Category: Additive manufacturing

Reshoring of Medical PPE Production in the United States- Jabil’s Response

n this Supply Chain Matters blog, we provide added highlights of one contract manufacturer’s effort, that being Jabil,  to respond and support the added domestic production of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) needs within the United States.

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Commercial Aerospace Industry Update- Contrast in Strategy and Outlook

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides and updated industry-focused commentary focused on the commercial aircraft industry business, aircraft demand and supply chain challenges. One manufacturer has stood out for its customer collaboration and more agile supply chain capabilities.

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Supply Chain Meets the Board Room- Getting the Sense of the Broader Business Picture

Supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari highlights a recent supply chain technology conference featuring a Harvard Business School professor, and how current and future supply chain management leaders need to understand and advocate in the language of broader business strategy and outcomes.

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Healthcare Supply Chains- The Critical Link in COVID-19 Virus Containment and Treatment: What Have We Learned and a Call to Action

Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari provides added editorial focus to healthcare related supply chains as the critical link in ongoing COVID-19 virus containment and treatment needs. This commentary is a call to action for sharing acquired learning ad addressing the process and technology needs of future healthcare supply networks.

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Supply Chain Matters 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Six

The Supply Chain Matters provides a series of individual blogs that explore added detail and perspective around each of ten 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Prediction Six highlights what we anticipate business teams will likely prioritize in the leveraging of supply chain management focused advanced technologies in the coming year.

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Paris Air Show Front and Center for the Aerospace Industry with Boeing Facing More Scrutiny and Brand Damage

With the Paris Air Show occurring this week, the commercial aerospace industry and its two dominants, Airbus and Boeing, the bi-annual event provides opportunity to tout the latest achievements in new aircraft and business services capabilities. Instead for Boeing, this will be an event where damage control remains prominent and where design and supply network challenges are becoming far too visible.

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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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