Category: China Supply Chain Strategy

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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Breaking News: China Retaliates with Added Tariffs and Trump Responds with an Order for U.S. Companies to Exit China

This Supply Chain Matters blog is to inform our readers of breaking news regarding an announcement from China’s State Council to impose new tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. products coupled with resuming duties on U.S. auto imports, each scheduled to go into effect on September 1 and December 15. President Trump immediately took to Twitter to voice his displeasure and anger.

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Breaking: United States to Delay Some of the Newly Proposed Tariff Actions on China Imports

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides perspectives on today’s breaking news that the Trump Administration has elected to both delay tariffs on a yet to be disclosed, select number of products, as well as eliminate duties on certain others, that were all scheduled to take effect at the beginning of September.

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Added Visibility to Apple’s Hardware Supply and Product Demand Risk Mitigation Efforts

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an update on Apple’s ongoing supply and product demand network risk mitigation efforts in the light of an escalating trade war involving the United States and China.

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Building Evidence That Global Supply and Product Demand Structural Changes Are Underway

The Supply Chain Matters blog comments on ever clearer evidence that for U.S. based manufacturers and retailers, changes in global supply chain sourcing strategies are already underway, and that structural changes are already apparent for global supply and product demand market segments.

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