Intersection of Two Important Supply Chain Trends
Is There Anything New in Distribution Technology
Included in our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains (Available for complimentary downloading in our Supply Chain Matters Research Center), there are two specific predictions that will directly impact various industry supply chain sourcing and procurement professionals in the coming months. We predict that the role of the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) will […]
Earlier this week, Sears Holdings, operator of Sears and Kmart branded retail stores in issuing what is termed a “going-concern” warning to the company’s investors, evoked special, and added concerns among its supply chain partners. In its annual report, the retailer indicated “substantial doubt exists related to the company’s ability to continue as a going […]
In late January, Supply Chain Matters called attention to a published report by The Wall Street Journal, citing local government sources, indicating that global smartphone and consumer electronics provider Apple was nearing a deal to manufacture its products locally in India. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting (Paid subscription required) that production could begin […]
More Analysis from Our Annual Review of the Two Most Important Retailers in the World
Sears Holdings finally admitted it probably can’t survive as a going concern this week, Sears has lost over $10B since 2010 — when it last showed a profit — and owes over $4B to its creditors.
As a follow-up to Supply Chain Matters recent attendance and coverage of this year’s Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference, we wanted to specifically follow-up on some sessions that addressed Internet of Things (IoT) enablement of future smart manufacturing, supply chain and service management business processes. Noted in many of our prior blog commentaries related […]