Category: Industry Specific Supply Chain Challenges

China’s 2019 Singles Day Global Shopping Festival Kicks-Off This Weekend

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights that China’s annual 24-hour Singles Day shopping holiday kicks-off on November 11, anticipating higher amounts of shoppers seeking the best bargains. The event will be another test of online retail platform provider Alibaba and its logistics arm, Cainaio,

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Featuring November 8 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our November 8, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based blog readership. Included in this edition are highlights related to noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to: Workday and Scout RFP, BYD Company and Toyota Motor Corporation, Exostar and Ivis Technologies, Tego, Inc. and Collins Aerospace.

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Global Trade Tensions Are Not Subsiding- Neither Are the Customer Demand and Supply Network Implications

The Supply Chain Matters cautions global based supply chain management teams that despite building euphoria pf a possible Phase One U.S. and Chain trade agreement, global trade tensions are not subsiding, rather the signposts point to a new period of regionalization focused trade strategies.

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Ethical Supply Chain Commitments- Amazon Under the Looking Glass

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights an industry example of the scoping and implications of Ethical Supply Chains Contrasting a Wall Street Journal report indicating that Amazon sells clothing produced at factories that other retailers shun, with Amazon’s statements that suppliers have broad meaning and scope.

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Commercial Aerospace Supplier Spirit AeroSystems Makes Strategic Acquisition

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up commentary related to commercial aircraft industry supply chains and this week’s announced strategic acquisition by SpiritAerosystems of the former Bombardier aircraft airframe production facilities in Northern Ireland

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The Q3-2019 Supply Chain Matters Newsletter Has Published

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group alerts clients and subscribed and general Supply Chain Matters blog readers, that our Q3-2019 Quarterly Newsletter published on Thursday of this week.

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Historic Day for the Commercial Aircraft Industry From Two Perspectives

The Supply Chain Matters blog observes that on the one-year anniversary of the tragic crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8, the commercial aircraft industry and its associated supply networks are dealing with a completely changed set of industry dynamics and longer-term implications.

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