Category: Service-centered Supply Chains

Kroger’s Online Digital Transformation Meets Realities of Near-Term Business Performance

The Supply Chain Matters blog features an updated commentary focused on U.S. grocery and food retailer Kroger, and this retailer’s efforts to transform itself into various forms of online and in-store digital experiences.

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Preliminary 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Online Sales Data Points to Mixed Results

Supply Chain Matters blog Executive Editor and supply chain management industry analyst Bob Ferrari reflects on recently reported Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday sales volumes and the challenges remaining for retail, supply chain and customer last-mile logistics fulfillment teams.

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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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Commercial Aerospace Supplier Spirit AeroSystems Makes Strategic Acquisition

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up commentary related to commercial aircraft industry supply chains and this week’s announced strategic acquisition by SpiritAerosystems of the former Bombardier aircraft airframe production facilities in Northern Ireland

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The Lessons of Rent the Runway Span Beyond a Warehouse Disruption

The Supply Chain Matters blog explores the highly visible business disruption of Rent the Runway, and that the narrative and learning span far beyond a warehouse disruption, rather a highly integrated and proprietary technology model custom built for a unique business. This disruption was not limited to a one-time visible event, but to how a fast flying business prioritizes resources and decisions that balances both customer, business and shareholder needs.

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Another Burden for Industry Supply Chains- Imposition of U.S. Import Tariffs on EU Produced Products

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides commentary reflecting on planned added trade and tariff actions related to the United States and the Eurozone sector, with specific impacts for commercial aerospace and automotive sectors.

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Featuring September 27 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our September 27, 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.

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Motivations for Amazon’s Announced Acquisition of Rivian Electric Powered Delivery Vans

The Supply Chain Matters blog speculates as to the motivations of Amazon.com related to the online retailer’s announced intent to purchase upwards of 100,000 electric powered delivered vans from a little known start-up.

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Perspectives on the ASCM and Deloitte Joint Announcement of a Supply Chain Digital Capabilities Model

Supply chain technology industry analyst Bob Ferrari highlights and share insights related to last week’s joint announcement from ASCM and Deloitte on the development and availability of a Digital Capabilities Model (DSM) for Supply Networks. The model is to aide companies in understanding and transforming linear supply chains to dynamic, interconnected, digital networks.

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Added Evidence That Small and Medium Sized Businesses are Especially Impacted by Ongoing Global Trade Conflicts

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides and editorial commentary reflecting on a report that small and medium businesses are especially impacted by ongoing escalation of global trade conflicts. Once more, high levels of existing uncertainty are not going away any time soon.

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