The Supply Chain Matters Quarterly Newsletter is an added supplement to this blog as well as to our research and consulting clients.  This newsletter provides for a broader analysis of our daily and weekly commentaries, with an emphasis on this past quarters events and their implications for global supply chain business process and information technology needs. It is our opportunity to reflect deeper on current trends and share insights.

The Q3-2013 newsletter was distributed on the morning of October 11, so please check to insure that you received your copy. Readers who signed-up to subscribe to Supply Chain Matters along with our consulting clients will receive the newsletter automatically.

Our quarterly newsletters include a standing feature, an analysis of select global supply chain activity by major geographic region.  This quarter’s update was rather timely since for the sixth time this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global growth forecast for this year by 0.3 percentage points and pointed to gloomier prospects for certain emerging market countries. Our tracking of global production and supply chain related activity now points to a discernible resurgence of breakout activity in the United States.

In addition to a review of global supply chain indices and summarization of Q3 developments, we have also included an article outlining the unique demand planning challenges for the aerospace industry where 20 year planning horizons are the norm, and where the interplay of current market dynamics can make planning rather interesting.

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