Category: Product Lifecycle Management

COVID-19 Industry Disruption- Boeing Initiates Significant Headcount Reductions

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a disappointing milestone across commercial aerospace customer demand and supply networks with Boeing’s initiation of initial workforce reductions of nearly 13,000 workers, and consequent other industry job reductions as well.

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COVID-19 Global Supply Network Sourcing- Where Do We Go From Here?

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a multi-industry supply network commentary regarding the brewing business and political influences of policies related to domestic manufacturing and near-shored supply networks among certain industries. Shared are additional thoughts related to assembling the best experts in industry supply sourcing and process technologies to effect more positive outcomes in the post-COVID 19 environment.

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Report of the Likely Bifurcation of Global Smartphone and Telecommunications Supply Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up to a previously published blog, with a separate report specifically predicting the bifurcation of global smartphone and telecommunications supply networks as a result of an announcement by TSMC to build a new state-of-art semiconductor fab facility in the United States.

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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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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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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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COVID-19: Snippets of Added Industry and Global Supply Chain Learning

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides readers snippets of added industry and global supply chain learning related to consumer products, healthcare and drug, and online customer fulfillment customer demand and supply networks.

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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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