Category: Transportation and Logistics

Could Another KFC UK Prepared Chicken Crisis Be in the Works?

In early 2018, a supply chain crisis made media headlines across the United Kingdom, the termed “KFC Crisis” as consumers bemoaned on a shortage of prepared fried chicken. Supply Chain Matters updates readers on new developments and a response as to whether the crisis can happen again.

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Reports That China Online provider JD.com is Cutting Back

There have been a groundswell of reports indicating that China based online retail provider JD.com is cutting back on operations and resources in order to meet profitability goals sooner than originally intended. It serves as a sign that China’s online sector is feeling the realities of a muting of domestic and foreign online sales growth and building expectations from investors.

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Amazon Air and Other Air Cargo Pilots Protest Work Rules and Compensation

Upwards of 20 pilots associated with contract air freight carriers Atlas Air, Southern Air, and ABX Air, which each operate leased aircraft for Amazon Air and DHL, protested poor working conditions and stalled labor contract negotiations. The Supply Chain Matters blog advocates that all parties step-up and resolve needed work rule adjustments and fair compensation needs.

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Tesla Motors Reports Disappointing Q1-2019 Production and Delivery Performance

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides another installment of continuous highlights of Tesla Motors operational performance. This week’s announcement of Q1-2019 operational performance was indeed disappointing and signifies that operational challenges remain to be addressed.

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Is Today April Fools Day in Global Trade or Another Chapter in Industry Supply Chain Risk Mitigation?

The Supply Chain Matters blog outlines an April Fools parody commentary related to prior April 1st 2019 milestones in global trade related to Brexit, and to the ongoing trade tensions among the United States and China.

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March 29 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Technology

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our March 29, 2019 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 readership.

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Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Summary Impressions

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a series of highlights and insights from attendance at the 2019 Oracle Modern Business Experience (MBX) conference. Part Five provides summary impressions of the conference and on Oracle’s current unfolding business and technology strategies.

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Added Political Developments Related to Brexit Add to Uncertainties

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on added developments related to Brexit and their impacts on multi-industry supply chain contingency plans.

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Supply Chain Matters Highlights of the Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Part Four

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a series of highlights and insights from attendance at the 2019 Oracle Modern Business Experience (MBX) conference. Part Four updates readers on the Supply Chain Executive Summit event held in conjunction with MBX.

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