Welcome to my blog which I have titled- Supply Chain Matters. I selected this title to reflect my belief that supply chains can make or break a firm’s business strategy, or perception within the market.This blog will feature my views on the key global supply chain business process and technology topics of the day.  As a supply chain industry analyst, technology executive, and practioner, I will attempt to provide a balanced view of each topic, both pro and con. There are many quality blogs writing on the topic of supply chain, and I will not consciously duplicate content.  My focus will be on a select group of key trends that I believe will mold and influence the competencies and individual careers of many companies and supply chain professionals. These key trends will be:

  • The evolving forces of the global economy and the continuing impacts of globalization on supply chains

  • Supply chain risk mitigation and business intelligence, including efforts to mitigate risks in supply, demand, transportation, and fulfillment.

  • Supply chain sustainability, often referred to as the “green supply chain”.  Here the focus will be on cutting through the hype, identifying and discussing the true economic benefits to supply chain strategy, deployment and fulfillment processes.

 Our goal will be to provide you, our virtual readers, balanced, as well as leading-edge perspectives on these key topics.  I also plan to host guest bloggers, as well as to reference and comment on other interesting posts across cyberspace. Your comments are encouraged. So let’s get on to supply chain matters.