Category: Additive manufacturing

New Developments Compound Supply and Demand Network Challenges for Tesla Motors

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of additional developments related to electric automaker Tesla Motors. This Supply Chain Matters commentary provides our readers our added perspectives from a supply and demand network perspective.

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Today’s Tesla Motors Workforce Reduction Announcement- An Additional Painful Reality Check

At what can likely again be described as inevitable, Tesla Motors today announced a significant across the board workforce reduction, and the descriptor of challenges that remain will obviously require added operational leadership.

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Tesla Motors Production and Supply Chain Challenges Potentially Take a New Turn

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on Tesla’s production and supply chain management ramp-up challenges, new tell-all reports and a report of a building criminal probe related to Model 3 product ramp-up statements that are casting a much more concentrated eye on the electric auto maker’s operations.

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Airbus and Boeing Report Q3-2018 Operational Performance- A Better Picture but Challenges Remain

Both Airbus and Boeing have reported on operational performance and exited the September 2018 quarter showing signs of supply chain recovery, but Airbus continues to deal with the most significant challenge.

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Tesla’s Q3-2018 Operational Performance Demonstrates Some Progress

While Tesla Motors achieved its third-quarter production milestones, overall operational and delivery challenges remain for the electric auto maker. The Supply Chain Matters blog question is whether new management can once and for all overcome such challenges.

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Airbus and Boeing Financial Performances Reinforce that Supply Network Performance is Critical

Both Airbus and Boeing have each reported their first-half 2018 and Q2 financial performance numbers respectively. For both, meeting stated year-end commercial aircraft output goals requires overcoming existing supply network challenges in the coming weeks and months.

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Availability of New White Paper on Edge Computing Architecture

Supply Chain Matters calls reader attention to an announcement by The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIOT) on availability of the new white paper, IIC Introduction to Edge Computing in IIOT with a purpose to provide practical guidance on edge computing, architectures and building blocks necessary for Industrial Internet technology implementations.

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Major Announcement in the Industrial Internet of Things Technology Market Segment

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides insights on a major announcement made in conjunction with PTC’s Liveworx 2018 technology conference held in Boston this week. This announcement has strategic implications in the Industrial Internet of Things technology market in the months to come.

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Report Indicating an Extraordinary Sense of Urgency for Tesla Model 3 Production

A published report indicates that Tesla is executing extraordinary actions in order to revamp automation of its lithium-ion battery production processes related to higher-volume production of its Model 3 sedan. The move is bold and is likely an indication of a revised strategy related to automation of battery assembly after an initial process faltered.

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