Category: Manufacturing Strategies

Report indicating Foxconn is Moving Toward a More Regionalized Supply Network Strategy

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a further Asia based report that global contract manufacturer Foxconn is planning for an inevitable regionalized supply network strategy for key high tech and consumer electronics customers.

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United States Moves to Boost Domestic Production of Essential Healthcare Products- We Warned You

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an added update relative to political efforts underway to shift production of deemed essential pharmaceuticals and medicines back to the United States.

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COVID-19 Response for Cleaning and Disinfecting Product Producers- A Mixed Bag for Agility and Pivoting- Part Two

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides the first of a two-part series highlighting supply chain response for certain cleaning and disinfecting product producers, including Procter and Gamble, GOJO Industries and Clorox, in efforts either undertaken or constrained to be able to support opportunistic product demand and make a difference for business results.

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COVID-19 Response for Cleaning and Disinfecting Product Producers- A Mixed Bag for Agility and Pivoting- Part One

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides the first of a two-part series highlighting supply chain response for certain cleaning and disinfecting product producers, including Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever, in efforts either undertaken or constrained to be able to support opportunistic product demand and make a difference for business results.

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Airbus and Boeing Financial Performance Portends More Challenges Ahead for Industry Supply Chains

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an update to our previously published commercial aircraft industry supply chain blog published several days ago. With both Boeing and Airbus having now reported their latest financial performance, the overall financial, operational and workforce challenges confronting this industry and respective supply chains are becoming clearer.

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Intel’s Hint at Outsourcing Semiconductor Production Rocks Wall Street- What ii Implies

The Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on recent Intel’s threat to outsource semiconductor design and fabrication to existing Taiwan and South Korean producers. Perspectives are provided as to what this move may imply.

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Reshoring of Medical PPE Production in the United States- Jabil’s Response

n this Supply Chain Matters blog, we provide added highlights of one contract manufacturer’s effort, that being Jabil,  to respond and support the added domestic production of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) needs within the United States.

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Commercial Aerospace Industry Update- Contrast in Strategy and Outlook

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides and updated industry-focused commentary focused on the commercial aircraft industry business, aircraft demand and supply chain challenges. One manufacturer has stood out for its customer collaboration and more agile supply chain capabilities.

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Supply Chain Matters Podcast Episode 4 Featuring Bob Ferrari and Victor Meyer

The Supply Chain Matters blog alerts readers to the availability of Episode 4 of our podcasting series. In this episode, Founder Bob Ferrari speaks with Victor Meyer, former Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Forums for Pandemic and Catastrophic Risk on topics related to global supply chain risks in the ongoing COVID 19 and post pandemic global environment.

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Featuring July 17 2020 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our July17 2020 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 noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to Rivian Automotive, GE Appliances, Fictiv and Jabil, Oracle,Inc..

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Tesla’s New U.S. Production Facility Reportedly Shortlisted to Two Sites

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights reports that two cities are likely on the short list for siting this new facility, one being Austin Texas and the other, Tulsa Oklahoma, and each seems to be in a bidding contest to be selected.

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Added PPE Shortages Across the United States- A Time for Intervention

In this Supply Chain Matters posting we address the reappearance of critical shortages of medical treatment PPE supplies as COVID-19 virus occurrences continue to spike among certain U.S. States. We advocate that the U.S. must consider a national supply network strategy for deemed critical healthcare delivery support needs.

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