Category: Supply Chain Strategy

Revisiting 2020 Predictions for Multi-Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply chain management technology industry analyst Bob Ferrari provides a revisit and assessment of 2020 predictions published earlier in the year, and outlines plans related to an upcoming Research Advisory for 2021 predictions.

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October’s Global Production and Supply Chain Activity Reflects Continued Momentum

The Supply Chain Matters blog reviews October 2020 global manufacturing and supply chain activity level reporting to highlight observations and perspectives relative to continued signs of a “V” shaped global supply chain network response.

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China’s Leaders Develop Framework for the Nation’s Next Five-Year Plan

In our efforts to assist our readers in bigger-picture trends that have meaning for today and tomorrow’s supply chain leaders, the Supply Chain Matters blog highlights some interesting perspectives from last week’s assembly of China’s leaders for developing the framework for the nation’s next five-year plan.

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The Multi-Industry Supply Chain Management Themes 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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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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Reports Indicate Foxconn Does Not Qualify for Proposed U.S. Production Financial Incentives

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on reports indicating global high-tech electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn’s proposed investment in U.S. based manufacturing is now under the looking glass as an industrial development agency representing the State of Wisconsin has indicated this week that the contract manufacturing has not met outlined conditions for receiving State monetary incentives.

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OECD Global Economic Forecast Revised- Uncertainty Remains for Global Product Demand and Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues in our efforts to provide supply chain executives and strategists updated information related to global trade and the global economic climate and its implications to global supply chains. In this posting we highlight the implications of the latest OECD global economic forecast.

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Boeing’s Added Reputational Challenge- 787 Dreamliner Production Quality Lapses

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights added reputational challenges now being reflected on U.S. based commercial aircraft manufacturer Boeing, in production of the company’s 787 Dreamliner wide-aisle aircraft.

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General Motors Newly Announced Strategic Partnerships Include Supply Network Elements

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights two strategic tie-ups announced by General Motors in a matter of days, one with Honda and one with Nikola Corp. Auto makers continue to lay the groundwork for broader strategic alignments related to engineering, procurement and manufacturing of new models of vehicles.

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