Category: Automotive Supply Chain

Featuring November 8 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our November 8, 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 blog readership. Included in this edition are highlights related to noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to: Workday and Scout RFP, BYD Company and Toyota Motor Corporation, Exostar and Ivis Technologies, Tego, Inc. and Collins Aerospace.

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The Q3-2019 Supply Chain Matters Newsletter Has Published

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group alerts clients and subscribed and general Supply Chain Matters blog readers, that our Q3-2019 Quarterly Newsletter published on Thursday of this week.

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Short Pause from Disruption for North America Automotive and EU Based Supply Chains

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers after two major developments this past week have caused a disruption pause for North America based manufacturing and automotive supply networks, and for UK and EU based supply chains planning for this week’s Brexit.

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Tesla Motors and the Importance of Win-Win Strategic Supplier Relationships

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides commentary reflecting on a report indicating an increasingly frayed relationship among Tesla Motors and key battery cell supplier Panasonic. Long-term success is always built on two-way, win-win relationships with give and take, and respect for either partner’s business culture.

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Another Burden for Industry Supply Chains- Imposition of U.S. Import Tariffs on EU Produced Products

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides commentary reflecting on planned added trade and tariff actions related to the United States and the Eurozone sector, with specific impacts for commercial aerospace and automotive sectors.

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North America Automotive Supply Chains Should Prepare for Longer-Term Disruption

As the work stoppage involving all General Motors U.S. manufacturing facilities enters its fifth day, the Supply Chain Matters blog is of the view that automotive supply networks that extend across North America will increasingly feel the effects of needed industry structural changes and stakeholder alignments.

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Implications of a Growing Trade Conflict Involving South Korea and China

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides perspectives on a building trade feud that is currently occupying the attention of high tech and consumer electronics supply and customer demand networks. It includes heated trade tensions among two influential technology producing regions, Japan and South Korea, each of which are critical links to these networks.

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Strategic Supply Management Remains a Concern For Global Automotive Manufacturers

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a 2019 mid-year perspective on the strategic transition of global automotive supply chain transition toward producing more electrically powered cars and trucks, and especially strategic supply management related to metals required for higher volumes of manufacturing.

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