Category: Supplier Management

Revisit of Ferrari Consulting and Research Group 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part One

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, via the Supply Chain Matters blog, begins a Part One self-assessment of prior 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the start of 2019.

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Featuring October 23 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our October 23, 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. Included in this edition are highlights related to noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to:LeanDNA and Spirit AeroSystems, IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite, Blackstone Group, Shopify and 6 River Systems.

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Tesla Motors and the Importance of Win-Win Strategic Supplier Relationships

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides commentary reflecting on a report indicating an increasingly frayed relationship among Tesla Motors and key battery cell supplier Panasonic. Long-term success is always built on two-way, win-win relationships with give and take, and respect for either partner’s business culture.

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Supply Chain Matters Taking a Brief Pause

The Supply Chain Matters blog informs global-wide readers of a brief pause in blogging activities because of annual vacation.

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Industry Supply Chains Should Be In Planning Modes for Preparation for Economic Recession

Supply Chain Matters blog Executive Editor Bob Ferrari opines to multi-industry sales and operations or integrated business planning teams that the signs of a looming global economic setback are flashing yellow and argues that now is the time to be in planning mode for pending recession.

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Summary Highlights of the 2019 OpenText Enterprise World Technology Conference

The Supply Chain Matters blog, in the presence of Executive Editor Bob Ferrari, provides summary highlights from the OpenText Enterprise World technology conference held earlier this month. 

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Chinese Branded Railcars and Buses- A Potential Different U.S. Market Presence and Lost Opportunity

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides a further update to our ongoing five-year streaming commentary related to Chinese branded railcars making an opportunistic market presence among U.S. public transit systems.

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OpenText and Mastercard Announce Joint Partnership in Digital Finance Services

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides initial commentary related to an announced strategic partnership involving OpenText’s B2B Business Network and Mastercard, in areas of payment services and trade finance.

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Q2-2019 Indices Reinforce Slowdown in Global Supply Chain Demand and Supply Network Activity Levels

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights reported PMI global production and supply chain activity levels for June and Q2-2019. The data provides reinforced evidence that global trade declines, particularly involving China and the Eurozone sector, are a continual drag on global industry supply chain activity levels.

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Paris Air Show Front and Center for the Aerospace Industry with Boeing Facing More Scrutiny and Brand Damage

With the Paris Air Show occurring this week, the commercial aerospace industry and its two dominants, Airbus and Boeing, the bi-annual event provides opportunity to tout the latest achievements in new aircraft and business services capabilities. Instead for Boeing, this will be an event where damage control remains prominent and where design and supply network challenges are becoming far too visible.

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