Category: Supply Chain Technology

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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Highlighting Select COVID-19 Multi-Industry Supply Chain Survey Data

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights for readers two recent quantitative surveys that have caught our attention relative to identifying specific multi-industry supply chain impacts as a result of the COVID-19 disruption.

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Parallel Supply Chain Virtual Summits and Stark Contrasts

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a perspective on contrasting Cloud based supply chain management business process technology investment strategies among both SAP and Oracle communities based on two simultaneous online virtual events.

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The Advent of WMS Accelerator Technology to That of Data Convergence- Part Four

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides Part Three of an ongoing multi-part series of blog commentaries focused on a more emerging trend related to traditional Warehouse Management System (WMS) applications, the need for what we term as an overlay Cloud-based WMS Accelerator technology.

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COVID-19 Multi-Industry Supply Chain Disruption News Capsule- November 16 2020

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a weekly capsule of news reports that have implications for various industry supply chains. With COVID-19 coronavirus news once again on the rise, we provide this feature to assist our readers in their efforts to keep updated on noteworthy developments.

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The Digital Transformation of Capacity Planning Management

Supply chain management technology industry analyst Bob Ferrari addresses the digital transformation of capacity planning management in either process or discrete manufacturing settings, in the context of new definitions, thinking and direction.

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China’s 2020 Online Singles Day Shopping Festival Establishes Yet Another Shopping Record

Supply Chain Matters continues with our series of commentaries focused on the ongoing 2020 holiday fulfillment surge with highlights of this week’s China Singles Day shopping festival. Once again, this event is likely to establish a record for the globe’s largest online sales volume for an online promoted shopping occasion.

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Featuring November 10 2020 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our November 10 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. Featured announcements include Cloud Logistics and Uber Freight, o9 Solutions and project44, Descartes and ShipTrack, Seegrid and Box Robotics, Amazon Web Services and Carrier Corporation, Aquiline Drones and Drone Volt.

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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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Announcing Availability of Podcast Episode 8: Trends and Changing Skills Needs for Procurement Management Professionals

The Supply Chain Matters blog announces the availability of Episode 8 of our Supply Chain Matters Podcasting series. In this episode, moderator Bob Ferrari speaks with Jim Bureau, CEO of procurement technology provider JAGGAER discussing the changing supply management digital transformation skill needs for direct and direct materials procurement professionals in the post COVID-19 new normal.

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