Category: Procurement and Sourcing

Be Cautious in Interpreting Latest Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Indices for November

Supply Chain Matters blog Executive Editor and supply chain management industry analyst Bob Ferrari reflects on recently reported November 2019 global production and supply chain activity data, reminding readers not to focus on a single month of data but on overall intersections of data.

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

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, via the Supply Chain Matters blog, provides a Part Four self-assessment of prior 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the start of 2019. We revisit and assess Prediction Seven, business focused prioritization of advance technology investments during the year; Prediction Eight, converging forces and disruption in global transportation and logistics; Prediction Nine, the ongoing positioning for global online retail dominance.

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The Dubai Air Show- Yet Another Commercial Aerospace Industry Wake-Up

In this Supply Chain Matters blog commentary, we highlight this week’s Dubai Air Show industry event, along with contrasting both similarities and differences that have occurred over a short two years concerning commercial aircraft demand, along with their implications for the industry’s respective supply networks.

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

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

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Foxconn Reports Improved Profitability and an Optimistic Outlook

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights improved profitability and an optimistic outlook shared this week by Foxconn Technology for the September-ending quarter despite ongoing trade and tariff disruption occurring across high tech and consumer electronics supply and customer demand networks.

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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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