Category: Retail Supply Chain

UPS Accelerates Fleet Electrification Efforts with Investment in Arrival Produced EV Vans

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-on to a prior blog highlighting United Parcel Service’s recent 2019 financial performance and revelation of a strong dependency on Amazon, by contrasting a related announcement from UPS on the acceleration of fleet electrification and investment in manufacturer Arrival EV vans.

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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 January 18 2020 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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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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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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More Episodes of Romaine Lettuce Contamination Across the U.S.: What is Advanced Technology’s Purpose?

Supply chain management technology industry analyst and Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari, provides a commentary reflecting on the multiple romaine lettuce product contamination incidents and subsequent product recalls that have occurred in the U.S., and the specific role of advanced supply chain technologies in addressing this challenging and perplexing problem.

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