Category: Procurement and Sourcing

Semiconductor Supply Network Developments Accelerate Among the United States and China- A Sign to Even More Trade Tensions and Disruption Risk

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to the highlighting of ongoing developments that are likely positioning semiconductor fabrication and chip packaging supply networks for increased trade and industry tensions in the coming months and perhaps years.

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Is Apple Really Encouraging an Alternative Contract Manufacturer to Foxconn?

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights published reports indicating that Apple is encouraging an alternative contract manufacturer for existing provider Foxconn, but questions whether a more strategic geographic regional supply risk mitigation strategy is underway.

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Signs of Geographic Strategic Sourcing Changes Among Semiconductor Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights recent developments that are pointing to increased evidence of likely strategic sourcing moves concerning advanced semiconductor supply networks. Thus the question remains how committed respective governments and their legislators will be in such needs, given the overall cost, and the conflicting demands for other industry stimulus needs.

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COVID-19 Disruption: Review of First Quarter 2020 Industry Supply Chain Response

The Supply Chain Matters blog features capsule reviews of reported Q1-2020 industry financial and business challenges to provide readers broader perspective from a supply chain management lens as to what the post COVID-19 planning and operational environment will present in the coming months.

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Review of Q1-2020 Economic and April Supply Chain Activity Levels

The Supply Chain Matters blog features capsule reviews of reported Q1-2020 global economic and April 2020 supply chain activity levels to provide readers broader perspective from a supply chain management lens as to what the post COVID-19 planning and operational environment will present in the coming months

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Apple Leverages Clout and Influence to Attempt Aggressive New Product Introductions Within the Shadows of COVID-19

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights Apple’s planned 2020 new product introductions and speculates how the consumer electronics giant will leverage its aggressiveness and clout to overcome likely COVID-19 related challenges and constraints.

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Added Survey Data Related to COVID-19 Impacts on Electronic Component Production and Lead Times- Discovery Process Now Underway

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the most recent member survey data from The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) which quantifies views on expected return to normal production levels and the overall impact to electronics supply networks.

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Commercial Aircraft Industry COVID-19 Impacts: Airbus Modifies Financial Outlook Amid Much More Direct Messaging

This Supply Chain Matters commercial aerospace industry perspective commentary focused on rapidly changing developments related to Airbus, follows our recently published perspectives regarding Boeing’s ongoing and similarly fast-moving customer demand, production and supply network impacts.

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Boeing Attempts Phased Return of Aircraft Production Amid Corporate Restructuring and Hard Messages

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a supply chain update perspective on some important industry sectors in the ongoing backdrop of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that continues to impact multi-industry supply chains. This particular commentary focuses on the commercial aerospace sector, specifically ongoing challenges of Boeing and Airbus and industry disruption of significant magnitude.

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Foxconn Accelerates High Tech Value Chain Integration Capabilities – A Potential Political Minefield for Apple

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a supply chain update perspective on some important industry sectors in the ongoing backdrop of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that continues to impact multi-industry supply chains. This particular commentary focuses on the high tech and consumer electronics sector, specifically strategic moves by Foxconn and Apple.

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