Category: Supply Chain Risk Management

Supply Chain Matters Additional Perspectives Relative to the Boeing 737 MAX Global Aircraft Grounding Crisis

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides another update on the rapidly evolving global developments involving the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after two aircraft tragedies. In this update we explore two significant and ever-changing narratives that will prove to be crucial for moving past this crisis.

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Kraft Heinz Stunning Financial Stumble- A Watershed Industry Development

The Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on this week’s stunning financial performance disclosures from Kraft Heinz and how consumer products supply chain management teams can now hopefully move forward with required investments in instilling demand and supply network agility and augmented responsiveness to a totally change business model.

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February 22, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our February 22, 2018 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of interest to our readers. Included in this edition are two weeks of highlights related to noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to Flexport, TuSimple, Maersk, Vandergrift, Browz and Avetta.

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The Stream of UK Based Automotive Industry Announcements are Not Solely Related to Brexit

Auto workers across the United Kingdom have been reeling from a series of cascading announcements regarding global auto maker’s cutbacks of capacity and production. While many have been quick to cite root cause to the threats of Brexit, Supply Chain Matters points to broader industry developments and unfolding moves as the catalyst.

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More Supply Network Challenges for Commercial Aerospace- Enter Arconic

Supply Chain Matters focuses on commercial aerospace industry supply networks ever-growing and more challenging scale-up needs and more evidence of OEM and major supplier self-induced management strategies that introduce more weighting on short-term financial return needs defeat the ability for the industry’s overall ecosystems to scale to fulfill multiyear order backlogs.

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The Importance of Securing B2B Networks with Augmented Identity and Information Security Management

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the critical importance of cyber-attack and information securing defenses, and for developing outside-in strategies for augmented identity and information security management.

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Tesla Motors Breaks Ground for China Manufacturing Facility and Once Again Declares Aggressive Goals

Amid a highly publicized groundbreaking ceremony, Tesla Motors embarked on construction and operational ramp-up of a new manufacturing plant located in China. Once again, CEO Elon Musk publicly stated aggressive, perhaps unrealistic operational goal setting. The question becomes transferred learning.

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2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Research Report Now Available for Downloading

The Supply Chain Matters blog announces that The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group’s research report, 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains, is now available for complimentary downloading.

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Planning Underway for Worst Case Scenarios for Brexit

As the year 2019 kicks-off, industry supply chains are already in contingency planning mode. One clear area of supply chain disruption mitigation is the planning around either a hard or no-Brexit agreement at the close of this quarter.

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2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Three

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues its series of unveiling 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains, highlighting a prediction calling for unprecedented levels of global supply network management challenges in the coming year.

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2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part One

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues its series of unveiling 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. In this Part One posting, we explore our first prediction as to what to anticipate from an overall economic and activity level perspective.

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