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

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The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a reader update on a December 2018 indication that Apple’s primary contract services manufacturer will be shifting some production of current iPhone models to India.

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

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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.

Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Global Grounding- April 18 2019 Update

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As a follow-on to our prior April 3 update , Supply Chain Matters provides added highlights along with industry supply chain and product management perspectives relative to the ongoing global-wide grounding of the Boeing 787 MAX aircraft.

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

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The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a sideline posting relative to our latest update on the ongoing Boeing 737 MAX global aircraft grounding crisis , specifically an opportunity for the major engine supplier for this aircraft to address aircraft design and operating needs.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

April 12 2018 Edition of Thsi Week in Supply Chain Tech

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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.

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

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Last week, SAP announced the departure of a second Executive Board level executive as the global ERP technology provider continues with ongoing corporate restructuring efforts. .

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

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The Supply Chain Matters blog in the presence of independent supply chain management and B2B industry analyst and Editor Bob Ferrari, is attending the Oracle Modern Business Experience ( MBX ) in Las Vegas. .

Amazon Moves to Cut Food Prices at Whole Foods Stores and Online

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The Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on this week’s move by Amazon – Whole Foods to once again lower prices in order to spur physical store and online sales growth. .

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

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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. based Gigafactory battery production facility.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

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

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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.

A Focus on Hospital Supply Chain Management Challenges and Opportunities

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The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights an interview with the CEO of Management Health Systems , now rebranded as Syft , and the particular supply chain managements of hospital supply and patient demand networks. .

Ocado Inks Another Online Robotic Technology Partnership Deal

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based online grocery automation technology and service provider Ocado has struck yet another deal, this time being a partnership with Australia based supermarket chain Coles. .

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

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The Supply Chain Matters blog in the presence of independent supply chain management and B2B industry analyst and Editor Bob Ferrari, is attending the Oracle Modern Business Experience ( MBX ) in Las Vegas. .

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Report of Malware Emanating From a Supply Chain Computer Backdoor

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This week features a report of a new and more sophisticated backdoor supply chain malware attack emanating from an unsuspecting global computer manufacturer. This malware is described as very sophisticated in targeting of certain computers.

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

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The Supply Chain Matters blog features added commentary and perspectives on growing realities occurring across global trade regional landscapes.

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

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Supply Chain Matters continues with streaming commentary focused on the globe’s currently most visible supply networks, specifically the duopoly anchors of commercial aerospace supply chains. Both Airbus and Boeing have now reported Q1-2019 operational performance.

Arconic- An Example of Commercial Aircraft Supply Network Weak Link Conflicts

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The Supply Chain Matters blog provides added highlights and perspectives toward commercial aerospace supply and demand networks, and the ongoing saga of key supplier Arconic. . . Background.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Reports That China Online provider JD.com is Cutting Back

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There have been a groundswell of reports indicating that China based online retail provider JD.com is cutting back on operations and resources in order to meet profitability goals sooner than originally intended. It serves as a sign that China’s online sector is feeling the realities of a muting of domestic and foreign online sales growth and building expectations from investors.

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How Internal Application to Application Integration Drives Added Efficiencies Across the Digital Ecosystem

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This Supply Chain Matters market education commentary is sponsored by OpenText and the OpenText Business Network.

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

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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.

Breaking- Boeing to Temporarily Cutback on Monthly 737 Aircraft Production

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Boeing issued a statement today which indicates plans to downwardly adjust the existing monthly 737 aircraft production schedule, which will now impact this aircraft’s production supply network.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Tesla Motors Reports Disappointing Q1-2019 Production and Delivery Performance

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The Supply Chain Matters blog provides another installment of continuous highlights of Tesla Motors operational performance. This week’s announcement of Q1-2019 operational performance was indeed disappointing and signifies that operational challenges remain to be addressed. .

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

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As a follow-on to our prior March 29 update , Supply Chain Matters provides added highlights along with supply chain and product management perspectives relative to the global-wide grounding of the Boeing 787 MAX aircraft.

Global Transportation and Logistics Services Providers DSV and Panalpina to Merge

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This week featured the announcement of a significant merger among DSV and Panalpina, two European based global freight forwarders and logistics services providers, and a further sign of ongoing industry consolidation.

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

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Severe flooding in the U.S. Midwest region is having a cascading effect on agricultural, food, fertilizer, and fuel related supply networks. Swollen rivers in parts of Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and other U.S.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

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

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This week, the Supply Chain Matters blog in the presence of independent supply chain management and B2B industry analyst and Editor Bob Ferrari, attended the Oracle Modern Business Experience ( MBX ) conference.

Airbus Announces Significant Commercial Aircraft Deal with China

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This week, Airbus announced the signing of a General Terms Agreement which outlines the purchase of a total of 300 commercial aircraft for various China based airlines. .

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

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The Supply Chain Matters blog in the presence of independent supply chain management and B2B industry analyst and Editor Bob Ferrari, is attending the Oracle Modern Business Experience ( MBX ) in Las Vegas. .

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

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The Supply Chain Matters blog in the presence of independent supply chain management and B2B industry analyst and Editor Bob Ferrari, is attending the Oracle Modern Business Experience ( MBX ) in Las Vegas.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.