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

Supply Chain Matters

With the bulk of global manufacturing PMI indices now reported for February 2019, what 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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Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Global Grounding- April 18 2019 Update

Supply Chain Matters

More importantly, the milestone for 2019 aircraft deliveries is now in jeopardy pending a herculean all-out logistics effort in Q4 for delivering aircraft to designated airline customers. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

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Another Optimistic Forecast for 2019 U.S. Retail Sales

Supply Chain Matters

retail sales for 2019 will increase between 3.9 percent, the 2019 forecast bandwidth of between 3.9 For the industry’s S&OP and supply chain management teams, planning for 2019 is already underway. Planning for 2019, from our lens, takes on a similar perspective.

Pacific Drilling Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Sourcing Best Practices Globally

ivalua

New York, NY April 2, 2019 – Consus Global , a leading Procurement services provider and Ivalua, the leading global Spend Management Cloud provider, today announced that Pacific Drilling , a deep water drilling company based in Houston, has selected Consus’ services in conjunction with Ivalua’s Sourcing platform to achieve cost savings and drive transparency across their sourcing operations. Sourcing consus global e-sourcing source to pay sourcing

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making

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

Supply Chain Matters

For the past several years, Oracle has sponsored an annual conference dedicated to supply chain management which was the Modern Supply Chain Management Experience 2019 ( MSCE ) conference which we have consistently attended in prior years.

Let’s Talk About Global Sourcing

Amber Road

You've got fast fashion , global competition, changing demographics, seismic political shifts, demanding consumers, product innovation, and throw in an NGO or two pushing for ethical sourcing and sustainability (rightfully so).

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

req’d) How Blockchain Could Benefit Levi’s Worker Well-Being Initiative (Sourcing Journal) Companies Plan for Tariffs, More Paperwork in Case of ‘No-Deal’ Brexit (WSJ – sub. I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client.

Current and Forecasted Severe Flooding Across the U.S. Midwest Adds to Risks of Agricultural Supply and Surface Transportation Disruption

Supply Chain Matters

Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog. Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blog U.S. Midwest 2019 flooding disruptions

QAD Cloud ERP 2019 and Other Solution Innovation Highlights

QAD

As of April 2, 2019, we are pleased to announce the availability of QAD Cloud ERP 2019, the latest version of QAD’s flagship ERP solution that includes the Channel Islands User Experience (UX) and the QAD Enterprise Platform. QAD Cloud ERP 2019 Highlights.

March 8, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Technology

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our March 8, 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. . Copyright 2019.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference- Summary Impressions

Supply Chain Matters

This concludes our highlights of the 2019 Oracle Modern Business Experience Conference. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019? Register for the ride of your choice : registration opens next Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST. Click here to be notified about registration. Are you’re still looking for a personal challenge this year?

2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Research Report Now Available for Downloading

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog announces that The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group ’s research report, 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains , is now available for complimentary downloading. Copyright 2019.

Chinese Branded Subway Cars in U.S. Transit Systems- 2019 Provides Changing Perspectives

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our initial 2019 update on Chinese branded subway cars appearing in U.S. Modern equipment and technology at significantly lower cost- the supply chain sourcing secret sauce.

Perspectives on the Boeing 737 MAX Global Aircraft Grounding Crisis- April 3, 2019 Update

Supply Chain Matters

Citing informed sources, The Wall Street Journal reports that investigators believe that the pilots of the ill-fated 737 MAX aircraft apparently followed established emergency procedures related to the suspect MCAS system, but unfortunately, failed to recover the aircraft.

Welcome to 2019: 5 Retail Trends You Need to Know Now

JDA software

From their social feeds to eCommerce, more customers are buying products right from the source. Expect to see that market share increase in 2019. What are your retail predictions for 2019?

The Implications of U.S. Justice Department Dismissal of Alleged Ocean Container Shipping Cartels Has Multiple Consequences

Supply Chain Matters

Thus, the winds of a brewing storm in the form of changed production sourcing, transportation practices and more leveraged use of disruptive technology are in the forecast. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog. A U.S.

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019. Source : Logistics Management 2018 Distribution Center Survey. . 2019: Another Big Year for Supply Chain Technology. Trends 2019 Supply Chain Trends Trends to Track in 2019

Perspectives Relative to the Boeing 737 MAX Global Aircraft Grounding Crisis- March 29 2019 Update

Supply Chain Matters

On Tuesday, Boeing indicated that its internal assessment determined that relying on a single source of sensor data was acceptable and in line with industry standards because pilots would have the ability to counteract an erroneous input. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

While there are many types of visibility (see Figure 1), the most common use case is either sourcing or transportation visibility. However, to use these data sources, we must break paradigms and focus on the use of non-relational techniques. We finished dinner.

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2019 Transportation Industry Trends

GTG Technology Group

6 Transportation Industry Trends to Look for in 2019. 2018 has ended and 2019 is here! Below are the notable trends for 2019. These are just some of the major trends that will affect the transportation industry in 2019. Sources: [link].

April 12 2018 Edition of Thsi Week in Supply Chain Tech

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our April 12, 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. Copyright 2019.

Report Confirms Foxconn Will Initiate Production of Latest Model iPhones in India

Supply Chain Matters

What appears not clear as-yet are Apple’s ongoing plans for China-based assembly and supply network component sourcing. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

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Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Accordingly, manufacturing supply chains will become more intelligent in 2019, as well.”[6].

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Foxconn’s Investment in the United States Now a Far Different Scenario

Supply Chain Matters

Once more, citing informed sources, the report indicated that Foxconn was prepared to walk away from future incentives if the manufacturer was unable to meet Wisconsin’s job creation and capital investment requirements.

Could Another KFC UK Prepared Chicken Crisis Be in the Works?

Supply Chain Matters

The Mail report cited sources that fear that Best Food’s plans and routes are unrealistic, and ‘feathers will fly’ A specific source indicated: ‘ KFC fans should rightly be worried.

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

Supply Chain Matters

Not factored in the data up to February is any potential impacts in 2019 supply chain and factory activity relative the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

Announced High Level Senior Executive Departures and Re-Shuffling at SAP

Supply Chain Matters

Our sources indicate that with the departure of Bernd Leukert, the original HANA development teams have been impacted by headcount cutbacks which is a likely indicator of a winding down of HANA development.

Supply Chain Matters Thoughts on the December-2018 U.S. ISM Plunge

Supply Chain Matters

If you have been following our highlights of 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Chains ( now available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center ) that were published on this blog starting in mid-December, you hopefully derived a sense that themes reflect guarded optimism that come with a lot of downside risks for 2019. Copyright 2019.

Report of Scaling Back of Plans to Expand Capacity of Tesla Battery Gigafactory

Supply Chain Matters

A published report by the Nikkei Asia Review, without citing sources, indicates that Tesla Motors , and its battery technology provider Panasonic are suspending plans to expand the capacity of the U.S.

A Focus on Hospital Supply Chain Management Challenges and Opportunities

Supply Chain Matters

Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

One Benefit of the Boeing 737 MAX Grounding- Added Design and Maintenance Checks

Supply Chain Matters

The publication cites a knowledgeable source as indicating that Southwest removed one additional engine based on inspection findings. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

Bristlecone Flash – February 2019

Bristlecone

BRISTLECONE DEPLOYS SAP ARIBA STRATEGIC SOURCING SUITE. MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR PULSE 2019. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the customer-centric antifragility conversation at Pulse 2019! The post Bristlecone Flash – February 2019 appeared first on Bristlecone.

Commercial Aerospace- Airbus and Boeing Report Q1-2019 Operational Performance

Supply Chain Matters

The breakout of 2019 customer deliveries was as follows: Aircraft Family. Q2- 2019. 2019 YTD. The declared 2019 milestone is to boost total single-aisle production to 60 aircraft per month from the stated existing level of 52 per month. 2019 YTD. Copyright 2019.