Category: Transportation and Logistics

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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COVID-19 Global Supply Network Sourcing- Where Do We Go From Here?

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a multi-industry supply network commentary regarding the brewing business and political influences of policies related to domestic manufacturing and near-shored supply networks among certain industries. Shared are additional thoughts related to assembling the best experts in industry supply sourcing and process technologies to effect more positive outcomes in the post-COVID 19 environment.

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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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Noted Amazon Development Executive Resigns Over Online Provider’s Social Responsibility Actions

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a published report by The Washington Post indicating that a well-regarded Amazon software development leader, and technical vice presidential role, has resigned over the online provider’s recent practices in firing protesting warehouse workers as well as internal employee protests regarding the company’s actions in areas of climate change.

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COVID-19: Snippets of Added Industry and Global Supply Chain Learning

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides readers snippets of added industry and global supply chain learning related to consumer products, healthcare and drug, and online customer fulfillment customer demand and supply networks.

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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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COVID-19 Response- An Opportunity Lost for Many Online Grocery and Food Delivery Providers

The Supply Chain Matters blog addresses a likely opportunity lost for many online food and grocery providers in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. As with the majority of ongoing developments related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, industry supply chains are succumbing both on the customer demand and supply aspects of respective fulfillment networks.

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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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Healthcare Supply Chains- The Critical Link in COVID-19 Virus Containment and Treatment: What Have We Learned and a Call to Action

Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari provides added editorial focus to healthcare related supply chains as the critical link in ongoing COVID-19 virus containment and treatment needs. This commentary is a call to action for sharing acquired learning ad addressing the process and technology needs of future healthcare supply networks.

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Sharing Offers of Conditional Complimentary Supply Chain Management Technology – Update Three

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides visibility to supply chain technology providers Resilinc, Thomas and Esri that are currently offering conditional complimentary specialized software applications for helping in the response to conditions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

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