Category: Supply Chain Planning

Upcoming Holiday Fulfillment Period Provides Added Challenges and New Opportunities

Consumer confidence remains strong and forecasts for the upcoming holiday period remain positive. However, B2C and B2B online fulfillment will face added challenges in the coming weeks recruiting added labor, implementing new online fulfillment processes, and securing added resources. This may well be a period where investments in advanced technology can pay dividends.

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Trade and Tariff Tensions Spawn Different Business and Supply Network Planning Assumptions for 2019

Additional data and reports related to ongoing implications of global trade and tariff tensions will likely lead to added business planning challenges among global supply chain teams for the coming year, and perhaps beyond.

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The Association for Supply Management (ASCM) Announced at the 2018 APICS Conference

At its 2018 Annual Conference APICS 2018 being held in Chicago, the increasingly supply chain management focused educational organization announced the introductory launch of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), essentially a corporate rebranding of APICS.

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Global Business and Supply Chain Indices Point to Added Uncertainties

With the current backdrop of increasing global trade and tariff developments has all eyes focused of the ongoing impacts to global supply chain activity levels. The latest July-August 2018 data points to a slight firming of output data but at the same time, increasing uncertainty as to future output impacts.

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Report Highlighting Existing Out-of-Stock Challenges for Ordering Consumer Goods Online

Supply Chain Matters highlights a report released from Grocery Manufacturers Association indicating potential online sales losses for consumer goods due to out-of-stocks.

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Industrial and Warehouse Real Estate Cost Trending- Another Factor for Adopting More Enhanced Integrated Business Planning

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an update on the availability of logistics and warehouse space across United States. More than just an update on logistics costs, it is a stark reminder that supply chain teams need to up the commitment for embracing more integrated business planning and decision-making.

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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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