of Defense (DoD) are likely to have an enormous impact on the over 700 North Dakota manufacturers that received a DoD contract in 2016. Click here to read full story.

Supply Chain Foundations
Consider this: 100 percent of domestic manufacturers in the United States procure some combination of materials, components, sub-assemblies, and/or assemblies from other companies—they buy stuff. Click here to read full story.

Is your company prepared to fill the skills gap?
By 2025, there are 2 million jobs expected to go unfilled in the manufacturing industry due to a skill gap shortage that is a result of the retirement of baby boomers. Click here to read full story.

Successful companies don't recurit leaders. They grow their own.
Developing new leaders is the No. 1 talent challenge facing organizations worldwide, with 86 percent of companies rating it as “urgent” or “important.” Click here to read full story.

Strategic Planning for the Small Business
Small businesses face unique challenges. Because of these challenges, business leaders need to have a strategic business plan in place to navigate toward their goals and objectives and prepare for any problems that may arise. Click here to read full story.

Cybersecurity: Protectiing Manufacturing Technology and Innovation
Recently a segment on my favorite morning news program stopped me in my tracks. The young and attractive hosts (why are they always so young and attractive?) were demonstrating new appliances including a smart refrigerator. Click here to read full story.



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