Category: Supply Chain Strategy

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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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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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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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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Kearney Reshoring Index Study Sheds Light on Notable Shifts in Supply Sourcing Prior to COVID-19 Disruption

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls reader attention to a very timely report recently published by global sourcing consulting firm, Kearney (formerly A.T. Kearney). The report’s Executive Summary points a dramatic reversal of a previous five-year trend for the Reshoring Index, as domestic U.S. manufacturing in 2019 commanded a significantly greater share versus sourcing among the 14 Asian low-cost countries.

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Impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak on March 2020 Global Production and Supply Chain Activity

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group through the Supply Chain Matters blog highlights March 2020 highlights of global PMI indices providing the quantitative realities of the overall impact the COVID-19 coronavirus is having across global supply chain activity levels.

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Revisiting 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains in a Post COVID-19 World

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group’s Managing Director Bob Ferrari pens a Supply Chain Matters blog commentary that revisits 2020 Predictions published a mere few weeks ago, and how a post COVID-19 world adds potential new dimensions to certain prediction areas.

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Supply Chain Matters Top Ten Most Read Blogs During 2019

Supply Chain Matters blog Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari shares the Top Ten Most Read Blog Content among readers published during 2019.

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Announcing General Availability of 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters blog jointly announce that our annual research report, 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains is now available for complimentary downloading.

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