Category: Retail Supply Chain

Breaking: China and U.S. Trade Talks Now at Impasse

Ongoing trade talks between China and the United States broke-off this afternoon without a basis of agreement. With additional tariffs now imposed by the Trump Administration, businesses and their respective supply and demand networks must now be prepared for additional fallout.

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Could Another KFC UK Prepared Chicken Crisis Be in the Works?

In early 2018, a supply chain crisis made media headlines across the United Kingdom, the termed “KFC Crisis” as consumers bemoaned on a shortage of prepared fried chicken. Supply Chain Matters updates readers on new developments and a response as to whether the crisis can happen again.

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Reports That China Online provider JD.com is Cutting Back

There have been a groundswell of reports indicating that China based online retail provider JD.com is cutting back on operations and resources in order to meet profitability goals sooner than originally intended. It serves as a sign that China’s online sector is feeling the realities of a muting of domestic and foreign online sales growth and building expectations from investors.

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April 12 2018 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our April 12, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based readership.

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This Turbulent Week in Brexit Events and Consequent Multi-industry Supply Chain Disruption Planning

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on a turbulent week of Brexit related developments and on the implications for multi-industry supply chain scenario contingency planning.

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Additional Background Related to Kroeger’s Investment in Future Online Fulfillment Capabilities

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on additional information related to U.S. supermarket retailer Kroeger’s initiatives to leverage Ocado robotics technology in a network of automated online fulfillment warehouses.

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Multiple Romaine Lettuce Product Recalls: U.S. Joint Regulatory Investigations Provide Ample Evidence to Problem Statements. Is the Answer a Specific Technology?

The latest U.S. government investigative report on the series of contaminated romaine lettuce incidents during 2018 has prompted Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari to comment on where technology can play an important role. The answer is not Blockchain alone but in a full understanding of the problem to be solved and the benefits for all stakeholders.

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