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  • Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Bristlecone Pulse 2017 Conference

    This independent supply chain management industry analyst recently had the opportunity to both attend and participate in the Bristlecone Pulse 2017 conference. This was from my view, one incredible conference of supply chain management thought leadership, one that likely provided attendees a lot of strategies and topics to consider regarding their respective organizational transformational leadership efforts.

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    Airbus and Boeing Q3 Operational Performance- Supply Chain Vulnerabilities Ever More Evident for Airbus

    Supply Chain Matters continues with our ongoing commentary regarding both Airbus and Boeing production and supply chain performance in their respective commercial aircraft units. With Q3 and first nine-months operational performance now reported, it’s becoming clear that supply chain vulnerabilities for Airbus, are becoming more visible, potentially threatening annual operational and financial performance objectives.

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    Breaking- E2open Inc. to Acquire Cloud Channel Data Management Provider Zyme

    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.

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    Reports of Amazon’s Push into the Pharmacy and Drug Retail Model- Dismiss or Prepare?

    Social and business media was abuzz last week with reports and speculation regarding a move by Amazon to supposedly make a move into the highly lucrative pharmaceutical and drug market space. Then again, any news that equates Amazon in attacking a different market will obviously draw all sorts of attention given the online retailer’s ongoing role as a disruptor and juggernaut of technology.

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    UPS Announcement of Added Capacity Investments- How Much Online Fulfillment Capacity is Really Needed?

    UPS announced plans to add an additional 5 million square feet of parcel logistics and shipping capacity in 2018, nearly five times more than what the carrier invested this year. The global carrier indicated that it will make such investments because of expected parcel shipping volume increases emanating from the online commerce area. However, with more capacity investments to support peaks, and with added financial incentives to train consumers to buy in more planned intervals, is there a risk of too much overall capacity at too high a cost?

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    Highlights of Oracle Procurement Cloud- Release 13

    In a previous August commentary, Supply Chain Matters highlighted some of the major features of Oracle’s SCM Cloud, Release 13. In this October commentary we take the opportunity to update our procurement focused readers as to the latest Release 13 features within Oracle Procurement Cloud.

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