Category: Service-centered Supply Chains

Announcing Part Two Research Advisory: Orchestrating Digitally Enabled Response Network Capabilities

Through our outreach channel of the Supply Chain Matters blog, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group announces the release of a part two June 2018 Research Advisory Report: Orchestrating Digitally Enabled Response Network Capabilities in Other Industry Settings- Case Study Examples.

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General Electric’s Announced Transportation Unit Merger Brings Added IoT Connected Equipment Opportunity

Supply Chain Matters highlights the announcement by General Electric indicating that it will merge its locomotive focused transportation business with Wabtec Corp. For us, the opportunity is focused on potential impacts and/or added opportunities related to GE’s ongoing Industrial Internet and Connected Things strategies.

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Large Scale Recall of Shelled Eggs in the U.S. Brings Forward Past Incidents

There has been yet another incident involving a large-scale product recall of eggs in the United States due to suspected salmonella. This latest incident follows a spat of separate food related recalls involving salmonella contamination.

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2018 Prediction Deep-Dive: Transportation Carrier Network and Third-Party Logistics Strategies Turn Towards Achieving Added Scale

Supply Chain Matters continues a series of deep-dives into our 2018 Predictions of Industry and Global Supply Chains with a perspective on global transportation network and third-party logistics strategies. This prediction has had special significance with ongoing developments already occurring in 2018.

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Amazon’s Announced Acquisition of Ring- Supply Chain Matters Initial Viewpoint

Online retailer Amazon announced its intent to acquire video-based doorbell product provider Ring for a reported sum of $1 billion. The obvious question is why Amazon would be willing to invest such a considerable sum in a doorbell provider. The likely answer has a lot to do with the next iterations of online last-mile customer fulfillment along with the leveraging of Internet of Things enabled home and apartment devices.

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Maersk’s Q4-2017 and Full-Year Financial Performance- Clamor for Higher Rates and Added Profitability

The parent of the largest global ocean container shipping line, A.P. Moeller Maersk has reported Q4-2017 and full-year 2017 financial performance. The global firm’s CEO characterized 2017 as “an unusual and eventful year” and lamented to business media that global ocean container shipping rates are still too low.

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The Kickoff of NRF 2018 and the Future of Retail

The National Retail Federation’s Annual Conference, NRF 2018, kicks-off this weekend and runs until Tuesday. Unlike last year, this year’s gathering should provide a far more optimistic perspective regarding the future of retail from a merchandising, online technology, and supply chain capability perspective.

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