By now, our readers have been catching-up on our global supply chain look back of predictions and events that occurred in 2011, as well as our corresponding Predictions for Global Supply Chains in 2012.  The year 2011 has proven to be a rather challenging one for supply chain teams from many perspectives, and 2012 looks to be just as challenging.  Many have risen to the challenges and some have succumbed.

As we approach the celebration for the calendar 2012 New Year, we should all take pause and reflect on the blessings of family, friends and professional career.  Much has been accomplished and we often do not take the time to celebrate.

We extend to all our Supply Chain Matters readers our best wishes for a prosperous, healthy, productive and beneficial New Year.

Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor