Category: Sales and Operations Planning

Financial Planning Scenario Modeling Just as Important for the COVID-19 Business Environment

The Supply Chain Matters reiterates to readers that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic disruption has exposed weak links, planning process shortcomings and the more agile and more scenario-based decision-making required for line-of-business and supply chain agility and resiliency needs, specifically for finance and executive teams. Highlighted is Oracle’s Financial Planning and Scenario Cloud based capabilities.

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Review of Q1-2020 Economic and April Supply Chain Activity Levels

The Supply Chain Matters blog features capsule reviews of reported Q1-2020 global economic and April 2020 supply chain activity levels to provide readers broader perspective from a supply chain management lens as to what the post COVID-19 planning and operational environment will present in the coming months

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Prioritizing Applications Software and Technology Investments for the COVID-19 New Normal

In this Supply Chain Matters business process and technology focused commentary, we assess the supply chain management implications brought to reality by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and all to likely business and operational planning challenges in navigating decision-making needs during very uncertain and constantly changing industry and business environments.

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Major Supply Chain Disruption- History is Often a Prevailing Reference

This Supply Chain Matters blog serves as a reference sidebar to our ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic’s impact on industry and global supply chains. History is often prevailing in providing a reference to past events either with similar characteristics, or in conditions that were prevalent long before the current disruption.

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Kinaxis- A Continued Sponsor of the Supply Chain Chain Matters Blog in 2020

Supply Chain Matters blog Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari announces that supply chain concurrent planning and response technology provider Kinaxis will once again be a Sustained sponsor of this blog in 2020. Further announced is joint collaboration in thought specific leadership topics during the current year.

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Impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak on March 2020 Global Production and Supply Chain Activity

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group through the Supply Chain Matters blog highlights March 2020 highlights of global PMI indices providing the quantitative realities of the overall impact the COVID-19 coronavirus is having across global supply chain activity levels.

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Perspective on Multi-Industry Supply Chain Management Strategy in the Post COVID-19 Era

Supply chain technology industry analyst Bob Ferrari provides a Supply Chain Matters blog editorial commentary addressing multi-industry supply chain management concepts in the post COVID-19 era in areas of strategy, business process and advanced technology.

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One Quantification of Supply Chain Planning Technology Usage During COVID-19 Supply Chain Response

The Supply Chain Matters blog makes reference to a blog commentary published by supply chain technology provider Kinaxis, that quantifies the spike in usage encountered during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

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Words of Wisdom- Time for Manufacturing and Supply Chain Prioritization Across the United States

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls reader attention to a published editorial outlining essential steps for the U.S. government and industry players to act now to protect critical supply chains required to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

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Just in Time Inventory Management Methodology May Be Little Help During and After the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak Without Modification

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary as to why Just-In-Time inventory management systems that permeate various multi-industry supply chains may be little help during and after the COVID-19 Coronavirus global outbreak of 2020, without modification for connecting physical with digital.

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Healthcare Related Supply Chains are Indeed the Critical Link in COVID-19 Virus Containment and Treatment

Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari provides focus to healthcare related supply chains as the critical link in ongoing COVID-19 virus containment and treatment needs, along with evidence of vulnerabilities already evident.

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