Category: Procurement and Sourcing

Rapidly Changing Business and Supply Chain Landscapes Require Transformational Technology Approaches

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the realities of accelerated clock speed of business change occurring among multi-industry supply chain management landscapes and how application systems and data management impacts are overlooked or underweighted. An argument is made for consideration for upgrading to Cloud and SaaS based applications and IT infrastructure.

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Report Indicating Foxconn Will Open Previously Announced U.S. High Tech Production Facility This Year

A published Bloomberg News report indicates that global contract manufacturer Foxconn Founder Terry Gou has pledged to kick-start the opening of previously announced U.S. based production facility located in the state of Wisconsin.

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Boeing Communicates a Further Delay in Returning 737 MAX to Operational Service

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights this week’s announcement regarding yet another expected delay for the return to global wide operational service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Developments will continue to be forthcoming, and with each, this industry’s aircraft demand and supply response networks will increasingly be further impacted.

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Phase One China and United States Trade Deal Signed- Little Comfort for Industry Supply Chains

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of this week’s signed Please One- China and United States Trade Deal, with the takeaway that the agreement will be of little comfort for industry supply chains that must continue to navigate the uncertainties.

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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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Boeing 737 MAX Grounding Crisis Update- New CEO Leadership Takes on Existing Challenges

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides added observations of the ongoing Boeing 737-MAX grounding crisis, the recent CEO change and the ongoing engineering and product management as well as supply network implications.

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Global Supply Chain and Production Activity Remained Concerning by 2019 Year-End

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and its associated Supply Chain Matters blog highlights December 2019 PMI results which indicate a continued concerning contraction trend in overall global supply chain activity levels.

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

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 Two provides a view on what global supply management challenges are in store for the year 2020.

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

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 One provides a view on the global economic outlook as well as business environments that supply chain management teams should anticipate.

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Headlines Relating FedEx and Amazon Portend a Tale of What is to Come

Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari highlights for readers key supply chain management themes for 2020, relating a specific timely news stream example of where strategic trends have placed both FedEx and Amazon as visible competitors.

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