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Next Week: Supply Chain Matters Moderates CSCMP Annual Conference Panel Session

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We wanted to once again remind our Supply Chain Matters readers and followers that Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari will be moderating a panel discussion at next week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference being held in Orlando Florida. This session, jointly sponsored by The Washington Post and Ryder Inc., is […]


Ocean Container Industry Dynamics Moving Faster

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Starting in late 2011 and early 2012, we began alerting our Supply Chain Matters readers to the building signs of potential consolidation and restructuring for the ocean container shipping industry. That was the time when the major container shipping lines began the pooling of capacity under various formed shipping alliances. Since that time, we believed […]


Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle Open World 2016 Conference- Summary Impressions

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This Editor once again attended the Oracle Open World conference in San Francisco this week and Supply Chain Matters has been publishing impressions throughout the week. As a reference, our prior blog commentaries included: Highlights of Oracle’s Q1 FY17 financial performance last week leading-up to OpenWorld Our initial on-site Commentary One posting highlighting Larry Ellison’s […]


Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Conference- Commentary Four

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This Editor is once again attending the Oracle Open World conference here in San Francisco and Supply Chain Matters is publishing impressions throughout the week. As a reference, our prior blog commentaries included: Highlights of Oracle’s Q1 FY17 financial performance last week Our initial on-site Commentary One posting Our Supply Chain Matters Commentary Two posting. […]


Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle OpenWorld 2016- Commentary Three

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This Editor is once again attending the Oracle Open World conference here in San Francisco and Supply Chain Matters is publishing impressions throughout the week. As a reference, our prior blog commentaries included: Highlights of Oracle’s Q1 FY17 financial performance last week Our initial on-site Commentary One posting Our Commentary Two posting. In previous commentaries […]


Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle OpenWorld- Commentary Two

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This Editor is once again attending the Oracle Open World conference here in San Francisco and Supply Chain Matters is publishing impressions throughout the week. We began our coverage with highlights of Oracle’s Q1 FY17 financial performance last week, along with our initial Commentary One posting. In our previous commentary we observed that Oracle has […]


Pratt and Whitney Publically Discloses Supply Chain Challenges and Production Shortfalls

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Previously and again last week, we alerted Supply Chain Matters readers to the increasing visibility to noteworthy supply challenges occurring at Pratt and Whitney related to its newly developed geared-turbofan aircraft engines.  The development is significant since just was we anticipated, the weakest link in commercial aircraft supply chain ramp-up production cadence is indeed turning […]


Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle OpenWorld 2016- Commentary One

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This Editor is once again attending the Oracle Open World conference here in San Francisco and we will be publishing impressions throughout the week. We began our coverage with highlights of Oracle’s Q1 FY17 financial performance last week. Last night, Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison kicked off this year’s event with […]


Oracle’s Latest Quarterly Financial Performance Boosted by Cloud Product Strategy

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Yesterday at the close of the stock market, Oracle reported its FY17-Q1 financial performance results. The enterprise technology provider’s headline was another quarter of strong sales gains related to its Cloud computing based product lineup. Oracle’s three senior most executives described the quarter as very solid performance in terms of strategic Cloud based product uptake […]


The Samsung Smartphone Product Recall Crisis Bears Important Similarities and Learning

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We previously alerted our Supply Chain Matters readers to the stunning and somewhat embarrassing news that Samsung initiated on its own, a global recall of its newly announced Galaxy Note 7® smartphones due to reports of battery fires. It is now becoming much more evident that Samsung has created additional customer creditability and market perception […]


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