Category: Procurement and Sourcing

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Part Two

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a series of highlights and insights from attendance at the 2019 Oracle Modern Business Experience (MBX) conference. Part Two highlights the overall themes provided at MBX.

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Government Report of U.S. Factory Activity in February Again Trended Downward

U.S. Federal Reserve data related to February factory output levels provides reinforcing evidence of a supply chain and production slowdown underway in the U.S., which has before provided a singular bright spot for activity levels. The open question is whether activity levels will bounce back later in the year.

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This Turbulent Week in Brexit Events and Consequent Multi-industry Supply Chain Disruption Planning

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on a turbulent week of Brexit related developments and on the implications for multi-industry supply chain scenario contingency planning.

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Purdue University Researchers Quantify How Current U.S. Trade Policies Have Multi-Billion Dollar Negative Impacts on Agricultural Markets

A new report sponsored by the Farm Foundation in the United States and conducted by economists at Purdue University provides the extent of how much U.S. farmers could be economically impacted with current U.S. trade policies. Reports of the study’s findings are rippling across U.S. Midwest media and agricultural news sources.

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March 8, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Technology

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our March 8, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based readership.

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New Developments Compound Supply and Demand Network Challenges for Tesla Motors

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of additional developments related to electric automaker Tesla Motors. This Supply Chain Matters commentary provides our readers our added perspectives from a supply and demand network perspective.

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February 2019 Global PMI Indices Point to Discernable Slowdown in Demand and Supply Activity Levels

With the bulk of global manufacturing PMI indices now reported for February 2019, one is becoming very apparent is that China’s economic slowdown is having a discernable impact on other regions, perhaps far more accelerated that originally anticipated.

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Chinese Branded Subway Cars in U.S. Transit Systems- 2019 Provides Changing Perspectives

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our initial 2019 update on ongoing developments related to Chinese branded subway cars appearing in U.S. transit systems, and the now changing perspectives brought about by ongoing trade tensions among two countries.

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