Welcome and About This Supply Chain Matters Blog

The Supply Chain Matters blog welcomes new readers and provides a background of what this blog is about, the focus of our content coverage areas and topics. We especially welcome new visitors during the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic seeking added knowledge and insights on industry and global supply chain impacts and implications.

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Highlights of the 2020 Kinaxis Customer Conference- Part One

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of supply chain concurrent planning technology provider Kinaxis’s annual Kinexions customer conference held this week for upwards of 2000 registered attendees. Specifically highlighted is a rather significant new product announcement that may well capture a lot of market attention.

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This Week in Supply Chain Tech- Alibaba’s $3.6 Billion Incremental Investment in Sun Art Retail.

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights an announcement from China’s leading online retail platform provider Alibaba announcing the intention to control what is considered to be China’s largest big-box retailers which is considered the country’s largest chain of hypermarkets.

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Demand and Supply Network Challenges Like No Other: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights what many consider as one for what is likely to be one of the most complex logistical undertakings in quite some time, the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine, and how advanced supply chain technologies can play an important role.

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Apple’s iPhone 12 Product Launch This Week- The Time of Execution Response is At-Hand

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary reflecting on the potential product demand and supply network challenges related to this week’s formal launch of Apple’s new iPhone 12 product line up.

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China Likely to be the Savior of Global Economic Growth According to IMF

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights from the Semi-Annual World Economic Outlook, released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week. Further shared are the multi-industry supply chain management implications.

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Breaking Supply Chain Tech News- E2open to Become a Publicly Traded Company

The Supply Chain Matters blog This Week in Supply Chain Tech column features breaking news, that being an announcement that supply chain B2B Cloud supply chain business network platform technology provider E2open has entered into a business combination agreement to become a public traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Reports Indicate Foxconn Does Not Qualify for Proposed U.S. Production Financial Incentives

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on reports indicating global high-tech electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn’s proposed investment in U.S. based manufacturing is now under the looking glass as an industrial development agency representing the State of Wisconsin has indicated this week that the contract manufacturing has not met outlined conditions for receiving State monetary incentives.

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Shopify on a Mission to be an Amazon Alternative

Supply chain technology industry analyst and market influencer Bob Ferrari shares highlights of an interview held with online B2C technology provider Shopify’s Director of the Shopify Fulfillment Network. This provider has experienced explosive growth as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and has established aggressive future growth plans.

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Once Again, Brexit Withdrawal Talks Move to Brinkmanship Condition

As this week’s deadline looms. the Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up on the status of negotiations concerning the Brexit transition withdrawal agreement that is scheduled to go into effect at the start of the year 2021.

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