Category: Manufacturing Strategies

COVID-19 Industry Disruption- Boeing Initiates Significant Headcount Reductions

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a disappointing milestone across commercial aerospace customer demand and supply networks with Boeing’s initiation of initial workforce reductions of nearly 13,000 workers, and consequent other industry job reductions as well.

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COVID-19 Global Supply Network Sourcing- Where Do We Go From Here?

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a multi-industry supply network commentary regarding the brewing business and political influences of policies related to domestic manufacturing and near-shored supply networks among certain industries. Shared are additional thoughts related to assembling the best experts in industry supply sourcing and process technologies to effect more positive outcomes in the post-COVID 19 environment.

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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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Signs of Geographic Strategic Sourcing Changes Among Semiconductor Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights recent developments that are pointing to increased evidence of likely strategic sourcing moves concerning advanced semiconductor supply networks. Thus the question remains how committed respective governments and their legislators will be in such needs, given the overall cost, and the conflicting demands for other industry stimulus needs.

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COVID-19 Disruption: Review of First Quarter 2020 Industry Supply Chain Response

The Supply Chain Matters blog features capsule reviews of reported Q1-2020 industry financial and business challenges to provide readers broader perspective from a supply chain management lens as to what the post COVID-19 planning and operational environment will present in the coming months.

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Review of Q1-2020 Economic and April Supply Chain Activity Levels

The Supply Chain Matters blog features capsule reviews of reported Q1-2020 global economic and April 2020 supply chain activity levels to provide readers broader perspective from a supply chain management lens as to what the post COVID-19 planning and operational environment will present in the coming months

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Commercial Aircraft Industry COVID-19 Impacts: Airbus Modifies Financial Outlook Amid Much More Direct Messaging

This Supply Chain Matters commercial aerospace industry perspective commentary focused on rapidly changing developments related to Airbus, follows our recently published perspectives regarding Boeing’s ongoing and similarly fast-moving customer demand, production and supply network impacts.

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Saluting COVID-19 Supply Chain Heroes: Employees of Braskem America Marcus Hook PA Facility

The Supply Chain Matters extends a salute to the employees of the Braskem petrochemical plant in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, who were profiled in a published report by The Washington Post for working 28 straight days around the clock, during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, to produce critically important polypropylene raw material used in the manufacture of medical PPE products including N95 grade masks

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Boeing Attempts Phased Return of Aircraft Production Amid Corporate Restructuring and Hard Messages

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a supply chain update perspective on some important industry sectors in the ongoing backdrop of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that continues to impact multi-industry supply chains. This particular commentary focuses on the commercial aerospace sector, specifically ongoing challenges of Boeing and Airbus and industry disruption of significant magnitude.

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Foxconn Accelerates High Tech Value Chain Integration Capabilities – A Potential Political Minefield for Apple

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a supply chain update perspective on some important industry sectors in the ongoing backdrop of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that continues to impact multi-industry supply chains. This particular commentary focuses on the high tech and consumer electronics sector, specifically strategic moves by Foxconn and Apple.

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