Category: Automotive Supply Chain

This Turbulent Week in Brexit Events and Consequent Multi-industry Supply Chain Disruption Planning

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on a turbulent week of Brexit related developments and on the implications for multi-industry supply chain scenario contingency planning.

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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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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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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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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 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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Supply Chain Matters Top Ten Most Popular Blogs in 2018

Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari outlines the ten most popular blog commentaries in 2018 along with close runners-up.

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Planning Underway for Worst Case Scenarios for Brexit

As the year 2019 kicks-off, industry supply chains are already in contingency planning mode. One clear area of supply chain disruption mitigation is the planning around either a hard or no-Brexit agreement at the close of this quarter.

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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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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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The Brinkmanship of Brexit Presents Added Industry Supply and Demand Network Decision Needs

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on the latest state of affairs relative Brexit, the planned exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

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