Category: Manufacturing Strategies

Optimistic News Relative to Boeing’s 737 MAX Production Challenges

The Supply Chain Matters provides a further update on commercial aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s ongoing efforts to resolve supply network production ramp-up challenges involving the 727 MAX aircraft.

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Global Business and Supply Chain Indices Point to Added Uncertainties

With the current backdrop of increasing global trade and tariff developments has all eyes focused of the ongoing impacts to global supply chain activity levels. The latest July-August 2018 data points to a slight firming of output data but at the same time, increasing uncertainty as to future output impacts.

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Example of Misguided Trade Policy and the Realities of Global Supply Chain Response to Business Needs

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights an example of how misguided trade and tariff policy can impact both a business goal for product availability and a global supply chain capability of a U.S. and global based auto producer.

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Breaking- U.S. and Mexico Announce Bi-Lateral Trade Agreement

Supply Chain Matters provides a breaking news commentary to our ongoing updates and insights related to global trade and tariff tensions. Both the U.S. and Mexico announced today a bi-lateral trade agreement paving the way for Canada to participate in a NAFTA replacement trade agreement. President Trump however, is calling for renaming of this agreement, to obliterate the former connotation.

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The Globe’s Largest Pork Producer Caught in the Crossfire of Tariff Tensions

This Supply Chain Matters commentary serves as a side-panel to our prior posting: Supply Chain Matters Insights from the Global Trade War August 24 , 2018. We wanted to highlight a perspective of a Chinese enterprise, who previously diversified into the U.S., also being impacted by ongoing tariff dynamics.

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Supply Chain Matters Insights from the Global Trade War- August 24, 2018

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our August 24 update and insights commentary on the pace and impact of global trade and tariff events impacting global and industry supply chains.

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Supply Chain Matters Insights from the Global Trade War Front- August 10, 2018

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our August 10 update and insights commentary on the pace and impact of global trade and tariff events impacting global and industry supply chains.

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U.S. Congress is Debating Legislation to Ban Chinese Branded Railcars from Government Procurement Contracts

A report indicates that the U.S. Congress is moving along legislation that could ban the production of Chinese branded railcars in the United States. From our lens, the legislation is yet another effect of escalating trade tensions, and how politically-motivated actions subsume industry market forces.

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July 2018 PMI Indices Point to Trade Induced Slowdown in Global Momentum

The various major July 2018 PMI indices reflecting global and major regional manufacturing and supply chain activity have published and provide further indication of what looks to be a global trade induced slowdown in multi-industry supply chain momentum.

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