There is some evidence as to whether proposed U.S. tariffs related to imports from China will disproportionally impact manufacturers.
Global consumer electronics manufacturer Apple indicated this week that the company’s ten-year old goal to have all owned facilities 100 percent powered by renewable energy sources has been achieved. While Apple deserves credit for this achievement, the scope of this announcement does not include major elements of its global supply chain.
Supply Chain Matters again highlights that there is evidence of healthy investment funding flowing into the logistics technology support area, one that has traditionally lagged in advanced technology.
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.
There has been yet another incident involving a large-scale product recall of eggs in the United States due to suspected salmonella. This latest incident follows a spat of separate food related recalls involving salmonella contamination.
The Supply Chain Matters blog features highlights of the Connected Things 2018- The Future Arrives conference, sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, with a primary focus on Internet of Things technology advances.
Both Airbus and Boeing have reported on operational performance and exited the March 2018 quarter showing signs of supply chain strains, but Airbus is dealing with the most significant challenge.
Today, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a joint U.S. Congressional Subcommittee amid growing concerns over individual data privacy. What eventually transpires as a result of these latest revelations will likely have indirect or direct impacts on industry supply chain customer data management and ownership practices.
Supply Chain Matters is once again compelled to provide a follow-up commentary related to global trade developments, specifically to the Trump Administration’s ongoing Make America Great mantra of aggressive trade actions that are rattling markets and adding to building uncertainty. Events continue to unfold daily, and markets and industries are becoming more concerned.
To out-cool Amazon and other Omni-channel retailers, global based retailer Walmart has announced the deployment of new high-tech pickup towers at various store locations during the coming months.
Supply Chain Matters announces to our global-based readership audience that Kinaxis will be a Sustained level sponsor of this independent thought leadership blog in 2018.
Supply Chain Matters has previously cautioned our global based readers that in the current period of robust global supply chain activity, there is a need to pay close attention to the caution signs. With Q1-2018 regional and country-specific PMI indices now reported, those very caution signs are having a discernable impact.
President Trump has again turned to Twitter, a preferred outreach medium to repeatedly rant on Amazon, and how the online retail giant is ripping off the United States Postal Service (USPS). Supply Chain Matters humbly suggests that the President channel his energies in a far more appropriate direction, providing the leadership and influence to help the USPS to become a modern and competitive agency for this new era of the online economy.
Tesla has issued its Q1-2018 Vehicle Production and Deliveries report which contains some good news as well as tempered news for Model 3 sedan.