Category: Operations management

Lean Manufacturing for Today’s Customer-Driven Supply Chain

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides a guest blog contribution from Richard Lebovitz describing how new Lean thinking, artificial intelligence and connected factory management will lead the new age of manufacturing.

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Apple’s Record-Breaking Holiday Quarter Financial and Operational Performance

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights global consumer electronics designer Apple’s blowout holiday quarter in both financial and supply network operational performance.

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The Digital Transformation of Capacity Planning Management

Supply chain management technology industry analyst Bob Ferrari addresses the digital transformation of capacity planning management in either process or discrete manufacturing settings, in the context of new definitions, thinking and direction.

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Announcing Published Research Advisory: The Future of Online Customer Fulfillment- More Flexible and Digital Based Warehouse Automation

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, via the Supply Chain Matters blog, announces the general availability of a new technology focused market education Research Advisory: The Future of Online Customer Fulfillment- More Flexible and Digital Based Warehouse Automation.

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COVID-19 Response for Cleaning and Disinfecting Product Producers- A Mixed Bag for Agility and Pivoting- Part Two

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides the first of a two-part series highlighting supply chain response for certain cleaning and disinfecting product producers, including Procter and Gamble, GOJO Industries and Clorox, in efforts either undertaken or constrained to be able to support opportunistic product demand and make a difference for business results.

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Commercial Aerospace Industry Update- Contrast in Strategy and Outlook

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides and updated industry-focused commentary focused on the commercial aircraft industry business, aircraft demand and supply chain challenges. One manufacturer has stood out for its customer collaboration and more agile supply chain capabilities.

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COVID-19 Disruption and Sense of the Broader Picture- Supply Chain Wide Command Center Mentality

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues with our prior published blog of Supply Chain Meets the Board Room, with updated economic and survey data. While many of our readers are more than likely actually feeling and responding to the impacts of this data, this commentary is one of helping to provide context.

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Impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak on March 2020 Global Production and Supply Chain Activity

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group through the Supply Chain Matters blog highlights March 2020 highlights of global PMI indices providing the quantitative realities of the overall impact the COVID-19 coronavirus is having across global supply chain activity levels.

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Impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak on Global and Industry Supply Chains- Update Seven

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides its seventh update on the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on global and regional supply chains and offers suggestions to supply chain management teams in ongoing supply chain risk assessment and mitigation.

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Highlights of Airbus and Boeing Full Year 2019 Operational Performance- What a Difference a Year Makes

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of the 2019 operational performance of commercial aircraft manufacturer’s Airbus and Boeing. In one year, industry dynamics and market outlooks suddenly look different, and one manufacturer’s corporate crisis is deepening.

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