Category: Supplier Collaboration

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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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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Airbus’s Rather Positive Q2 and First-Half Financial Performance- Emphasis on Operational and Supply Network Execution

The Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on Airbus’s Q2 and 2019 first-half financial and operational performance and shares a summary perspective of what challenges remain for the industry’s supply and customer demand networks.

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Announcing Availability of Newly Published Research Advisory- Integrating Agile Postponement

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, our research arm, is pleased to announce the publication and availability of a new Research Advisory: The Increased Importance of Integrating Agile Postponement and Product Packaging Customization Among Consumer Goods Supply Networks.

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Airbus and Boeing Financial Performances Reinforce that Supply Network Performance is Critical

Both Airbus and Boeing have each reported their first-half 2018 and Q2 financial performance numbers respectively. For both, meeting stated year-end commercial aircraft output goals requires overcoming existing supply network challenges in the coming weeks and months.

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Airbus’s Successful 2017 Full Year Performance- Critical Dependencies on Aircraft Engine Suppliers to Have a 2018 Repeat

Airbus reported 2017 full-year financial results indicating the pan-European global aerospace company overachieved on all key performance indicators. Operational performance was especially noted in the final Q4 quarter and the outlook for 2018 implies a very critical dependency on two aircraft engine providers.

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Retail Suppliers Pitted Against Private Equity Investors

Supply Chain Matters call reader attention to noteworthy industry editorials, particularly when they have supply chain implications. This particular blog applies to the retail industry and its associated supply chains and how private equity financing practices are pitting suppliers against investors.

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