Category: Manufacturing Strategies

Airbus Discloses New Plans to Ramp-Up Single Aisle Production Levels But Can This Aerospace Manufacturer Take Advantage of Market Opportunity

This Supply Chain Matters commentary focuses on Airbus and its efforts to take advantage of Boeing’s ongoing corporate crisis involving the global grounding of that manufacturer’s Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft, specifically the announced ramp-up of the competing Airbus A320/A321 family of aircraft.

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Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak on Global and Industry Supply Chains- Update Three

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides its third update on the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus outbreak on global and regional supply chains and offers suggestions to supply chain management teams in ongoing supply chain risk assessment and mitigation.

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Added Evidence of Production Shifts Away from China

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a published Nikkei Asia Tech report indicating that Taiwan based Pegatron, the globe’s second-largest contract manufacturing service provider plans to have new production facilities up and running in Indonesia and Vietnam by the end of this year.

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Survey Reinforces Concerns and Year 2020 Impacts Related to Trade Tensions and Tariffs

The Supply Chain Matters log provides highlights of a 2020 Global Survey conducted by LevaData that provides a further validation that tariffs and global trade tensions remain a primary concern among multi-industry manufacturing and supply chain management teams this year.

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Report Indicating Foxconn Will Open Previously Announced U.S. High Tech Production Facility This Year

A published Bloomberg News report indicates that global contract manufacturer Foxconn Founder Terry Gou has pledged to kick-start the opening of previously announced U.S. based production facility located in the state of Wisconsin.

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Boeing Communicates a Further Delay in Returning 737 MAX to Operational Service

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights this week’s announcement regarding yet another expected delay for the return to global wide operational service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Developments will continue to be forthcoming, and with each, this industry’s aircraft demand and supply response networks will increasingly be further impacted.

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Phase One China and United States Trade Deal Signed- Little Comfort for Industry Supply Chains

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of this week’s signed Please One- China and United States Trade Deal, with the takeaway that the agreement will be of little comfort for industry supply chains that must continue to navigate the uncertainties.

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Global Supply Chain and Production Activity Remained Concerning by 2019 Year-End

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and its associated Supply Chain Matters blog highlights December 2019 PMI results which indicate a continued concerning contraction trend in overall global supply chain activity levels.

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