Category: Supply Chain Technology

Physical and Digital Connected Big Rigs- The Goal of Daimler and Platform Science

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a recent strategic partnership announcement from Daimler Trucks North America and Platform Science in providing singular telematics connecting the physical and digital information flows of big rig trucks. The announcement afford the ability of third-party app developers to also leverage access to onboard systems information.

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Conversation with JAGGAER and the Importance of End to End Information Integration

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a conversation with a Senior Vice President for Customer Engagement at JAGGAER. Our conversation focused on procurement’s role in near, mid, and longer-term windows of direct procurement strategies, with a particular emphasis on why procurement teams must be able to influence more timely decision-making needs in end-to-end supply chain management.

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Breaking Supply Chain Technology News- Panasonic Taking an Equity Stake in Blue Yonder

The Supply Chain Matters blog alerts readers to breaking supply chain technology news: Panasonic Corporation taking an equity stake in supply chain technology provider Blue Yonder, formally known as JDA Software. Included is an initial technology market perspective relative to the announcement.

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Financial Planning Scenario Modeling Just as Important for the COVID-19 Business Environment

The Supply Chain Matters reiterates to readers that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic disruption has exposed weak links, planning process shortcomings and the more agile and more scenario-based decision-making required for line-of-business and supply chain agility and resiliency needs, specifically for finance and executive teams. Highlighted is Oracle’s Financial Planning and Scenario Cloud based capabilities.

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Walmart Fiscal Q1 Financial Performance- Online Capabilities Boost Revenues and Agility

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights retailer Walmart’s fiscal Q1 financial performance and how online fulfillment readiness helped to boost top-line revenue growth in an extremely challenging retail environment. That stated, new challenges remain.

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COVID-19 Learning- The Changing Requirements for Automated Online Customer Fulfillment

The Supply Chain Matters blog addresses how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has already provided meaningful lessons regarding the future requirements and automation needs of online driven customer fulfillment. Contrasting approaches involving total automation of customer fulfillment processes, to that of Autonomous Mobile Robots that enhance worker efficiencies and productivity are explored.

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COVID-19 Disruption: Review of First Quarter 2020 Industry Supply Chain Response

The Supply Chain Matters blog features capsule reviews of reported Q1-2020 industry financial and business challenges to provide readers broader perspective from a supply chain management lens as to what the post COVID-19 planning and operational environment will present in the coming months.

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Prioritizing Applications Software and Technology Investments for the COVID-19 New Normal

In this Supply Chain Matters business process and technology focused commentary, we assess the supply chain management implications brought to reality by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and all to likely business and operational planning challenges in navigating decision-making needs during very uncertain and constantly changing industry and business environments.

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Featuring April 17 2020 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our April 17 2020 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based blog readership. Included in this edition are noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to FarEye, WorkJam, SourceDay and Slync.io.

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Kinaxis- A Continued Sponsor of the Supply Chain Chain Matters Blog in 2020

Supply Chain Matters blog Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari announces that supply chain concurrent planning and response technology provider Kinaxis will once again be a Sustained sponsor of this blog in 2020. Further announced is joint collaboration in thought specific leadership topics during the current year.

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Koch Industries Completes Acquisition of Cloud ERP and B2B Supply Chain Technology Provider Infor

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on the February announced acquisition of Cloud ERP provider Infor by Koch Industries, and this week’s report that the transaction has been completed. What the now Koch Industries technology strategy implies for existing Infor customers is yet to be succinctly communicated, and the commentary summarizes the components.

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