Category: Operations management

Magnitude Software Acquires Every Angle Software in the SAP Analytics Landscape

Application data management provider Magnitude Software announced last week that it has acquired Every Angle Software Solutions, a provider that enables users of SAP-run organizations to optimize their operational intelligence and performance by empowering insightful and flexible business analytics.

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Tesla Achieves Crucial Model 3 Production Milestone in Q2- But With Extraordinary Effort

Electric powered automaker Tesla completed Q2-2018 achieving its critical milestone of producing over 5000 Model 3 vehicles in one week. However, from our Supply Chain Matters lens, the achievement was hollow, and not reflective of a sustained production cadence under predictive cost controls.

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Report Indicating an Extraordinary Sense of Urgency for Tesla Model 3 Production

A published report indicates that Tesla is executing extraordinary actions in order to revamp automation of its lithium-ion battery production processes related to higher-volume production of its Model 3 sedan. The move is bold and is likely an indication of a revised strategy related to automation of battery assembly after an initial process faltered.

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A Significant Customer Announcement from Nikola Motor

Anheuser-Busch and Nikola Motor Company have jointly announced an order for up to 800 hydrogen-electric powered Nikola Two semi-trucks. This announcement is significant from two dimensions. It serves as a market endorsement of hydrogen-electric powered Class 8 trucks as a preferred strategy for sustainable-powered heavy-duty vehicles for long-haul transportation services. The announcement further adds credence to investing in an industry disruptor that has definite manufacturing and infrastructure plans.

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A Global Boom Period Brings Challenges and Important Signposts

Multi-industry supply chains are experiencing the most robust activity experienced in seven years. At the same time, many that are experienced in boom and bust cycles know all too-well that periods of rapid business expansion bring lots of operational challenges as well as strategic risks, namely that teams take their eye away from very important tactical and strategic transformational imperatives.

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Tesla Reports Q4-2017 Operational Performance- A Disappointing Narrative for the Model 3

Electric car icon manufacturer Tesla reported Q4-2017 automobile vehicle production and delivery performance this week with rather mixed messages as to overall operational and supply chain performance. That included rather disappointing news concerning the production ramp-up of the all-important, higher-volume Model 3 sedan.

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2018 Prediction Deep Dive- The Supply Chain Talent Perfect Storm Intensifies

Supply Chain Matters provides a deep-dive perspective on the ten outlined 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains unveiled in mid-December. In this installment, we dive into 2018 Prediction Four: The Supply Chain Perfect Storm Intensifies.

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