In this Supply Chain Matters blog, we revisit forecasts for global commodity prices at the beginning of this year, and what has transpired with about two months remaining in 2021. We do so to provide context for supply management teams of how dramatically different prices have turned out to be, and how the ongoing global supply chain disruptions have contributed to this situation. As businesses begin their sales and operations planning for 2022, there are significant decisions to ponder relative to product demand and supply assumptions. There are further, from our lens, significant risks to assess.
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a September 2021 news capsule update relative to previous supply chain management related developments that are ongoing across global based supply chains.
Rising Transportation Costs and Supply Chain Disruptions Precipitate Revisiting Sourcing Strategies- Part One
A two-part Ferrari Research Group Advisory commentary addresses why the groundswell of increased concerns being placed on supply chain disruption along with global and domestic transportation cost inflation will be the accelerant for the rethinking and realignment of industry supply chain sourcing strategies.
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an editorial commentary reflecting on the eventual need for new thinking and different directions in supply chain sourcing and customer fulfillment.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights March 2021 global manufacturing and supply chain activity level reporting and current trending relative global product demand and supply networks. The overall message is that global supply chain activity is now at full throttle with headwinds and disruption abounding.
This Supply Chain Matters editorial reflects on existing global supply chain challenges and their differences from a year earlier. This includes the critical importance of continued aligned thinking, definition and direction setting in business process ehhancement and technology adoption strategies.