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India Regulators Cite 200 Drug Makers for High Risk in Compliance Standards

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Here is some rather troubling news for pharmaceutical and life sciences supply chains. FDA News and other India news outlets report that 200 drug manufacturers have been now cited by India’s national drug regulator for noncompliance and “high risk” for quality control lapses as part of an initial effort to crackdown on the country’s pharmaceutical […]


New Supply Chain Developments Involving Apple

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These past few days, Supply Chain Matters has been updating our readers regarding ongoing supply chain management developments involving specific companies. That includes Airbus, Boeing, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Pratt and Whitney and others. We have been somewhat remiss in not updating on developments involving one of global business’s most visible supply chain, that being Apple. […]


Report of Pending Product Sourcing Risks for European Based Manufacturers

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This week, The Wall Street Journal CFO Journal warns (Paid subscription required) that an approaching World Trade Organization (WTO) deadline could well make European goods made with components or materials imported from China more expensive. We highlight this news item because it may well be a forerunner to efforts undertaken in 2017 by the new […]


Yet Another Setback Concerning a Noted Mexican Restaurant Chain

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This Supply Chain Matters posting serves as another update on our now streaming commentaries related to the ongoing business and supply chain challenges involving Chipotle Mexican Grill.  Specifically, we refer to the past series of food related illnesses including E-coli, salmonella, and norovirus that date back to 2015. This week there has been a new […]


Fast Fashion Retail Requires Supply Chain Strategy Shifts

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Supply Chain Matters has provided a number of retail industry focused commentaries regarding the trend toward Fast Fashion that has been pioneered by Zara and now other retailers. We now call attention to our blog readers to an industry focused commentary that has Supply Chain Matters focused insights. The December 2016 issue of STORES magazine, […]


Delivering on Customer Promises in both Automotive and Retail Industries

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At the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference held in late September, this author had the pleasurable opportunity to moderate two very informative panel discussions. These sessions were jointly sponsored by The Washington Post and Ryder Inc. Panel One: How a refreshed distribution strategy revs up savings in the automotive industry, featured […]


Pratt and Whitney Unionized Workers Ratify New Five Year Labor Contract

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There is an update to our Supply Chain Matters streaming commentaries related to aircraft engine producer Pratt & Whitney. In October, we published a Pratt focused commentary with the theme of the good and not so good news when on eyes are focused on your supply chain. Over the weekend, unionized workers ratified a new […]


Is There More Immediate Financial Crisis Involving Retailer Sears?

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Late last week, a published report by web-based Business Insider indicates that retail chain Sears is on the brink of financial catastrophe. This report cites both the sudden departures of two of the retail chain’s highest ranking executives along with speculation among internal employees, suppliers and several banks fearing that the retail chain may soon […]


Report That Amazon Has Already Captured Significant Online Holiday Revenue Share

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Business network CNBC is reporting new analytical data made available by Slice Intelligence indicating that Amazon captured nearly 31 percent of all online spending for the period spanning the Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday shopping days. If this trend is corroborated by other reinforcing market intelligence data, it would represent yet again the significant online dominance […]


The Initial Signs of the Donald Trump Era- Continuous Change, Uncertainty and Supply Chain Risk Mitigation

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As Supply Chain Matters has noted in prior commentary, the election of Donald Trump as the incoming President of the United States will present quite a number of global and domestic supply chain management uncertainties for industry teams to manage over the coming months, and perhaps years. The question is how to be prepared. Thus […]


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