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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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U.S. Manufacturing and Supply Chain Activity Reaches 14 Year High: Once Again-Warning Signs

February 2018 data related to manufacturing and supply chain activity continues to reinforce a boom period. The indices for U.S. wide activity, particularly point to ongoing operational challenges occurring among multiple industry supply chains. While teams remain incredibly busy in day-to-day challenges, Supply Chain Matters again raises caution signs for the need to manage both tactical and strategic transformational needs.

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Spiking Air Freight Transportation Volumes are Warning Signs

Industry and business media report spiking shipping volumes in trucking, air freight and other transportation routings. Logistics and transportation industry teams are naturally euphoric, and view such trends with high optimism. Industry supply chain teams and shippers need to view such trends as a huge Caution sign.

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Initial Estimates Point to a Positive Kickoff to the 2017 Holiday Fulfillment Period

Initial online and in-store retail shopping data relative to the five days spanning the 2017 Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday period indeed reflect a rather positive kickoff to this year’s holiday fulfillment period.

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Supply Chain Matters Shares Our Top Ten Blog Postings in 2016

An annual tradition for the Supply Chain Matters blog has been to look back to the prior year’s...

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