APICS conducted its 2017 Annual Conference this week and Supply Chain Matters features some of this year’s conference highlights.
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.
APICS made a noteworthy announcement regarding a planned new iteration of The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model-SCOR, to help industry supply chain teams manage changing business and decision-making process needs.
The visibility on Tesla’s Model 3 production ramp-up took on some new dimensions this week, as U.S. national morning news program CBS This Morning aired a segment featuring Tesla auto workers expressing concerns about on the job safety.
SKU proliferation is a familiar challenge in supply chain business planning, one that dates back quite a few years in CPG and consumer brand-oriented product areas. Today’s permanent changes towards online and Omni-channel retailing can add to the occurrence.
Tesla reported Q1-2017 vehicle production and delivery performance but the numbers present good, or concerning news, depending on the supply chain perspective.