Supply Chain Matters Executive Editor Bob Ferrari provides expert commentary on the supply chain distribution implications of the recently announced Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods, along with its potential impact on natural foods suppliers.
“For all functions that make up the umbrella of today’s supply chain management capabilities, we predict a supply chain talent perfect storm, one that is sure to occupy more of the management attention of supply chain and business senior leadership,” said Bob Ferrari, managing director of the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group in a recent report titled 2017 Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. “The perfect storm is increased skills demand meeting limited available skilled talent supply.”
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Social media helps change the game. “You literally tap into the immediate response of consumers,” Ferrari says. Advances in technology allow for more real-time data from point-of-sale systems and e-commerce sites to be added into the mix, creating an even clearer picture.
A ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chain Power Influencers conducted by SupplyChainOptz ranked Bob Ferrari (@bob_ferrari), Managing Director of the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, as #9 in ranking.
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Should You Build a Control Tower?
Bob Ferrari was interviewed for a DC Velocity April 9, 2012 article on the subject of supply chain control tower deployments.
"That is why a few leading multinational corporations are starting to embrace the "control tower" concept for running their global supply chains. The control tower facilitates rapid decision-making in the event of a supply chain disruptionor even the threat of a disruption. "A lot of recent events- the earthquake in Japan and the floods in Thailand- have brought home the clear sense you need to get control over what is going on across the extended supply chain," says Bob Ferrari, managing director of the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group.
Manufacturers have spent years building low-cost global supply chains. Natural disasters such as the recent monsoon-related floods that struck Thailand, are showing just how delicate these networks really are.
In the article, written by Bill Powell, Fortune's Editor-at-large based in Shanghai, Bob Ferrari, a leading supply chain expert is cited in two quotes.
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