Category: Industry Specific Supply Chain Challenges

The Stream of UK Based Automotive Industry Announcements are Not Solely Related to Brexit

Auto workers across the United Kingdom have been reeling from a series of cascading announcements regarding global auto maker’s cutbacks of capacity and production. While many have been quick to cite root cause to the threats of Brexit, Supply Chain Matters points to broader industry developments and unfolding moves as the catalyst.

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Highlights of Airbus and Boeing Full Year 2018 Financial and Individual Supply Networks Operational Performance

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights 2018 full year financial and operational performance results from Airbus and Boeing. It is becoming ever clearer for both commercial aircraft aerospace manufacturers that individual supply network performance remains crucial in 2019 and beyond and will be the determinant of long-term goal attainment for investors, suppliers and customers.

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More Supply Network Challenges for Commercial Aerospace- Enter Arconic

Supply Chain Matters focuses on commercial aerospace industry supply networks ever-growing and more challenging scale-up needs and more evidence of OEM and major supplier self-induced management strategies that introduce more weighting on short-term financial return needs defeat the ability for the industry’s overall ecosystems to scale to fulfill multiyear order backlogs.

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Another Optimistic Forecast for 2019 U.S. Retail Sales

The National Retail Federation is forecasting that U.S. retail sales for 2019 will increase between 3.9 percent and 4.4 percent despite some economic cautions. Retail industry customer fulfillment and supply chain management teams should likely be preparing for another active year but with continency planning in-place.

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Report Indicates Foxconn Was Reconsidering Plans for Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

An exclusive published report from Reuters indicates that Apple’s prime contract manufacturer Foxconn was reconsidering plans for its proposed Wisconsin manufacturing facility. The motivations and implications are what we believe to be a further reinforcement that fast-moving changes are underway in high tech and consumer electronics supply and customer demand network strategies.

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Amazon’s Assault on Direct Logistics and Transportation Services Far More Visible

More evidence indicates that Amazon is phasing-in integrated logistics and last-mile fulfillment capabilities that will challenge current industry practices. The strategy reflects the same business strategies that involve a multi-merchant online shopping platform and generic computing capability via Amazon Web Services.

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Addressing the World of Agile Customization with Nulogy

The Supply Chain Matters blog is pleased to announce to our global-based readership audience that Nulogy Corporation will be a Sustaining level thought leadership sponsor of this highly recognized supply chain business process and technology focused blog.

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Industry Supply Chain Planning Related to Brexit Response Grow More Concerned, Along with the Implications

With a mere nine weeks to-go before the March 29th Brexit implementation date, it is becoming ever clearer that businesses large and small are exercising definitive supply chain management risk mitigation or alternative sourcing actions.

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Altizon and a Key Strategic Partnership Announcement for Factory of the Future IoT Technology Support

The Supply Chain Matters blogs highlights Internet of Things platform provider Altizon, and its recent partnership announcement with a prominent India based design engineering and manufacturing process development services provider for joint Factory of the Future development efforts.

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Signs of Structural Shifts in High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply and Demand Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary exploring what may be early signs that structural shifts in high tech and consumer electronics supply and demand networks are underway.

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