What the Cluck Happened to KFC?

UPDATE 3/5/18: The good news is that 97% of UK restaurants are restocked with chicken. The bad? KFC ran into another shortage, this time of gravy.

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In the UK, about 800 of the 900 KFC locations were closed on Monday, February 19th, 2018 due to a shortage of chicken.

How could KFC be out of chicken?

Supply chain operations are normally taken for granted, until something fails.  And fail they did.

A combination of events led to the chicken shortage. At the front […]

Is Apple Pulling the Plug on Samsung?

Apple gained a key advantage by offering the iPhone X with OLED screens. And the screen is also one of the reasons for the hefty price tag.

Interestingly, the sole source of supply for the screens is Samsung, one of Apple’s biggest rivals. As a sole source provider, Samsung gains insights into its competitor’s sales, while generating revenue from those sales.

Now, Apple is dropping its orders by up to 50% this quarter, leaving Samsung with extra capacity for OLED screens. And […]

Blockchain for Mangos

Blockchain technology has been making the news lately through its implementation in Bitcoin.  The food industry is looking at this technology to track items as they move through the supply chain.

The intent is to create transparency in the supply chain.  As proof of concept, IBM worked with Walmart to track pork from China, and mangos in the United States.  Before the blockchain test, it took Walmart 6 days, 18 hours and 26 minutes to trace a shipment of mangos back […]

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