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The Supply Chain Matters Q4-2012 Quarterly Newsletter Has Published

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The Supply Chain Matters Quarterly Newsletter is a reader supplement to this blog.  The newsletter provides for a broader analysis of our daily and weekly commentaries, with an emphasis on this past quarters events and their implications for global supply chain business process and information technology needs. The Q4-2012 newsletter was distributed this morning, so please check your email inbox to access your and read your copy. Readers who signed-up to subscribe to Supply Chain Matters along with our consulting clients will receive the newsletter automatically. The newsletter includes the following updates and articles: Specific Highlights of Q4 Supply Chain Matters Commentaries Compelling Lessons from the 2012 Holiday Buying Season China’s Labor Cost Rise in 2012 World’s Largest Container Ships Enter Global Service 2013 Annual Predictions for Global Supply Chains Research Report Now Available Supply Chain Matters 2012 Readership Summary Statistics If you did not receive your copy, or would […]


An NPR Interview Featuring Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne

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Supply Chain Matters will at times focus on senior business or industry executives whom we believe really understand the essence of supply chain strategies and how the supply chain plays an important role in enabling desired corporate outcomes. In that vein, we continue to be impressed with Sergio Marchionne, Chairmen of Fiat and CEO of Chrysler Group. We have held this opinion since 2009. Not much has been written about this visionary, probably because of his no-nonsense style to shun away from the sometimes superstar status that some CEO’s savor. A little over a year ago we posted a commentary, Chrysler-Fiat Continues its Journey Towards Synergistic Supply Chain and Manufacturing Strategy Execution. In that commentary, we summarized the positive aspects of Chrysler’s comeback from the depths of bankruptcy, and how the marriage of Fiat and Chrysler turned out to be positive in many respects. The unique leadership style of Mr. […]