Category: Sales and Operations Planning

Survey Reinforces Concerns and Year 2020 Impacts Related to Trade Tensions and Tariffs

The Supply Chain Matters log provides highlights of a 2020 Global Survey conducted by LevaData that provides a further validation that tariffs and global trade tensions remain a primary concern among multi-industry manufacturing and supply chain management teams this year.

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Reported U.S. Holiday Fulfillment Retail Sales- How Context is So Important

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the most recent reported data on U.S. holiday fulfillment retail sales, and shares insights relative to evaluating retail sales performance in proper context, consistent assumptions and today’s more advanced, technology-driven supply chain planning and decision-making capabilities.

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Global Supply Chain and Production Activity Remained Concerning by 2019 Year-End

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and its associated Supply Chain Matters blog highlights December 2019 PMI results which indicate a continued concerning contraction trend in overall global supply chain activity levels.

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Supply Chain Matters 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Detailed- Part Two

The Supply Chain Matters provides a series of individual blogs that explore added detail and perspective around each of ten 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Prediction Two provides a view on what global supply management challenges are in store for the year 2020.

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Supply Chain Matters 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Detailed- Part One

The Supply Chain Matters provides a series of individual blogs that explore added detail and perspective around each of ten 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Prediction One provides a view on the global economic outlook as well as business environments that supply chain management teams should anticipate.

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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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The Bar in Online and In-Store Customer Fulfillment Grows

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides commentary highlighting a recent Oracle Retail sponsored survey: Setting the Bar: Global Customer Experience Trends 2019, along with some important takeaways for readers.

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The Q3-2019 Supply Chain Matters Newsletter Has Published

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group alerts clients and subscribed and general Supply Chain Matters blog readers, that our Q3-2019 Quarterly Newsletter published on Thursday of this week.

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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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Synchronized Stagnation and What It Means for Global Supply Chain Teams in 2020

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a published report indicating a period of synchronized stagnation and identifies areas of concentration that global supply chain management teams should prioritize and focus in the coming year.

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