Within the past few weeks and months, there have been rather large sums of logistics investments flowing into the Asia online retailing sector, with a special emphasis on improving logistics efficiency and unique customer fulfillment needs.
Supply Chain Matters features a guest contribution from Mike Russo- Can Data Science Help Procurement Zero-In on the Right Supplier?
A reminder to Accenture Academy members that Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari will be delivering an upcoming trendTalk web seminar: Managing Supply Chain in a Volatile Geopolitical Era. This exclusive trendTalk is scheduled for September 20 at 10 am Eastern time.
At this point, there is little doubt that industry supply chain teams will be managing the after effects of an incredible period of unprecedented natural disaster events that impacted portions of the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Supply Chain Matters highlights an deployment announcement from a contract management provider that reinforces that in the end, speed of implementation, ease-of-use and quicker value for the customer will always remain key decision criteria regardless of how advanced technology may be.
This week, Oracle reported its fiscal FY18 Q1 financial performance and the results are being billed as solidly exceeding Wall Street estimates. Oracle depicted its performance as the best quarterly performance in over six years as well as a very, very strong start to its FY18 fiscal year.
Supply Chain Matters cites a report from Business Network CNBC that visually portrays what it’s like to be a home improvement retailer amid natural disasters of the magnitude of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
This week, a significant announcement from GS1, the global business communications standards organization has important implications for consumer goods industry pilots directed at business process use cases for deploying blockchain technology
This week, consumer electronics giant Apple made its long waited new product release announcements regarding its new iPhone lineup. Given all the implications, Supply Chain Matters believes that the coming quarters will present Apple’s Sales and Operations Planning, supply chain planning and supplier teams their most significant challenges to-date.
Supply chain planning technology provider ToolsGroup made a significant product announcement this week, migrating its software to the Microsoft Azure platform and one that could lead to other announcements down the road.
Supply Chain Matters has provided many examples of the implications of the Amazon Effect. Food and consumer goods manufacturers have become so cognizant to the threat of Amazon in their respective markets, that they have taken action to secure their control of customer and other mission critical information. The latest is retailer Target which is reportedly aggressively moving away from dependence on Amazon Web Services.
Over the past two weeks, extraordinary numbers of natural disasters have impacted many individual countries and advanced price optimization technology seemed to lack the human intervention override button.
Supply Chain Matters provides our third reader update relative to Hurricane Harvey that struck the U.S. Texas Gulf Region two weeks ago. Recovery operations are clearly underway with initial assessments being shared.
Supply Chain Matters updates readers on the pending approach of Hurricane Irma to the Florida and potentially other U.S. regions.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the pending newest edition of Apple’s iPhone has been dogged by production glitches resulting in a reported one week delay in production ramp-up.