Category: Automotive Supply Chain

Report of Scaling Back of Plans to Expand Capacity of Tesla Battery Gigafactory

A published report by the Nikkei Asia Review, without citing sources, indicates that Tesla Motors, and its battery technology provider Panasonic are suspending plans to expand the capacity of the U.S. based Gigafactory battery production facility.

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Tesla Motors Reports Disappointing Q1-2019 Production and Delivery Performance

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides another installment of continuous highlights of Tesla Motors operational performance. This week’s announcement of Q1-2019 operational performance was indeed disappointing and signifies that operational challenges remain to be addressed.

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March 29 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Technology

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our March 29, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based readership.

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Added Political Developments Related to Brexit Add to Uncertainties

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on added developments related to Brexit and their impacts on multi-industry supply chain contingency plans.

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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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