Category: Supply Chain Performance

The Notions of Retailer Target’s Online Fulfillment Business Transformation

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides added commentary to retailer Target’s ability to benefit from a four-year journey of online fulfillment business transformation, while overcoming traditional industry thinking, providing the leadership to make appropriate decisions and the wisdom to stay the course.

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Tesla’s Battery Day- Aspirations Meet Manufacturing and Supply Network Realities

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights Tesla’s Battery Day event held this week and the aggressive goals established in order to produce 20 million vehicles annually. We share our perspective that lofty goals and under delivering is not the cocktail of long-term success.

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Target and Lowe’s Join Other Select Retailers in Ground-Breaking Performance

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues with our highlights of retailers that were able to significantly benefit from the COVID-19 pandemic because of their investments in online customer fulfillment and digital business processes. A further theme was benefitting by being an online one-stop presence for deemed essential goods that could be garnered with safety and convenience in-mind.

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COVID-19 Response for Cleaning and Disinfecting Product Producers- A Mixed Bag for Agility and Pivoting- Part One

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides the first of a two-part series highlighting supply chain response for certain cleaning and disinfecting product producers, including Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever, in efforts either undertaken or constrained to be able to support opportunistic product demand and make a difference for business results.

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Commercial Aerospace Industry Update- Contrast in Strategy and Outlook

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides and updated industry-focused commentary focused on the commercial aircraft industry business, aircraft demand and supply chain challenges. One manufacturer has stood out for its customer collaboration and more agile supply chain capabilities.

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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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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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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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Fast Fashion Creator Zara Begins Pivot to the Future of Post COVID-19 Retailing

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights reports that fast fashion retailer Zara is pivoting its business and supply network response strategy to the future of post COVID-19 retailing.

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