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Supply Chain Matters Q4 2016 Newsletter Has Published

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We would like to alert our Ferrari Consulting and Research Group clients and our Supply Chain Matters readership that our Q4 2016 Newsletter published this afternoon and should be in the email inboxes of those who have subscribed.  Our latest newsletter again reinforces important trends brought forward by developments in the final quarter of 2016. […]


Tesla Reports Q4 and 2016 Financial Performance with Most Eyes Affixed on the Model 3 Supply Chain

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Electric-automobile and solar power producer Tesla reported fourth quarter and full year 2016 results this week but it seemed that most eyes are focused on the ramp-up of the new Model 3 volume ramp-up production and supporting supply chain strategies. On the financial front, the company reported mixed results. Q4 automotive revenues were reported down […]


2017 Industry Specific Prediction- Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains

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In our recently unveiled 2017 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains (Available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center), we elected to include Consumer Packaged Food (CPG) and Beverage supply chains in our industry-specific predictions. We have included this industry in our industry-specific predictions for the past three years and already, industry dynamics of activist investors […]


Supply Chain Matters Attendance at Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference- Part Five Summary Impressions

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Supply Chain Matters has been attending the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience conference being held this week in San Jose California, drawing over 2800 attendees.  In our Part One posting, we provided some highlights from the first’s day’s keynotes. On our Part Two posting, we shared impressions of the Oracle S&OP Cloud application currently in-development. […]


Supply Chain Matters Attendance at Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference- Part Four

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This week, Supply Chain Matters has been attending the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience conference being held in San Jose California, drawing over 2800 attendees. In our Part One posting, we provided some highlights from the first’s day’s keynotes. On our Part Two posting, we shared impressions of the Oracle S&OP Cloud application currently in-development. […]


Rolls Royce- Another Potential Weak Link for Commercial Aerospace Supply Chains

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Supply Chain Matters has highlighted some percolating supplier weak links among commercial aerospace supply chains from either financial, operational or product quality perspectives.  Certain key suppliers such as Pratt and Whitney have provided signs of such industry concern. Now, broader industry visibility to engine producer Rolls Royce is likely added. This week, Rolls Royce reported […]


Supply Chain Matters Attendance at Oracle Modern Supply Chain Conference- Part Three

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Supply Chain Matters has been attending the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience conference being held in San Jose California and drawing over 2800 attendees. In our Part One posting, we provided some highlights from the first’s day’s keynotes. On our Part Two posting, we shared impressions of the Oracle S&OP Cloud application currently in-development.    Day […]


Supply Chain Matters Attendance at Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience- Part Two

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Supply Chain Matters has been attending the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience conference being held in San Jose California and drawing over 2800 attendees. In our Part One posting, we provided some highlights from the first’s day’s keynotes. In this particular posting, we wanted to highlight for readers, Oracle’s evolving efforts to develop a Cloud-based […]


Supply Chain Matters Coverage of Oracle’s Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference- Part One

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This afternoon marked the opening keynotes of the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience conference that is expected to draw over 2800 attendees. Rick Jewell, Oracle Senior Vice President for Supply Chain Applications Development kicked-off the event with his presentation titled: The Adaptive Intelligent Supply Chain Cloud. In this presentation, Jewell re-iterated a number of supply […]


Breaking Supply Chain Tech News- E2open to Merge with Steelwedge

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Today, supply chain focused B2B business network tech provider E2open formally announced that it has merged with supply chain planning and S&OP technology support provider Steelwedge. From our lens, the announcement is of little surprise and provides some interesting new dynamics in the market. We note that the announcement is to be expected since two […]


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