The Wall Street Journal has reported that supplier Samsung Electronics stands to quantitatively gain billions with customer uptake of Apple’s new tenth anniversary iPhone X sales. It is a continuing real-world example that supply chain matters, even if it has to include a prime competitor.
High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain
Supply Chain Matters provides an update regarding new information coming to-light Apple’s iPhone X model that will surely add to ongoing planning challenges. Indeed, the Apple supply chain is again encountering another significant test for adaptive planning and meeting expected revenue and profitability financial expectations.
This week, consumer electronics giant Apple made its long waited new product release announcements regarding its new iPhone lineup. Given all the implications, Supply Chain Matters believes that the coming quarters will present Apple’s Sales and Operations Planning, supply chain planning and supplier teams their most significant challenges to-date.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the pending newest edition of Apple’s iPhone has been dogged by production glitches resulting in a reported one week delay in production ramp-up.
Supply Chain Matters highlights that two significant storms, one that struck southern China, the other about to impact the Texas Gulf Coast, have the potential to add to significant industry supply chain concerns.
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.