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.
The ranking was based on three primary metrics:
Klout Score- ability to influence and drive action
Kred tweets from the prior 1000 days
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.
Bob Ferrari provides expert commentary on importance and significance of supply chain management systems in business today.
UPS New Logistics Marketing Campaign
Bob Ferrari is featured as one of a group of noted supply chain technology commentators in a Washington Post Business and UPS featured video reflecting on Voices in the New Global Logistics.
Boeing's Delays Show Supplier Perils by Elizabeth Blackwell TheStreet.com, October 9, 2009
Bob Ferrari, supply chain expert, provides background commentary to the supply chain perils that smaller suppliers face when dealing with high profile OEM customers.
"Never forget that as a small supplier, you're a cog in a very big wheel. It's easy to get lost in the shuffle, so it's up to you to make sure your voice is heard. "Doing business with a big corporation can put you on the map," Ferrari says. "But when you're dealing with a big company, it's easy to get overwhelmed. The risks have to be factored in and managed correctly."
For most of us, we're experiencing unprecedented economic challenges. The implications to the supply chain management profession are profound. Supply chain collaboration technology provider Kinaxis, Inc. gathered some of the industry's brighest minds to comment on these challenges.