Commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus continues to manage the weakest and most visible link in the widely popular A320neo supply chain, that being consistent shipments of the two options of high technology fuel-efficient aircraft engines.
Supply Chain Matters highlights the postscript of the October 2017 manufacturing quality falsification scandal involving Japan based Kobe Steel. This week came the resignation of this manufacturer’s CEO, along with resignation of five other executives including the head of the firm’s aluminum and copper division.
On Friday of last week, Mitsubishi Materials Corp. disclosed that three of its supplier subsidiaries, Mitsubishi Cable, Mitsubishi Shindoh Co. and Mitsubishi Aluminum Co. had each tampered actual quality specifications related to components shipped to respective customers.
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 Executive Editor Bob Ferrari recently contributed a guest posting on the MasterControl Compliance Accelerated Blog on why the supply chain is so important for supporting expected business outcomes as well as insuring adequate risk mitigation.
This week Japan based Takata Corp., the company that has made unprecedented product recall headlines has filed for bankruptcy protection. What have we learned as a community- if anything?