A growing tenet in today’s broad supply chain management capability umbrella is the ability to be able to integrate product and manufacturing process design with global-wide production capabilities, faster and cheaper than existing competitors. These notions are now playing out in the global smartphone market with recent revelations that China based industry disruptors are gaining more global market-share.
High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain
There are building concerns that consumer electronics supply chains may be dealing with a potential industry-wide shortage of a key component during its most critical product demand period.
A report indicates that Apple has assembled the first iPhone in an assembly facility in India. We view Apple’s manufacturing strategy concerning India to be quite savvy, one that when completed, can provide a lot of market and supply chain benefits down the road.
Several published reports are indicating that Apple’s supply chain is now gearing-up for the release of the new family of iPhone models later this year.
Apple formally reported its fiscal Q2-2017 financial performance this week, and continuing our Supply Chain Matters tradition, we add some supply chain perspectives to this latest performance.