Category: Automotive Supply Chain

Tesla’s Battery Day- Aspirations Meet Manufacturing and Supply Network Realities

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights Tesla’s Battery Day event held this week and the aggressive goals established in order to produce 20 million vehicles annually. We share our perspective that lofty goals and under delivering is not the cocktail of long-term success.

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General Motors Newly Announced Strategic Partnerships Include Supply Network Elements

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights two strategic tie-ups announced by General Motors in a matter of days, one with Honda and one with Nikola Corp. Auto makers continue to lay the groundwork for broader strategic alignments related to engineering, procurement and manufacturing of new models of vehicles.

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Continued Friction in Brexit Talks Again Leads to Brinkmanship

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to our prior late August update on the status of negotiations concerning the Brexit transition agreement that is due to expire at the end of this year.

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Progress Stalls in Brexit Talks

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights latest reports indicating that negotiators representing the European Union and the United Kingdom warning on Friday that they may not be able to ink a detailed deal regarding various details for the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU.

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COVID-19 Industry Supply Chain News Capsule- August 19 2020

The Supply Chain Matters blog re-initiates our weekly capsule of news reports that have implications for various industry supply chains. With COVID-19 coronavirus news once again on the rise, we provide this feature to assist our readers in their efforts to keep updated on noteworthy developments.

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Featuring July 17 2020 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our July17 2020 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 blog readership. Included in this edition are noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to Rivian Automotive, GE Appliances, Fictiv and Jabil, Oracle,Inc..

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Tesla’s New U.S. Production Facility Reportedly Shortlisted to Two Sites

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights reports that two cities are likely on the short list for siting this new facility, one being Austin Texas and the other, Tulsa Oklahoma, and each seems to be in a bidding contest to be selected.

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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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Report of the Likely Bifurcation of Global Smartphone and Telecommunications Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to a previously published blog, with a separate report specifically predicting the bifurcation of global smartphone and telecommunications supply networks as a result of an announcement by TSMC to build a new state-of-art semiconductor fab facility in the United States.

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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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