Category: Industry Specific Supply Chain Challenges

Report Indicating Foxconn Will Open Previously Announced U.S. High Tech Production Facility This Year

A published Bloomberg News report indicates that global contract manufacturer Foxconn Founder Terry Gou has pledged to kick-start the opening of previously announced U.S. based production facility located in the state of Wisconsin.

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Boeing Communicates a Further Delay in Returning 737 MAX to Operational Service

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights this week’s announcement regarding yet another expected delay for the return to global wide operational service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Developments will continue to be forthcoming, and with each, this industry’s aircraft demand and supply response networks will increasingly be further impacted.

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Reported U.S. Holiday Fulfillment Retail Sales- How Context is So Important

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the most recent reported data on U.S. holiday fulfillment retail sales, and shares insights relative to evaluating retail sales performance in proper context, consistent assumptions and today’s more advanced, technology-driven supply chain planning and decision-making capabilities.

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Featuring January 18 2020 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our December 20, 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 noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to IBM Sterling, Meritor and TransPower, and Agillitics.

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Highlights of Airbus and Boeing Full Year 2019 Operational Performance- What a Difference a Year Makes

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of the 2019 operational performance of commercial aircraft manufacturer’s Airbus and Boeing. In one year, industry dynamics and market outlooks suddenly look different, and one manufacturer’s corporate crisis is deepening.

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Boeing 737 MAX Grounding Crisis Update- New CEO Leadership Takes on Existing Challenges

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides added observations of the ongoing Boeing 737-MAX grounding crisis, the recent CEO change and the ongoing engineering and product management as well as supply network implications.

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Next Up for Retail Supply Chains- The Spike of Merchandise Returns

The Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on the now underway peak of online retail-focused reverse logistics processes involving millions of customers returning goods to U.S. and other global retailers, and the increasing implications to online costs and planning.

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Featuring December 20 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our December 20, 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 noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to: GLC, Intel and Habana Labs, Pattonair, Ahold Delhaize USA.

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Headlines Relating FedEx and Amazon Portend a Tale of What is to Come

Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari highlights for readers key supply chain management themes for 2020, relating a specific timely news stream example of where strategic trends have placed both FedEx and Amazon as visible competitors.

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