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Breaking News- Foxconn Does Indeed Announce a Significant Investment in the United States

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As was speculated by business media this week, Foxconn, the largest global electronics contract manufacturer has indeed made its announcement regarding an initial $10 billion manufacturing investment in the U.S.


Additional News Related to Foxconn’s Manufacturing Investment in the United States

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Continued reports citing informed sources indicate that global contract manufacturing and LCD manufacturing supplier Foxconn is getting closer to announcing a major investment in U.S. based manufacturing.


A Guest Viewpoint- Procurement Impact of the Amazon-Whole Foods Acquisition

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BravoSolution CEO Jim Wetekamp provides a Supply Chain Matters guest commentary on the procurement and supply chain management impacts of the pending Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition.


Why the Supply Chain is So Important for Regulated Industry Environments- A Contributed Guest Posting

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Supply Chain Matters Executive Editor Bob Ferrari recently contributed a guest posting on the MasterControl Compliance Accelerated Blog on why the supply chain is so important for supporting expected business outcomes as well as insuring adequate risk mitigation.


The Supply Chain Matters Blog Returns

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The Supply Chain Matters blog has returned from summer vacation and industry supply chain developments continued during our time away.


Supply Chain Matters Blog On Summer Pause

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An alert to readers that the Supply Chain Matters will be taking a summer vacation pause from July 6 through July 23. During our team pause, readers are offered web links to our most frequently read blog updates and commentaries.


Actions to Consider in Cyberattack Defense and Mitigation

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Supply Chain Matters advises industry supply chain management teams on four specific actions to consider regarding more responsive cybersecurity defense, response and mitigation plans.


Tesla Reports Q2-2017 Vehicle Production and Delivery Performance- Supply Chain Cracks Continue to Show

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Tesla announced vehicle production and delivery performance numbers for Q2-2017 while CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce the start of ramp-up production for the new Model 3 vehicle. While Tesla emphasized a positive spin on recent quarter operational performance, there continues to be weak link challenges that need to be tackled on many fronts, the most obvious being overall battery supply and Model 3 production ramp-up.


American Airlines Closer to Cloud Platform Adoption

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American Airlines will be converting its customer-facing web site and passenger check-in services to an enterprise Cloud to alleviate last year’s systems disruptions that plagued so many different airlines. Supply chain management IT support systems have a lot in common and can gain important learning.


Activist Shareholder Attempts to Influence Nestle

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A significant development occurred in the consumer product goods sector, as one of the largest and most admired industry leaders came under the looking glass of an activist investor. CPG firms being targeted by activist firms is not a new development, but taking on the European based industry leader is noteworthy.


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