Supply Chain Matters alerts readers to growing speculation that the Trump Administration is seeking to impose tariffs on upwards of $30-$60 billion of Chinese imports. Such tariff actions should trike immediate alarm bells for technology and other industry supply chains.
Sales and Operations Planning
In the light of very tight capacity and consequent exploding trucking transportation costs across the United States, February economic data and new trade developments brings good news, not so good news perspectives to the current challenge.
February 2018 data related to manufacturing and supply chain activity continues to reinforce a boom period. The indices for U.S. wide activity, particularly point to ongoing operational challenges occurring among multiple industry supply chains. While teams remain incredibly busy in day-to-day challenges, Supply Chain Matters again raises caution signs for the need to manage both tactical and strategic transformational needs.
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Multi-industry supply chains are experiencing the most robust activity experienced in seven years. At the same time, many that are experienced in boom and bust cycles know all too-well that periods of rapid business expansion bring lots of operational challenges as well as strategic risks, namely that teams take their eye away from very important tactical and strategic transformational imperatives.
This week, Apple reported financial results for the company’s fiscal 2018 first quarter that ended in December and included the all-important holiday period. The highly followed consumer electronics manufacturer reported record results amid growing concerns for future products and supply chain capabilities.