Welcome to the Supply Chain Matters blog and very pleased to have you as a reader.

In 2022 and this continuing period surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent disruptions and impacts on various industry and global supply chains, we find many new visitors to this, our blog. Supply Chain Matters blog

We therefore want to provide you a brief description of who we are and what we are about.

I am Bob Ferrari, the Founder and Executive Editor of this blog. I have been a supply chain management business process and technology industry analyst for over 20 years, having senior roles it two different top-tier industry analyst firms.

I founded Supply Chain Matters in 2008 with our banner that implies supply chain do matter for enabling business outcomes. This blog serves as a means to provide readers an end-to-end business process and technology perspective for both specific industry and global based supply chains.

Since our founding, this blog has expanded its readership to a global-wide audience, and has consistently been recognized as one of the top read independent thought leadership blogs in the area of supply chain management.

Today, our context is beyond that of supply chains, and includes the interlinked B2B and B2C customer demand, supply and value-chain networks making up industry and global companies. The umbrella of supply chain management that we context includes product management, supply chain strategy, procurement, planning, customer fulfillment, logistics, transportation and customer service management.

Industry analyst and consulting services are delivered by our parent firm, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group. Take a moment to visit our research and consulting web site when you get the opportunity. Our menus provide listings of our various services to our clients. Our research content and industry advisories can be accessed by our Research Center menu.

Our coverage of supply chain management focused technology is broad and wide ranging, including software applications, B2B supply chain and business network platforms, advanced technologies addressing today and tomorrow’s physical and digital technologies.

During this ongoing period, we have provided enhanced content related to industry and business implications and what we view as implications in the post COVID-19 period. To insure you have an up to date perspective, add your email address to our Receive Posts via Email box located on the right-hand panel.

Both of our web sites provide information on how to contact us or request additional information.

One again, thanks for visiting and we trust that you will continue to bookmark this site for your supply chain management thought leadership and insights needs.


Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor

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