Category: Retail Supply Chain

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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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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Featuring October 23 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our October 23, 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:LeanDNA and Spirit AeroSystems, IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite, Blackstone Group, Shopify and 6 River Systems.

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The Lessons of Rent the Runway Span Beyond a Warehouse Disruption

The Supply Chain Matters blog explores the highly visible business disruption of Rent the Runway, and that the narrative and learning span far beyond a warehouse disruption, rather a highly integrated and proprietary technology model custom built for a unique business. This disruption was not limited to a one-time visible event, but to how a fast flying business prioritizes resources and decisions that balances both customer, business and shareholder needs.

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What Supply Chain Management Teams Should Expect During This Holiday Fulfillment Quarter

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides manufacturers, retailers and services providers with what they can expect in the upcoming 2019 holiday fulfillment surge quarter.

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Motivations for Amazon’s Announced Acquisition of Rivian Electric Powered Delivery Vans

The Supply Chain Matters blog speculates as to the motivations of Amazon.com related to the online retailer’s announced intent to purchase upwards of 100,000 electric powered delivered vans from a little known start-up.

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FedEx’s Latest Financial Performance Provides a Narrative of What is to Come

FedEx reported fiscal first quarter financial performance this week with the implications resounding across online and E-commerce business circles. The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a perspective that this is the added narrative of what may likely result in 2020 sales and operations planning and budgeting decision-making.

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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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