Tag: Supply Chain Risk

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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Major Supply Chain Disruption- History is Often a Prevailing Reference

This Supply Chain Matters blog serves as a reference sidebar to our ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic’s impact on industry and global supply chains. History is often prevailing in providing a reference to past events either with similar characteristics, or in conditions that were prevalent long before the current disruption.

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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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Latest Survey Related to COVID-19 Impacts on Electronic Component Production and Lead Times- More Revealing Results

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the most recent member survey data from The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) which quantifies views on expected return to normal production levels and the overall impact to electronics supply networks.

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Is Today April Fools Day in Global Trade or Another Chapter in Industry Supply Chain Risk Mitigation?

The Supply Chain Matters blog outlines an April Fools parody commentary related to prior April 1st 2019 milestones in global trade related to Brexit, and to the ongoing trade tensions among the United States and China.

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Tesla Motors Production and Supply Chain Challenges Potentially Take a New Turn

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on Tesla’s production and supply chain management ramp-up challenges, new tell-all reports and a report of a building criminal probe related to Model 3 product ramp-up statements that are casting a much more concentrated eye on the electric auto maker’s operations.

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An Industry Example of Sudden Supply Chain Disruption and Risk

In these times, dynamic and unplanned changes in either product demand or supply dimensions can impact just about any industry supply network. One evolving example involves agriculture and food supply chains, specifically the U.S. pork industry. The U.S. based pork industry is currently experiencing a lot of dramatic disruptive change on both product demand and supply dimensions.

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Hopes Are Fading Regarding a New NAFTA Agreement in 2018

Hopes are fading for a successful rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), at least for this year. Negotiators representing the three countries reportedly appear too far apart to reach a deal before a self-imposed deadline of this week. The geo-political landscape is indeed more tense across many regions, and the reality of globally-extended supply chains remains subject to added risk, cost, or other factors for weeks and possibly months to-come.

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