Supply Chain Matters provides a follow-up to our ongoing blog commentaries related to China’s 2017 Singles Day online shopping event that occurred this weekend. Indications are that this year’s event shattered all previous online sales records and provided added milestones for integrating online and in-store merchandising.
Reported global production and supply chain activity for October 2017 was rather positive, but at the same time, provides some sign posts and added cautions for the global supply chain management community. Supply chain leaders should hone-in on the important underlying trends which supply chain teams in certain industries and firms are likely already experiencing at this point.
China’s two dominant online retailers have been making aggressive plans for supporting the world’s largest one-day online shopping holiday in order volumes and revenue. This year’s upcoming Singles Day holiday is no exception.
Supply Chain Matters provides a significant update in our ongoing content stream related to Apple’s latest new product introduction and manufacturing ramp-up related to the iPhone lineup.
Earlier this month, the National Retail Federation (NRF) released a rather optimistic forecast of expected holiday retail sales for the months of November and December. Supply Chain Matters however, advises some prudent caution and here is why we take such a view.
Supply Chain Matters shares the second in a market education series developed in collaboration with Kinaxis on the topic of the future of supply chain planning, specifically concurrent planning needs evolving within certain industries.