Supply Chain Matters shares the second in a market education series developed in collaboration with Kinaxis on the topic of the future of supply chain planning, specifically concurrent planning needs evolving within certain industries.
Automotive Supply Chain
Supply Chain Matters highlights an deployment announcement from a contract management provider that reinforces that in the end, speed of implementation, ease-of-use and quicker value for the customer will always remain key decision criteria regardless of how advanced technology may be.
With the formal start of re-negotiations concerning the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), many industry supply chain teams should be monitoring developments and conducting ongoing analytical analysis and management education. There is a very narrow window for negotiators to come to a broad consensus of agreement.
Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor recently announced joint plans to build a new $1.6 billion auto assembly plant somewhere in the United States. Beyond the current industry and or politically motivated speculation as to where this plant will be ultimately sourced and built are today’s new realities of major industry supply chain sourcing decisions, including fundamental power-train value-chain differences and an uncertain geo-political environment.
This Supply Chain Matters blog is a supplemental update which adds additional information regarding the Model 3 manufacturing and supply chain ramp-up communicated from Tesla’s Q2-2017 financial performance briefing.