Category: Service-centered Supply Chains

Jack Ma’s Departure from Alibaba- What Does it Mean?

The long-term race of major online retail platform providers positioning for global dominance made a potentially subtle turn last week. Jack Ma, the founder of China-based online services and E-Commerce provider Alibaba announced his pending departure. Supply Chain Matters explores what the announcement could imply going forward.

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The Darker Sides of Amazon’s Work Culture Becoming More Visible

These past weeks, there have been a lot of not so flattering news concerning Amazon and its work-related management practices. As a supply chain management focused blog, we are compelled to highlight the concerning as well as any positive trends.

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Supply Chain Matters Insights from the Global Trade War- August 24, 2018

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our August 24 update and insights commentary on the pace and impact of global trade and tariff events impacting global and industry supply chains.

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Supply Chain Matters Thoughts on Tyson Foods Announced Intent to Acquire Keystone Foods

Consumer product industry and business media has been absorbing the news that Tyson Foods has agreed to acquire Keystone Foods, a key supplier to global restaurant chain McDonald’s Corporation. This development and indeed the unfolding strategy has both strategic and supply chain leadership storylines and implications.

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Home Depot Reports Stellar Q2 performance and Reaps Benefit of Multi-Year Investments in Supply and Demand Network Capabilities

Home Depot reported very positive financial performance results for Q2 2018. Included in the narrative were very positive aspects of supply chain performance and integration with other functional and business areas, the result of ongoing multi-year investments in various tenets of supply and demand network capabilities.

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UNFI’s Announced Acquisition of Supervalu- Another Indicator of Significant Industry and Supply Chain Change

There was a significant announcement that occurred in the U.S. grocery and natural foods sector last week, one that Supply Chain Matters believes will lead to subsequent impacts for food and grocery supply chains down the road.

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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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General Electric’s Announced Transportation Unit Merger Brings Added IoT Connected Equipment Opportunity

Supply Chain Matters highlights the announcement by General Electric indicating that it will merge its locomotive focused transportation business with Wabtec Corp. For us, the opportunity is focused on potential impacts and/or added opportunities related to GE’s ongoing Industrial Internet and Connected Things strategies.

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Large Scale Recall of Shelled Eggs in the U.S. Brings Forward Past Incidents

There has been yet another incident involving a large-scale product recall of eggs in the United States due to suspected salmonella. This latest incident follows a spat of separate food related recalls involving salmonella contamination.

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