Rising Transportation Costs and Supply Chain Disruptions Precipitate Revisiting Sourcing Strategies- Part One
A two-part Ferrari Research Group Advisory commentary addresses why the groundswell of increased concerns being placed on supply chain disruption along with global and domestic transportation cost inflation will be the accelerant for the rethinking and realignment of industry supply chain sourcing strategies.
Supply Chain Matters highlights August 2021 monthly global manufacturing and supply chain indices and trending relative to global supply chain activity levels which indicate growth moderation and deceleration and reinforce that global supply chains are more noticeably being impacted by combinations of severe constraints.
The purpose of this Supply Chain Matters editorial perspective is to clarify the now more visible realities of global based supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing and logistics teams.
The ongoing challenges and cascading disruptive events whether man-made or natural disaster related have become far more visible and sobering across global markets. It is time for supply chain leaders, if they have not done so thus far, to take a step back to assess the bigger picture particularly related to supply network resiliency, product management strategies and the ongoing physical and mental health of work teams.
The Supply Chan Chain Matters blog provides an updated edition of our Global Supply Chain News Capsule. This series provides noteworthy news capsule updates to ongoing global supply chain and pandemic related news developments that we have previously highlighted for our readers.
Supply Chain Matters Podcast Episode 13- New Manifestations of Lean and Connected Manufacturing with Richard Lebovitz
The Supply Chain Matters blog announces availability of Podcast Episode 13- New Manifestations of Lean and Connected Manufacturing. Moderator Bob Ferrari speaks with Richard Lebovitz, widely recognized thought leader in lean thinking and just-in-time manufacturing processes and the Founder and CEO of Austin Texas based LeanDNA.
Supply Chain Matters Podcast Episode 12- Conversation with Dr. Robin Gaster Author of Behemoth Amazon Rising
The Supply Chain Matters blog announces availability of podcast Episode 12- Conversation with Dr. Robin Gaster, author of the recent book: Behemoth Amazon Rising. Dr. Gaster shares a number of insights and a more detailed understanding of how Amazon has grown to what it has become, how it makes money and where it is headed over the next decade, with a special emphasis on supply chain management and customer fulfillment capabilities.
The Supply Chain Matters blog shares highlights and perspectives regarding Amazon’s latest quarterly financial and operational performance and its implications.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights SAP SE’s announced preliminary first quarter 2021 financial performance release that came with eye-catching headlines.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the latest revised April global economic forecast and the implications for global supply chain management teams.
Availability of Supply Chain Matters Podcast Episode 11- Discussing 2021 Business Process and Technology Trends with Vinnie Mirchandani
The Supply Chain Matters blog announces availability of podcast Episode 11- Discussing Business Process and Enterprise Technology Trends with Vinnie Mirchandani.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights that Amazon has taken a minority equity stake in its air cargo services provider ATSG.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the reported financial and operational performance for global retailer Walmart in the latest quarter and how the global retailer is redoubling investments in online fulfillment capabilities.