Category: Manufacturing Strategies

China Likely to be the Savior of Global Economic Growth According to IMF

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights from the Semi-Annual World Economic Outlook, released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week. Further shared are the multi-industry supply chain management implications.

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Reports Indicate Foxconn Does Not Qualify for Proposed U.S. Production Financial Incentives

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on reports indicating global high-tech electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn’s proposed investment in U.S. based manufacturing is now under the looking glass as an industrial development agency representing the State of Wisconsin has indicated this week that the contract manufacturing has not met outlined conditions for receiving State monetary incentives.

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Once Again, Brexit Withdrawal Talks Move to Brinkmanship Condition

As this week’s deadline looms. the Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up on the status of negotiations concerning the Brexit transition withdrawal agreement that is scheduled to go into effect at the start of the year 2021.

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India Offers Lucrative Incentives to Attract Smartphone and Electronics Manufacturers

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the formal announcement by India or a five-year manufacturing subsidy program that more than likely involves two significant global smartphone manufacturers, India’s own smartphone manufacturers, as well as electronics suppliers, all of which provides ample evidence that high tech manufacturing shifts beyond China are underway.

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Q3 Global Production and Supply Chain Activity Reflects Continued Momentum

The Supply Chain Matters blog reviews September 2020 and overall third-quarter reported global manufacturing and supply chain activity level reporting to highlight observations and perspectives relative to continued signs of a “V” shaped global activity response.

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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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Threats That Tensions Among the U.S. and China in Semiconductor Industry Could Reach Cold War Status

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the latest developments in the escalating trade tensions among the United States and China specifically related to semiconductor industry supply networks. For existing industry supply chain management or strategic procurement teams across the high-tech industry, the implication remains a highly sensitized cycle of geo-political tensions with short and longer-term implications.

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OECD Global Economic Forecast Revised- Uncertainty Remains for Global Product Demand and Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog continues in our efforts to provide supply chain executives and strategists updated information related to global trade and the global economic climate and its implications to global supply chains. In this posting we highlight the implications of the latest OECD global economic forecast.

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U.S. Congressional Report Faults Boeing and the FAA for 737 MAX Failures

The Supply Chain Matters highlights the now published explosive findings of a U.S. Congressional investigation regarding the safety and regulatory oversight of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. This blog provides perspectives relative to global airline customer demand, Boeing, and its supply network stakeholder lenses.

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