Category: Supply Chain Management for Small and Medium Business

What Supply Chain Management Teams Should Expect During This Holiday Fulfillment Quarter

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides manufacturers, retailers and services providers with what they can expect in the upcoming 2019 holiday fulfillment surge quarter.

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Another Burden for Industry Supply Chains- Imposition of U.S. Import Tariffs on EU Produced Products

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides commentary reflecting on planned added trade and tariff actions related to the United States and the Eurozone sector, with specific impacts for commercial aerospace and automotive sectors.

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One Benefit of Escalating Trade Conflicts- Growing Need for Trade Specialists

The Supply Chain Matters highlights a Wall Street Journal report indicating that in the current backdrop of escalating trade conflicts and tariff impacts, trade and tariff experts are suddenly in hot market demand.

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Added Evidence That Small and Medium Sized Businesses are Especially Impacted by Ongoing Global Trade Conflicts

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides and editorial commentary reflecting on a report that small and medium businesses are especially impacted by ongoing escalation of global trade conflicts. Once more, high levels of existing uncertainty are not going away any time soon.

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Anti-Amazon Forces Grow Deep in Retail Industry Cloud Platform Adoption and the Technology Market is Responding

The Supply Chain Matters blog reviews how the Amazon Effect has spilled over to retail industry Cloud platform adoption decisions, and how technology providers are responding to growing opportunities to add additional retail customers.

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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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Added Political Developments Related to Brexit Add to Uncertainties

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on added developments related to Brexit and their impacts on multi-industry supply chain contingency plans.

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Supply Chain Matters Coverage of Oracle Open World 2018- Summary Impressions

Supply Chain Matters Executive Editor Bob Ferrari attended the Oracle OpenWorld 2018 conference held in San Francisco. In this conference summary commentary, he distills all of this year’s messaging and themes along with added insights.

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United States Postal Service Proposing Rate Hikes for Amazon and Other Parcel Carriers

The United States Postal Service (USPS), bowing to political headwinds, is proposing a 9 to 12 percent increase in shipping rates for the agency’s Parcel Select services that cater to parcel delivery providers Amazon, FedEx, UPS, and others.

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Amazon's Latest Announcements in Last-Mile Logistics Have Strategic Purpose

Amazon made some noteworthy announcements that should capture the attention of our readers. Similar to its unveiling of the first branded Prime air cargo aircraft in the summer of 2016, these new announcements are the forerunner to a broader unfolding strategy for branded direct parcel and package delivery capabilities that provide more personalized services and added options for controlling the full customer fulfillment process.

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Supply Chain Matters Attendance at 2018 Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference- Part Five Summary Impressions

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides continuing coverage of the 2018 Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference. Part Five provides summary highlights and impressions for this year’s event.

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