Category: Inventory Management

Walmart Fiscal Q1 Financial Performance- Online Capabilities Boost Revenues and Agility

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights retailer Walmart’s fiscal Q1 financial performance and how online fulfillment readiness helped to boost top-line revenue growth in an extremely challenging retail environment. That stated, new challenges remain.

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COVID-19: Snippets of Added Industry and Global Supply Chain Learning

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides readers snippets of added industry and global supply chain learning related to consumer products, healthcare and drug, and online customer fulfillment customer demand and supply networks.

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Kinaxis- A Continued Sponsor of the Supply Chain Chain Matters Blog in 2020

Supply Chain Matters blog Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari announces that supply chain concurrent planning and response technology provider Kinaxis will once again be a Sustained sponsor of this blog in 2020. Further announced is joint collaboration in thought specific leadership topics during the current year.

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Healthcare Supply Chains- The Critical Link in COVID-19 Virus Containment and Treatment: What Have We Learned and a Call to Action

Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari provides added editorial focus to healthcare related supply chains as the critical link in ongoing COVID-19 virus containment and treatment needs. This commentary is a call to action for sharing acquired learning ad addressing the process and technology needs of future healthcare supply networks.

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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 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, 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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