Supply Chain Matters highlights initial expectations and what to expect as the Thanksgiving holiday kickoffs the 2017 holiday peak period for industry supply chains.
High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain
Last week, Tesla unveiled the design of its long-rumored Class 8 semitrailer truck, representing the latest vision of disrupting conventional transportation. The announcement itself was met with mixed reactions which were mostly centered on the event serving as a distraction to Tesla’s current operational challenges. With a movement into an entirely different market segment, Tesla needs to seriously consider supplementing its operational and supply chain resource depth.
Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision reported a 39 percent decline in Q3 profitability principally attributed to unplanned idle labor capacity and production timing at its factories designated to produce the tenth anniversary model iPhone.
Supply Chain Matters provides another update relative to Apple’s current iPhone planning and production challenges in this all-important holiday quarter.
Supply Chain Matters provides a significant update in our ongoing content stream related to Apple’s latest new product introduction and manufacturing ramp-up related to the iPhone lineup.
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.