The United States Congress is in the final stages of reconciling significant corporate tax reform. In this Supply Chain Matters blog we raise awareness to certain actions that may have implications for supply chain demand planning and inventory management for certain industries.
Industry Specific Supply Chain Challenges
This is a follow-up to our prior November Supply Chain Matters blog commentary: Tesla’s Electric Truck- Brilliance or More Challenge and Distraction, the unveiling of Tesla’s long-rumored Class 8 semitrailer truck. This week provides added good and not-so-good news related to this innovative new electrically-powered vehicle.
This week San Francisco based blockchain and IoT Cloud platform start-up Chronicled announced achievement of 21 CFR Part 11 Certification for its latest Micro-temperature logging application. Supply Chain Matters highlights this announcement because it provides evidence that regulators are more inclined to consider NFC, Blockchain and IoT enabled technologies as part of regulated processes.
Despite months and months of pre-planning, for every year-end holiday surge period, there always seems to be the few scapegoat logistics providers or retailers along the customer value-chain that endures the most scorn regarding expected vs. actual performance. This year, the first recipient in the barrel is likely UPS.
Supply Chain Matters concludes the series for self-scoring each of the 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the beginning of this year. In this Part Six final update, we revisit our industry-specific predictions related to B2C and Retail, Apparel and Footwear, Pharmaceutical and Drug supply chains.
Initial online and in-store retail shopping data relative to the five days spanning the 2017 Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday period indeed reflect a rather positive kickoff to this year’s holiday fulfillment period.