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Apple’s December-Ending Performance Provides Indications of Supply Challenges

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Supply Chain Matters provides added insights to recent financial and operational performance reports from major companies. We reflect on Apple’s latest report of December-ending (Fiscal 2017 Q1) financial and operating results which acknowledged supply constraints as limiting even more sales growth.  Wall Street headlines were generally positive as the iconic consumer electronics provider reversed three […]


UPS Holiday Quarter Performance Provides Added Evidence of B2C Online Fulfillment Implications

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Supply Chain Matters provides added insights to recent financial and operational performance reports from major companies. We begin with United Parcel Service (UPS) which recently reported results for the December-ending holiday quarter which generally disappointed Wall Street. The headlines included a 5.5 percent increase in top-line revenues yet falling profit margins for the global parcel […]


2017 Predictions for Supply Chain Management- Guest Contributions

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We just completed our unveiling and deep-dives on our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains and the complete 44-page Research Advisory report is now available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center. We now feature compilations of the many external guest contributions that were received from our readers.  A Thailand and Southeast Asia […]