Category: Supply Chain Strategy

Tesla Motors Breaks Ground for China Manufacturing Facility and Once Again Declares Aggressive Goals

Amid a highly publicized groundbreaking ceremony, Tesla Motors embarked on construction and operational ramp-up of a new manufacturing plant located in China. Once again, CEO Elon Musk publicly stated aggressive, perhaps unrealistic operational goal setting. The question becomes transferred learning.

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Profit Warnings from Samsung and LG Electronics Add to Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Concerns

High-tech and consumer electronics bellwether provider Samsung Electronics issued its own profit warning this week followed by LG Electronics. The news coupled to Apple’s prior profit warning add to industry concerns of structural shifting in smartphone markets.

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Supply Chain Matters Thoughts on the December-2018 U.S. ISM Plunge

he December 2018 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business was released this week and included a potential sign of a significant dip in U.S. manufacturing and supply chain activity levels. The Supply Chain Matters blog provide thoughts on how industry supply chain management teams need to be prepared to factor such data in the coming year.

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2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Research Report Now Available for Downloading

The Supply Chain Matters blog announces that The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group’s research report, 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains, is now available for complimentary downloading.

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Breaking News: Apple Resets Revenue Expectations for the Holiday Quarter in a Thud Heard Round the World

In a direct letter to Apple investors, Apple CEO Tim Cook dramatically lowered revenue guidance by $5 billion for the current fiscal quarter that ended on December 31. He further pointed to revenue expectations hampered by supply network constraints.

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2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Industry Supply and Customer Demand Specific

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights industry specific 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains for supply and customer demand network unique challenges anticipated in the coming year.

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2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Six

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues its series of unveiling 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains by highlighting our carry-over prediction related to various multi-industry supply chain transitions toward Digitally-Enabled Response Networks.

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2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Three

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues its series of unveiling 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains, highlighting a prediction calling for unprecedented levels of global supply network management challenges in the coming year.

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2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part One

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues its series of unveiling 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. In this Part One posting, we explore our first prediction as to what to anticipate from an overall economic and activity level perspective.

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