The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights strategic supply announcements from two U.S. auto makers, Ford Motor and General Motors, for supply of semiconductor devices.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a report indicating that Apple is facing the need to cut its planned 2021 production targets for the newly released iPhone13 because of semiconductor chip shortages.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights an announcement by contract manufacturing services provider Foxconn in acquiring a semiconductor fab facility in Taiwan that can produce automotive industry focused devices. We address the significance and the added perspectives.
The Supply Chain Matters blog cites a report indicating direct CFO involvement in component buying decisions related to short supply semiconductors. Editor Bob Ferrari draws a parallel to required new thinking is this new normal of business and supply chain management decision making.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights two recent developments involving Tesla’s relationship with a major battery supplier, and a recall of vehicles produced in China. This coupled with other recent developments point to visible demand, supply and product design fissures.
The Supply Chain Matters blog continues with our series of blogs focused on assisting industry supply chain and sales and operations planning teams in their planning for the second half of 2021
In this Supply Chain Matters COVID-19 Healthcare Delivery Supply Chain News Capsule we highlight the latest developments related to global availability of COVID-19 vaccine supply, along with the reported existence of counterfeit vaccine supplies.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights reports of global electric automakers making vertical integration strategic sourcing moves in battery design and production. Some are leaning to supply chain vertical integration while others, deeper relationships with strategic suppliers.
Supply Chain Matters Blog Executive Editor Bob Ferrari pens an editorial reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the declaration of a global pandemic, and what that has meant to supply chain management teams.
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides reference to three insightful reports addressing both the ongoing COViD-19 vaccine production ramp-up, as well as Apple’s successes in managing its China based outsourced supply network.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights two strategic tie-ups announced by General Motors in a matter of days, one with Honda and one with Nikola Corp. Auto makers continue to lay the groundwork for broader strategic alignments related to engineering, procurement and manufacturing of new models of vehicles.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights industry and business media reports over this weekend indicating that commercial aerospace manufacturer Boeing has reportedly walked away from plans for 80 percent control of Brazil based Embraer SA.