Apple conducted its annual new product line-up event and in addition to new product announcements, the lead up to the event has provided supply chain related news
The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on the latest reported information involving the Foxconn Zhengzhou China “iPhone City” facility that has for several days been subject to reports of Covid-19 virus outbreaks and resulting facility operational restrictions.
Supply Chain Matters blog provides latest news capsule follow-up relative to the updating of prior supply chain management developments shared with readers. Included in this update is a report indicating that Apple has commenced production of the newly released iPhone14 in India, ahead of schedule, that the global shipping boom has now been declared over by one financial publication, and that the EU is seeking emergency supply network powers to prioritize deemed essential production.
Supply Chain Matters provides our readers added perspectives on this week’s reports indicating that Apple has initiated plans for production of the upcoming new model iPhone14 to be sourced from both China and India.
Supply Chain Matters provides a perspective on four different companies recent financial and operational performance as it relates to past and ongoing supply chain challenges in the coming year. Companies highlighted include Apple, Tesla, Procter and Gamble and Peloton International .
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a report of the temporary closure of a Foxconn India based iPhone production facility due to worker illnesses related to food poisoning.
Supply Chain Matters highlights a published report, citing informed sources, and indicating that Apple iPhone 13 demand appears to have slowed.
Supply Chain Matters highlights report indicating that Apple is allocating limited supply of semiconductor processors to iPhone13 production needs. at the expense of other products such as the iPad and earlier iPhone models.
Supply Chain Matters provides a sampling of the monetary and operational implications of ongoing supply chain disruptions occurring at the close of Q3 2021 along with perspectives on the implications to businesses and supply chain management teams.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights Apple’s announced $430 billion in U.S. investment, but beyond a lot of veneer, the company’s supply network likely remains anchored in Asia.
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 multiple reports that angry workers at the Wistron production facility located in southern India rioted on Saturday over alleged working conditions resulting in potentially costly physical and reputational damage to the facility.