Category: Industry Specific Supply Chain Challenges

The Advent WMS Accelerator Technology- Part Three: Synchronized Logistics and More Integrated Inventory Movements

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides Part Three of an ongoing multi-part series of blog commentaries focused on a more emerging trend related to traditional Warehouse Management System (WMS) applications, the need for what we term as the WMS Accelerator technology. In this update, readers are provided a more in-depth perspectives on increasing needs for synchronized logistics and workflows as well as the types of benefits this technology can provide.

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The Notions of Retailer Target’s Online Fulfillment Business Transformation

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides added commentary to retailer Target’s ability to benefit from a four-year journey of online fulfillment business transformation, while overcoming traditional industry thinking, providing the leadership to make appropriate decisions and the wisdom to stay the course.

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Tesla’s Battery Day- Aspirations Meet Manufacturing and Supply Network Realities

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights Tesla’s Battery Day event held this week and the aggressive goals established in order to produce 20 million vehicles annually. We share our perspective that lofty goals and under delivering is not the cocktail of long-term success.

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Announcing Availability of Podcast Episode 7- Challenges and Opportunities for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Industry Patient Demand and Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog announces the availability of Episode 7 of our Supply Chain Matters Podcasting series. In this episode, moderator Bob Ferrari speaks with well noted supply chain industry analyst Roddy Martin discussing the challenges and opportunities for pharmaceutical and life sciences patient demand and supply networks.

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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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Threats That Tensions Among the U.S. and China in Semiconductor Industry Could Reach Cold War Status

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the latest developments in the escalating trade tensions among the United States and China specifically related to semiconductor industry supply networks. For existing industry supply chain management or strategic procurement teams across the high-tech industry, the implication remains a highly sensitized cycle of geo-political tensions with short and longer-term implications.

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OECD Global Economic Forecast Revised- Uncertainty Remains for Global Product Demand and Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues in our efforts to provide supply chain executives and strategists updated information related to global trade and the global economic climate and its implications to global supply chains. In this posting we highlight the implications of the latest OECD global economic forecast.

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U.S. Congressional Report Faults Boeing and the FAA for 737 MAX Failures

The Supply Chain Matters highlights the now published explosive findings of a U.S. Congressional investigation regarding the safety and regulatory oversight of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. This blog provides perspectives relative to global airline customer demand, Boeing, and its supply network stakeholder lenses.

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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 Multi-Industry Supply Chain Disruption News Capsule- September 11, 2020

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a weekly capsule of news reports that have implications for various industry supply chains. With COVID-19 coronavirus news once again on the rise, we provide this feature to assist our readers in their efforts to keep updated on noteworthy developments.

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General Motors Newly Announced Strategic Partnerships Include Supply Network Elements

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights two strategic tie-ups announced by General Motors in a matter of days, one with Honda and one with Nikola Corp. Auto makers continue to lay the groundwork for broader strategic alignments related to engineering, procurement and manufacturing of new models of vehicles.

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