Sales and operations planning

Additional Update on B2B Supply Chain Business Network Provider E2open Merger with Steelwedge

This Supply Chain Matters blog posting serves as an update to our prior mid-February posting regarding supply chain B2B platform provider E2open’s announced merger with sales and operations planning (S&OP) and supply chain planning technology support provider Steelwedge.  This latest deal follows prior acquisitions of icon-scm for supply chain planning simulation technology, Terra Technology for […]

A Persistent Theme- Be Prepared for a Year of Continual Supply Chain Analysis

If our readers have had the opportunity to review all of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains, you probably picked-up on a dominant theme, that being the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, and what that could imply for U.S. global trade policies and consequent industry supply chain […]

Supply Chain Matters Attendance at Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters has been attending the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience conference being held in San Jose California and drawing over 2800 attendees. In our Part One posting, we provided some highlights from the first’s day’s keynotes. In this particular posting, we wanted to highlight for readers, Oracle’s evolving efforts to develop a Cloud-based […]

Breaking Supply Chain Tech News- E2open to Merge with Steelwedge

Today, supply chain focused B2B business network tech provider E2open formally announced that it has merged with supply chain planning and S&OP technology support provider Steelwedge. From our lens, the announcement is of little surprise and provides some interesting new dynamics in the market. We note that the announcement is to be expected since two […]

Apple’s December-Ending Performance Provides Indications of Supply Challenges

Supply Chain Matters provides added insights to recent financial and operational performance reports from major companies. We reflect on Apple’s latest report of December-ending (Fiscal 2017 Q1) financial and operating results which acknowledged supply constraints as limiting even more sales growth.  Wall Street headlines were generally positive as the iconic consumer electronics provider reversed three […]

2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Automotive Supply Chains Residing in North America

Thus far, we have posted deep-dives on the first nine of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. We trust that our Supply Chain Matters readers are garnering insights from these prediction sand they have been helpful for setting objectives and work agendas in the coming year. We have one prediction remaining which […]