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An Uncharacteristic Stumble for Nissan

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Many industry supply chain management teams have a keen recollection of the aftereffects of the Tsunami that struck northern Japan and the severe floods that impacted Thailand in 2011, especially their implications on automotive supply chains. In a May 2012 commentary published on both Supply Chain Matters and the Supply Chain Expert Community, we pointed […]

Airbus Elects Non Lithium Ion Batteries

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Aerospace OEM Airbus’s competitive response to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the Airbus A350. The ongoing grounding crisis surrounding the Dreamliner program has been precipitated by unresolved issues involving its lithium-ion batteries.  It should therefore be little surprise that yesterday, rival Airbus announced that it was dropping its previous choice of lithium ion battery power […]