The likely first initiative for integrating the online and physical store merchandising, inventory management and customer fulfillment capabilities involved in the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods Market began to unfold this week.
Supply Chain Matters provides an update on the U.S. nationwide shortage of IV Saline brought about by the effects of Hurricane Maria on the island of Puerto Rico.
This week, Apple reported financial results for the company’s fiscal 2018 first quarter that ended in December and included the all-important holiday period. The highly followed consumer electronics manufacturer reported record results amid growing concerns for future products and supply chain capabilities.
Supply Chain Matters comments on a published Business Insider report indicating a crisis of on-shelf availability of food items among Whole Foods retail outlets. The report is rather symptomatic of a challenge that many in grocery and retail online customer fulfillment need to tackle in the new retail model, which has other people, process and technology dimensions.
Once again, a certain pharmaceutical and drug supply chain has become highly visible for shortages of critical life-saving medicine. This time, the causes relate to natural disaster, federal government response, and industry-wide manufacturing and distribution practices.
In the final of three market education commentaries sponsored by Navigator Business Solutions, Supply Chain Matters amplifies business and supply chain management challenges among emerging growth companies in pharmaceutical, life sciences and consumer product goods industry sectors.