Category: Supply Chain Planning

Resolving a Path Forward for Business and SCM Transformation in SAP Business Systems Landscapes

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up commentary focused on SAP ERP and Supply Chain Management focused customers, and their new imperatives for considering an acceleration to Public Cloud based technology deployments, based on SAP’s customer messaging at last week’s Sapphire customer conference.

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Report of Machine-Learning Based Supply Chain Planning Applied to a Spirits Based Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters highlights for readers a published report by The Wall Street addressing the leveraging of machine-learning based supply chain planning technology in an artisanal spirits industry setting managing constantly changing consumer tastes.

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Latest Salary and Career Survey Focused on Supply Chain Management Professionals Provides Optimistic Findings

The latest salary and career survey report conducted by ASCM points to some positive gains among supply chain management focused workplaces in compensation, recognition and job satisfaction. That stated, focus and efforts need to continue.

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Highlights of the 2019 SAP Sapphire Customer Conference

SAP SE conducted its Annual ASUG and Sapphire customer conference in Orlando this week with the usual sales and marketing fanfare. As anticipated, most all of the SAP keynotes focused on the promise of the Qualtrics acquisition and yet another product transformation for customers to anticipate and endure.

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Q1-2019 PMI Indices Point to Slowdown in Global Supply Chain Demand and Supply Activity Levels

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights reported PMI global production and supply chain activity levels for March and Q1-2019. There is now added evidence that global trade declines, particularly involving China and the Eurozone sector, are a continual drag on global industry supply chain activity levels.

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Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Part Three

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a series of highlights and insights from attendance at the 2019 Oracle Modern Business Experience (MBX) conference. Part Three update readers on new customer adoption milestones and developments for various application offerings within Oracle SCM Cloud.

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Government Report of U.S. Factory Activity in February Again Trended Downward

U.S. Federal Reserve data related to February factory output levels provides reinforcing evidence of a supply chain and production slowdown underway in the U.S., which has before provided a singular bright spot for activity levels. The open question is whether activity levels will bounce back later in the year.

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February 2019 Global PMI Indices Point to Discernable Slowdown in Demand and Supply Activity Levels

With the bulk of global manufacturing PMI indices now reported for February 2019, one is becoming very apparent is that China’s economic slowdown is having a discernable impact on other regions, perhaps far more accelerated that originally anticipated.

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Potential Pause in Trade Deadlines Not a Time for Supply Network Teams to Rest Easy

Global based supply chain management teams likely exhibited some relief this week regarding important postponements to global trade and tariff actions. Supply Chain Matters is of the view that this is just a pause, and that further diligence will be required.

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