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Boeing Grounds Newly Designed 737 MAX Aircraft Over Engine Component Manufacturing Flaw

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Days before the scheduled first customer delivery of the new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, Boeing had to suspend ongoing flight testing after being notified by supplier CFM of an engine component manufacturing problem.


A Commentary on Proposed Surge Pricing for Online Retailers

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United Parcel Service announced a new variation in surge pricing, charging top retail shippers for inaccurate forecasting of shipments during peak holiday periods. As a supply chain management social media voice, we felt compelled to weigh-in.


Supply Chain Matters Commentary on Apple’s Fiscal Q2-2017 Performance

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Apple formally reported its fiscal Q2-2017 financial performance this week, and continuing our Supply Chain Matters tradition, we add some supply chain perspectives to this latest performance.


Market Education Series- A Path Towards Internet of Things Enabled Service Management

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Supply Chain Matters begins a series on building the foundations for robust, more efficient, less costly service and spare parts planning capability and building the foundation for IoT enabled service management business models.


Another Tragic Air Cargo Plane Crash in the U.S.

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Tragically, there has been another fatal air cargo accident in the United States as a twin-engine turbo prop aircraft, operated by a subcontracter to UPS crashed while landing at the Charleston West Virginia Airport.


JDA Software Announces Additional Executive Leadership Changes

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Just prior to conducting its annual customer conference, JDA Software announced additional leadership changes. As we opined in January, Supply Chain Matters anticipates further changes in the months to come.


Q1 Economic Data Again Echoes Challenges in Integrated Business Planning

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Integrated Business Planning must insure bimodal business plan performance which implies growing the top revenue line, insuring business margins are fulfilled, and contingencies for the business and for the supply chain are always in-play, regardless of the constant ebbs and flows of the global economy.


Market Education Series- The Future of Supply Chain Planning

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Supply Chain Matters explores changing needs in supply chain planning, what is termed concurrent supply chain planning, and why it is becoming a more important capability to support today’s multi-industry supply chain business environments.


More Concerning News for Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains

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Today’s front page report from The Wall Street Journal provides more concerning news for Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains, and for their needs to be able to support more business agility.


Yet Another Significant Supply Chain Risk Looming

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Supply Chain Matters highlights two reports indicator another important area of global supply chain risks, that being South Korea and growing tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile delivery program.


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