The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights two recent developments involving Tesla’s relationship with a major battery supplier, and a recall of vehicles produced in China. This coupled with other recent developments point to visible demand, supply and product design fissures.
Tesla Motors today reported quarter-ending and full year 2018 operating performance numbers and the company’s investors did not seem pleased by the results.
A published report indicates that Tesla is executing extraordinary actions in order to revamp automation of its lithium-ion battery production processes related to higher-volume production of its Model 3 sedan. The move is bold and is likely an indication of a revised strategy related to automation of battery assembly after an initial process faltered.
Supply Chain Matters highlights additional concerning news regarding the ongoing Tesla Model 3 sedan production ramp-up, news that points to 4-5 day shutdown this week with the implication of another high-stress period for the innovative Tesla brand.
Electric car icon and alternative energy manufacturer Tesla reported Q3 financial performance this week and delivered some somber news regarding the planned production ramp-up of the all-important, higher-volume Model 3 sedan.
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