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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Program in Crisis- Commentary Four

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This is a Supply Chain Matters update on our ongoing coverage of the latest crisis involving Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner program. In Commentary Three published on January 30th, it was noted that daily media coverage of the potential causes of electrical fire is now viral and finger pointing has now switched from suppliers toward Boeing itself. […]

Foxconn to Support More Open Union Representation

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Today’s front page headline of the print edition of the Financial Times, Foxconn workers in landmark China vote,  (paid subscription or free metered view) is no doubt newsworthy for global supply chain audiences. FT reports that the largest contract manufacturer in the world is paving the way for the first ever competitive level union representation […]

Auto Suppliers Continue to Embrace Diversification as Survival Strategy

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When the 2008-2009 severe economic recession impacted the automotive industry in the United States, Supply Chain Matters featured commentaries noting how various suppliers had turned to broader product innovation and industry diversification strategies to buffer severe impacts in domestic automotive related business. In many cases, these strategies insured survival as a supplier. Some automotive suppliers […]