Yesterday, a stunning development occurred in the commercial aircraft sector, one that will likely have added geo-political and industry supply chains implications down the road. Airbus and Bombardier jointly announced a new partnership in the C-Series regional aircraft program.
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Supply Chain Matters shares additional information regarding the pharmaceutical and drug industry impacts from the catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Maria that struck the island of Puerto Rico over three weeks ago.
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.
There is another supplier quality conformance scandal involving a major Japan based supplier, Kobe Steel, and this time, the implications could involve multiple industry supply chains.
Supply Chain Matters highlights this week’s announcement of the September ISM Manufacturing PMI, which reflects the highest level of overall production and supply chain momentum in more than two years.
Supply Chain Matters continues with its series of live dispatches and now initial summary impressions regarding the 2017 Oracle OpenWorld conference held in San Francisco this week. In this summary overview blog commentary, we will take an overall look at four nonstop days of sessions, executive interviews and other interactions to provide our readers a B2B and supply chain management context to this year’s event.