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Manufacturing Still Matters- Well Maybe

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The Detroit Free Press last week featured a well-timed article written by Bill Ford, the Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, entitled Why Manufacturing Still Matters. Mr. Ford’s current concern is that maintaining manufacturing capability in the U.S. absolutely matters not only in producing jobs and tax revenue, but in fostering innovation and new technology. […]


Sickened Children- The China Food Related Problem Gets Worse

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The more I observe the incidents of critical product recalls involving highly sensitive food and drug related supply chains originating from China, the more outraged I, and all of us should become regarding this culture of insensitivity toward human life and widespread suffering.  The recent incidents involving the contamination of the life saving drug heparin, […]


A New Milestone for Supply Chain Matters

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I am very pleased to inform readers that the month of August provided yet another milestone in the overall growth of Supply Chain Matters readership.  Not to bore you with statistics, but in the spirit of “proud father”, there were over were over 5000 views and 1200 unique visitors to this site in August, representing […]


Seven Grand Challenges for Supply Chain Management- Part Three

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This is the third in a series of Supply Chain Matters posts that responds to a challenge among the blogsphere community of supply chain bloggers to offer some thoughts on the seven grand challenges for supply chain management for the next ten to twenty years. The notion of seven challenges was motivated from a recent […]


The Seven Grand Challenges for Supply Chain Management- Part Two

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This is the second in a series of three posts responding to a challenge among our blogsphere community of supply chain bloggers to offer some thoughts on the seven grand challenges for supply chain management for the next ten to twenty years. The notion of seven challenges was motivated from a recent Gartner research theme […]


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