The fourth round of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation talks kicked-off this week and the prospects for reaching some consensus agreement on major NAFTA trade principles by the end of this year are now looking to be rather challenging. Once more, various industry and business interests are growing more worrisome as to U.S. objectives in these talks, as well as their potential implications.
Tesla Motors reported both good and not so good news related to its recent Q3 operational performance. The not so good is a significant miss to expected Model 3 production expectations.
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 provides commentary regarding both Airbus and Boeing Q2-2017 operating performance in their respective commercial aircraft units. With the first-half numbers now being shared, it’s becoming clear that supply chain vulnerabilities, especially for Airbus, are becoming more visible, potentially threatening financial performance objectives.
We advise members of Accenture Academy that Supply Chain Matters Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari will be delivering an upcoming trendTalk web seminar fittingly titled: Managing Supply Chain in a Volatile Geopolitical Era. This exclusive trendTalk is scheduled for September 20 at 10 am Eastern time.
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.