Category: Transportation and Logistics

Looking Back at 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Three

This Supply Chain Matters commentary features Part Three of a series of commentaries that look back and review 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that were published by our research arm at the beginning of this year.

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Global Supply Chain Management Teams- Ready and Able for the 2018 Holiday Customer Fulfillment Surge

This weekend marks the official kickoff of the 2018 holiday customer fulfillment surge period which will once again test months of planning and investment in various people, process and technology deployment areas to manage expected high shipment volumes.

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Five Shipping Lines and CargoSmart Team-Up for Blockchain Enabled Shipping Process Improvements

Members of the Ocean Alliance, Tang Ming Lines, and CargoSmart are teaming-up to form a consortium to develop, implement and pilot blockchain technology enabled processes to address specific stakeholder network needs. This initiative and the Maersk-IBM initiative bear watching over the coming months.

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How Hybrid Integration Enables a More Intelligent and Connected B2B Supply Network

Many businesses and their respective supply chains are increasingly feeling the pressure to accelerate movement toward digital-based transformation and more digital-enabled processes. The reality can present itself with added barriers and challenges. A new concept to consider is often described as Hybrid Integration, namely integrating B2B Business Network information via common API’s with existing Cloud and legacy backbone processes and systems.

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The U.S. Mid-Term Elections: The Next Determinant of Global Trade and Tariff Risks

This Supply Chain Matters blog commentary is penned three days before the mid-term elections in the United States, an election that likely has voters contemplating many issues including a vote on the impacts of tariffs on individual businesses and industries.

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Supply Chain Matters Coverage of Oracle Open World 2018- Summary Impressions

Supply Chain Matters Executive Editor Bob Ferrari attended the Oracle OpenWorld 2018 conference held in San Francisco. In this conference summary commentary, he distills all of this year’s messaging and themes along with added insights.

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Supply Chain Matters at Oracle Open World 2018- Dispatch Four

Supply Chain Matters Executive Editor Bob Ferrari is attending the Oracle OpenWorld 2018 conference being held in San Francisco. In this Dispatch Four commentary, he shares highlights and observations of the Fusion Applications strategy update.

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Supply Chain Matters at Oracle Open World- Dispatch Three

This week, Supply Chain Matters Executive Editor Bob Ferrari is attending the Oracle OpenWorld 2018 conference being held in San Francisco. In this Dispatch Three commentary, we share insights on Internet of Thingsand Blockchain technology initiatives.

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Noteworthy Announcement from JD.com- Supporting Domestic China Parcel Delivery

Chinese online commerce provider JD.com made what Supply Chain Matters views as a noteworthy announcement, namely that the E-commerce provider will leverage its own deployed logistics capabilities to offer parcel delivery services across select areas of China to a broader population of consumers and businesses.

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