One Benefit of the Boeing 737 MAX Grounding- Added Design and Maintenance Checks

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a sideline posting relative to the ongoing Boeing 737 MAX global aircraft grounding crisis, specifically an opportunity for the major engine supplier for this aircraft to address aircraft design and operating needs.

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Could Another KFC UK Prepared Chicken Crisis Be in the Works?

In early 2018, a supply chain crisis made media headlines across the United Kingdom, the termed “KFC Crisis” as consumers bemoaned on a shortage of prepared fried chicken. Supply Chain Matters updates readers on new developments and a response as to whether the crisis can happen again.

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Reports That China Online provider JD.com is Cutting Back

There have been a groundswell of reports indicating that China based online retail provider JD.com is cutting back on operations and resources in order to meet profitability goals sooner than originally intended. It serves as a sign that China’s online sector is feeling the realities of a muting of domestic and foreign online sales growth and building expectations from investors.

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April 12 2018 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our April 12, 2019 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 readership.

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Amazon Air and Other Air Cargo Pilots Protest Work Rules and Compensation

Upwards of 20 pilots associated with contract air freight carriers Atlas Air, Southern Air, and ABX Air, which each operate leased aircraft for Amazon Air and DHL, protested poor working conditions and stalled labor contract negotiations. The Supply Chain Matters blog advocates that all parties step-up and resolve needed work rule adjustments and fair compensation needs.

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Commercial Aerospace- Airbus and Boeing Report Q1-2019 Operational Performance

Both Airbus and Boeing formally reported Q1-2019 operational performance. The most anticipated was that of Boeing, which continues to respond to the global grounding of the manufacturer’s 737 MAX family of aircraft after two tragic accidents. Boeing’s Q1 performance indeed reflected the initial impacts on one of its most profitable aircraft families.

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Global Supply Chain Management Teams Need to Practice Offense and Defense Relative to Global Trade Landscapes

The Supply Chain Matters blog features added perspectives on growing realities occurring across global trade regional landscapes. We advocate that global supply chain management is no longer a spectator sport, that teams have to be engaged deeply in advocating business strategies and customer support contingency plans and actions that manage global supply network risks.

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