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What Supply Chain Management Teams Should Expect During This Holiday Fulfillment Quarter

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides manufacturers, retailers and services providers with what they can expect in the upcoming 2019 holiday fulfillment surge quarter.

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Global Supply Chain Management Activity Clearly Flashing Contraction

The Supply Chain Matters blog analyzes the latest quantitative and qualitative data related to ongoing global manufacturing and supply chain activity levels along with the implication for the year 2020 business assumption and resource planning.

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North America Automotive Supply Chains Should Prepare for Longer-Term Disruption

As the work stoppage involving all General Motors U.S. manufacturing facilities enters its fifth day, the Supply Chain Matters blog is of the view that automotive supply networks that extend across North America will increasingly feel the effects of needed industry structural changes and stakeholder alignments.

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Supply Chain Matters Coverage of Oracle OpenWorld 2019- Part Four

The Supply Chain Matters blog is this week providing highlights and insights from the Oracle OpenWorld 2019 conference. Part Four of our continuing update provides highlights of the Oracle SCM Cloud keynote, including new product announcements.

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The Increased Importance of Global Trade Management process Support Technology

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a reminder to cross-functional supply chain management professionals of the now increased importance of Global Trade Management (GTM) software applications.

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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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Building Evidence That Global Supply and Product Demand Structural Changes Are Underway

The Supply Chain Matters blog comments on ever clearer evidence that for U.S. based manufacturers and retailers, changes in global supply chain sourcing strategies are already underway, and that structural changes are already apparent for global supply and product demand market segments.

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New Signs of a Protracted U.S. and China Trade War Cause Supply Chains to Step-Up Risk Mitigation

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on this week’s growing signs of a protracted U.S. and China trade war that is causing supply chains to step-up risk mitigation. The reality is that political-driven processes run in multi-year cycles while supply chains have to manage quarterly, monthly and daily supply and product fulfillment needs at targeted margins and business outcomes.

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Resolving a Path Forward for Business and SCM Transformation in SAP Business Systems Landscapes

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up commentary focused on SAP ERP and Supply Chain Management focused customers, and their new imperatives for considering an acceleration to Public Cloud based technology deployments, based on SAP’s customer messaging at last week’s Sapphire customer conference.

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FDA Approves Drug Safety Act Technology Pilot Submission

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a rather significant announcement this week concerning the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Supply Chain Security Act, and the application of modern technology to address drug safety needs.

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Global Supply Chain Management Teams Need to Practice Offense and Defense Relative to Global Trade Landscapes

The Supply Chain Matters blog features added perspectives on growing realities occurring across global trade regional landscapes. We advocate that global supply chain management is no longer a spectator sport, that teams have to be engaged deeply in advocating business strategies and customer support contingency plans and actions that manage global supply network risks.

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