Supply Chain Matters highlights a report indicating that Apple has once again, quickly readjusted downward its production forecast for the newly released iPhone model. The important question to explore is whether this is a demand or supply driven decision.
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary and perspectives on FedEx’s sudden and unexpected warning of revenue and profitability shortfall prompting decisive actions. We focus on the implications and whether this is a canary in the coal mine development.
The Supply Chain Matters blog alerts our readers to today’s breaking early morning news that a U.S. wide suspension of rail services appears to have been averted.
Supply Chain Matters includes added updates related to ongoing production disruptions amid population lockdowns across China, increasing concerns related to European supply chains, and added signs for a product demand slowdown within segments of the semiconductor industry.
Supply Chain Matters highlights the transfer of Chief Supply Chain Officer leadership roles at U.S. retailer Target, and the legacy of retiring executive Arthur Valdez.
Supply Chain Matters once again highlights some positive news for global supply chain management teams, specifically transportation and logistics related teams.
Supply Chain Matters highlights yet another industry example where the weakest link in semiconductor supply chains have ongoing impact.
Supply Chain Matters reflects on an all too familiar challenge when conditions of excess inventory exist in supply chain planning, execution and customer fulfillment processes.
Supply Chain Matters provides our readers added perspectives on this week’s reports indicating that Apple has initiated plans for production of the upcoming new model iPhone14 to be sourced from both China and India.
Supply Chain Matters highlights further evidence of over optimistic conducted by major online shopping platforms, specifically Wayfair’s announcement of headcount reductions.
Retail Sales and Operations Teams Need to Up Their Game in Inventory Management Agility and Responsiveness
In this Supply Chain Matters industry specific commentary, we make the observation that retail industry sales and operations planning and demand support teams, given the current state of recent business financial performance, need to up their game in supply network inventory management agility and added responsiveness.
This Supply Chain Matters This Week in Supply Chain Tech commentary provides highlights and added perspectives on this week announcement regarding Kinaxis’s completed acquisition of supply chain execution B2B SaaS platform provider MPO.