Supply Chain Matters highlights August 2021 monthly global manufacturing and supply chain indices and trending relative to global supply chain activity levels which indicate growth moderation and deceleration and reinforce that global supply chains are more noticeably being impacted by combinations of severe constraints.
The purpose of this Supply Chain Matters editorial perspective is to clarify the now more visible realities of global based supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing and logistics teams.
The ongoing challenges and cascading disruptive events whether man-made or natural disaster related have become far more visible and sobering across global markets. It is time for supply chain leaders, if they have not done so thus far, to take a step back to assess the bigger picture particularly related to supply network resiliency, product management strategies and the ongoing physical and mental health of work teams.
Voices for New Thinking in Automotive Semiconductor Sourcing, Planning and Manufacturing Grow More Vocal
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary indicating that the voices for new thinking in automotive semiconductor supply sourcing, planning and manufacturing are growing more vocal.
The Supply Chain Matters blog share the belief as to why precision planning and inventory management will be crucial for retail focused supply chain management teams over the coming four months.
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary on Ford Motor and the auto manufacturer’s decision to shift to a partial make-to-order customer fulfillment and distribution strategy for U.S. customers. We applaud Ford’s decision and trust that other automakers will initiate similar new thinking of traditional manufacturing and supply chain practices.
In this Supply Chain Matters commentary we highlight reports of container ship backups growing worse in key ports reflecting increased concerns about whether ongoing seasonal holiday surge inventory can meet expected arrival times.
Supply chain business process and technology industry analyst Bob Ferrari provides highlights and takeaways from Oracle’s Future of Business online event held this week.
The Supply Chain Matters blog cites a report indicating direct CFO involvement in component buying decisions related to short supply semiconductors. Editor Bob Ferrari draws a parallel to required new thinking is this new normal of business and supply chain management decision making.
The Supply Chain Matters blog features a This Week in Supply Chain Tech update, specifically an announcement by concurrent planning technology provider Kinaxis regarding a new partnership with cognitive procurement supply chain platform provider LevaData.
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary related to the significance and timing of the appointment of a new CEO for Ferrari motor cars.
The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on added reports of cascading global shipping disruptions that will likely have consequences for supporting second-half 2021 business results.
The Supply Chain Matters blog announces that Cloud based supply chain planning solutions provider Kinaxis will again serve as a Sustaining sponsor in 2021.