Category: Supply Chain Risk Management

Strategic Move to Protect a Technology and its Supply Network

In early April, global automotive manufacturer Toyota indicated that it would offer free access to the company’s hybrid gasoline-electric patents through the year 2030. The move is a strategic effort to influence the market and protect the supply network.

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Q1 Financial Performance Reports: Added Evidence of Multi-Industry Global Supply Chain Slowdown

As multiple businesses report first quarter financial performance, evidence continues to mount that multiple industry supply chains, from autos to high-tech, are now being increasingly challenged by a global slowdown and bloating inventories.

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Global Supply Chain Management Teams Need to Practice Offense and Defense Relative to Global Trade Landscapes

The Supply Chain Matters blog features added perspectives on growing realities occurring across global trade regional landscapes. We advocate that global supply chain management is no longer a spectator sport, that teams have to be engaged deeply in advocating business strategies and customer support contingency plans and actions that manage global supply network risks.

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Is Today April Fools Day in Global Trade or Another Chapter in Industry Supply Chain Risk Mitigation?

The Supply Chain Matters blog outlines an April Fools parody commentary related to prior April 1st 2019 milestones in global trade related to Brexit, and to the ongoing trade tensions among the United States and China.

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Supply Chain Matters Additional Perspectives Relative to the Boeing 737 MAX Global Aircraft Grounding Crisis

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides another update on the rapidly evolving global developments involving the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after two aircraft tragedies. In this update we explore two significant and ever-changing narratives that will prove to be crucial for moving past this crisis.

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Kraft Heinz Stunning Financial Stumble- A Watershed Industry Development

The Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on this week’s stunning financial performance disclosures from Kraft Heinz and how consumer products supply chain management teams can now hopefully move forward with required investments in instilling demand and supply network agility and augmented responsiveness to a totally change business model.

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February 22, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our February 22, 2018 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of interest to our readers. Included in this edition are two weeks of highlights related to noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to Flexport, TuSimple, Maersk, Vandergrift, Browz and Avetta.

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The Stream of UK Based Automotive Industry Announcements are Not Solely Related to Brexit

Auto workers across the United Kingdom have been reeling from a series of cascading announcements regarding global auto maker’s cutbacks of capacity and production. While many have been quick to cite root cause to the threats of Brexit, Supply Chain Matters points to broader industry developments and unfolding moves as the catalyst.

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