Category: Procurement and Sourcing

Industry Supply Network Response: Sampling of Bellwether Companies- Part Two

The Supply Chain Matters blog surveys recent financial and operational performance of some bellwether companies’ indicative of ongoing industry supply chain disruption. We focus on indicators of how certain industries, companies, key services providers and customers are faring during this unprecedented 2021 global supply chain surge of activity. In this blog we focus on container shipping industry leader Maersk.

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Industry and Global Supply Chain Response 2021- Sampling of Bellwether Companies

The Supply Chain Matters blog surveys recent financial and operational performance of some bellwether companies’ indicative of industry product demand and supply networks trending. Our goal is to share indicators of how certain industries, companies, key services providers and customers are faring during this unprecedented 2021 disruption.

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April 2021 Production Data- Global Disruption and Warning Signs Abound

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights April 2021 global manufacturing and supply chain activity level reporting and current trending relative to product demand and supply network activity levels. The message remains that global supply chain activity is now at full throttle and disruption abounds.

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Added Developments in Proposed North America Rail Merger

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers to added developments in efforts of two separate Canadian railroads, Canadian Pacific and Canadian National, seeking to merge with a smaller U.S. rail carrier, Kansas City Southern. The stakes are a transcontinental North South rail network.

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Oracle NetSuite Provides Added Supply Chain Management Support Capabilities

This Supply Chain Matters This Week in Supply Chain Tech commentary highlights how Oracle’s prior acquisition of NetSuite has ow resulted in augmented supply chain management technology capabilities for NetSuite users.

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Global Semiconductor Chip Shortage is Likely Not Going Away Anytime Soon

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-on industry supply commentary focusing on the likely reality that the semiconductor chip shortage is not going away anytime soon.

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This Week’s Hannover Messe Conference- The Presence of Rivals

In this Supply Chain Matters commentary we focus on the Hannover Messe technology conference and the presence of two rivals with differing messaging and go-to-market strategies.

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IMF Raises Global Economic Forecast- Implications for Global Supply Chain Management Teams

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the latest revised April global economic forecast and the implications for global supply chain management teams.

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