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General Electric Declares a Pivotal Year and a Look into its Future

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General Electric recently announced its fourth quarter and full 2015 financial results and made it a point to call attention to its new GE Digital business unit. It did so because GE’s bold goal is to be a top 10 software company by 2020. In its press and media outreach, GE declared that GE Digital […]


SAP ERP Backbone Environments- Opportunity for One Complimentary Supply Chain Health Check

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For the past several months, Supply Chain Matters has featured a series of market education blog commentaries addressing the needs to garner more effective and simplified operational analytics and business intelligence with SAP ERP environments. Our latest posting, focused on self-service business analytics in SAP environments was published last week.  These commentaries focus on the […]


Amazon’s Financial Reporting Validates Leanings Toward Continued Industry Disruption

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Last week, customer online fulfillment provider Amazon reported its best-ever financial performance that included a headline of the largest quarterly profit in the firm’s history. Within these results are more indications of evolving business strategy that includes moving further into transportation and last-mile fulfillment.   For 4th Quarter financial performance, Amazon reported a 22 percent […]


The Role of Sustainability in the Modern Supply Chain

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Last week this author attended Oracle’s Modern Supply Chain Experience conference held in San Jose California. This conference is hosted annually by Oracle, and provides a singular focus on broad supply chain related technology and business process topics.  Attendance this year was impressive, upwards of 2000 attendees from multiple industry settings. I had the opportunity […]


Boeing Transmits a Supply Chain Shock Wave

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Last week, commercial aircraft provider Boeing transmitted a supply chain shock wave by forecasting that the manufacturer would deliver less commercial aircraft in 2016 than actual deliveries in 2015. The news itself triggered a sell-off in aerospace related stock and raised somewhat more uncertainty across aerospace industry supply chains. Whereas Boeing delivered a total of […]


First Airbus A320neo Delivered to Revised Launch Customer

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Earlier this month, Supply Chain Matters noted that Airbus would not be able to meet a major program milestone, namely delivery of the first A320neo model aircraft by the end of 2015.  According to published reports, initial airline delivery customer Lufthansa elected to postpone the delivery due to added technical acceptance and documentation needs required […]


Empowering Self-Service Business Intelligence and Analytics for SAP Environments

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In a previous September 2015 commentary, Supply Chain Matters observed that with today’s ever increasing clock-speed and rate of change within businesses, there should be little question that the overall planning, execution and synchronization of supply chain operational processes has become far more complex and demanding. Industry changes are constant, customers are more demanding and […]


Apple’s New Product Planning Bet Provides Important Learning

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Yesterday and today, business media has featured front page headlines concerning Apple and its latest report of financial performance. The byline of The Wall Street Journal and other business media is that the latest iteration of iPhones failed to meet sales expectations for the holiday quarter. Once more, Apple indicated to investors that revenues may […]


The Journey Toward Integrated Business Planning

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Included within our Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains (Available for complimentary download in our Research Center) there is our prediction that sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes will morph into broader forms of integrated business planning and product management. In this market education focused blog posting, we provide more […]


The Value Proposition of Cloud Computing is Broader in Scope and in Business Implications

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What is the business value proposition for adopting a Cloud computing strategy?  In this Supply Chain Matters commentary, we wanted to dwell somewhat on the implications of a full Cloud suite in supporting broad supply chain business process needs. This author just completed nearly two days of briefings and conference presentations related to Oracle’s Cloud […]


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