Category: Procurement and Sourcing

Revisit of Ferrari Consulting and Research Group 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part One

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, via the Supply Chain Matters blog, begins a Part One self-assessment of prior 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the start of 2019.

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Featuring November 8 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our November 8, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based blog readership. Included in this edition are highlights related to noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to: Workday and Scout RFP, BYD Company and Toyota Motor Corporation, Exostar and Ivis Technologies, Tego, Inc. and Collins Aerospace.

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Global Trade Tensions Are Not Subsiding- Neither Are the Customer Demand and Supply Network Implications

The Supply Chain Matters cautions global based supply chain management teams that despite building euphoria pf a possible Phase One U.S. and Chain trade agreement, global trade tensions are not subsiding, rather the signposts point to a new period of regionalization focused trade strategies.

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Ethical Supply Chain Commitments- Amazon Under the Looking Glass

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights an industry example of the scoping and implications of Ethical Supply Chains Contrasting a Wall Street Journal report indicating that Amazon sells clothing produced at factories that other retailers shun, with Amazon’s statements that suppliers have broad meaning and scope.

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Commercial Aerospace Supplier Spirit AeroSystems Makes Strategic Acquisition

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up commentary related to commercial aircraft industry supply chains and this week’s announced strategic acquisition by SpiritAerosystems of the former Bombardier aircraft airframe production facilities in Northern Ireland

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Historic Day for the Commercial Aircraft Industry From Two Perspectives

The Supply Chain Matters blog observes that on the one-year anniversary of the tragic crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8, the commercial aircraft industry and its associated supply networks are dealing with a completely changed set of industry dynamics and longer-term implications.

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Short Pause from Disruption for North America Automotive and EU Based Supply Chains

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers after two major developments this past week have caused a disruption pause for North America based manufacturing and automotive supply networks, and for UK and EU based supply chains planning for this week’s Brexit.

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Featuring October 23 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our October 23, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based blog readership. Included in this edition are highlights related to noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to:LeanDNA and Spirit AeroSystems, IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite, Blackstone Group, Shopify and 6 River Systems.

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Boeing 737 MAX Grounding Crisis Update- New Information Related to Aircraft Design and Testing Revelations

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights quickly evolving new information disclosures that could jeopardize the orderly return to operational service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. What eventually transpires is sure to have impacts on commercial aircraft design, supply and customer demand networks for many months hence.

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The Increased Importance of Ethical Supply Chain Commitments in Today’s Global Business Landscapes

The Supply Chain Matters blog explores ongoing business initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the increased importance of technology-enabled Ethical Supply Chain efforts applied across broad B2B Business Networks.

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