Category: Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management

OECD Global Economic Forecast Revised- Uncertainty Remains for Global Product Demand and Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues in our efforts to provide supply chain executives and strategists updated information related to global trade and the global economic climate and its implications to global supply chains. In this posting we highlight the implications of the latest OECD global economic forecast.

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Signs of Geographic Strategic Sourcing Changes Among Semiconductor Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights recent developments that are pointing to increased evidence of likely strategic sourcing moves concerning advanced semiconductor supply networks. Thus the question remains how committed respective governments and their legislators will be in such needs, given the overall cost, and the conflicting demands for other industry stimulus needs.

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Revisiting 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains in a Post COVID-19 World

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group’s Managing Director Bob Ferrari pens a Supply Chain Matters blog commentary that revisits 2020 Predictions published a mere few weeks ago, and how a post COVID-19 world adds potential new dimensions to certain prediction areas.

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Announcing General Availability of 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters blog jointly announce that our annual research report, 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains is now available for complimentary downloading.

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FBI Warning of Cyber Security Vulnerabilities Specifically in Supply Chain Management Applications and Platforms- Heed Expert Advice

In this Supply Chain Matters blog, we highlight a recent specific FBI cybersecurity threat directed at supply chain managements systems landscapes and share insights received from an interview with a cyber security expert regarding such threats.

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Added Evidence of Production Shifts Away from China

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a published Nikkei Asia Tech report indicating that Taiwan based Pegatron, the globe’s second-largest contract manufacturing service provider plans to have new production facilities up and running in Indonesia and Vietnam by the end of this year.

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Survey Reinforces Concerns and Year 2020 Impacts Related to Trade Tensions and Tariffs

The Supply Chain Matters log provides highlights of a 2020 Global Survey conducted by LevaData that provides a further validation that tariffs and global trade tensions remain a primary concern among multi-industry manufacturing and supply chain management teams this year.

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Supply Chain Matters 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Detailed- Part Eight

The Supply Chain Matters provides a series of individual blogs that explore added detail and perspective around each of ten 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. This particular blog highlights Prediction Eight which relates to the ongoing multiyear transition to Digitally Enabled Response Networks, and Prediction Nine, the ongoing positioning for global online B2C and B2B commerce likely being scaled back or refocused in the coming year.

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Advanced Technology Driven Acquisitions Involving Transportation and Logistics

A Supply Chain Matters side panel blog provides added perspective to published 2020 Prediction related to transportation contracting, logistics processes and services industry segments, and how advanced technology enabled players or start-ups will add to disruptive forces within this industry segment. Specifically noted is this week’s announced acquisition by Trimble Transportation of TMS technology provider Kuebix.

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Supply Chain Matters 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Seven

The Supply Chain Matters provides a series of individual blogs that explore added detail and perspective around each of ten 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Prediction Seven highlights our predictions for global transportation contracting and services, logistics services and industry processes in the coming year.

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Supply Chain Matters 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Six

The Supply Chain Matters provides a series of individual blogs that explore added detail and perspective around each of ten 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Prediction Six highlights what we anticipate business teams will likely prioritize in the leveraging of supply chain management focused advanced technologies in the coming year.

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