Category: Inventory Management

Quantitative Data Addressing the COVID-19 Inventory Policy Vulnerability of Global Based Supply Chains

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a reference to RapidRatings quantitative proprietary data identifying inventory stocking vulnerabilities of suppliers due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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One Quantification of Supply Chain Planning Technology Usage During COVID-19 Supply Chain Response

The Supply Chain Matters blog makes reference to a blog commentary published by supply chain technology provider Kinaxis, that quantifies the spike in usage encountered during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

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Revisiting 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains in a Post COVID-19 World

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group’s Managing Director Bob Ferrari pens a Supply Chain Matters blog commentary that revisits 2020 Predictions published a mere few weeks ago, and how a post COVID-19 world adds potential new dimensions to certain prediction areas.

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Amazon Succumbs to Fear Based Buying – Announces Revised Inventory Management Practices and Added Hiring

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary focused on Amazon.com and the online retailer’s succumbing to COVID-19 fear-based buying. Announced are efforts to temporarily revise inventory management policies and add upwards of 100,000 additional workers.

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Just in Time Inventory Management Methodology May Be Little Help During and After the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak Without Modification

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary as to why Just-In-Time inventory management systems that permeate various multi-industry supply chains may be little help during and after the COVID-19 Coronavirus global outbreak of 2020, without modification for connecting physical with digital.

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Online Home Goods Retailer Wayfair Challenged in Achieving Profitability

Supply Chain Matters continues to highlight select 2019 financial performance data for certain online retail providers, now including Wayfair.com, that, in certain cases, points to challenged online business models in terms of operating profitability.

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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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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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