Two weeks ago, Supply Chain Matters posted a commentary on the difficulties in planning supply chain fulfillment activities concerning the upcoming holiday buying season which begins in a matter of weeks. This is the period where supply chains are planning, procuring and positioning inventories for peak holiday buying and promotions in the coming months, and a lot of logistical volumes should be moving from Asia toward key market consumption regions. Then again, most of this year’s growth has come from emerging markets, and the question is whether holiday peak movement reverses, from west to Asia.

We again ask our readers to participate in our interactive poll regarding current planning assumptions.  The interactive poll is located on our right-hand panel and all responses remain anonymous.

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