Category: Supply Chain Business Process

Announcing Availability of Newly Published Research Advisory- Integrating Agile Postponement

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, our research arm, is pleased to announce the publication and availability of a new Research Advisory: The Increased Importance of Integrating Agile Postponement and Product Packaging Customization Among Consumer Goods Supply Networks.

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OpenText and Mastercard Announce Joint Partnership in Digital Finance Services

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides initial commentary related to an announced strategic partnership involving OpenText’s B2B Business Network and Mastercard, in areas of payment services and trade finance.

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The Change and Opportunity of New Product Leadership for Apple

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary related to Apple’s latest executive leadership changes and the company’s head of global operations now assuming leadership of product design and management, in addition to global supply chain.

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A Guest Contribution: The Art and Science of Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain Matters blog features a guest contribution from Troy Hicks, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain Planning, Herbalife Nutrition, on the art and science of supply chain management in supporting nutritional product categories.

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Ongoing Brexit Developments Churn Added Uncertainties and New Business Casualties

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides readers an update on Brexit’s ongoing impact to multi-industry supply and demand network plans and ongoing actions. Our belief is that June will provide the final tipping point.

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Announced Collaborative Partnership Among U.S. and Canada Based Supply Chain Professional Organizations

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) and the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), the voice of Canada’s end-to-end supply chain profession, have announced a collaborative partnership that will bring expanded resources for companies looking to optimize their supply networks.

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Thoughts on Supply Chain Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari shares perspectives on supply chain digital transformation needs and requirements in the context of business objective, vision and technology considerations. Reference is made to a recent Oracle keynote addressing this transformational topic.

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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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How Internal Application to Application Integration Drives Added Efficiencies Across the Digital Ecosystem

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues its market education series on capabilities related to B2B Business Networks and specifically how advanced technology directed at application to application integration drives added efficiencies across digital ecosystems.

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Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Summary Impressions

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a series of highlights and insights from attendance at the 2019 Oracle Modern Business Experience (MBX) conference. Part Five provides summary impressions of the conference and on Oracle’s current unfolding business and technology strategies.

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