Category: Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Part Three

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a series of highlights and insights from attendance at the 2019 Oracle Modern Business Experience (MBX) conference. Part Three update readers on new customer adoption milestones and developments for various application offerings within Oracle SCM Cloud.

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Government Report of U.S. Factory Activity in February Again Trended Downward

U.S. Federal Reserve data related to February factory output levels provides reinforcing evidence of a supply chain and production slowdown underway in the U.S., which has before provided a singular bright spot for activity levels. The open question is whether activity levels will bounce back later in the year.

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February 2019 Global PMI Indices Point to Discernable Slowdown in Demand and Supply Activity Levels

With the bulk of global manufacturing PMI indices now reported for February 2019, one is becoming very apparent is that China’s economic slowdown is having a discernable impact on other regions, perhaps far more accelerated that originally anticipated.

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Potential Pause in Trade Deadlines Not a Time for Supply Network Teams to Rest Easy

Global based supply chain management teams likely exhibited some relief this week regarding important postponements to global trade and tariff actions. Supply Chain Matters is of the view that this is just a pause, and that further diligence will be required.

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Another Optimistic Forecast for 2019 U.S. Retail Sales

The National Retail Federation is forecasting that U.S. retail sales for 2019 will increase between 3.9 percent and 4.4 percent despite some economic cautions. Retail industry customer fulfillment and supply chain management teams should likely be preparing for another active year but with continency planning in-place.

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The Convergence of Supply Chain Execution and Planning Processes and Oracle’s Broader Recognition in Supporting Overall Transformation

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls reader attention to the broad area of supply chain management execution business process support, and the ongoing needs for convergence of supply chain execution and planning processes. A specific context of this commentary is on Oracle, and its continuously evolving and integrated Cloud-based supply chain execution and planning process support offerings.

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Supply Chain Matters Features This Week in Supply Chain Tech: January 25, 2019 Edition

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news that occurred during the week of January 29, 2019, which we believe would be of interest to our readers.

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2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters continues its series of unveiling 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. In this Part Two posting, we explore our second prediction related to critical talent needs among all functional and technical support areas of supply chain management.

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