Category: Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain

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 December 6 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our December 6, 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: Flipkart and Shadowfax, Nulogy, Impinj.

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Short Pause from Disruption for North America Automotive and EU Based Supply Chains

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers after two major developments this past week have caused a disruption pause for North America based manufacturing and automotive supply networks, and for UK and EU based supply chains planning for this week’s Brexit.

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Supply Chain Matters Taking a Brief Pause

The Supply Chain Matters blog informs global-wide readers of a brief pause in blogging activities because of annual vacation.

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The Notions of Senior Executive Changes Among Consumer Product Goods Businesses and Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides added commentary reflecting on ongoing industry changes occurring among consumer product goods firms and the notions of executive leadership that drives the most effective needed business change.

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Business as Usual No Longer Applies for Supply Chain Management in Post-Brexit Scenarios

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides readers with a perspective that with the reality of a hard Brexit, business as usual for supply chain management no longer applies in post-Brexit scenarios. Business as usual in planning and customer fulfillment execution may well have been a practice of the past.

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Announcing Availability of Newly Published Research Advisory- Integrating Agile Postponement

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, our research arm, is pleased to announce the publication and availability of a new Research Advisory: The Increased Importance of Integrating Agile Postponement and Product Packaging Customization Among Consumer Goods Supply Networks.

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GE Appliances Announces $55 Million Investment in Smart Warehouse

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights General Electric Appliance, a Haier company, and its newly announced $55 million smart warehouse facility located in Columbus Georgia. A lot has indeed changed regarding GEA and the approach thus far appears smart in many different dimensions not the least of which is embracing how consumers and contractors expectations for products, experience and the embracing of Haier’s vision of zero virtual distance to customers.

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Trump Administration’s Sudden Actions to Initiate Retaliatory Tariffs on Mexico Imports is Unprecedented and Concerning

President Trump indicated last night, without adequate formal warning, that he intends to impose a 5 percent tariff on all imported goods from Mexico beginning on June 10. Make no mistake, from our Supply Chain Matters lens, this latest development, without some form of rationalization has serious implications for global trade and for global based supply and customer demand networks.

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Report of Machine-Learning Based Supply Chain Planning Applied to a Spirits Based Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters highlights for readers a published report by The Wall Street addressing the leveraging of machine-learning based supply chain planning technology in an artisanal spirits industry setting managing constantly changing consumer tastes.

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