The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights Ford Motor’s appointment of a new chief technology and embedded systems officer from the ranks of high tech industry icons and the subsequent implications for automotive industry product design and supply chain networks.
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary related to the significance and timing of the appointment of a new CEO for Ferrari motor cars.
The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on the latest developments in the ongoing General Motors work stoppage and the consequent impacts among North America automotive supply networks.
Supply Chain Matters shares the second in a market education series developed in collaboration with Kinaxis on the topic of the future of supply chain planning, specifically concurrent planning needs evolving within certain industries.
The Toyota-Mazda U.S. Manufacturing Plant Announcement Must Factor a Changing Industry and Geo-Political Environment
Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor recently announced joint plans to build a new $1.6 billion auto assembly plant somewhere in the United States. Beyond the current industry and or politically motivated speculation as to where this plant will be ultimately sourced and built are today’s new realities of major industry supply chain sourcing decisions, including fundamental power-train value-chain differences and an uncertain geo-political environment.