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.
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.
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.
Electric car icon and alternative energy manufacturer Tesla reported Q3 financial performance this week and delivered some somber news regarding the planned production ramp-up of the all-important, higher-volume Model 3 sedan.
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.
In the second in a series of three market education commentaries sponsored by Navigator Business Solutions, Supply Chain Matters amplifies business and supply chain management challenges among emerging growth companies in pharmaceutical, life sciences and consumer product goods industry sectors.
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?
Supply Chain Matters continues with succinct update to readers on business and industry headline developments concerning the unprecedented series of catastrophic natural events that have impacted the Caribbean, Mexico and North America.
Supply Chain Matters provides another update relative to Apple’s current iPhone planning and production challenges in this all-important holiday quarter.
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.
Global enterprise software provider SAP disclosed third-quarter financial performance and essentially promised investors that Q4 would be a lot better in terms of Cloud-based revenues.
China’s two dominant online retailers have been making aggressive plans for supporting the world’s largest one-day online shopping holiday in order volumes and revenue. This year’s upcoming Singles Day holiday is no exception.
The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar to discussions, is today reporting that electric car manufacturer Tesla has reached an agreement to set up an owned manufacturing facility within China.
Supply Chain Matters provides a significant update in our ongoing content stream related to Apple’s latest new product introduction and manufacturing ramp-up related to the iPhone lineup.
We are pleased to share with Supply Chain Matters readers that Ferrari Consulting and Research Group Managing Director and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari will moderate a panel discussion at the upcoming Bristlecone 2017 Pulse event in Boston.