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Next Week- Supply Chain Matters Attends Open Text Enterprise World 2016

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We alert our readers that next week Supply Chain Matters is traveling to Nashville to attend the OpenText Enterprise World 2016 Conference. Some of our readers that may not be directly familiar with Open Text which categories itself as an Enterprise Information Management (EIM) technology support provider. However, they may be supporting their supply chain […]


Upscale Retailer Invests in Cloud Based B2B Platform Technology Provider

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It is very seldom that one reads of a luxury goods retailer, for that fact, other retailers acquiring a majority stake in a supply chain technology firm, but in these challenging times of Omni-channel retail, we suppose anything is possible. Thus The Wall Street Journal reports (Paid subscription required) today that Nordstrom has made a […]


Tesla Motors Reports Q2 Production and Operational Results- The Critical Ramp-up of the Supply Chain

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Tesla Motors remains challenged by supply chain ramp-up issues as it strives to meet aggressive short and long-term production and supply chain needs. On Sunday, Tesla announced that the electric auto maker had produced 18,345 vehicles during Q2, a volume increase of 20 percent from Q1. However, in classic “hockey stick” fashion, 5150 completed vehicles […]


Report that Boeing is Moving Toward Development of New Midsized Commercial Aircraft

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The Wall Street Journal reports (Paid subscription required) that Boeing is advancing toward development of an all new midsized jetliner that would seat upwards of 270 passengers and offer a flight range of up to ten hours. This new aircraft would supposedly be delivered with more attractive market pricing. The report indicates that the aircraft […]


Additional News Related to Tesla’s Gigafactory

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There has been some additional news regarding the status of electric car manufacturer Tesla Motor’s rollout of its planned gigafactory to produce its own electric cells for use in both its automobiles as well as other rechargeable battery supply needs. The Associated Press reports that Tesla has now received and sold about $20 million in […]


Volkswagen’s Initial Settlement with U.S. Regulators- More Challenges Remain

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Today marks the initial formal settlement by Volkswagen with U.S. based regulators regarding approximately 500,000 U.S. vehicle owners of two liter diesel engines as a result of the emissions cheating scandal. The financial settlement amounting to more than $15 billion, ranks as one of the highest ever incurred on an automotive manufacturer, a new industry […]


E2open Executes Another Acquisition- Orchestro

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Yesterday, E2open announced its acquisition of Orchestro, a Cloud based demand signal repository and analytics platform provider catering to Retail and CPG Industry Omni-channel business process fulfillment needs. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed, which is not a surprise since E2open was taken private in February of 2015. This acquisition comes on the […]


Two Contrasting Events: Brexit and the Expanded Panama Canal Add New Dimensions for More Active Planning – Part Two

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It’s the last Monday in June and as we pen this part two Supply Chain Matters advisory commentary two major developments over these past few days are going to have a definitive long-term impact on various industry supply chains. One is the unexpected results of the referendum by voters in the United Kingdom endorsing an […]


Two Contrasting Events: Brexit and the Expanded Panama Canal Add New Dimensions for Active Planning- Part One

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It’s the last Monday in June and as we pen this advisory commentary two major developments over these past few days are going to have a definitive long-term impact on various industry supply chains. One is the unexpected results of the referendum by voters in the United Kingdom endorsing an exit from the European Union. […]


An Iteration of the IT-OT Conflict in Internet of Things Focused Tech Initiatives

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As a sidelight to our prior commentary related to GE Digital’s report of progress on Digital Industrial efforts, we call Supply Chain Matters reader attention to a recent blog posting on EDN Network. Richard Quinnell pens in his commentary, Solve the IT-OT conflict, that Internet of Things (IoT) focused developers are facing a challenge, that […]


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