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.
Sales and Operations Planning
The November numbers are in and there is solid evidence that industry supply chains across the globe, with few exceptions, have reached significant highs in manufacturing and supply chain output levels. Industry teams are incredibly busy and optimistic in their planning for 2018. But again, Supply Chain Matters needs to call attention of the caution signposts.
As we pen this Supply Chain Matters blog posting at midday on Cyber Monday, by all appearances, online shopping expectations for both the Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping period are meeting or exceeding expectations.
Supply Chain Matters highlights initial expectations and what to expect as the Thanksgiving holiday kickoffs the 2017 holiday peak period for industry supply chains.
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.
Supply chain management B2B network provider E2open announced yet another acquisition, signing a definitive agreement to acquire Zyme, a provider of Channel Data Management (CDM) software. Supply Chain Matters believes that the addition of Zyme can achieve two objectives- satisfy decision needs for sales and marketing team participants while providing operational team members with a more-detailed information context as to direct and indirect channel fulfillment information related to individual products.