Category: Manufacturing Strategies

Featuring November 21 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our November 21, 2019 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 highlights related to noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to: Convoy, Anheuser-Busch, Arch Systems and Flex.

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The Dubai Air Show- Yet Another Commercial Aerospace Industry Wake-Up

In this Supply Chain Matters blog commentary, we highlight this week’s Dubai Air Show industry event, along with contrasting both similarities and differences that have occurred over a short two years concerning commercial aircraft demand, along with their implications for the industry’s respective supply networks.

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Foxconn Reports Improved Profitability and an Optimistic Outlook

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights improved profitability and an optimistic outlook shared this week by Foxconn Technology for the September-ending quarter despite ongoing trade and tariff disruption occurring across high tech and consumer electronics supply and customer demand networks.

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Global Trade Tensions Are Not Subsiding- Neither Are the Customer Demand and Supply Network Implications

The Supply Chain Matters cautions global based supply chain management teams that despite building euphoria pf a possible Phase One U.S. and Chain trade agreement, global trade tensions are not subsiding, rather the signposts point to a new period of regionalization focused trade strategies.

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Commercial Aerospace Supplier Spirit AeroSystems Makes Strategic Acquisition

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up commentary related to commercial aircraft industry supply chains and this week’s announced strategic acquisition by SpiritAerosystems of the former Bombardier aircraft airframe production facilities in Northern Ireland

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An Interview on Creating More Sustainable Business and Supply Chain Operations

Supply Chain Matters blog Executive Editor shares an interview conducted with Jon Chorley, Group Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Oracle Corporation, on topics of sustainability and creating more sustainable business and supply chain operations.

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Boeing 737 MAX Grounding Crisis Update- New Information Related to Aircraft Design and Testing Revelations

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights quickly evolving new information disclosures that could jeopardize the orderly return to operational service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. What eventually transpires is sure to have impacts on commercial aircraft design, supply and customer demand networks for many months hence.

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The Increased Importance of Ethical Supply Chain Commitments in Today’s Global Business Landscapes

The Supply Chain Matters blog explores ongoing business initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the increased importance of technology-enabled Ethical Supply Chain efforts applied across broad B2B Business Networks.

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Synchronized Stagnation and What It Means for Global Supply Chain Teams in 2020

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a published report indicating a period of synchronized stagnation and identifies areas of concentration that global supply chain management teams should prioritize and focus in the coming year.

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Tesla Motors and the Importance of Win-Win Strategic Supplier Relationships

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides commentary reflecting on a report indicating an increasingly frayed relationship among Tesla Motors and key battery cell supplier Panasonic. Long-term success is always built on two-way, win-win relationships with give and take, and respect for either partner’s business culture.

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