February represents the first anniversary of Supply Chain Matters.  Once again, I would like to personally thank all of my readers, especially those of you who regularly bookmark this site.  When attending various conferences and events, I am heartened by the many people who come up to me and state how much they enjoy reading as well as benefit from reading this blog.  In one year, readership has climbed to over 5000 visitors per month, and this blog has become one of the premiere destinations for monitoring today’s burning issues in supply chain management.

One of my personal goals when I initiated Supply Chain Matters was to provide high quality content, content you would pay for from a paid advisory or research service.  Thus you may have noticed that many of my commentaries focus on the implications of events on your business or organization, or what you can do to be proactive in your business and supply chain management strategies.  Being an industry analyst in my former life gives me the experience and skills to provide such commentary.  This past year I have provided commentary on supply chain risk and disruption, the unprecedented global-wide recession impacting supply chains across many industries, and the constant developments in the area of information technology, in many cases before industry analyst advisory services can marshal commentary for clients.

In the next phase of Supply Chain Matters, I am considering launching a reasonably priced newsletter or research advisory format for delivering quality analysis.  My belief is that with the critical business challenges and cutbacks continuing to face supply chain operations, procurement and operations management professionals, there is even more a need to be “in-the-know” regarding business needs and threats.  Recent cutbacks in specialized supply chain industry analysts and media covering these topics has also provided a void in advisory services.

Before embarking on any new service, I need your input.  To that end, I have created a short survey that should take only a few minutes to complete. This survey will help me assess where your needs reside.  I would appreciate if you could both respond to the survey, and/or provide individual feedback.  Here is the link to access this Supply Chain Matters survey.

Bob Ferrari