Category: Sales and Operations Planning

NRF Raises Optimism for 2018 Retail Sales

The National Retail Federation (NRF) this week increased its U.S. retail sales forecast for 2018, indicating that sales are expected more than previously forecasted earlier this year. While retailers will likely view this upward forecast as a forerunner to be a very optimistic indicator for the all-important second-half of the year, caution is advised.

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Report Highlighting Existing Out-of-Stock Challenges for Ordering Consumer Goods Online

Supply Chain Matters highlights a report released from Grocery Manufacturers Association indicating potential online sales losses for consumer goods due to out-of-stocks.

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Industrial and Warehouse Real Estate Cost Trending- Another Factor for Adopting More Enhanced Integrated Business Planning

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an update on the availability of logistics and warehouse space across United States. More than just an update on logistics costs, it is a stark reminder that supply chain teams need to up the commitment for embracing more integrated business planning and decision-making.

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Announcing Part Two Research Advisory: Orchestrating Digitally Enabled Response Network Capabilities

Through our outreach channel of the Supply Chain Matters blog, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group announces the release of a part two June 2018 Research Advisory Report: Orchestrating Digitally Enabled Response Network Capabilities in Other Industry Settings- Case Study Examples.

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Tesla Achieves Crucial Model 3 Production Milestone in Q2- But With Extraordinary Effort

Electric powered automaker Tesla completed Q2-2018 achieving its critical milestone of producing over 5000 Model 3 vehicles in one week. However, from our Supply Chain Matters lens, the achievement was hollow, and not reflective of a sustained production cadence under predictive cost controls.

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Orchestrating Digitally Enabled Response Networks- A Case Study Example

Through our outreach channel of Supply Chain Matters, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group announces the release of a new June 2018 Research Advisory Report: Orchestrating Digitally Enabled Response Network Capabilities in Retail Telecom Customer Fulfillment- A Case Study Example.

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