Category: Supply chain wide visibility

FDA Approves Drug Safety Act Technology Pilot Submission

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a rather significant announcement this week concerning the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Supply Chain Security Act, and the application of modern technology to address drug safety needs.

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

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a series of highlights and insights from attendance at the 2019 Oracle Modern Business Experience (MBX) conference. Part Four updates readers on the Supply Chain Executive Summit event held in conjunction with MBX.

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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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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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Smarter Inventory Management Will be One of the Key Competencies for Retailers in the Coming Year

While the nation’s retailers gather in New York City this week to attend the National Retail Federation’s 2019 Annual Conference, the Supply Chain Matters blog declares that inventory management will be one of the key competencies for retailers this year.

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2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Seven

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues highlighting of 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Part Seven highlights our prediction addressing the expected business prioritization attached for various supply chain management focused advanced technology investment areas in the coming year.

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2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Six

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues its series of unveiling 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains by highlighting our carry-over prediction related to various multi-industry supply chain transitions toward Digitally-Enabled Response Networks.

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How Hybrid Integration Enables a More Intelligent and Connected B2B Supply Network

Many businesses and their respective supply chains are increasingly feeling the pressure to accelerate movement toward digital-based transformation and more digital-enabled processes. The reality can present itself with added barriers and challenges. A new concept to consider is often described as Hybrid Integration, namely integrating B2B Business Network information via common API’s with existing Cloud and legacy backbone processes and systems.

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Walmart’s Blockchain Technology Mandate- Have Prior Mandates Provided Industry Learning

Walmart has declared yet another supply network technology mandate and the open question is whether prior learning, technology maturity and needs for industry buy-in have provided necessary learning. In this industry analyst editorial commentary, Supply Chain Matters explores the purpose, actions, industry governance and technology considerations that involve such mandates.

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Optimistic News Relative to Boeing’s 737 MAX Production Challenges

The Supply Chain Matters provides a further update on commercial aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s ongoing efforts to resolve supply network production ramp-up challenges involving the 727 MAX aircraft.

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