Category: Industry Specific Supply Chain Challenges

Added PPE Shortages Across the United States- A Time for Intervention

In this Supply Chain Matters posting we address the reappearance of critical shortages of medical treatment PPE supplies as COVID-19 virus occurrences continue to spike among certain U.S. States. We advocate that the U.S. must consider a national supply network strategy for deemed critical healthcare delivery support needs.

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Last Week’s Important Milestone- Re-Certification Flights of the Boeing 737 MAX

The Supply Chain Matters blog marks a crucial milestone for commercial aircraft manufacturer Boeing, namely last week’s start of re-certification flights for the 737-MAX aircraft program. Two events, the tragic crashes involving two separate 737 MAX aircraft, and the coronavirus global pandemic have totally impacted the commercial aircraft industry’s multi-year product demand booking and supply network monthly production levels to the negative for many years to come.

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Amazon’s Acquisition of Zoox- All about Robotic Taxi Delivery

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary and perspective to the announcement by Amazon that the global online buying retailer will acquire autonomous driving technology provider Zoox for an estimated price of $1.2 billion.

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McCormick and Company’s Supply Chain Responds to the COVID-19 Disruption

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights how condiment and spice provider McCormick and Company’s supply chain responded to the COVID-19 disruption and made a difference in Q2 financial performance.

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Highlights of the Kinaxis Planning for the New Normal Online Event

The Supply Chain Matters blog shares highlights of the Kinaxis Big Ideas in Supply Chain Conference- Planning for the New Normal online event held last week.

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Report Indicating That Foxconn to Step Up Production Capabilities in India and Taiwan

The Supply Chain Matters blog has previously called reader attention to moves by global based contract manufacturing services (CMS) provider Foxconn as indicative to high-tech and consumer electronics production strategic supply network sourcing strategies. A published report from Nikkei this week provides added evidence for adding contingency production in India, Vietnam and Taiwan.

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Kinaxis Announced Acquisition of Rubikloud Technologies- Enhanced Machine Learning and Retail Industry Presence

Supply chain management technology industry analyst Bob Ferrari highlights the announced acquisition by supply chain planning technology provider Kinaxis of artificial intelligence technology provider Rubikloud Technologies providing readers additional background and initial perspectives related to this move.

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Fast Fashion Creator Zara Begins Pivot to the Future of Post COVID-19 Retailing

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights reports that fast fashion retailer Zara is pivoting its business and supply network response strategy to the future of post COVID-19 retailing.

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