Category: Supply Chain Planning

The Multi-Industry Supply Chain Management Theme in 2021

Supply Chain Matters Founder Bob Ferrari outlines the multi-industry supply chain management themes that should be anticipated in the coming year. They include New Thinking, new Definitions and New Directions.

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COVID-19 Supply Chain Response: Reckitt Benckiser and Procter and Gamble

In the backdrop of the ongoing global COVID-19 coronavirus outbreaks, the Supply Chain Matters blog continues to highlight for readers where specific industry product demand and supply chain management response are making a visible difference to customer and business performance outcomes. In this commentary, we focus on response to global wide cleaning and sanitizing product demand, and specifically providers Reckitt Benckiser Group and Procter and Gamble.

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Highlights of the 2020 Kinaxis Customer Conference- Part One

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of supply chain concurrent planning technology provider Kinaxis’s annual Kinexions customer conference held this week for upwards of 2000 registered attendees. Specifically highlighted is a rather significant new product announcement that may well capture a lot of market attention.

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Demand and Supply Network Challenges Like No Other: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights what many consider as one for what is likely to be one of the most complex logistical undertakings in quite some time, the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine, and how advanced supply chain technologies can play an important role.

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Apple’s iPhone 12 Product Launch This Week- The Time of Execution Response is At-Hand

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary reflecting on the potential product demand and supply network challenges related to this week’s formal launch of Apple’s new iPhone 12 product line up.

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China Likely to be the Savior of Global Economic Growth According to IMF

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights from the Semi-Annual World Economic Outlook, released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week. Further shared are the multi-industry supply chain management implications.

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Q3 Global Production and Supply Chain Activity Reflects Continued Momentum

The Supply Chain Matters blog reviews September 2020 and overall third-quarter reported global manufacturing and supply chain activity level reporting to highlight observations and perspectives relative to continued signs of a “V” shaped global activity response.

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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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Announcing Published Research Advisory- New Rules for Supply Chain Insights, Collaboration and Resiliency

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, via the Supply Chain Matters blog, announces the general availability of a new technology focused market education Research Advisory: New Rules for Supply Chain Insights, Collaboration and Overall Resiliency. Operations and supply chain management teams now, more than ever, need to be prepared for a post-pandemic industry and business environment where change and disruption will likely be a constant.

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Home Improvement Retailer Home Depot Benefits from COVID-19 Demand

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls reader attention to home improvement retailer Home Depot whom this week reported record quarterly sales growth and operational performance.

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The Stakes for US Online Retail Dominance Become Far More Visible- The Operational Test

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up commentary added more perspective to Amazon’s recent blowout financial performance despite significant operational challenges. Further observed is how other online providers who made up-front investments were also able to benefit financially.

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