Category: Online Customer Fulfillment

Looking Back at 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Three

This Supply Chain Matters commentary features Part Three of a series of commentaries that look back and review 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that were published by our research arm at the beginning of this year.

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IBM’s Acquisition of Red Hat- What It Means for Supply Chain Management Technology Strategy

The biggest and likely most significant news in information technology in 2018 arrived this week with the announcement by IBM that the company intends to acquire open source Cloud-based technology provider Red Hat. In this Supply Chain Matters blog, we explore what may be the implications for supply chain management focused technology.

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Noteworthy Announcement from JD.com- Supporting Domestic China Parcel Delivery

Chinese online commerce provider JD.com made what Supply Chain Matters views as a noteworthy announcement, namely that the E-commerce provider will leverage its own deployed logistics capabilities to offer parcel delivery services across select areas of China to a broader population of consumers and businesses.

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Upcoming Holiday Fulfillment Period Provides Added Challenges and New Opportunities

Consumer confidence remains strong and forecasts for the upcoming holiday period remain positive. However, B2C and B2B online fulfillment will face added challenges in the coming weeks recruiting added labor, implementing new online fulfillment processes, and securing added resources. This may well be a period where investments in advanced technology can pay dividends.

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Oracle’s Upcoming OpenWorld- A Check-In on Autonomous Transaction Processing

In mid-October, Oracle will be conducting its annual OpenWorld customer conference, and one sure topic to be premiered will be Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing. Supply chain focused IT support teams, and indeed, supply chain functional teams should stay abreast of this technology.

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Jack Ma’s Departure from Alibaba- What Does it Mean?

The long-term race of major online retail platform providers positioning for global dominance made a potentially subtle turn last week. Jack Ma, the founder of China-based online services and E-Commerce provider Alibaba announced his pending departure. Supply Chain Matters explores what the announcement could imply going forward.

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The Darker Sides of Amazon’s Work Culture Becoming More Visible

These past weeks, there have been a lot of not so flattering news concerning Amazon and its work-related management practices. As a supply chain management focused blog, we are compelled to highlight the concerning as well as any positive trends.

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Digital Platforms and Disruption Innovation Respond to Increased Supply Chain Alignment Needs

An ageless tenet of responsive supply chain management is in efforts to overcome frequent imbalances in either fulfilling customer demand or supply network response. New advanced technology-enabled capabilities are now being introduced to provide various businesses augmented tools and capabilities to overcome and more quickly mitigate information and decision-making needs related to customer demand and supply network response limitations.

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Introducing OpenText Business Network as a Sponsor of the Supply Chain Matters Blog

The Supply Chain Matters blog is pleased to announce to our global-based readership audience that OpenText and the OpenText Business Network will be our newest Sustained sponsor of this independent thought leadership blog in 2018/2019.

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