Since the founding of the Supply Chain Matters blog in 2008, our goal remains to produce industry analyst caliber insights and commentary for our readers. We develop content for the broad supply chain management and B2B/B2C business network community and our efforts are directed at providing knowledge without technology vendor biases or influences. Unlike some sites, when we have an  Supply Chain Matters Blogassociation with a vendor or sponsor, we will openly disclose such an association in our commentaries and research.

We are pleased to announce that we have completed some changes regarding accessibility to Supply Chain Matters research and insights. The Research Center, located on the top menu bar, is an area where our readers can download comprehensive research reports. Candidly, when we first developed the site, this area was somewhat of a kludge behind the scene, making it rather difficult to populate and continually maintain research documents. This has limited our ability to provide more research focused insights and documents as well as making archived copies of our Quarterly Newsletter more accessible. Our new Research Center has been divided into two sections: Complimentary Reports and Reports Available for Purchase. For the time being, as we accustom readers to this new functionality, we have initially populated the Complimentary Reports area.

Previously, most of our deepest insights related to industry supply chains and enabling technology have been offered in the open blog format.  We will in the coming weeks and months, begin to formulate these types of insights into short research briefs, industry or technology vendor perspectives that will specifically be made available for download.  Supply Chain Matters and the Ferrari Research and Consulting Group will continue to require a minimal amount of registration information to receive downloadable documents, specifically name, title, organization, telephone and email address. It is and has always been our policy to not share or sell the identity of our readers and subscribers to any third party. Instead, reader information helps us to better identify our industry related audience along with the ability to tailor more industry specific insights and research needs.

One additional note: currently the Complimentary Research report download page has language instructions related to PayPal credit card instructions.  That is an error, and is being corrected.  You will not be required to provide any credit card information to receive complimentary research.  After filling-in your registration information, the system will automatically send you a separate email containing the no-cost download web link.

Feel free to explore our new Research Center.

Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor