Category: Supply Chain Strategy

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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Global Supply Chain and Production Activity Remained Concerning by 2019 Year-End

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and its associated Supply Chain Matters blog highlights December 2019 PMI results which indicate a continued concerning contraction trend in overall global supply chain activity levels.

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Supply Chain Matters 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Detailed- Part Three

The Supply Chain Matters provides a series of individual blogs that explore added detail and perspective around each of ten 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Prediction three provides a view on what supply chain management teams should anticipate in the area of talent management, retention and reskilling.

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Supply Chain Matters 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Detailed- Part Two

The Supply Chain Matters provides a series of individual blogs that explore added detail and perspective around each of ten 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Prediction Two provides a view on what global supply management challenges are in store for the year 2020.

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Supply Chain Matters 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Detailed- Part One

The Supply Chain Matters provides a series of individual blogs that explore added detail and perspective around each of ten 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Prediction One provides a view on the global economic outlook as well as business environments that supply chain management teams should anticipate.

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Headlines Relating FedEx and Amazon Portend a Tale of What is to Come

Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari highlights for readers key supply chain management themes for 2020, relating a specific timely news stream example of where strategic trends have placed both FedEx and Amazon as visible competitors.

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Be Cautious in Interpreting Latest Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Indices for November

Supply Chain Matters blog Executive Editor and supply chain management industry analyst Bob Ferrari reflects on recently reported November 2019 global production and supply chain activity data, reminding readers not to focus on a single month of data but on overall intersections of data.

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The Bar in Online and In-Store Customer Fulfillment Grows

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides commentary highlighting a recent Oracle Retail sponsored survey: Setting the Bar: Global Customer Experience Trends 2019, along with some important takeaways for readers.

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Revisit of Ferrari Consulting and Research Group 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Three

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, via the Supply Chain Matters blog, provides a Part Three self-assessment of prior 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the start of 2019. Prediction Five, Supply Chain Management Digital Transformation strategies requiring strategic roadmaps, and Prediction Six, multi-year transition toward Digitally Enabled Response Networks are revisited.

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The Dubai Air Show- Yet Another Commercial Aerospace Industry Wake-Up

In this Supply Chain Matters blog commentary, we highlight this week’s Dubai Air Show industry event, along with contrasting both similarities and differences that have occurred over a short two years concerning commercial aircraft demand, along with their implications for the industry’s respective supply networks.

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