The United States Congress is in the final stages of reconciling significant corporate tax reform. In this Supply Chain Matters blog we raise awareness to certain actions that may have implications for supply chain demand planning and inventory management for certain industries.
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Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision reported a 39 percent decline in Q3 profitability principally attributed to unplanned idle labor capacity and production timing at its factories designated to produce the tenth anniversary model iPhone.
Reported global production and supply chain activity for October 2017 was rather positive, but at the same time, provides some sign posts and added cautions for the global supply chain management community. Supply chain leaders should hone-in on the important underlying trends which supply chain teams in certain industries and firms are likely already experiencing at this point.
Supply chain management B2B network provider E2open announced yet another acquisition, signing a definitive agreement to acquire Zyme, a provider of Channel Data Management (CDM) software. Supply Chain Matters believes that the addition of Zyme can achieve two objectives- satisfy decision needs for sales and marketing team participants while providing operational team members with a more-detailed information context as to direct and indirect channel fulfillment information related to individual products.
Supply Chain Matters provides another update relative to Apple’s current iPhone planning and production challenges in this all-important holiday quarter.
Supply Chain Matters provides a significant update in our ongoing content stream related to Apple’s latest new product introduction and manufacturing ramp-up related to the iPhone lineup.