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Supply Chain Matters 2013 Predictions for Global Supply Chains- Part One Commentary

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Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters Blog provide a series of predictions for the coming year. We have maintained this tradition since the founding of the blog in 2008. Readers can view the entire listing by clicking on this web link: 2013 Predictions for Global Supply Chains. In this Part One commentary, we explore our first two predictions for 2013: Prediction #1: Yes, yet another year of global challenges to support revenue and profit growth As we noted in both our 2011 and 2012 Predictions, the world economy continues to provide an environment of high uncertainty and 2013 will undoubtedly provide more reinforcement.  The latest economic outlooks published by both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) each strike a very cautious and guarded tone. The IMF […]


Supply Chain Matters 2013 Predictions for Global Supply Chains

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Once a year, just before the start of the new year, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters Blog provide a series of predictions for the coming year. We have maintained this tradition since the founding of the blog in 2008 and it is quite popular with our readers judging from the number of subsequent downloads.  Over the next two weeks, the blog will feature a series of postings to provide detail around each of our predictions. These predictions are provided in the spirit of advising supply chain organizations in setting management agenda for the year ahead, helping our readers and clients to prepare their supply chain management teams in establishing programs, initiatives and educational agendas for the new year. Our process includes a re-look at all that occurred in 2012, a reflection of future implications and the soliciting of input from clients, thought leaders and […]