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Yet Another Milestone for the Supply Chain Matters Blog


We are pleased to share that this week, our blog’s Twitter account, @SC_Matters_Blog, has now accumulated a milestone of 21 thousand followers, which is a true reflection of current global wide readership and interest.  Supply Chain Matters Blog

This Founder and Executive Editor again will express sincere thanks to all of our followers for your continued interest in the content we publish and the standards we continually adhere to.

And, just to let you know, we have achieved such a following without the use of any external consulting aides or promotional account programs that indicate that we are a top destination for supply chain management. We allow our content and insights on supply chain related business processes and technology to provide its own interest level.

If you are not a true fan of Twitter, than by all means sign-up for continuing  email notification feeds of our content via the sign-up box appearing in our right-hand panel.

Bob Ferrari

A New Readership Milestone for the Supply Chain Matters Blog

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Last month, Supply Chain Matters achieved new readership milestones, surpassing over 50,000 global site visits and just over 15,000 unique, first-time visitors in a single month. Direct address bookmarks for this site now exceed 109,000.

In addition, we continue to receive consistent recognition and citation as being one of the top ten blogs under the broad umbrella of activities and functions of supply chain management.    Supply Chain Matters Blog

Obviously, we could not reach such milestones without the loyalty of all our readers and this Founder and Editor would be surely remiss in not extending sincere thanks to each and every reader.  We know that we offer the most in-depth, objective commentary on news and insights related to industry supply chain business strategies, processes and supporting technology. We now hold a registered trademark for all of the content appearing on this blog.

I continue to believe that this blog must adhere to standards of independent objectivity and where we have any business or client relationships, they are fully disclosed at the bottom of a commentary. All blog subscription and registered reader information is not shared with third parties in spite of many requests to do so.

Your continued and growing readership keeps our efforts energized.

We are in the process of planning new features for our readers and sponsors, so stay tuned for future announcements.

Speaking of sponsors, let me express thanks to each of our ongoing sponsors, Every Angle Software and River Logic Software as well as our various clients for their continued support of our thought leadership efforts.

Do continue to gain knowledge and insights from the deep library of Supply Chain Matters content that spans industries and end-to-end supply chain related processes.

Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor

Yet Another Recognition for Supply Chain Matters

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Earlier this week, the Barcode Learning Center blog, hosted on the system_id web site, featured The Ultimate Supply Chain Reference Guide.  This guide was written as a resource to help supply chain Supply Chain Matters Blogprofessionals stay up to date on current news, trends and best practices in logistics and supply chain management.

We were honored to note that Supply Chain Matters was cited among the top five Blogs & News Aggregators, as well as a listing of twelve must-follow Twitter accounts for logistics and supply chain professionals.

Supply Chain Matters is honored by this recognition and to be among such company. We extend a thank you to the guide’s author, Jay Schofield, who penned this reference guide.

Compiling and managing the content for this blog on a day-to-day basis is sometimes arduous but continued recognition is what insures us that we are providing broad based supply chain, procurement, manufacturing and product lifecycle management education and insights for our global community of readers.

Please note that Supply Chain Matters® and our parent, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, have no client or monetary association with the Barcode Learning Center blog or system_id Barcode Solutions.

Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor

Supply Chain Matters Again Cited as Top Supply Chain Website

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We are continually thrilled to note that the Supply Chain MattersBlog continues to receive industry-wide recognition.                Supply Chain Matters Blog

This week, Argentus Talent Acquisition, a Canadian based talent and recruitment firm advised its clients and supply chain management talent candidates of the Top Supply Chain Websites.  The criteria were web sites that cover a wide variety of supply chain topics and help to stay abreast of what’s happening in this business space.

We were quite pleased to observe Supply Chain Matters ranked Number One among this Top Ten listing. Although the Argentus team readily notes that its ranking is not meant to be exhaustive, we were humbled to be ranked with along with other well-known and respected sites such as Supply Management, Supply Chain Management Review, Spend Matters (not affiliated with us) and Procurement Insights. We are in great company.

Supply Chain Mattters has consistently been cited as one of the top independent blogs commenting on supply chain management and B2B business networks. Prior citations included Top 25 Most Influential Supply Chain Management Blogs and 100 Elite Resources for Logistics. This author was also cited as Top Supply Chain Power Influencer on Social Media.

Our sincere thanks to the team at Argentus Talent Acquisition for this recognition.

A final note for new readers. Please do not confuse this site with DHL Supply Chain Matters, which is a different site. We are an independent blog not affiliated with any global shipping or logistics provider and have existed long before.

Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor

Supply Chain Matters Executive Editor Named in Top Supply Chain Power Influencers

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The SupplyChainOpzweb site, previously known as SCM-Operations, has published its ranking of the Top 25 supply chain management focused social media influencers. 

 According to site author Ben Benjabutr: “Social media has been adopted by supply chain management professionals as a mechanism to express opinions and disseminate knowledge. Since there is too much information floating around, many people rely on “influencers” who exhibit expertise, enthusiasm, or creditability.”

The ranking Supply Chain Power Influencers is described as predicated on four separate metrics:


  • The number of retweets on Twitter vs. the number of followers
  • Klout Score that represents influence including size of network, type of networks, length of time and activity.
  • Kred analysis of tweets from the last 1000 days which were retweeted, relied, mentioned and followed.
  • Peerindex measures related to how content is shared on other social media focused sites such as Facebook and Google Plus


This ranking also utilized “Buzzsumo” as an alternative data source where 2000 Twitter profiles were analyzed to narrow to the cited listing of 25.

 I was therefore quite quite pleased and honored to note that my Twitter name is listed as number nine, among other prestigious names of academic institutions, professional organizations, publications and noted technology providers. Again, the ranking can be accessed and reviewed at this web link.

We sincerely thank Ben and SupplyChainOpz for this objectives analysis and recognition.

 Since founding Supply Chain Matters in 2008, my goal was and remains to have this site serve as a source of unbiased opinion, knowledge and insights related to ongoing developments and learning concerning supply chain management business processes and information technology.  Our influence is predicated on a belief that supply chain capabilities do indeed matter in successful business outcomes.

Judging from continued awards and recognition, our message is resonating.

Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor


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