Category: Inventory Management

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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Featuring December 13th Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our December 13, 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 noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to: SAP and project44, LeanDNA, Panorays, TruceCommerce, Plus.ai and GreyOrange.

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The Bar in Online and In-Store Customer Fulfillment Grows

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides commentary highlighting a recent Oracle Retail sponsored survey: Setting the Bar: Global Customer Experience Trends 2019, along with some important takeaways for readers.

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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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Global Supply Chain Management Activity Clearly Flashing Contraction

The Supply Chain Matters blog analyzes the latest quantitative and qualitative data related to ongoing global manufacturing and supply chain activity levels along with the implication for the year 2020 business assumption and resource planning.

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Industry Supply Chains Should Be In Planning Modes for Preparation for Economic Recession

Supply Chain Matters blog Executive Editor Bob Ferrari opines to multi-industry sales and operations or integrated business planning teams that the signs of a looming global economic setback are flashing yellow and argues that now is the time to be in planning mode for pending recession.

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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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August 9 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our August 9, 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. This edition features announcements related to Elemica being acquired by Eurazeo, the Nike acquisition of Celect and IBM and Chainyard announcing a new Blockchain technology initiative.

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Retailer Target Corp Reports Impressive Q1-2019 Financial Performance

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of retailer Target Corp.’s Q1 financial performance, and how placing physical retail stores as the apex to online fulfillment and added traffic volume is delivering quantified results.

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Q1 Financial Performance Reports: Added Evidence of Multi-Industry Global Supply Chain Slowdown

As multiple businesses report first quarter financial performance, evidence continues to mount that multiple industry supply chains, from autos to high-tech, are now being increasingly challenged by a global slowdown and bloating inventories.

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