Author: Bob Ferrari

Salesforce Acquisition of Tableau Software- What it Means for Supply Chain Management Technology Strategy

The Supply Chain Matters blog weighs in on the definitive agreement announced by Salesforce.com to acquire data-analytics and visualization platform provider Tableau Software. Our initial emphasis is on what the acquisition implies for supply chain management technology strategy where Tableau has a noticeable presence.

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Foxconn Discloses Contingency Production Sourcing Readiness for High Tech Products

According to a published report, Foxconn Technology Group, Apple’s prime contract manufacturer is ready to shift production out of China if becomes necessary. The revelation came in the contract manufacturer’s first-ever investor meeting and conference call.

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A Guest Contribution: The Art and Science of Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain Matters blog features a guest contribution from Troy Hicks, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain Planning, Herbalife Nutrition, on the art and science of supply chain management in supporting nutritional product categories.

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United States and Mexico Come to Terms in a Deal to Avoid Tariffs

The United States and Mexico announced that they had reached an immigration policy deal that would in-essence, ward off the imposition of a series of escalated U.S. import tariffs. While multi-industry supply chains can breathe a sigh of relief, the U.S. tariff action inserts yet more uncertainty to geopolitical tensions and a smooth ratification of the recently negotiated United States, Mexico and Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA).

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FedEx Elects to Not Renew Air Express Contract Services for Amazon

Parcel logistics and transportation provider FedEx announced today that the services firm has elected not to renew its U.S. Express service contract with online retailer Amazon. FedEx will, however, continue to serve the online retailer in domestic ground and international parcel shipment services.

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