The Supply Chan Chain Matters blog provides an updated edition of our Global Supply Chain News Capsule. This series provides noteworthy news capsule updates to ongoing global supply chain and pandemic related news developments that we have previously highlighted for our readers.
Supply Chain Matters highlights an announcement from Samsung of the closure of a smartphone manufacturing facility in China. While related to declining sales in that country, the move has parallels to the shifting of supply network strategy.
The Wall Street Journal has reported that supplier Samsung Electronics stands to quantitatively gain billions with customer uptake of Apple’s new tenth anniversary iPhone X sales. It is a continuing real-world example that supply chain matters, even if it has to include a prime competitor.
A growing tenet in today’s broad supply chain management capability umbrella is the ability to be able to integrate product and manufacturing process design with global-wide production capabilities, faster and cheaper than existing competitors. These notions are now playing out in the global smartphone market with recent revelations that China based industry disruptors are gaining more global market-share.
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