Category: Supply Chain Digital Transformation

Highlights of the Kinaxis Planning for the New Normal Online Event

The Supply Chain Matters blog shares highlights of the Kinaxis Big Ideas in Supply Chain Conference- Planning for the New Normal online event held last week.

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The 2020 State of U.S. Logistics- Battered, Broken and Now Resilience Driven

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The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights and added perspectives to this week’s released 31st Annual State of Logistics Report, prepared by consulting firm Kearney and presented by Penske Logistics. The themes are that of battered, broken and now resilience driven U.S. logistics industry.

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Sharing Initial Impressions of SAP’s Sapphire NOW Annual Customer Conference

Supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari shares first impressions related to last week’s SAP SE Sapphire Now customer conference which was held in a live, online format. The conference did not get off to a positive start.

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Supply Chain Meets the Board Room- Getting the Sense of the Broader Business Picture

Supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari highlights a recent supply chain technology conference featuring a Harvard Business School professor, and how current and future supply chain management leaders need to understand and advocate in the language of broader business strategy and outcomes.

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Supply Chain Matters Founder Bob Ferrari Featured in Forbes Report

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls reader attention to a published Forbes article featuring Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari commenting on how the ongoing COVID-19 disruption can turn today’s supply chain challenges into a more agile strategy.

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E2open Makes a Bold In-Transit Visibility Announcement- Changing Market Dynamics?

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights an initial impressions of an announcement from Cloud based B2B supply chain business network platform provider E2open, offering complimentary In-Transit visibility for existing platform customers.

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Aerospace and Defense Industry B2B Technology Platform Provider Exostar Acquired

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the announcement of the acquisition of aerospace, defense and life sciences B2B industry platform provider Exostar LLC. A background and initial impressions perspective is provided by supply chain industry analyst and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari.

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Breaking Supply Chain Technology News- Panasonic Taking an Equity Stake in Blue Yonder

The Supply Chain Matters blog alerts readers to breaking supply chain technology news: Panasonic Corporation taking an equity stake in supply chain technology provider Blue Yonder, formally known as JDA Software. Included is an initial technology market perspective relative to the announcement.

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Walmart Fiscal Q1 Financial Performance- Online Capabilities Boost Revenues and Agility

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights retailer Walmart’s fiscal Q1 financial performance and how online fulfillment readiness helped to boost top-line revenue growth in an extremely challenging retail environment. That stated, new challenges remain.

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COVID-19 Learning- The Changing Requirements for Automated Online Customer Fulfillment

The Supply Chain Matters blog addresses how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has already provided meaningful lessons regarding the future requirements and automation needs of online driven customer fulfillment. Contrasting approaches involving total automation of customer fulfillment processes, to that of Autonomous Mobile Robots that enhance worker efficiencies and productivity are explored.

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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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Koch Industries Completes Acquisition of Cloud ERP and B2B Supply Chain Technology Provider Infor

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on the February announced acquisition of Cloud ERP provider Infor by Koch Industries, and this week’s report that the transaction has been completed. What the now Koch Industries technology strategy implies for existing Infor customers is yet to be succinctly communicated, and the commentary summarizes the components.

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