At this point, there is little doubt that industry supply chain teams will be managing the after effects of an incredible period of unprecedented natural disaster events that impacted portions of the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain
This week, a significant announcement from GS1, the global business communications standards organization has important implications for consumer goods industry pilots directed at business process use cases for deploying blockchain technology
Supply Chain Matters provides our third reader update relative to Hurricane Harvey that struck the U.S. Texas Gulf Region two weeks ago. Recovery operations are clearly underway with initial assessments being shared.
A significant power disruption impacted Taiwan this week, one that likely reverberated across multiple consumer electronics supply chains including that of Apple. High-tech and consumer electronics supply chain teams may have dodged a disruption but concerns should linger.
Regarding the announcement from Amazon on the online retailer’s intent to acquire Whole Foods, Supply Chain Matters committed to feature a number of follow-up opinion commentaries, both from this blog as well as external sources. We call attention to a report published by Supermarket News that does a great job of uncovering impacts to branded natural foods and organic suppliers that may or may not benefit from Amazon’s subsequent integration strategies.