The Supply Chain Matters blog informs its global-wide readers that we have returned after a short vacation leave.

During our brief offline status, a lot has occurred in global supply chain developments. A suspected drone strike on multiple Saudi Arabian based oil refining facilities has inflated global oil markets and threatens geo-political tensions. Severe weather threatens certain geographic regions and this Editor witnessed some of the effects of severe flooding and landslides that occurred in portions of Spain. As always, Supply Chain Matters will be providing ongoing highlights, observations and insights.

This week, we have traveled to San Francisco to provide our annual coverage of the Oracle Open World conference. We anticipate some noteworthy announcements related to updated features related to Oracle’s SCM Cloud suite capabilities including the introduction of a new B2B supply chain Oracle OpenWorld 2019network capability to be termed Oracle Business Network, along with other announcements related to digital assistants and autonomous process management capabilities.

This week also includes annual meetings of global supply chain management professional organizations ASCM and CSCMP which will likely be of interest to our readers.

The remainder of September indeed promises to be very busy and noteworthy for global supply chain management organizations.  We will be here to provide our usual insights.


Bob Ferrari

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