Category: Supply Chain Performance

COVID-19: The Condition is Flashing Urgent for Healthcare Supply Chain Prioritization Across the United States

The Supply Chain Matters blog issues a plea to U.S. government leaders indicating that time is crucial for manufacturing and supply chain resources to be prioritized across the United States to provide essential healthcare delivery products to combat the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

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Additional Leadership Challenges for Boeing and the 737 MAX Aircraft Program

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on commercial aerospace manufacturer Boeing’s latest collection of executive leadership challenges related to returning the 737 MAX to global operational service, along with the implications for the company’s aircraft demand and supply networks, in the midst of the new COVID-19 global coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus Outbreak Implications- A Legal Perspective on Specific Supply Chain Topical Areas

In conjunction with the ongoing 2020 Coronavirus outbreak, the Supply Chain Matters blog shares added perspectives from a noted global law firm on some of the legal considerations related to developing an effective supply chain response plan.

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Report Reveals Apple’s Procurement Management Practices Which Are Not Necessarily Collaborative

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls attention to a published report exposing Apple’s procurement management practices which are not necessarily collaborative, and which is certain to fuel ongoing debate as to whether extracting aggressive cost savings from suppliers adds to sustaining product innovation.

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Boeing Indeed Announces Temporary Suspension of 737 MAX Production With Added Implications

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates the global supply chain management community on yesterday’s decision by Boeing to temporarily suspend monthly production of the 737 MAX aircraft, along with the implications of that decision on the aircraft’s supplier network, on the global manufacturing economy and on the industry as a whole.

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Historic Day for the Commercial Aircraft Industry From Two Perspectives

The Supply Chain Matters blog observes that on the one-year anniversary of the tragic crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8, the commercial aircraft industry and its associated supply networks are dealing with a completely changed set of industry dynamics and longer-term implications.

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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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What Supply Chain Management Teams Should Expect During This Holiday Fulfillment Quarter

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides manufacturers, retailers and services providers with what they can expect in the upcoming 2019 holiday fulfillment surge quarter.

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Perspectives on the ASCM and Deloitte Joint Announcement of a Supply Chain Digital Capabilities Model

Supply chain technology industry analyst Bob Ferrari highlights and share insights related to last week’s joint announcement from ASCM and Deloitte on the development and availability of a Digital Capabilities Model (DSM) for Supply Networks. The model is to aide companies in understanding and transforming linear supply chains to dynamic, interconnected, digital networks.

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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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