Category: Controlling Supply Chain Costs

Workforce Realignment and Restructuring Across Global Logistics and Retail Customer Fulfillment

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights announcements, each within a one-week period, with a common theme of technology driven workforce realignment. These announcements involve global container shipping line Maersk, parcel delivery provider UPS, physical store and online customer fulfillment last-mile delivery involving Amazon and Walmart. The pervasive movement toward online driven fulfillment has many implications and many interpretations, and these types of announcements will likely continue.

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Boeing’s Added Reputational Challenge- 787 Dreamliner Production Quality Lapses

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights added reputational challenges now being reflected on U.S. based commercial aircraft manufacturer Boeing, in production of the company’s 787 Dreamliner wide-aisle aircraft.

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COVID-19 Disruption: Review of First Quarter 2020 Industry Supply Chain Response

The Supply Chain Matters blog features capsule reviews of reported Q1-2020 industry financial and business challenges to provide readers broader perspective from a supply chain management lens as to what the post COVID-19 planning and operational environment will present in the coming months.

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Online Home Goods Retailer Wayfair Challenged in Achieving Profitability

Supply Chain Matters continues to highlight select 2019 financial performance data for certain online retail providers, now including Wayfair.com, that, in certain cases, points to challenged online business models in terms of operating profitability.

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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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What Should Supply Chain Management Teams Expect in the Coming Year: Summary of 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group thru the medium of the Supply Chain Matters blog, provides a full summary of 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Chains and what supply chain management teams should expect in the coming year

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A Milestone Day for Global Trade and the Ongoing Supply Chain Management Implications

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a reflection on a significant day for global trade implications and that geo-political forces foretell a very challenging 2020 in global customer demand and supply management.

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Revisit of Ferrari Consulting and Research Group 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, via the Supply Chain Matters blog, provides a Part Two self-assessment of prior 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the start of 2019.

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Response to the Revised Business Roundtable Purpose of Corporations Statement

Founder and Executive Editor of the Supply Chain Matters blog, Bob Ferrari, provides an editorial commentary reflecting on the U.S. Business Roundtable’s action for changing its Statement on the Purpose of Corporations, and what that may imply in supply chain management strategy, product, process and people support implications.

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Announcing Availability of Newly Published Research Advisory- Integrating Agile Postponement

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, our research arm, is pleased to announce the publication and availability of a new Research Advisory: The Increased Importance of Integrating Agile Postponement and Product Packaging Customization Among Consumer Goods Supply Networks.

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Kraft Heinz Stunning Financial Stumble- A Watershed Industry Development

The Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on this week’s stunning financial performance disclosures from Kraft Heinz and how consumer products supply chain management teams can now hopefully move forward with required investments in instilling demand and supply network agility and augmented responsiveness to a totally change business model.

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