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The One Year Anniversay of the Costa Concordia Accident- What Have We Learned?

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This week marks the one year anniversary of the tragic grounding of the mega cruise ship Costa Concordia resulting in the loss of 32 lives and the evacuation of 4200 passengers and crew.  At the time of the accident, Supply Chain Matters penned a commentary on the spillover effects of this accident on the broader […]

Consider Attending This Year’s Supply Chain World North America Conference

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Each year, the Supply Chain Council (SCC), the organization that developed and continues to mature the Supply Chain Operations Framework (SCOR) model, sponsors that organization’s annual U.S. focused Supply Chain World North America Conference.  This is the SCC conference where the broader supply chain community and their teams can network and gather current thinking on […]

Wal-Mart Makes Some Noteworthy Commitments

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In the light of the National Retail Federation’s annual conference being held in New York, Wal-Mart has made some significant and noteworthy announcements.    Bill Simon, the head of Wal-Mart’s U.S. group announced plans to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S. sourced products over the next ten years.  According to a Wal-Mart document, this initiative […]