Category: Supply Chain Strategy

Revisiting 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains in a Post COVID-19 World

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group’s Managing Director Bob Ferrari pens a Supply Chain Matters blog commentary that revisits 2020 Predictions published a mere few weeks ago, and how a post COVID-19 world adds potential new dimensions to certain prediction areas.

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Supply Chain Matters Top Ten Most Read Blogs During 2019

Supply Chain Matters blog Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari shares the Top Ten Most Read Blog Content among readers published during 2019.

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Announcing General Availability of 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters blog jointly announce that our annual research report, 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains is now available for complimentary downloading.

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Airbus Discloses New Plans to Ramp-Up Single Aisle Production Levels But Can This Aerospace Manufacturer Take Advantage of Market Opportunity

This Supply Chain Matters commentary focuses on Airbus and its efforts to take advantage of Boeing’s ongoing corporate crisis involving the global grounding of that manufacturer’s Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft, specifically the announced ramp-up of the competing Airbus A320/A321 family of aircraft.

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Added Evidence of Production Shifts Away from China

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a published Nikkei Asia Tech report indicating that Taiwan based Pegatron, the globe’s second-largest contract manufacturing service provider plans to have new production facilities up and running in Indonesia and Vietnam by the end of this year.

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Report Reveals Apple’s Procurement Management Practices Which Are Not Necessarily Collaborative

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls attention to a published report exposing Apple’s procurement management practices which are not necessarily collaborative, and which is certain to fuel ongoing debate as to whether extracting aggressive cost savings from suppliers adds to sustaining product innovation.

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Rapidly Changing Business and Supply Chain Landscapes Require Transformational Technology Approaches

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the realities of accelerated clock speed of business change occurring among multi-industry supply chain management landscapes and how application systems and data management impacts are overlooked or underweighted. An argument is made for consideration for upgrading to Cloud and SaaS based applications and IT infrastructure.

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Phase One China and United States Trade Deal Signed- Little Comfort for Industry Supply Chains

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of this week’s signed Please One- China and United States Trade Deal, with the takeaway that the agreement will be of little comfort for industry supply chains that must continue to navigate the uncertainties.

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Highlights of Airbus and Boeing Full Year 2019 Operational Performance- What a Difference a Year Makes

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of the 2019 operational performance of commercial aircraft manufacturer’s Airbus and Boeing. In one year, industry dynamics and market outlooks suddenly look different, and one manufacturer’s corporate crisis is deepening.

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