Category: Transportation and Logistics

The Advent WMS Accelerator Technology- Part Three: Synchronized Logistics and More Integrated Inventory Movements

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 the WMS Accelerator technology. In this update, readers are provided a more in-depth perspectives on increasing needs for synchronized logistics and workflows as well as the types of benefits this technology can provide.

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The Notions of Retailer Target’s Online Fulfillment Business Transformation

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides added commentary to retailer Target’s ability to benefit from a four-year journey of online fulfillment business transformation, while overcoming traditional industry thinking, providing the leadership to make appropriate decisions and the wisdom to stay the course.

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Highlights of This Week’s Oracle Cloud Applications Virtual Online Event

Supply chain technology industry analyst Bob Ferrari via the Supply Chain Matters blogs provides highlights of the Oracle Cloud Applications online virtual event that occurred this week. Noted is a viewpoint that Oracle is providing added cohesion in its Cloud based applications support strategies as well as more compelling motivations for customers to consider broader Cloud-based adoption.

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Announcing Published Research Advisory: The Future of Online Customer Fulfillment- More Flexible and Digital Based Warehouse Automation

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, via the Supply Chain Matters blog, announces the general availability of a new technology focused market education Research Advisory: The Future of Online Customer Fulfillment- More Flexible and Digital Based Warehouse Automation.

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Workforce Realignment and Restructuring Across Global Logistics and Retail Customer Fulfillment

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights announcements, each within a one-week period, with a common theme of technology driven workforce realignment. These announcements involve global container shipping line Maersk, parcel delivery provider UPS, physical store and online customer fulfillment last-mile delivery involving Amazon and Walmart. The pervasive movement toward online driven fulfillment has many implications and many interpretations, and these types of announcements will likely continue.

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New Global Trade Developments Involving Brexit and China

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights for readers a turn for the worse in the ongoing Brexit Withdrawal talks, and a ruling by the WTO in favor of China. Thus in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 disruption, multi-industry supply chains will have to continue to assess the impacts of a hard Brexit and a more frosted trade relationship and the partial de-coupling of the manufacturing economies of China and the United States.

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Continued Friction in Brexit Talks Again Leads to Brinkmanship

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to our prior late August update on the status of negotiations concerning the Brexit transition agreement that is due to expire at the end of this year.

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