Category: Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts

Target’s Q1 Financial Performance- Prior Investments in Omni Channel Online Fulfillment Capabilities Payoff

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights U.S. retailer Target Corporation’s reported Q1 financial performance that clearly points to online shopping leadership, process and people investments paying off in responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Once more, the retailer’s strategic investment in online order fulfillment from individual stores made its mark.

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Review of Q1-2020 Economic and April Supply Chain Activity Levels

The Supply Chain Matters blog features capsule reviews of reported Q1-2020 global economic and April 2020 supply chain activity levels to provide readers broader perspective from a supply chain management lens as to what the post COVID-19 planning and operational environment will present in the coming months

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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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Announcing General Availability of 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters blog jointly announce that our annual research report, 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains is now available for complimentary downloading.

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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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Supply Chain Matters 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Detailed- Part Eight

The Supply Chain Matters provides a series of individual blogs that explore added detail and perspective around each of ten 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. This particular blog highlights Prediction Eight which relates to the ongoing multiyear transition to Digitally Enabled Response Networks, and Prediction Nine, the ongoing positioning for global online B2C and B2B commerce likely being scaled back or refocused in the coming year.

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Supply Chain Matters 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Seven

The Supply Chain Matters provides a series of individual blogs that explore added detail and perspective around each of ten 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Prediction Seven highlights our predictions for global transportation contracting and services, logistics services and industry processes in the coming year.

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Oracle Viewpoint- The Top Business Practice and Supply Chain Technology Trends for the Next Decade

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides prediction focused viewpoints from two Oracle senior executives regarding the top business practice and supply chain technology trends emerging in 2020 and the coming decade.

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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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