In this Supply Chain Matters posting, we share with readers what has been the response from some business procurement teams in addressing the ongoing challenge
Rising Transportation Costs and Supply Chain Disruptions Precipitate Revisiting Sourcing Strategies- Part One
A two-part Ferrari Research Group Advisory commentary addresses why the groundswell of increased concerns being placed on supply chain disruption along with global and domestic transportation cost inflation will be the accelerant for the rethinking and realignment of industry supply chain sourcing strategies.
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an editorial commentary reflecting on the eventual need for new thinking and different directions in supply chain sourcing and customer fulfillment.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights an SEC finding citing Kraft Heinz for improper procurement and accounting practices along with the takeaway implications for global supply chain management teams.
Supply Chain Matters highlights August 2021 monthly global manufacturing and supply chain indices and trending relative to global supply chain activity levels which indicate growth moderation and deceleration and reinforce that global supply chains are more noticeably being impacted by combinations of severe constraints.
The purpose of this Supply Chain Matters editorial perspective is to clarify the now more visible realities of global based supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing and logistics teams.
The ongoing challenges and cascading disruptive events whether man-made or natural disaster related have become far more visible and sobering across global markets. It is time for supply chain leaders, if they have not done so thus far, to take a step back to assess the bigger picture particularly related to supply network resiliency, product management strategies and the ongoing physical and mental health of work teams.
The Supply Chain Matters blog share the belief as to why precision planning and inventory management will be crucial for retail focused supply chain management teams over the coming four months.
In this Supply Chain Matters commentary we highlight reports of container ship backups growing worse in key ports reflecting increased concerns about whether ongoing seasonal holiday surge inventory can meet expected arrival times.
This Supply Chain Matters editorial commentary provides highlights of added developments specifically related to U.S. supplies of medical PPE and how government and private industry actions still appear not to be aligned.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights July 2021 global manufacturing and supply chain activity level reporting and current trending relative global product demand and supply network activity levels. The message remains that global supply chain activity levels and associated challenges remain at full throttle and warning signs are apparent.
In this Supply Chain Matters logistics industry specific commentary we reflect on global parcel carrier UPS’s Q2-2021 financial performance including the good and not so good for efforts to mitigate exploding supply chain transport costs.
Supply chain business process and technology industry analyst Bob Ferrari provides highlights and takeaways from Oracle’s Future of Business online event held this week.