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Pratt and Whitney Publically Discloses Supply Chain Challenges and Production Shortfalls

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Previously and again last week, we alerted Supply Chain Matters readers to the increasing visibility to noteworthy supply challenges occurring at Pratt and Whitney related to its newly developed geared-turbofan aircraft engines.  The development is significant since just was we anticipated, the weakest link in commercial aircraft supply chain ramp-up production cadence is indeed turning […]


Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle OpenWorld 2016- Commentary One

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This Editor is once again attending the Oracle Open World conference here in San Francisco and we will be publishing impressions throughout the week. We began our coverage with highlights of Oracle’s Q1 FY17 financial performance last week. Last night, Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison kicked off this year’s event with […]


Oracle’s Latest Quarterly Financial Performance Boosted by Cloud Product Strategy

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Yesterday at the close of the stock market, Oracle reported its FY17-Q1 financial performance results. The enterprise technology provider’s headline was another quarter of strong sales gains related to its Cloud computing based product lineup. Oracle’s three senior most executives described the quarter as very solid performance in terms of strategic Cloud based product uptake […]


The Samsung Smartphone Product Recall Crisis Bears Important Similarities and Learning

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We previously alerted our Supply Chain Matters readers to the stunning and somewhat embarrassing news that Samsung initiated on its own, a global recall of its newly announced Galaxy Note 7® smartphones due to reports of battery fires. It is now becoming much more evident that Samsung has created additional customer creditability and market perception […]


FogHorn Systems Announces Release of Lightening Edge Intelligence Software Platform

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After receiving its initial $12 million in Series A funding in July, FogHorn Systems formally announced this week the general availability of its new Lightning software platform for real-time analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) focused applications running on ultra-small edge footprint physical devices. Suffice to indicate that this will not be the only time […]


JDA Software’s New Manufacturing Planning Technology Platform is Promising

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Earlier this month, JDA Software announced availability of JDA Manufacturing Planning, described as an innovative in-memory based supply chain planning platform to support an always-on supply chain. Supply Chain Matters via this author, had the opportunity to be briefed regarding this newly announced functionality, and we were impressed with the progress that JDA has made […]


OpenText Announces Intent to Acquire EMC’s Enterprise Content Business

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Enterprise Information Management technology provider OpenText continued with its track record of growth by acquisition, this week announcing a definitive agreement of intent to acquire the former enterprise content division of newly merged Dell and EMC, including the addition of Documentum. The announcement comes shortly after Dell and EMC completed their substantial merger to form […]


Reports That Apple Has Shifted the Focus of Car Development Efforts

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In February of 2015, Supply Chain Matters called attention to business media reports indicating that Apple had initiated a secret development lab to develop a concept electric car.  These reports fueled a hail of social-media based commentary regarding Apple’s potential entry into the automotive sector. However, late last week, both the Associated Press and the […]


General Electric Continues with Aggressive Investment Plans

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These past few weeks have been rather noteworthy for General Electric in terms of acquisitions, most of which point toward continued investment and leveraging of advanced technology for industrial manufacturing and transportation service’s needs. In late August, GE’s Transportation business unit announced its acquisition of ShipExpress, a provider of Cloud-based software that supports transportation, industrial […]


U.S. August PMI Activity Should Be of Some Concern

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If you are just getting back from summer vacation or if you have been somewhat laggard in catching up with developments occurring over the past two weeks, we would especially call reader attention to the August 2016 Manufacturing ISM® Report on Business®.  The report is the widely recognized indication of production and supply chain activity […]


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