Category: High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain

The Final Days of the 2018 Holiday Fulfillment Surge Tests Logistics, Transportation and Retailer Networks

The 2018 holiday customer fulfillment surge appears to be occurring rather smoothly for supply chain logistics and transportation services without major visible glitches, but the final crunch comes over the next eight days.

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Apple Shares in Freefall Due to Effect of Product Strategy and Supply Network Implications

Financial headlines this week are keenly focused on a building decline in technology stocks being led by Apple and its perceived shifting of iPhone product strategy that is now cascading across the hardware supply network.

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Global Supply Chain Management Teams- Ready and Able for the 2018 Holiday Customer Fulfillment Surge

This weekend marks the official kickoff of the 2018 holiday customer fulfillment surge period which will once again test months of planning and investment in various people, process and technology deployment areas to manage expected high shipment volumes.

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The Supply Chain Matters Q3-2018 Newsletter Has Published

Supply Chain Matters alerts subscribed readers and research clients that our Q3-2018 Quarterly Newsletter has published. Registered blog subscribers will find notification to the Q3 Newsletter in respective email inboxes.

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Supply Chain Matters Insights from the Global Trade War Front- September 20, 2018

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our September 20 update and insights commentary on the pace and impact of global trade and tariff events impacting global and industry supply chains.

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Computer Virus Temporarily Cripples Global Semiconductor Producer

A computer virus has reportedly impacted the operations of global semiconductor chip manufacturer TSMC. The report is yet another reinforcement to manufacturing and supply chain IT and operational teams that data and information security must remain a top priority.

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Today is Groundbreaking for Foxconn’s Proposed U.S. Manufacturing Facility

President Donald Trump visits Wisconsin today to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for Foxconn’s announced investment in a $10 billion electronics manufacturing facility in southwest Wisconsin. Today’s ceremony comes with a lot of undertones.

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Tesla’s Announced Job Action- Inevitable but Sober in Consequence

Electric automaker Tesla has informed employees of a 9 percent overall reduction in workforce, primarily impacting salaried positions. The implication is that Tesla’s new management structure will continue to have a high dependency on existing employees, and in various degrees of talent and expertise to rally and address the ongoing challenges.

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Little Progress in High-Level Trade Talks Among China and the United States

Supply Chain Matters provides a brief but important update to our streaming blog commentaries on global trade developments. New developments that occurred late last week regarding trade talks among China and the U.S. add new credence of the continued negative implications for geo-political global trade policy shifts on multi-industry supply chains, and specifically, the Apple supply chain.

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Apple’s Fiscal Q2 Financial Performance- A Turning Point for Supply Chain Strategy

Apple reported its financial performance for the March-ending quarter, and investors seemed very pleased. Supply Chain Matters is of the view that the latest fiscal quarterly results represent a significant strategy inflection point for Apple’s hardware product supply chains.

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