COVID-19 Industry Disruption- Boeing Initiates Significant Headcount Reductions

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a disappointing milestone across commercial aerospace customer demand and supply networks with Boeing’s initiation of initial workforce reductions of nearly 13,000 workers, and consequent other industry job reductions as well.

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COVID-19 Global Supply Network Sourcing- Where Do We Go From Here?

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a multi-industry supply network commentary regarding the brewing business and political influences of policies related to domestic manufacturing and near-shored supply networks among certain industries. Shared are additional thoughts related to assembling the best experts in industry supply sourcing and process technologies to effect more positive outcomes in the post-COVID 19 environment.

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Report of the Likely Bifurcation of Global Smartphone and Telecommunications Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to a previously published blog, with a separate report specifically predicting the bifurcation of global smartphone and telecommunications supply networks as a result of an announcement by TSMC to build a new state-of-art semiconductor fab facility in the United States.

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Conversation with JAGGAER and the Importance of End to End Information Integration

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a conversation with a Senior Vice President for Customer Engagement at JAGGAER. Our conversation focused on procurement’s role in near, mid, and longer-term windows of direct procurement strategies, with a particular emphasis on why procurement teams must be able to influence more timely decision-making needs in end-to-end supply chain management.

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Target’s Q1 Financial Performance- Prior Investments in Omni Channel Online Fulfillment Capabilities Payoff

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights U.S. retailer Target Corporation’s reported Q1 financial performance that clearly points to online shopping leadership, process and people investments paying off in responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Once more, the retailer’s strategic investment in online order fulfillment from individual stores made its mark.

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Breaking Supply Chain Technology News- Panasonic Taking an Equity Stake in Blue Yonder

The Supply Chain Matters blog alerts readers to breaking supply chain technology news: Panasonic Corporation taking an equity stake in supply chain technology provider Blue Yonder, formally known as JDA Software. Included is an initial technology market perspective relative to the announcement.

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Financial Planning Scenario Modeling Just as Important for the COVID-19 Business Environment

The Supply Chain Matters reiterates to readers that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic disruption has exposed weak links, planning process shortcomings and the more agile and more scenario-based decision-making required for line-of-business and supply chain agility and resiliency needs, specifically for finance and executive teams. Highlighted is Oracle’s Financial Planning and Scenario Cloud based capabilities.

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Walmart Fiscal Q1 Financial Performance- Online Capabilities Boost Revenues and Agility

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights retailer Walmart’s fiscal Q1 financial performance and how online fulfillment readiness helped to boost top-line revenue growth in an extremely challenging retail environment. That stated, new challenges remain.

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Semiconductor Supply Network Developments Accelerate Among the United States and China- A Sign to Even More Trade Tensions and Disruption Risk

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to the highlighting of ongoing developments that are likely positioning semiconductor fabrication and chip packaging supply networks for increased trade and industry tensions in the coming months and perhaps years.

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