Category: China Supply Chain Strategy

Apple’s iPhone 12 Product Launch This Week- The Time of Execution Response is At-Hand

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary reflecting on the potential product demand and supply network challenges related to this week’s formal launch of Apple’s new iPhone 12 product line up.

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China Likely to be the Savior of Global Economic Growth According to IMF

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights from the Semi-Annual World Economic Outlook, released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week. Further shared are the multi-industry supply chain management implications.

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Reports Indicate Foxconn Does Not Qualify for Proposed U.S. Production Financial Incentives

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on reports indicating global high-tech electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn’s proposed investment in U.S. based manufacturing is now under the looking glass as an industrial development agency representing the State of Wisconsin has indicated this week that the contract manufacturing has not met outlined conditions for receiving State monetary incentives.

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India Offers Lucrative Incentives to Attract Smartphone and Electronics Manufacturers

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the formal announcement by India or a five-year manufacturing subsidy program that more than likely involves two significant global smartphone manufacturers, India’s own smartphone manufacturers, as well as electronics suppliers, all of which provides ample evidence that high tech manufacturing shifts beyond China are underway.

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Threats That Tensions Among the U.S. and China in Semiconductor Industry Could Reach Cold War Status

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the latest developments in the escalating trade tensions among the United States and China specifically related to semiconductor industry supply networks. For existing industry supply chain management or strategic procurement teams across the high-tech industry, the implication remains a highly sensitized cycle of geo-political tensions with short and longer-term implications.

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New Global Trade Developments Involving Brexit and China

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights for readers a turn for the worse in the ongoing Brexit Withdrawal talks, and a ruling by the WTO in favor of China. Thus in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 disruption, multi-industry supply chains will have to continue to assess the impacts of a hard Brexit and a more frosted trade relationship and the partial de-coupling of the manufacturing economies of China and the United States.

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Report indicating Foxconn is Moving Toward a More Regionalized Supply Network Strategy

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a further Asia based report that global contract manufacturer Foxconn is planning for an inevitable regionalized supply network strategy for key high tech and consumer electronics customers.

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COVID-19 and Global Trade Tensions: Updated Industry Supply Chain News Snippets

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on rapidly changing industry developments related to high-tech and semiconductor, commercial aerospace product demand and supply networks, along with escalating trade tensions among the United States and China and added parcel rate hikes from UPS and FedEx involving online customer shipments.

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Semiconductor Supply Network Developments Accelerate Among the United States and China- A Sign to Even More Trade Tensions and Disruption Risk

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to the highlighting of ongoing developments that are likely positioning semiconductor fabrication and chip packaging supply networks for increased trade and industry tensions in the coming months and perhaps years.

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Signs of Geographic Strategic Sourcing Changes Among Semiconductor Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights recent developments that are pointing to increased evidence of likely strategic sourcing moves concerning advanced semiconductor supply networks. Thus the question remains how committed respective governments and their legislators will be in such needs, given the overall cost, and the conflicting demands for other industry stimulus needs.

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COVID-19 Disruption: Review of First Quarter 2020 Industry Supply Chain Response

The Supply Chain Matters blog features capsule reviews of reported Q1-2020 industry financial and business challenges to provide readers broader perspective from a supply chain management lens as to what the post COVID-19 planning and operational environment will present in the coming months.

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Apple Leverages Clout and Influence to Attempt Aggressive New Product Introductions Within the Shadows of COVID-19

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights Apple’s planned 2020 new product introductions and speculates how the consumer electronics giant will leverage its aggressiveness and clout to overcome likely COVID-19 related challenges and constraints.

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