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Supply Chain Matters Praise to an Airline CEO

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No sooner had Supply Chain Matters raised our awareness to the collective march to the bottom of the U.S. airline industry came this week’s network-wide computer systems disruption impacting Delta Airlines.  As we observed, it is looking more and more like the industry is being led by financial types who seem to have completely ignored […]


Supply Chain Matters Profile of Powerlinx- A Business Partner Matching Technology

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From time to time, Supply Chain Matters will highlight what we believe our technology and services providers that are providing unique or differentiating technology approaches in supporting business process needs. In this commentary, we profile Powerlinx, a technology that supports the ability of companies to quickly search out potential strategic partners. VentureBeat describes this provider […]


Statistical Evidence Suggests There is Indeed an Inventory Overhang with Two Potential Causes

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Business media has of-late pointed out that that overall inventory levels among retailers and manufacturers has been unusually high, which is impacting both current procurement activity as well as logistics and transportation trends. We at Supply Chain Matters decided to have a detailed look at the data to extract some insights The most accepted and […]


Breaking Tech News- Report Indicating that Honeywell and JDA Software are in Acquisition Talks

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Reuters is reporting that Honeywell International is in talks to acquire supply chain management planning and execution software provider JDA Software for a reported sum of $3 billion. This report has since been picked-up by other media outlets including Yahoo Finance. The report cites sources that asked not to be identified because the ongoing negotiations […]


The Online Bombshell- Wal-Mart Elects to Acquire Jet.com

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When it comes to development and deployment of advanced technology, organizational decisions often come down to the basic options of either build internally, insuring all nuances are supported or acquire externally.  That is our context of yesterday’s stunning announcement from global based retailer Wal-Mart that it has signed a deal to acquire Amazon rival Jet.com […]


Ocean Container Industry Gross Overcapacity Looms Larger for Holiday Fulfillment Period

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August marks the traditional start of the peak transportation period leading up the October thru December peak holiday fulfillment period involving both traditional and online retail channels. Today we feature two Supply Chain Matters commentaries addressing two separate but important trends that will make the forthcoming period far different and perhaps far more challenging for […]


Amazon Unveils First Branded Prime Air Cargo Aircraft with Lots of Significance

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August marks the traditional start of the peak transportation period leading up the October thru December peak holiday fulfillment period involving both traditional and online retail channels. The following two Supply Chain Matters commentaries address two important trends that will make the forthcoming period far different and perhaps far more challenging for industry supply chain […]


The Saga of Southwest and Other Airlines Point to an Industry Problem

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This week the Associated Press reported that two major labor unions at Southwest Airlines are demanding that the carrier replace its CEO because of a recent technology outage that resulted in the delay or canceling of thousands of flights. Twelve percent of the airline’s scheduled flights were reportedly canceled over a subsequent five day period. […]


Additional Recognition of Supply Chain Matters as a Top Ten Blog Destination

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It is often stated that the best form of flattery best comes from others. Once again we are pleased to share that Supply Chain Matters has been again recognized for the quality of insights and content that this blog strives to provide to our global-based readers. This week, ocean freight shipping intelligence platform provider Xeneta […]


E-Commerce and Supply Chain Management Skills Driving Retail Industry Talent Needs

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In the spirit of passing along career tips to our millennial generation readers, we call attention to a recent report of recruiting trends in the fashion retail industry. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported on current retail industry recruiting trends which reflect much of what our consultancy has advocated for some time, namely those efforts to […]


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