Category: Manufacturing Strategies

White House Summit Meets on Semiconductor Supply Resilience

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights reports regarding yesterday’s initial White House summit on semiconductor supply resilience and its implications for multi-industry supply networks.

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IMF Raises Global Economic Forecast- Implications for Global Supply Chain Management Teams

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the latest revised April global economic forecast and the implications for global supply chain management teams.

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The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Production Mix-up- The Message of Stepped-Up Quality Monitoring and Controls

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary on last week’s revelation of a COVID-19 vaccine production facility’s snafu in producing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The commentary addresses what mitigation actions the industry needs to undertake to insure the quality needs of COVID-19 vaccines produced at such volumes.

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March 2021 PMI Data- Global Production at Full Throttle While Disruption and Warning Signs Abound

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights March 2021 global manufacturing and supply chain activity level reporting and current trending relative global product demand and supply networks. The overall message is that global supply chain activity is now at full throttle with headwinds and disruption abounding.

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The Post Suez Scenario- Be Prepared for the Worst and Plan for the Best Likely

The Supply Chain Matters provides its third update and assessment in a matter of days on the ongoing global-wide disruptions involving industry supply chains, global transportation and logistics networks.

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Global Supply Chain Challenges More Visible Along with Alignment Needs

This Supply Chain Matters editorial reflects on existing global supply chain challenges and their differences from a year earlier. This includes the critical importance of continued aligned thinking, definition and direction setting in business process ehhancement and technology adoption strategies.

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Global Auto Makers Prepare Electric Vehicle Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights reports of global electric automakers making vertical integration strategic sourcing moves in battery design and production. Some are leaning to supply chain vertical integration while others, deeper relationships with strategic suppliers.

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United States and European Union Temporarily Suspend Certain Tariffs

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights reports that the United States and the European Union agreed to temporarily suspend tariffs related to direct subsidies provided directly to commercial aircraft manufacturers.

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