Category: Supply chain wide visibility

How Hybrid Integration Enables a More Intelligent and Connected B2B Supply Network

Many businesses and their respective supply chains are increasingly feeling the pressure to accelerate movement toward digital-based transformation and more digital-enabled processes. The reality can present itself with added barriers and challenges. A new concept to consider is often described as Hybrid Integration, namely integrating B2B Business Network information via common API’s with existing Cloud and legacy backbone processes and systems.

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Walmart’s Blockchain Technology Mandate- Have Prior Mandates Provided Industry Learning

Walmart has declared yet another supply network technology mandate and the open question is whether prior learning, technology maturity and needs for industry buy-in have provided necessary learning. In this industry analyst editorial commentary, Supply Chain Matters explores the purpose, actions, industry governance and technology considerations that involve such mandates.

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Optimistic News Relative to Boeing’s 737 MAX Production Challenges

The Supply Chain Matters provides a further update on commercial aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s ongoing efforts to resolve supply network production ramp-up challenges involving the 727 MAX aircraft.

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Introducing OpenText Business Network as a Sponsor of the Supply Chain Matters Blog

The Supply Chain Matters blog is pleased to announce to our global-based readership audience that OpenText and the OpenText Business Network will be our newest Sustained sponsor of this independent thought leadership blog in 2018/2019.

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Additional Investment Monies Flowing into Supply Chain Management Technology

There have been some new announcements regarding new investment monies flowing into technology firms addressing various supply chain management business process and decision-making needs. These announcements continue to reinforce the current attractiveness of logistics, procurement and supply chain management decision-making technology among the broad investment and private equity community.

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Report on Whole Foods Inventory Stockouts- Focus on the Implication vs. Symptoms

Supply Chain Matters comments on a published Business Insider report indicating a crisis of on-shelf availability of food items among Whole Foods retail outlets. The report is rather symptomatic of a challenge that many in grocery and retail online customer fulfillment need to tackle in the new retail model, which has other people, process and technology dimensions.

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Highlights of MIT Enterprise Forum Blockchain Technology Symposium

Supply Chain Matters had the opportunity to attend the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, Emerging Applications of Blockchain for Supply Chains symposium. This was by many accounts, a very informative session that provided important insights on a technology that is gaining increasing interest in supply chain management circles.

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The Future of Supply Chain Planning- An Industry Focus on Concurrent Planning

Supply Chain Matters shares the second in a market education series developed in collaboration with Kinaxis on the topic of the future of supply chain planning, specifically concurrent planning needs evolving within certain industries.

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