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.
Automotive Supply Chain
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.
This week Japan based Takata Corp., the company that has made unprecedented product recall headlines has filed for bankruptcy protection. What have we learned as a community- if anything?
A public acknowledgement by Apple CEO Cook and other evidence indicate that automotive supply chain disruption is on the not too distant horizon. Traditional auto manufacturers and their key suppliers may be the deer in headlights if they do not move fast enough with an integrated product development and supply chain support strategy.
A blog commentary reflecting that change is underway across many industry sectors, one that was profound implications for businesses and their associated supply chains. Supply chain leaders must realize the same forces and threats and invest for required capabilities.
Luxury car producer BMW AG experienced a component parts shortage that impacted the production schedule of multiple models across global production facilities. Yet another reminder that a snafu or glitch at any tier of the value-chain can have widescale impacts without adequate supply chain risk mitigation planning.