The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights three published forecasts addressing expected retail sales for this holiday fulfillment period, along with the likely implications for supply chain management teams
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a report that Apple may be leaning toward a contract manufacturing strategy for its Apple Car product development strategy.
A highlight of our This Week in Supply Chain Tech column features announcements from Intel in the Internet of Things (IoT) technology deployment arena.
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an argument that Q4-2019 is shaping up to be not the new normal for global wide supply chain management teams, and rather a point where resiliency and agility can no longer be sustained by many.
Supply Chain Matters highlights industry player pushback in the ocean shipping sector involving efforts to leverage blockchain technology to better enable efficiency and security in global trade.
One year from tomorrow, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union and the realities of that action are now manifesting themselves across multi-industry supply chains in thoughts, concerns and actions.
Procurement spend managing software provider JAGGAER made a sudden acquisition announcement today, indicating plans to acquire rival procurement technology provider BravoSolution for an undisclosed sum.
This week, Supply Chain Matters is attending the Oracle OpenWorld conference held in San Francisco. In this dispatch- we highlight the Monday morning keynote and some observations of the first full day.
Tesla conducted its long-awaited Model 3 customer handover event. We now know a lot more about this new vehicle, but at the same time, less about how Tesla will manage the huge production ramp-up.
Supply Chain Matters call reader attention to noteworthy industry editorials, particularly when they have supply chain implications. This particular blog applies to the retail industry and its associated supply chains and how private equity financing practices are pitting suppliers against investors.
A growing tenet in today’s broad supply chain management capability umbrella is the ability to be able to integrate product and manufacturing process design with global-wide production capabilities, faster and cheaper than existing competitors. These notions are now playing out in the global smartphone market with recent revelations that China based industry disruptors are gaining more global market-share.
According to a recent survey, warehouse space acquisition across the United States has reached its highest level in over 16 years, driven primarily by online fulfillment needs. Such space trending and building momentum should be viewed with a cautionary lens, with broader stakeholder involvement in decisions.