Category: Transportation and Logistics

Are Heightened U.S. and China Trade Tensions Now at the Tipping Point?

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our readers with yet another supply chain management focused update on the now heightened implications of ongoing trade tensions among two of the globe’s three largest economies. We pose the question and the response as to whether tensions are now at the tipping point.

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Breaking News- United States to Reportedly Announce Lifting of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Involving Canada and Mexico

Business network CNBC, citing two informed sources, is reporting that the United States has reached a deal to lift existing steel and aluminum tariffs involving Canada and Mexico imports. This development is tied to removing a key obstacle in achieving ratification of the recently negotiated United States Canada Mexico Trade Agreement (USMCA).

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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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Breaking: China and U.S. Trade Talks Now at Impasse

Ongoing trade talks between China and the United States broke-off this afternoon without a basis of agreement. With additional tariffs now imposed by the Trump Administration, businesses and their respective supply and demand networks must now be prepared for additional fallout.

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May 10 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our May 10, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based readership.

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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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Our Q1-2019 Newsletter Has Published

The Supply Chain Matters blog and The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group alerts research clients subscribed and general readers, that our Q1-2019 Quarterly Newsletter published on Thursday of this week.

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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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