Category: China Supply Chain Strategy

Report Indicating Foxconn Will Open Previously Announced U.S. High Tech Production Facility This Year

A published Bloomberg News report indicates that global contract manufacturer Foxconn Founder Terry Gou has pledged to kick-start the opening of previously announced U.S. based production facility located in the state of Wisconsin.

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Phase One China and United States Trade Deal Signed- Little Comfort for Industry Supply Chains

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of this week’s signed Please One- China and United States Trade Deal, with the takeaway that the agreement will be of little comfort for industry supply chains that must continue to navigate the uncertainties.

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

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 One provides a view on the global economic outlook as well as business environments that supply chain management teams should anticipate.

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A Milestone Day for Global Trade and the Ongoing Supply Chain Management Implications

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a reflection on a significant day for global trade implications and that geo-political forces foretell a very challenging 2020 in global customer demand and supply management.

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Revisit of Ferrari Consulting and Research Group 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, via the Supply Chain Matters blog, provides a Part Two self-assessment of prior 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the start of 2019.

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Foxconn Reports Improved Profitability and an Optimistic Outlook

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights improved profitability and an optimistic outlook shared this week by Foxconn Technology for the September-ending quarter despite ongoing trade and tariff disruption occurring across high tech and consumer electronics supply and customer demand networks.

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Global Trade Tensions Are Not Subsiding- Neither Are the Customer Demand and Supply Network Implications

The Supply Chain Matters cautions global based supply chain management teams that despite building euphoria pf a possible Phase One U.S. and Chain trade agreement, global trade tensions are not subsiding, rather the signposts point to a new period of regionalization focused trade strategies.

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Preparing 2020 Product Sourcing Scenarios in the Light of Ongoing Global Trade Conflicts- Listen to Insiders

The Supply Chain Matters blog reinforces indicators that escalating global trade and tariff conflicts are impacting multi-industry supply networks, and that political influences and saving-face outweigh economic and business implications. In preparing for 2020, it may be wise to listen to insiders in the know.

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Added Evidence That Small and Medium Sized Businesses are Especially Impacted by Ongoing Global Trade Conflicts

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides and editorial commentary reflecting on a report that small and medium businesses are especially impacted by ongoing escalation of global trade conflicts. Once more, high levels of existing uncertainty are not going away any time soon.

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Supply Chain Matters Taking a Brief Pause

The Supply Chain Matters blog informs global-wide readers of a brief pause in blogging activities because of annual vacation.

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An Escalating U.S. and China Trade War- Others Weigh In as to What Now in Negotiations

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to our two previous blog commentaries highlighting the ever-escalating trade war between the United States and China, and the consequential political dimensions and industry forces that will either shorten or elongate the current tariff actions and their impacts.
With each cycle of escalation, the ongoing trade war affects broader businesses, industries, consumer and services companies on both sides. Such effects cascade across adjacent and dependent supply and customer demand networks, with broader economic and other harmful implications.

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