Category: Supply Chain Disruption

Added PPE Shortages Across the United States- A Time for Intervention

In this Supply Chain Matters posting we address the reappearance of critical shortages of medical treatment PPE supplies as COVID-19 virus occurrences continue to spike among certain U.S. States. We advocate that the U.S. must consider a national supply network strategy for deemed critical healthcare delivery support needs.

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Last Week’s Important Milestone- Re-Certification Flights of the Boeing 737 MAX

The Supply Chain Matters blog marks a crucial milestone for commercial aircraft manufacturer Boeing, namely last week’s start of re-certification flights for the 737-MAX aircraft program. Two events, the tragic crashes involving two separate 737 MAX aircraft, and the coronavirus global pandemic have totally impacted the commercial aircraft industry’s multi-year product demand booking and supply network monthly production levels to the negative for many years to come.

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Warnings of Trapped Liquidity in Supply Chains- Be Proactive in Educating CFO’s as to Scenarios and Consequences

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides readers with a editorial commentary on existing warnings of trapped liquidity in global supply chains, and advocates a role of being proactive in educating business CFO’s as to scenarios and consequences of supply risk mitigation.

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McCormick and Company’s Supply Chain Responds to the COVID-19 Disruption

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights how condiment and spice provider McCormick and Company’s supply chain responded to the COVID-19 disruption and made a difference in Q2 financial performance.

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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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COVID-19 Disruption and Sense of the Broader Picture- Supply Chain Wide Command Center Mentality

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues with our prior published blog of Supply Chain Meets the Board Room, with updated economic and survey data. While many of our readers are more than likely actually feeling and responding to the impacts of this data, this commentary is one of helping to provide context.

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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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Review of May 2020 Global Supply Chain Activity Levels- Some Bounce Back But Little Cause for Optimism

This Supply Chain Matters blog features a capsule reviews of reported May-2020 global supply chain activity levels in an ongoing effort to provide readers broader perspective from a supply chain management lens as to what the COVID-19 planning and operational disruption is presenting to multi-industry supply chain management teams.

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COVID-19 and Global Trade Tensions: Updated Industry Supply Chain News Snippets

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on rapidly changing industry developments related to high-tech and semiconductor, commercial aerospace product demand and supply networks, along with escalating trade tensions among the United States and China and added parcel rate hikes from UPS and FedEx involving online customer shipments.

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Supply Chain Matters Founder Bob Ferrari a Recent Guest on Kinaxis Podcast

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a newly recorded Kinaxis Big Ideas in Supply Chain podcast, featuring supply chain technology industry analyst and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari, conversing on the strategies for supply chain planning during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Industry Disruption- Boeing Initiates Significant Headcount Reductions

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a disappointing milestone across commercial aerospace customer demand and supply networks with Boeing’s initiation of initial workforce reductions of nearly 13,000 workers, and consequent other industry job reductions as well.

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