Tag: Independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari’s Blog

Efforts Underway to Expand COVID-19 Response Availability of Critically Needed Healthcare Products and Materials

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues in supporting the need for sharing of critical and important information related to multi-industry supply chain networks, and specifically supply chains of critically needed healthcare treatment personal protection and treatment materials needs. Both physical and digital response are coming together to try to address the shortage gaps.

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Supply Chain Matters 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Five

The Supply Chain Matters provides a series of individual blogs that explore added detail and perspective around each of ten 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Prediction Five highlights what will occur regarding supply chain digital transformation efforts in the coming year.

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What Should Supply Chain Management Teams Expect in the Coming Year: Summary of 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group thru the medium of the Supply Chain Matters blog, provides a full summary of 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Chains and what supply chain management teams should expect in the coming year

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Revisit of Ferrari Consulting and Research Group 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, via the Supply Chain Matters blog, provides a Part Two self-assessment of prior 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the start of 2019.

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An Escalating U.S. and China Trade War- Others Weigh In as to What Now in Negotiations

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to our two previous blog commentaries highlighting the ever-escalating trade war between the United States and China, and the consequential political dimensions and industry forces that will either shorten or elongate the current tariff actions and their impacts.
With each cycle of escalation, the ongoing trade war affects broader businesses, industries, consumer and services companies on both sides. Such effects cascade across adjacent and dependent supply and customer demand networks, with broader economic and other harmful implications.

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Industry Supply Chains Should Be In Planning Modes for Preparation for Economic Recession

Supply Chain Matters blog Executive Editor Bob Ferrari opines to multi-industry sales and operations or integrated business planning teams that the signs of a looming global economic setback are flashing yellow and argues that now is the time to be in planning mode for pending recession.

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2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Six

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues its series of unveiling 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains by highlighting our carry-over prediction related to various multi-industry supply chain transitions toward Digitally-Enabled Response Networks.

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Two Rather Important Considerations for Supply Chain Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Matters addresses the two important components for digital transformation, one being the advanced technology, the other being ease-of-use, flexibility, and transformation time-to-value. Equal or added weight should be placed on adoption factors and vendors should be selected based on their demonstrated record of accomplishment and understanding.

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2018 Prediction Deep-Dive: Transportation Carrier Network and Third-Party Logistics Strategies Turn Towards Achieving Added Scale

Supply Chain Matters continues a series of deep-dives into our 2018 Predictions of Industry and Global Supply Chains with a perspective on global transportation network and third-party logistics strategies. This prediction has had special significance with ongoing developments already occurring in 2018.

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